28
Mar

Seydou Keita scores fastest goal in La Liga history


Other than recording a Vine video, 7.6 seconds is enough time to do… barely anything. Usain Bolt can’t sprint 100 meters in that time, nor can competitive eating champion Joey Chestnut eat even a single hot dog that fast (it takes him nine seconds).

However, that’s all the time Valencia’s Seydou Keita needed to score the fastest goal in La Liga history against Almeria.

Incredibly, Almeria was the side kicking off on Thursday night, but Keita profited from a truly terribly back-pass to the goalkeeper and pounced for the goal. With the strike, Keita beat out previous record-holder Joseba Llorente, who scored in 7.8 seconds for Valladolid in January 2008.

Not only was Keita’s goal the quickest ever in the Primera Division, it was also his first for the club. However, it wasn’t a perfect evening for the Mali international. Almeria woke up after the blitz attack and came back to earn a 2-2 draw.

20
Oct

Tim Cahill scores fastest goal in MLS history

image

Tim Cahill scored just eight seconds into the New York Red Bulls’ match against the Houston Dynamo on Sunday, setting a new MLS record for quickest goal scored.

In a game with huge implications in the race for the Supporters’ Shield, Cahill got the Red Bulls off to a perfect start. Taking a long ball straight off the kick-off, Cahill headed the ball over Jermaine Taylor before beating his marker to the ball, letting it drop and finishing with a stunning volley. A great goal at any point in a match, a fantastic one when it comes on the very first play!

New York would go on to win the game 3-0 and retain their lead in the overall points race. New York can now clinch the Supporters’ Shield with a win in next weekend’s season finale against Chicago.

Cahill beat the old record by a full three seconds. Dwayne De Rosario scored just 11 seconds into a match in 2003.

Ed. note: Initial reports had the goal listed as being scored in seven seconds, but the official time has been set at eight seconds.

30
May

You’ve probably heard this already, but, Germany are pretty good at soccer. Lukas Podolski made known as much, scoring just 9 seconds (NINE!) into Wednesday’s friendly match against Ecuador. Podolski, who is fighting to keep his place as a starter, broke Germany’s national team record for fastest goal scored, then added a second goal later in the match in a 4-2 win.

2
Apr

Bayern Munich cruised to a 2-0 win over Juventus in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals, and the opening goal was historic.

David Alaba needed just 25 seconds to put one past Gigi Buffon, who until that moment had gone 490 minutes without conceding a goal in the Champions League. It was the second-fastest goal in the knockout stages ever!

The fastest goal? Roy Makaay, also for Bayern, who scored in just 10 seconds against Real Madrid in 2007.

29
Mar

Why has Barcelona been so good? A lot of it has to do with its soccer academy, La Masia. The school has elevated notable talents into the senior side for a while now (Messi, Iniesta, Xavi, Fabregas, Pique all went there just to name a few) and it looks like the current youth teams are full of promise as usual!

It took literally just 5 seconds for this little Barca munchkin to score in a recent Under-9 game!!

See ya in 10 years, kid!

24
Feb
Fox Soccer's Goals on Sunday crew presents: the BPL 500! In honor of Sunday's running of America's race, the Daytona 500, we focused on who and what is "the fastest" in the Premier League. Check out who is the fastest player, who scored the quickest goal this season, and more honors all about speed!

Fox Soccer’s Goals on Sunday crew presents: the BPL 500!

In honor of Sunday’s running of America’s race, the Daytona 500, we took a look at everything FAST in the Premier League. Check out who took home the honors for fastest player, fastest goal this season, and more speedy awards!

27
Sep

Fastest goal, ever? Check this out.

Don’t blink because you might just miss it!