Today we will discuss about the 5 fastest goals in football. Although football is basically a game of goals, scoring goals is not an easy task. It is more difficult to score goals especially before the game starts. However, there are some players who have shocked the football world by scoring within a few seconds of the start of the game. Today we will discuss about the 5 fastest goals in football.
The list of fastest goals start with Hakan Sukur
2002 Korea-Japan World Cup was one of the surprise teams of Türkiye. They surprised everyone and reached the semi-finals. And one of the architects of their success was Hakan Sukar. However, the dream came to an end in the semi-final defeat to Brazil. But Hakan Sukar’s magic still remained. Türkiye will face South Korea in the third place match. After the start of the match, the audience did not even sit properly, while Hakan Sukar scored a goal. The Turkish striker got the ball and put it in the net because of South Korea’s defense. Only 10 seconds are running in the match. In the end, the Turks won the game 3-2.
Nigerian forward Paul Onachu’s goal is fourth in the list of fastest goals scored. In 2019, Nigeria faced Egypt in an exhibition match. Before that match, Nigeria had not won against Mohamed Salah’s country in thirty consecutive years. So they played with all their heart. However, no one could have thought that the goal would be scored within 9 seconds. Paul Onachu scored with a great shot from the right wing into the D box.
An Unusual Scorer
The third name on the list is also not a famous one, but rather a little-known striker from San Marino, Davide Gualtieri. He scored the goal against England in 1994 World Cup qualifiers. Prior to that match, San Marino had conceded 39 goals in 9 international matches and conceded only one goal. Davide Gualtieri scored just 8.3 seconds into the match against England after receiving the ball from a defensive error. In response, England scored 7 goals, but because of that one goal, they fell behind Poland on goal difference and failed to qualify for the World Cup. That historic goal remains Davide Gualtieri’s only career goal.
Second in the list of fastest goal is Liverpool and Belgium star footballer Christian Benteke. He achieved this feat in a match against Gibraltar in 2016 World Cup Qualifiers. Christian Benteke took the ball from the opponent’s defender and scored. 8.1 seconds on the clock. However, Benteke didn’t stop here, scoring a hat trick to ensure Belgium’s 6-0 win. The Fastest Goal Scorer Of History The record for the fastest goals scored in a football match is held by German forward Lukas Podolski. He scored the goal in an exhibition match against Ecuador in 2013. After the kick off, Podolski took the ball under pressure from the opposing defender. With only 6 seconds left on the clock, the German striker’s shot hit the net. Lukas Podolski scored another goal in that match. And Germany won the match 4-2.