German Player's Perfect Strike From Center Circle Makes Great Own Goal

It takes a special kind of calmness to lob a ball from the edge of the center circle with enough accuracy to find the back of the net. Unfortunately, Christoph Kramer so calmly played this pass because he expected it to find his own keeper, not sail over his teammate's head and into the goal. » 11/10/14 12:28pm 11/10/14 12:28pm

Sunderland Defender's Exquisite Volley Makes For Wonderful Own Goal

Above, Sunderland's Santiago Vergini shows off some impressive technical ability as he takes a bouncing ball and cracks it past the keeper. It would've been worthy of his personal highlight reel, if it hadn't been aimed at his own net. But for an own goal, this was a beaut. » 10/18/14 11:19am 10/18/14 11:19am

Spurs Suffered An Own Goal When Aaron Lennon Kicked The Ball Off Gareth…

Tottenham Hotspur holds a 2-1 advantage over Liverpool as of this writing, and Spurs players Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale are responsible for all three goals; they each have one for their own team, and they contributed to put the ball in their own net in an ill-fated attempt to clear a Steven Gerrard header. Lennon… » 11/28/12 4:26pm 11/28/12 4:26pm

Here's Aston Villa's Ridiculous Own Goal That Put QPR Up 2-0

It's been another mediocre season for Aston Villa, and no play may characterize the struggles of the claret and blue squad than this play, in which Stephen Warnock cleanly lands a header directly into his own net. Villa landed a goal of their own late in the first half to cut QPR's advantage to 2-1, but Warnock's… » 2/01/12 3:37pm 2/01/12 3:37pm

Ilya Kovalchuk Scored A 180-Foot Own Goal, And They Credited It To Cam…

When I saw the scoresheet for yesterday's Devils/Hurricanes game, I mostly ran around in circles yelling "Goalie goal!" over and over again. For fans of novelty highlights, goalie goals are up there with unassisted triple plays as one of the rarest and most valuable sporting occurrences. » 12/27/11 10:00am 12/27/11 10:00am

Strikers Spend Their Lives Dreaming Of A Score As Pretty As This Own…

Welcome to YouTube, Festus Baise. The Nigerian defender, playing for Citizen in the Hong Kong first division, went reverse scorpion on his own net. Setting aside the unfortunate result, what was he hoping to accomplish? He was either going for the most stylish clearance of all time, or had a mid-air full-body spasm… » 12/20/11 11:30am 12/20/11 11:30am