Alan Shearer is the Premier League's all-time leading goalscorer. In 2003, Shearer scored after 10.4 seconds for Newcastle United against Manchester City. This goal by a Premier League top-scorer is one of the fastest in history.
Not just forwards can score. Ledley King scored the fastest Premier League goal against Bradford City in 2000. King took the kickoff and hit the ball hard from 25 yards out. It took a vicious deflection to send it into the net, and King made history.
Former Bayern Munich striker Roy Makaay once scored in 10 seconds. Roberto Carlos was bamboozled as he received a cross from Hasan Salihamidi and scored the fastest Champions League goal. Bayern Munich beat Real Madrid and eliminated them. The goal scored by these two richest clubs is one of the fastest in history.
Tim Cahill scored MLS's fastest goal in 8 seconds. Dax McCarty threw the ball to Cahill after the kickoff. The Australian caught the ball and smashed it over the goalkeeper's head. The Red Bulls beat Houston 3-0.
Shane Long is known for his work with the Irish national team, but he also played well for Southampton in the Premier League. He's been a key player since 2014. Shane Long scored the league's quickest goal on April 23. 7.69 seconds after the start, he scored against Watford.
Since his debut in Series A, he's become one of the top forwards behind Cristiano Ronaldo. Rafael Leao starred for AC Milan in 2020-21.
Rafael Leao scored Serie A's fastest goal on December 20, 2020. After 6.2 seconds, he scored against Sassuolo.
Jim Fryatt is one of the top Football League players and attackers of all time. He played for Stockport County and Blackburn Rovers. In a match against Tranmere Rovers, he scored 4 seconds after the opening whistle. On April 25, 1964, he did this for Bradford FC.
Nawaf Al-Abed scored a world-record goal in 2.4 seconds. Al-Abed noticed an out-of-position goalie against Al Shoalah and shot from midway. Al Hilal won the game 4-0 after the unexpected goal. This is the third-fastest football goal ever.
Marc Burrows scored against Eastleigh for Cowes Sport after 2 seconds. After a teammate set him up, he spotted the goalkeeper off his line and shot immediately. The ball was blown into the net by the wind. Tragically, Burrows died of cancer at age 30. Burrows' goal is second fastest in history.
Nicklas Bendtner's 1.8-second goal is the Premier League's fastest substitution goal. Few players break a record with their first Premier League goal. Bendtner accomplished that. Arsenal's Dane scored against Spurs. Emmanuel Eboue's substitute headed Cesc Fabregas' corner in 1.8 seconds. This goal by a gorgeous footballer ranks among the fastest.