Cologne - SC Paderborn 07 star Moritz Stoppelkamp has won the Goal of the Month award for September after scoring from 82-metres in the Bundesliga newcomers' 2-0 win over Hannover 96 on Matchday 4.
The 27-year-old attacker let fly from deep inside his own half after Hannover goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler had gone up for a corner in the dying stages of the contest at the Benteler-Arena. Stoppelkamp's strike was the longest-range ever in the history of the Bundesliga, and earned the former TSV 1860 Munich man 32 per cent of the vote.
In close second...In an extremely close-run vote, Eintracht Frankfurt's Lucas Piazon received 30 per cent of the poll following his stunning last-gasp free-kick in the Eagles' 2-1 win over Hamburger SV. The Chelsea FC loanee's sensational set-piece earned him the Goal of the Week award for Matchday 6, but it wasn't quite enough for the monthly gong.
FC Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski finished third with 27 per cent of the vote - just five behind Stoppelkamp. The Poland international's 14th-minute goal helped the reigning champions record a 4-0 win over Stoppelkamp's Paderborn on Matchday 5. Tin Jedjav meanwhile received 11 per cent for his thunderbolt in Bayer 04 Leverkusen's 3-3 draw with SV Werder Bremen on Matchday 3.