Lukas Podolski scores inside 10 seconds for Germany

Published 10 Comments

Football News

Germany striker Lukas Podolski scored one of the fastest goals in international football last night, opening the scoring against Ecuador inside ten seconds.

The Arsenal forward’s goal has officially been timed at just over nine seconds, meaning little-known Davide Gualtieri still holds the all-time record – scoring after 8.3 seconds for San Marino against England.

That won’t bother Podolski, however, with the 27-year-old proving the critics – most notably Oliver Bierhoff – wrong.

For the record, Germany were four goals up inside 30 minutes, with Podolski and Lars Bender both scoring braces against the 10th ranked team in world football.

Antonio Valencia and Walter Ayovi pulled goals back for the South American outfit, but they weren’t able to close the gap on Joachim Low’s side.

It was Podolski’s opener that grabbed the headlines however, nicking the ball off the defender and firing past the helpless goalkeeper at the FAU Stadium.

Watch the brilliant goal here, and let us know the fastest goal you’ve ever seen…

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


Article Comments

Read more

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