Fastest soccer goals: You’ll be surprised how quickly the soccer ball ends up in the back of the net, but the defensive has to be on their toes from the get go as you’ll see in the videos below. Soccer teams are ready to pounce on any mistakes a goalkeeper or defender might make. From the kick off, at the highest level of football, teams and players are trying to score as fastest as they can. It’s game on once the referee blows the whistle.
Here are some of the fastest goals ever scored in soccer.
A compilation of the 10 fastest goals scored in the Premier League from kick-off. This video features James Beattie’s long-range effort for Southampton against Chelsea, a well-worked team goal for Tottenham Hotspur as Christian Eriksen scored against Manchester United, Shane Long’s record-breaking goal for Southampton versus Watford and loads more!
Top 10 Fastest Goals In Football
One that stands out is Clint Dempsey’s goal versus Ghana in the World Cup. Dempsey doesn’t waste any time scoring in the match, just 29 second in and the ball is in the back of the net.. Dempsey plays with a determination and desire that’s unique. While he’s not a classic forward who posts up in the box, he knows how to score goals.
From the MLS: It took only 29 seconds for Clint Dempsey to put his stamp on the US national team’s World Cup campaign, as the Seattle Sounders forward scored the fifth-fastest goal in World Cup history.
Just seconds after the kick off, Dempsey ran onto a flicked pass from Jermaine Jones, pulled a step over, and cut inside past Ghanaian defender John Boye. Suddenly free in the box, he slotted a left-footed shot past goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey and in off the right post to give the Americans a 1-0 lead.
Here are some other of the other fastest goals in soccer: