Footballers strive for perfection but at times they are prone to accidents.
In the competitive world of football mistakes are bound to happen but some own goals are just so inexplicably bizarre they are worth taking a look back on....
During a Hong Kong first division match between SC and Citizen AA, Sun Hei scored an own goal from a backwards scorpion kick. This is undoubtedly one of the most strangest but spectacular own goals of all time:
Inigo Martinez scored a fantastically bizarre own goal in a Uefa Under 21 Championship group match against Georgia.
Martinez performed a back heel flick from 30 yards out which, unbelievably, found its way into the back of his own net, leaving Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea rooted to the spot:
If there is one player who has made a name for himself scoring own goals it is former Leicester City player Frank Sinclair. He shares the joint record for Premier League own goals (six) with Jamie Carragher and Richard Dunne.
In this game, City had a tough away clash at Highbury but the Foxes looked on track to get a result against Arsenal... until the unchallenged Sinclair headed in the ball into his own net in stoppage time handing the Gunners the win.
The former Chelsea player travelled to Stamford Bridge the following weekend to play his old team bust Sinclair must have forgot what side he was on again. In the closing minutes of the game he nodded the ball into his own net and scored the equaliser for the Blues.
The strangest of Sinclair's own goals was scored in a trip to the Riverside stadium. The defender score a beautiful strike from 30 yards out …at the back of his own net:
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