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Best Own Goal Ever

I know we’ve said this before but this is completely outrageous. You need to see it!

I know we’ve featured a couple of awesome own goals before on  (bizarre Dale Bennett own goal and the top three own goals in Russian history) on Sick Chirpse but this one really has to be seen to be believed. Sure, it’s in some crappy Hong Kong league where the standard is obviously fairy terrible and there are obviously always going to be millions of different criteria and opinions on what makes the best own goal ever, but I think this one definitely takes it in terms of skill level/outrageousness.

Basically, the ball is being played with the winger down the right flank and he crosses it in. It’s slightly behind Nigerian defender Festus Baise and so he sticks his leg out towards it as best he can and ends up connecting with it in what can only be described as a reverse scorpion kick. The ball flies really high up in the air and loops over the keeper into the back of the net. If a player had done this in the opposition goal then we would probably be calling it goal of the season, but as it stands it will probably only make it as a contender for ‘the best own goal ever.’ Or at least one of them. Check it out below. You’ll probably need to watch it a couple of times because there are no replays and it happens kind of quickly/unexpectedly. When you do catch it though, wow! What a piece of skill!

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