Own Goal

We May Never See A Worse Own Goal Than This In Top-Flight Football

Oh no Lukáš Hrádecký, this may have been the worst own goal ever.

Fans of America’s former pastime, baseball, like to talk about how something new happens every game. To an extent, this is true because of the idiosyncrasies the sport keeps track of, but in reality it’s still just a pitcher throwing a ball 60 feet, 6 inches toward a batter a couple hundred times a game. 

Club Brugge Rallies Around Horvath After Freak Own Goal, Wins It Late For The American

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia — Club Brugge made a perfect start to their Champions League Group F campaign after a stoppage time goal by Charles De Ketelaere gave them a 2-1 win at Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday.

After a drab first half, Emmanuel Bonaventure fired the visitors ahead in the 63rd minute when he swept in a rebound from two metres after Yaroslav Rakitskyy twice cleared close-range efforts by De Ketelaere off the line.

Yeah, Goals From Halfway Line Are Great, But How About An Own Goal From The Halfway Line?

Own goals are the most cringeworthy moments in football. A player inadvertently turns the ball into his or her own net and gifts the opposing team a goal. Sometimes they’re down to the attacking team putting too much pressure on the defense; sometimes they’re down to horrible back-passes or lapses in concentration. Rarely do we see an own goal from the halfway line, which is exactly what happened on Saturday in Uruguay. Was it the worst own goal ever?

Watch This Nightmare-Material Own Goal In UEFA Youth League

A great philosopher once said: “Everybody makes mistakes, everybody has those days, everybody know what — what I’m talkin’ ‘bout, everybody gets that way.” These words ring no truer then for Ajax youth team goalkeeper Daan Reiziger.

In a quarterfinal match in the UEFA Youth League against FC Midtjylland, Reiziger and his team were in prime position to win. In the 74th minute Reiziger’s team led 2-0 and all he had to do was not make a massive mistake to let Midtjylland back in the game.

Watch Vancouver And San Jose Produce Best MLS Game Since Return In 7-Goal Thriller

If you find yourself bored and without plans during the evening and night, may I suggest turning on the late-night MLS match taking place? The goals seem to rain down in Orlando once the sun goes down and that was made ever apparent during the San Jose Earthquakes’ crazy comeback victory against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday night.

The match had a little something for everyone: classy finishes, a nightmare own goal, an even more horrific mistake leading to a goal and then a dramatic late comeback with a goal in the last minute of play.

Need A Laugh? Check Out The Worst Own Goals In Premier League History

In addition to the above video documenting the worst own goals in Premier League history, here are some other things I've found funny lately.

#1. The Onion’s 69-image slideshow about what happens when you zoom in on this bread.

#2. “Coach Owen” by Brendan and Cory

#3. Long Haired Businessmen Video Conference

FIFA-esque Own Goal Scored In PSG Match

Nearly every FIFA video game player can recall one moment they wanted to rip their hair out and throw the controller out the window. The reasonings may differ, but the majority of the time it’s because of the most blasphemous and ridiculous spell of play that leads to conceding.

The majority of these instances are defended with “that would never happen in a real game” or “a real life player would never make that mistake.”

Slapstick Own Goal Costs Mourinho’s Spurs In Draw With Norwich

Norwich City, with no hope of getting off the bottom of the table before the new year, held Tottenham to a 2-2 draw thanks to a slapstick Serge Aurier own goal on Saturday at Carrow Road. 

Mario Vrancic put the Canaries ahead in the first half and the home side could’ve led by two but for a VAR reversal on Teemu Pukki. Christian Eriksen struck a brilliant free kick to briefly pull Spurs level before Aurier bundled the ball into his own net. Jose Mourinho was spared a second loss this week when Harry Kane drew and converted a penalty kick in the 83rd minute.

Think You Need To Touch The Ball To Score A Goal? Think Again

Scoring a goal is a beautiful thing, as is clearing one off the goal-line from a defensive perspective. But scoring a goal 13 seconds into a match without even touching it? Well it doesn’t get much better than that. It sounds like some serious witchcraft was at play in the early moments of this game. The league should look into that.