Scoring an own goal is a thing that every player dreads. When it happens, the player gets mocked and sometimes even flamed by the fans. But most of the time, own goals are just funny and entertaining, if it doesn’t happen to the club you root for. Funny own goals tend to stick in our memories more often than superb pieces of football brilliance. We tried to look up some of the funniest own goals in the Premier League history and had quite a few laughs watching the clumsiness and bad judgment from some of the players.
Tony Popovic- Portsmouth vs Crystal Palace
This is simply a weird bounce that somehow found its way to the back of the net. On Stone’s cross, Tony instinctively tried to block it with his heel and the ball ended up lobbing the keeper. It looks funny, but for the Crystal Palace fans, this was a game that they had the chance to equalize. Instead, they found themselves 2 down. Here is the video of the mishap.
Lee Dixon- Arsenal vs Coventry
David Seamen has conceded his fair share of lobs, but all of them fail in comparison to this perfectly mistimed back pass from Lee Dixon. As David described it himself, it was one of the quickest own goals of all times. If this hadn’t been to his own net, perhaps it would be remembered as the greatest goal Lee Dixon has ever scored. Check it out.
Jamie Carragher – Own goal from the spot
Many players dream about scoring big goals and taking hugely important penalties. But Jamie Carragher is not like other players and he fulfilled one of the strangest football dreams ever. During the Liverpool – Everton game, he fulfilled his lifelong dream to score for Everton. The thing is, he was wearing a Liverpool jersey at the time. Granted, this wasn’t a competitive game, but you have to admit seeing a player scoring an own goal from the spot is pretty funny.
Chris Brass- Darlington vs Bury
This is one of the funniest videos out there, and not just talking about football. Chriss Brass had a solid career playing for many clubs in England but, he will forever be remembered for an own goal he scored against Darlington. In a somewhat bizarre incident, he tried to clear a cross with an overhead thump. And he tried to slam it really hard. But the ball took a strange path, the one leading straight to his face. He could have easily knocked himself out with that shot. And to make things worse, the bounce went to the back of the net, his net. This for sure is one of the funniest own goals we have ever seen in the UK.