Own goals are always a player nightmare. Last night, in the second round of Carabao Cup, saw Huddersfield’s Juninho scoring one of the spectacular own goals in recent times. In the spirit of Juninho’s own goal last night, here is a look at some of the best own goals in football history.
5. Gary Neville vs. Croatia (2006)
— Samiran Mishra (@scoutdesk) October 11, 2017
Though Gary Neville’s backpass led to this bizarre goal, it was former Tottenham Hotspur and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson who should take the blame for this. It was a brutal blow to Robinson’s career who was England’s No.1 till then.
But this mistake mentally devasted him, and he never seemed to recover completely from it.
4. Robin van Persie vs. Czech Republic (2015)
Stunning own goal by Robin van Persie last night.. pic.twitter.com/bDbQMQt4hw
— Nitwik Football (@NitwikFootball) October 14, 2015
The former Arsenal and Manchester United striker always had an eye for a goal even it was on the wrong side. Playing against the Czech Republic, the Oranje needed their talisman to turn things around for them, but sadly he put a header into his net which all but dented Netherlands chances of Euro 2016 qualification.
3. Djimi Traore vs. Burnley (2005)
Happy Birthday Djimi Traore
Own goal wonder goal pic.twitter.com/CxrPFymGxw
— Classic Football Shirts (@classicshirts) March 1, 2018
Djimi Traore is a champions league winner and he might have scored many goals in his career but this one he would not want to remember. When a dangerous cross came into the Liverpool six-yard box, all Traore had to do was to clear it away. Instead, he made a mess of it and bundled it into his net.