Taras Stepanenko is scorer of best goal in 2015

Throughout the passing year, the fans voted for the best goal scored by the Pitmen each month. It is high time to decide on the scorer of the most beautiful and crucial goal in 2015.

10 former players of the Donetsk team, the same number of media representatives and the official site audience took part in the poll. A player got 1 point for each vote from Shakhtar former player and a journalist, for third place – 2 points, for second and first – 3 and 5 respectively.

Shakhtar veterans: 

Sergei Atelkin – August. Oleksandr Gladkyy – Shakhtar 2-2 Rapid
Aleksei Bakharev – September. Yaroslav Rakits’kyy – Metalist 0-5 Shakhtar
Aleksei Belik – October. Taras Stepanenko – Zorya 1-7 Shakhtar (7th goal)
Yuriy Belichenko – September. Yaroslav Rakits’kyy – Metalist 0-5 Shakhtar
Yuriy Degterev – September. Yaroslav Rakits’kyy – Metalist 0-5 Shakhtar
Yuriy Dudinskiy – October. Taras Stepanenko – Zorya 1-7 Shakhtar (7th goal)
Sergei Kravchenko – October. Taras Stepanenko – Zorya 1-7 Shakhtar (7th goal)
Igor Leonov – October. Taras Stepanenko – Zorya 1-7 Shakhtar (7th goal)
Oleg Matveev – October. Taras Stepanenko – Zorya 1-7 Shakhtar (7th goal)
Valeriy Rudakov – September. Yaroslav Rakits’kyy – Metalist 0-5 Shakhtar

Total points:
Taras Stepanenko - 5 points
Yaroslav Rakits’kyy - 4 points
Oleksandr Gladkyy - 1 point

As for the website audience, a total of 1225 people took part in the poll. Of these, 215 (17.55%) voted for the goal by Oleksandr Gladkyy against Vienna-based Rapid – adding 2 points to his overall ranking.

Yaroslav Rakits’kyy sits in the second spot. His cannon shot against Metalist was appreciated by 284 (23.18%) fans, which gives the defender 3 points in his overall ranking.

The fans voted for Taras Stepanenko as a scorer of the best goal in 2015 for his fantastic bicycle kick against Zorya. 418 (34.12%) fans supported him. This allowed Taras to get 5 points in the overall ranking.

Shakhtar’s best goal in 2015?
October. Taras Stepanenko – Zorya 1-7 Shakhtar (7th goal) – 418 (34.12%)
September. Yaroslav Rakits’kyy – Metalist 0-5 Shakhtar – 284 (23.18%)
August. Oleksandr Gladkyy – Shakhtar 2-2 Rapid – 215 (17.55%)
Total votes: 1,225

Journalists:

Viktor Ignatov, Terrikon.com website columnist – October. Taras Stepanenko – Zorya 1-7 Shakhtar (7th goal)
Aleksandr Gaponenko, Football24.ua website chief editor – October. Taras Stepanenko – Zorya 1-7 Shakhtar (7th goal)
Eduard Kiselyov, Sport-Arena newspaper chief editor – October. Taras Stepanenko – Zorya 1-7 Shakhtar (7th goal)
Yuliya Mamoylenko, Komsomolskaya Pravda v Ukraine sports department ­editor – August. Oleksandr Gladkyy – Shakhtar 2-2 Rapid
Sergey Bondarenko, Ukrainskiy Futbol newspaper chief editor – September. Yaroslav Rakits’kyy – Metalist 0-5 Shakhtar
Andrei Peti, Terrikon.com website project manager – October. Taras Stepanenko – Zorya 1-7 Shakhtar (7th goal)
Eduard Kinzerskiy, Segodnya newspaper – September. Yaroslav Rakits’kyy – Metalist 0-5 Shakhtar
Pavel Bulakh, Footboom.com chief editor – August. Oleksandr Gladkyy – Shakhtar 2-2 Rapid
Igor Yaslik, Futbol magazine – October. Taras Stepanenko – Zorya 1-7 Shakhtar (7th goal) – 418 (34.12%)
Vladimir Kramar, Futbol channel commentator – September. Yaroslav Rakits’kyy – Metalist 0-5 Shakhtar

Total:
Taras Stepanenko – 5 points
Yaroslav Rakits’kyy – 3 points
Oleksandr Gladkyy – 2 points

So, let’s sum up the opinion poll result. The veterans, journalists and fans have highlighted the following goals:

October. Taras Stepanenko – Zorya 1-7 Shakhtar (7th goal) – 15 points
September. Yaroslav Rakits’kyy – Metalist 0-5 Shakhtar – 10 points
August. Oleksandr Gladkyy – Shakhtar 2-2 Rapid – 5 points

Taras Stepanenko won it by a large margin. Our congratulations to Shakhtar midfielder!

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