10 Most Fastest Goals In Football History

“The Beautiful Game” popularly known as Football is by far the most-watched sport in the world. It is played between two teams on a usually rectangular field having a goal post at each end; its main aim is to get the ball over a goal line. The stadium is been lighted up by this game with a number of different surprises. There are several acts that ensure glories in football which included the fastest scored goals.

10 Fastest Goals in Football History

Clint Dempsey’s goal in the 2014 world cup which was scored just 30 seconds into the game, was saluted as the fastest goal in history due to goals in football tends to come by difficulty.

Nevertheless, Clint Dempsey’s goal is certainly not the fastest goal in the world but may have been the fastest goal in 2014 world cup.

The Fastest Goals Officially Recognized By The Football Association Are Listed Below:

1. Nicklas Bendtner (Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur)-1.8 seconds:

fastest goal in football history

Arsenal football star Nicklas Bendtner netted the fastest goal as a substitute against Tottenham Hotspur in the 2007 Dec. Premier League. His 1.8 seconds goal is precisely stated/ recorded as the fastest football goal which many players cannot easily attempt.

The corner from Cesc Fabregas was headed by Nicklas after being substituted for Emmanuel Eboue.

2. Marc Burrows (Cowes sports vs. Eastleigh)-2 seconds:

Burrows, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 30 while suffering from cancer is recognized as scoring the second fastest goals in football History. The “Football Association” later confirmed his goal as a world record. Burrows mottled the goalkeeper off his line and made a straight shot from the kick-off after one of his coequal set him up. This incredible goal was chalked up just in 2 seconds against Eastleigh.

3.Nawaf Al-bed (Al-Hilal vs Al-Shoalah)-2.4 seconds:

Nawaf’s goal now holds the third position among the fastest football goals in history. The 21-year-old striker for Saudi Arabian soccer club Al-Hilal, on November 7(Saturday) shockingly scores a quick goal in a match against Al-Shoalah.

Nawaf spotted the goalkeeper out of position while taking the opening kickoff and shot from the midfield.

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Stunningly, the ball met with the net and Al Hilal went ahead to win the game 4-0

4. Jim Fryatt ( Bradford vs. Tranmere Rovers)-4 seconds:

fastest goal in football history

Fryatt established a football League record by scoring after only 4 seconds against Tranmere Rovers on 25th April 1964.

Jim Fryatt is not just a great footballer but also one of the best football striker of all time. He was regarded as a legend among supporters and his team for hi glorious record.

5: Rafael Leao (AC Milan vs. Sassuolo)-6.2 seconds:

Rafael Leao

Rafael wrote his name into the record book as one of the best football forwards and fastest goal scorers on 20th December 2020 when Hakan Calhanoglu rode into the Sassuolo half straight from kick-off and gave a thunderous blow which Leao cut through the opposition defense to score right at 6.2 seconds of the starting whistle.

With this goal, it took just six seconds for AC Milan to take the lead against Sassuolo on a Sunday. Finding the net in 6 seconds is documented as the fastest goal in serie A and one of the fastest in the world.

6. Shane Long (Southampton vs. Watford)-7.69 seconds:

Long opened the scoring in Tuesday evening premier league match against Watford at Vicarage Road

Shane Long’s goal on 23rd April 2019, is documented as one of the fastest goal in premier League and in the world as he netted the goal just 7.69 seconds after the starting whistle, giving his team the lead just moments after the game had kicked off.

7. Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls vs. Houston Dynamo)-7 seconds:

fastest goal in football history

After the kick-off, Cahill, a 33-year-old Australian, received a ball from Dax McCarthy of Red Bulls (his teammate) which Cahill fired off a right-footed shot to score an astonishing goal just 7 seconds into their clash with Houston Dynamo.

With this goal, history was made by Cahill as one of the fastest goal scorers and it’s a proud achievement for himself and obviously his supporters.

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8. Ledley King (Tottenham Hotspur vs. Bradford City)-9.82:


In December 2000, Ledley King (former Tottenham defender) netted a very quick goal in his efforts against Bradford City.

Ledley took the kick-off and found himself just 25 yards from the goal net and gave a thunderous struck with the help  of a wicked deflection, which took it straight to the net. This very attempt got King a place in history.

9. Roy Makaay (Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid)-10.12 seconds:

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On March 7th, 2007, former Dutch striker Toy Makaay just took 10.12 seconds to hit the back of the net while he was playing for Bayern Munich.

Roy got a cross from Hasan Salihamidzic as he confused Robert Carlos (former Real Madrid defender). He shot the ball into the net as the fastest ever champion League goal and among the world fastest goals as documented.

Real Madrid was put out of the competition at the round of sixteen as the got a defeat from Bayern Munich.

10. Alan Shearer (Newcastle United vs. Manchester City)- 10.52 seconds

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Alan Shearer bagged a fine goal for Newcastle United against Manchester City in 10.52 seconds which went close to breaking Roy and King’s record in January 2003. Shearer showed up in the scene when Nash Carlo (Manchester City goalkeeper) gave a touch as the ball played back at him by his teammate. Shearer quickly his attempted clearance, the ball landed at his feet which he shot into an empty net. He wheeled away to celebrate his performance.


This report has set down goals that have been considered among the fastest ever scored in Football Association matches.

That is, we have scanned the continental achieves to uproot the certified goals ever netted in the world which is been ranked and kept in accordance.

Additionally, many of the goals documented in the world record as the fastest ever scored goals are not fabricated or assumed as the precise timing of the goals are assessed from the moment the kick-off whistle is blown.

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