Neymar scores fastest goal in Olympic history

Published 1 Comments

Football News

Neymar has finally come to life at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

A poor start to the tournament saw the Barcelona winger criticised by the nation's fans but he has fought back and powered his side through to the semi-finals.

And his fine form continued against Honduras on Wednesday afternoon; within 15 seconds, Neymar opened the scoring following a defensive error.


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article:

The 24-year-old picked up possession just outside of the 18-yard box and finished past the onrushing Luis Lopez, albeit thanks to a stroke of luck.

In doing so, Neymar scored the fastest goal in Olympic history.

But no sooner than he wheeled off in celebration did the Brazilian go down after suffering what looked like a chest injury from Lopez's strong challenge (see below).

Neymar, clutching his chest in pain, was a worrying sight and he was soon stretchered off the pitch to receive medical attention amidst fears he would have to be substituted.

But thankfully, the Barcelona man returned to the pitch to loud cheers from the crowd, who were clearly happy to see their star man back in action.

Win against Honduras and Brazil will be through to the final, where they will face either Nigeria or Germany on August 20. 

The hosts have never won gold in an Olympic tournament and for Neymar, it's about time that changed.

He told Brazilian TV last month, per ESPN: "It's a unique opportunity, not only for me, but for everyone on the team. We know how important this medal is.

"I know that this gold medal has eluded Brazil so far, and we will do everything to try to win it. It's rare that a country like Brazil, considered the land of football, still hasn't won this gold."

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

La Liga
Luis Suarez
Lionel Messi
UEFA Champions League
Brazil Football

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