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Seydou Keita scores fastest goal in La Liga history

by Tom Conn | Posted on Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Valencia defensive midfielder, Seydou Keita stated in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, that all he wanted to do before the end of the season was to score his first goal with Valencia….This man sure knows how to predict his own future.


Just 7.6 seconds into Thursday evening’s match against Almeria, Keita fired a shot past Esteban to score the fastest goal in, not only Valencia history, but the fastest goal in the history of La Liga.

FIFA rules state that the clock doesn’t start ticking at the referee’s whistle, but the first touch, which means Keita scored his goal in 7.6 seconds rather than the original time of 8.5 seconds.

Keita’s goal beats out previous record-holder, Joseba Llorente, who scored in 7.8 seconds on 20th January 2008.

Ketia also beats out previous Valencia record holder, Diarte, who scored in 10 seconds on 4th December 1977.

Congratulations, Seydou!

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