Cardiff City's Peter Whittingham has won the Mitre Goal of the Year Award at the Football League Awards 2012.

Peter Whittingham received the award at the gala ceremony at The Brewery, London, on Sunday evening in front of over 600 guests from clubs, sponsors and the football industry. This year there were a total of 17 awards with 32 clubs shortlisted for honours.

Whittingham's stunning long distance volley on March 13th, 2011 was the opening goal in a 2-2 draw for the Bluebirds. Voted for on the night by guests, the goal was one of five up for the prestigious award run in conjunction with Soccer AM and Mitre. You can view the spectacular volley, along with the other shortlisted goals, by visiting www.socceram.com/goaloftheyear.

On winning his award, Whittingham said: "That was the best goal that I have ever scored and to be up against so many great goals, and win the award, is very special.

"I actually voted for Darren Ambrose's goal, but I am absolutely delighted to get the award myself."

A Football League panel pulled together the top ten strikes of last year following submissions from clubs. The ten contenders for the award were then shown on Soccer AM and viewers' votes decided the final five. The overall winner was decided on the night by attendee votes.

To find out more about The Football League Awards, and for a full list of Award categories, please visit www.FLAwards.com.

Mitre Sports International Vice President of Marketing Chirag Patel presents with Cardiff's Peter Whittingham (left) with the Mitre Goal of the Year Award