On Saturday, 21-year-old Saudi striker Nawaf Al Abed scored what papers in the Kingdom are claiming to be the fastest goal ever recorded in a professional football match. The incident too place in the match between Al Hilal and Al Shoalah, which ended 4-nil to the hosts in the Prince Faisal bin Fahad Cup, with the goial officially clocked at two seconds.
Straight from the kickoff, Al Abed spotted the Al Shoalah goalkeeper off his line and that was all the invitation needed for the striker to try his luck from the halfway line. With power and accuracy, Al Abed launched a shot goalwards which flew of the keeper’s head and into the net.
Question-marks do have to be levelled though at the Al Shoalah goalie, who managed to make absolutely no attempt at trying to save the ball even though the shot appeared to sail over the keeper’s head at a potentially saveable distance.
Nawaf Al Abed’s two-second goal can be seen here.
Mexican football also had their own quick-fire goal this weekend as Chivas Guadalajara striker Omar Bravo needed just 13 seconds before putting his side ahead at Atlas.
Omar Bravo’s goal can be seen here.