The Fastest Goals in Every Football Competition

If you love soccer then you will be fascinated by the fact that there are so many goals scored in each and every football competition. This article explores the fastest goals of all time in different football competitions. The list includes names such as Alphonso Davies, Ebbe Sand, Gavin Stokes, Ledley King, and Nicklas Bendtner.

Alphonso Davies

Alphonso Davies has played a crucial role in getting Canada to the 2022 World Cup. The Canadian forward has been one of the stars of the team’s CONCACAF qualifying campaign. Against Croatia, he scored a goal in just two minutes to give Canada an early lead.

He made history when he became the youngest player to score for the country. At just age 17, he joined FC Bayern Munich. During his time at the club, Davies won seven games, scored twice, and helped the club win the Champions League.

Ledley King

Ledley King is a former defender who represented England at both under-21 and full international levels. He was also a fixture at Tottenham Hotspur. During his career, he scored 10 goals in 268 league matches.


When he was at Spurs, Ledley King scored one of the fastest goals in the Premier League. That goal was recorded during the 2000/01 season. His goal against Bradford City in December of that year came in just 9.82 seconds.

In the 2018/19 season, Shane Long beat that record by two seconds. It was the fastest Premier League goal to be matched.

Nicklas Bendtner

Nicklas Bendtner has scored a few goals and some of them are very fast. His first Premier League goal was one of the fastest ever scored by a substitute. But he hasn’t been very consistent in the league since. In fact, he’s scored less than 20 goals in the three seasons he’s been at the club.

While his career wasn’t as stellar as his stats, Nicklas Bendtner has still done more than many in his position. He’s scored a treble in the Champions League and helped Denmark qualify for the World Cup in 2018.

Besides the goals, he’s also a very good aerial threat. For instance, his cross into the area for a goal against Tottenham Hotspur was a beauty. Not only was it the fastest goal ever scored by a substitute in the Premier League, but it was also the first time Bendtner had scored a professional goal.

Marc Burrows

Marc Burrows is one of the best-known names in world football. Born on October 15, 1978, he grew up in Sandown, Isle of Wight. He attended Sandham Middle School and Sandown High School. After high school, he attended Portsmouth Football Club’s two-year apprenticeship program. Following that, he played for Cowes Sports FC and Christchurch FC. His goal in an amateur match in 2004 is considered to be the fastest of its kind.

The goal in question is not as impressive as it sounds. The goal was in fact a simple shot from distance.

Gavin Stokes

Maryhill FC midfielder Gavin Stokes has become a sensation with his fastest goal in sports history. During a match against Clydebank in the Scottish Super League First Division, the former Dundee United and Alloa Athletic player blasted a long-range shot straight into the top corner from the halfway line.

The goal was unofficially timed at 2.1 seconds. It beat the fastest goal scored by a Scottish professional, John Hewitt, in a 1982 match against Motherwell. But Stokes’ goal was a fraction faster, a 0.1 second quicker, than the fastest goal recorded by Serbian youngster Vuk Bakic in a 2012 league match against FK Dorcol.

Ebbe Sand

Ebbe Sand has earned a reputation as one of the most creative players to ever grace the football pitch. This includes his claim to fame for the fastest goal in a World Cup match. However, in actual fact, there are several other players who have scored the fastest goal in a World Cup game.

The fastest goal in a World Cup match was actually scored by a substitute. It was the shortest possible goal that the official Fifa scorebook records, but that isn’t the same as the fastest goal as a substitute.


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