With the inputs of modern technology and the introduction of new tactics, the game of football has evolved with pace through professional and international tournaments. Some of the players take risks and manage to score some very incredible goals.
Nigerian player Paul Onuachu also made it on this list with his super stunning goal for Nigeria against Egypt just 9 seconds into the game.
The records below only count goals from elite level of football. We have also excluded the goals which don’t have any video evidence. Here is a list of some of the fastest goals in the game scored by the respective players.
- Damian Mori (Adelaide City) 3.69 Seconds – Australia A-League
Back in 1995, Damian Mori scopped the ball right from the kickoff and got the Sydney United keeper by surprise scoring what was widely recognized as “Fastest goal ever scored in football history”. This record was also recognized by guinness book of world records.
- Lukas Podolski (Germany) 6 Seconds – International Friendly
The fastest goal ever scored in international football is the one Lukas Podolski scored against Ecuador in the international friendly game back in 2013. FIFA recognize this as the fastest goal in international football.
- Mike Grella (New York Red Bulls) 7 Seconds – MLS
It took just 7 seconds after the kickoff for Mike Grella of NY Red Bulls to scored past Philadelphia Union. It is the fastest goal every scored in MLS.
- Joseba Llorente (Real Valladolid) 7.22 Seconds – Spanish La Liga
Another goal which took just 7 seconds was scored by Joseba Llorente in Spanish La Liga game back in 2008. He recieved a longball right from the kickoff and took a touch before looping it over the on rushing keeper. It is also the fastest goal in top 5 european leagues.
- Paul Onuachu- Nigeria – 9 Seconds -friendly
Paul Onuachu scores just nine seconds into the game, giving Nigerian a narrow win against Egpyt in an international friendly game at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.