Another very fast goal

Mikhail Osinov - scorer of the fastest ever goal?
Mikhail Osinov: Fast goal (Image courtesy of Natalya Taranenko)

Another claim for the fastest ever goal has surfaced.

Last month Football Burp brought you Pato, Tomlinson and the fastest goals ever scored – a quick run-down of the currently known contenders.

On September 11th 2011, what’s being reported as a new world record for the fastest goal was scored by Michail Osinov in the Russian Second Division South. Osiniov took just 2.68 seconds to score for Mitos in their match against Olympia Gelendzhik in the Russian Second Division South, one of five regional zones in the third tier of football in Russia.

The 35-year-old midfielder, who now expects a move to the English Premier League, fires the ball past shame-faced keeper Artem Khodas immediately following kick-off.

When told of British media reports about his goal, Osinov said: “OK, they should now invite me to the English Premier League or the Championship.”

“Before the starting whistle, I saw that the Olympiya keeper had left his goals”, he told RIA-Novosti news agency. “He didn’t go very far, but I still decided to try, so I asked the guys to pass to me straight from the kick-off. It has long been my dream to score from the centre of the pitch or directly from a corner. I’ve achieved the first one, so I’ll now be practising corners. But I’ll happily give up this idea in exchange for playing in the Premier League.”

No stranger to the higher leagues, Michail Osinov has played in around 400 Russian Premier League games and has scored over 70 goals. He’s been playing for 19-years at a variety of clubs including Uralmash, Rotor and Rostov. See a montage of Michail Osinov’s next best moments below: