Operario PR goalkeeper scores incredible goal from inside own penalty area

Published Add your comment

An early contender for the most ridiculous goal of 2015 has emerged from the lower reaches of Brazilian football, thanks to a powerful boot of  Operário PR goalkeeper Jhonathan.

The 23-year-old took an almighty goal kick that he'll never be able to repeat during last weekend's 2-1 win over Nacional PR, a clearance that hung in the air for what seemed like an eternity before bouncing just beyond the penalty spot at the other end of the pitch.

His opposite number had no chance as the ball zipped straight off the slippery surface and into the back of the net, with the help of a nick off the crossbar.

Article continues below

Best strike by a goalkeeper ever?

In terms of sheer distance the crazy effort from South America has go to down as one of the greatest ever scored by a goalkeeper, which is quite a claim but one with merit.

Even taking a horrific late bounce and the conditions into account Jhonathan's strike must clear a full 90 yards before hitting the turf, which is no mean feat.

Article continues below

Can you think of one better?

Operario's young stopper actually scored what was effectively the winner in this local derby, putting his side 2-0 up early in the second half.

Without the superb clip featured above only a maximum of 2,000 people would have been witness to the strike, at Nacional's Estádio Erich Georg.

Thankfully the piece of viral gold means the lucky spectators present won't be having a hard time explaining to doubters what took place, step forward Jhonathan for 15 minutes of fame which will feel pretty sweet this morning.

Is Jhonathan's strike the best, or at least most unlikely ever to come from a goalkeeper? Let us know if you can think of one better in the comment box below!

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:


Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again