A great own-goal is possibly the funniest thing in football! We count down three of the best ever!
3. Andrea Consigli – Sassuolo V Fiorentina – 2016
Match-fixing in Italy may be a thing of the past, but you wouldn’t believe that watching Andrea Consigli’s totally bizarre own goal against Fiorentina in Serie A.
With his side 1-2 behind, the Italian shot-stopper is played a back pass and tries to pass the ball to the left-back as quickly as possible. In doing so, the Sassuolo goalkeeper finesses his pass into the back of his own net, much to the amazement of all those who witnessed it!
2. Geoffrey Kondogbia – Chelsea V Inter Milan – 2017
In fairness to Geoffrey Kondogbia, this was only a pre-season game. He obviously hadn’t quite found his mojo after a long summer of parties and sunshine!
In a friendly against Chelsea, the Inter midfielder tries to play a rather unnecessary back pass to his goalkeeper from nearly 50 yards out. However, the ball is hit far too hard and perfectly lobs Daniele Padelli in the Inter goal, to score one of the funniest own-goals you’re ever likely to see!
1. Chris Brass – Darlington V Bury – 2006
If you know Chris Brass’ name then it’s probably because he scored the funniest own goal ever! It may have only happened in lower league football, but the Bury player will live forever in the memory as his finest moment was caught perfectly on camera!
Following a cross into the box, Brass attempts to clear the ball, seemingly attempting to do so over his own head. It was simply never going to work, and he smashes the ball into his own face with admirable power and beyond none other than Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. The defender also received a broken nose to add to the humiliation!