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Must-See Own Goal: Izaldo

Izaldo (Getty Images)


Own goals are embarrassing enough, but Brazilian player Izaldo’s recent one might be as bad (or hilarious) as it gets.

Izaldo recently scored an own goal for second division Brazilian club Nautico and the manner in which the tally came is mind-boggling enough to make you repeatedly ask yourself just how it happened.

Izaldo first tried to clear a cross from the flank, but smacked the ball against the crossbar before it fell to an opponent. The ensuing headed pass was hit back towards the goal, and Izaldo mis-hit the ball into his own net while trying to flick it away from the goal line.

It was one of the most humiliating own goals in recent memory, and also a baffling one that is worth watching a couple dozen times.

Here is the own goal:


What do you think of Izaldo’s own goal? How many times have you watched it now? Is there a worse/funnier own goal than this?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. He looks like me at over-50 trying to get my body to move as fast as my brain when coming back to the field from time away due to injury or lifegettinginthewayoffun – just a few inches short of where he needs to be and the ball goes the wrong direction. Both times, he seems just slightly slow at his response to trajectory. I don’t follow this team, so I have no idea if Izaldo is just coming back into form like that. The closeup photo up top makes him look young, tho.

  2. This is good – it teaches the lesson that persistence pays off. However, my favorite remains the Real Sociedad v. Barcelona own goal from earlier this year.


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