FORMER Millwall striker Gary Alexander has retired from football.
Alexander wrote himself into Lions folklore when he scored a 40-yard screamer in the 2009 League One play-off final at Wembley – a goal which has been talked about ever since.
Last year, the strike against Scunthorpe United was voted the best goal ever to be scored in a play-off final at the national stadium.
Speaking about it, Alexander said: "The ball sat up nicely, so I thought 'why not try it?' I hit the ball so sweet, it was unbelievable.
"Luckily for me it ended up in the top corner.
"I've scored a few good goals in my career, but probably not as good as this one, that's for sure. Coming at Wembley makes it very special.
"I'll look back when my career is over and I'll remember the goal I scored.
"People still talk about it and it's something I'll always remember. It's amazing to be voted number one.
"There have been so many goals scored in the play-offs, so to come out number one is fantastic. I'm just proud of it."
Under manager Kenny Jackett, the frontman scored 25 goals during a three-season stint at The Den between 2007 and 2010.
He went on to play for Brentford, Crawley, Burton and AFC Wimbledon.
All the best to @gazalex29 on he's retirement.Lived the dream of many a kid,scoring still the best goal at Wembley so far & missing a sitter
— ALAN DUNNE (@alandunne2) July 1, 2014