Fastest Football Goals
Football is by far the most watched sport in the world and is sometimes even called “The Beautiful Game”. It can, of course, lite up stadiums with a number of different surprises. From goal-scoring records to giant cup-killing acts where a lower division team defeats the Premier League’s favorite, football is dominating the sporting scene right now.
Some of the most decorated individuals in football are considered to be the strikers for their goal scoring prowess, both on and off the field. Some of the most celebrated players are the ones knocking the goals in. It can take just a second to score a goal in and sometimes, even 90 minutes are not enough. When it comes to fast goals, there are plenty of goals to choose from.
In the 2014 World Cup, when US’s Clint Dempsey netted a goal in just 30 seconds into the game, it was hailed as the fastest goal in history. This was unexpected since goals in football tend to be hard to come by. Part of the beauty of the game is in the degree of difficulty in navigating the ball into the opponent’s net.
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However, although Clint Dempsey’s goal may well have been the fastest goal in this World Cup, it’s definitely not the fastest goal in history. In fact, you will be astonished to see that it doesn’t even make the list. Here are the 10 fastest goals in the history of football. Speed is of the essence as we count down to the top 10 fastest goals of all time.
The 10 Fastest Football Goals in the History of Ever
10. Jesus Navas, Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur: 14 seconds
It took just 14 seconds for the Manchester City winger Jesus Navas to put one past Spurs in November 2013. From the kick-off, City pressed Spurs and kept the French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris under pressure, who cleared the ball which fell to City’s Sergio Aguero and he unleashed a shot. Lloris saved brilliantly, but it went straight to Navas who, from a nearly impossible angle, lifted the ball over Lloris’s head and it went straight into the net. City went on to thrash the Spurs by 6-0.
9. Dwight Yorke, Aston Villa v Coventry City: 13 seconds
Before he formed a wonderful partnership with Andy Cole at Manchester United, Dwight Yorke was knocking in goals for Aston Villa. In 1995, the Trinidadian striker found the net just 13 seconds after the game started against Coventry City when Ian Taylor sent a superb cross.
8. Mark Viduka, Leeds United v Charlton Athletic: 11.1 seconds
The former Australian international Mark Viduka is a prolific goal scorer. One of the reasons why he is so famous is the fact that he netted 4 goals against the mighty Liverpool. He also scored one of the fastest goals in Premier League history in 2001 against Charlton Athletic when he found the net in just 11.1 seconds.