There is nothing more embarrassing in a soccer match than scoring an own goal. This can let your team down, shake your confidence to its core, galvanize the opposition and, of course, result in endless mocking from the opposing fans. Sometimes you can’t help but feel sorry for the players that put the ball in their own net, and often it is completely unavoidable and they are at no fault whatsoever. This is not always true, however, as there have also been many unbelievable own goals which have come from a moment of complete madness for the player.
10. Vincent Kompany vs. Fulham (2013)
When picking an ultimate team, many people would select Man City center back Vincent Kompany. The Belgian rarely makes a mistake, is skilled, strong and a great leader. He would look very human in a game against Fulham in 2013, where he scored a bizarre and freak own goal which was completely out of character (which makes it even more humorous). As the ball comes across the six yard box, Kompany attempts to clear the danger at the near post, but does not get a clean connection. This sees the ball loop up into the air, sail over Joe Hart and fall into the opposite side of the goal. To add to the humor, Kompany rotated a full 360 degrees whilst the ball was in the air, before kneeling down in disbelief and embarrassment (and perhaps dizziness). Impossible to replicate, we’ll let Kompany off the hook for this one.