ARMANDO Broja dedicated his first Premier League goal to both his family and teammate Nathan Redmond, insisting: "I rank this above all the other goals I've scored."

Broja, 20, fired high into the net after being teed up by Redmond to secure Saints a 1-0 win over Leeds United on Saturday.

It was the young striker's first Premier League start of his career, having come through the youth ranks at Chelsea, before moving to Saints on loan this summer.

Slough-born Broja has netted twice in the Carabao Cup for Saints, as well as three times for his national team Albania and also on multiple occasions during a loan spell in Holland with Vitesse Arnhem.

But he says scoring against Leeds tops the lot.

"It’s amazing. I rank this above all the other goals I’ve scored," the striker told the Daily Echo.

"I’m young and this is what I’ve been dreaming of my whole life, to get my first Premier League goal, in my first Premier League start.

"I’m very happy with the outcome of the game. And happy to score and get the three points, which is the main thing of the game.

"As a team we’re very happy and hopefully we can continue like this."

He added: "It was an amazing day for myself and for the team.

"We got our first victory of the season and this is what we’ve been looking for, so we’re more than happy.

"The manager is very happy, the players were amazing in the game and I was just thankful I was able to score and we’re all very happy as a team."

Asked who he would like to dedicate such a big moment in his career to, Broja replied: "I think I would obviously like to dedicate this to my whole family really.

"My mum, dad, my two sisters, they’ve been by my side throughout my whole career, supporting me, coming to all my games, watching everything.

"So they’re the most important people in my life, they’ve been supporting me ever since I was three years old when I was a little kid.

"They’ve been by me all the time, so I want to dedicate the goal to them.

"And also to Nathan Redmond. He said to me before the game, ‘just keep working because the goal is going to come today’.

"He said ‘I’ll make sure the goal comes for you’. He was amazing (on Saturday) as well and it was a great run from him and a great pass from him.

"All I had to do really was just score, so credit to Nathan as well, and my family for always being behind me."

And were his family at St Mary's to see him find the net in the top flight?

"Yeah, of course, they wouldn’t miss this for the world, my first Premier League start," said Broja.

"They’re probably happier than me!"

After scoring goals in Holland, this season represents the first opportunity for Broja to prove his worth in the Premier League.

"It’s amazing. I’ve been dreaming about it," said the talented frontman.

"This is what everyone’s dream is as a kid, to play in the greatest league in the world, the Premier League.

"Everyone wants to be here, everyone wants to play here and to get my first start and my first goal is just a dream come true.

"I can’t really put it into words how special this day is for me.

"Hopefully many more to come and I’m just very happy with the outcome."