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10 of the Best Own Goals in the History of Football

Suman Dey
ANALYST
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896   //    30 Aug 2018, 10:02 IST

Own goals are always a player nightmare. The second round of Carabao Cup saw Huddersfield's Juninho scoring one of the spectacular own goals in recent times. It will go down in history books as one of the bizarre own goals in football.

The Terriers were looking for an equalizer against Stoke when the 21-year old attempting to clear the ball managed to lob the oncoming Jonas Lossl from his own half. It was a moment to forget for the youngster, but it will live long in the memories of football.

In the spirit of Juninho's own goal last night, here is a look at the top 10 best own goals in football history.



#10 Frank Sinclair vs. Middleborough (2002)


Initially, the cameras failed to spot this incident, but video footage showed that Sinclair's back pass took a weird bend around his goalkeeper into the net. Sinclair had scored many goals for Leicester in his career, but this will surely go down as one of his best. Well, maybe if it weren't an own goal.


#9 Geoffrey Kondogbia vs. Chelsea (2018)


It was a pre-season game in which Inter were 2-0 up and were just winding down the clock, aimlessly passing the ball in defense. The game was already won for Inter when Kondogbia decided to make it a bit interesting with a stunning lob of his goalkeeper into the back of the net.




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Suman Dey
ANALYST
A sports enthusiast and an avid follower of football. Since childhood I was encouraged to play cricket and in no time it became a hobby. Gradually I found interest in other sports also. Football is in my blood and I love the electrifying ambiance that surrounds it. I often watch the pre and post match analysis of a match and try to learn how to analyze a football game. The thing that intrigues me the most is that there are so many things happening behind the scenes that are oblivious to our naked eyes. The technological advancements that has been made are phenomenal. I like analyzing a game from a statistical point of view. Being a data guy myself , I am firm believer of providing insights through facts and data. Though a game is always unpredictable , analyzing it from different dimensions can provide some very interesting conclusions.
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