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We have a serious new contender for the greatest own goal ever scored

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Dave Fawbert
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Jamie Pollock has the been the undisputed holder of the coveted title of greatest own goal ever scored for – at the time of writing – 19 years and 22 days.

But sorry, Jamie, your time at the top of the tree may be over, thanks to this piece of outrageously glorious footballing self-harm from Swiss midfielder Adrien Gulfo.

He was playing for Swiss side Pully in a Coupe de Vaudoise semi-final clash with FC Renens and, with his team 2-1 down, rushed back to help out.

What followed next was sheer poetry.

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Our favourite part may well be the utterly shocked goalkeeper, who remains rooted to the spot, watching the ball loop in, before half-heartedly raising his hands ever-so-slightly; simply too demoralised to even castigate the player properly.

Amazingly, his actions didn’t cost Pully the game – they recovered to level the game 3-3, before ultimately triumphing 7-6 in a penalty shoot-out.

To Pollock and Brass, we add Gulfo. A more esteemed list of legends you will struggle to find.