Sergio Cidoncha Scores Fastest Goal of Indian Super League 2019–20, Scripts History in 61 Seconds During Kerala Blasters vs FC Goa ISL Match
Sergio Cidoncha (Photo Credits: ISL)

Sergio Cidoncha shot history when he scored just 61 seconds after kick-off in an Indian Super League (ISL) 2019-20 match for Kerala Blasters. The former Atletico Madrid youth player needed just a little over one minute to find the net during the Kerala Blasters vs FC Goa (KBFC vs FCG) game in ISL 2019-20. Cidoncha’s volley just 61 seconds into the encounter is also the fastest goal scored this ISL season and the fifth-fastest in all-time ISL records. It was also the 29-year-old Spaniard’s maiden goal for Kerala Blasters in ISL after signing from Jamshedpur FC this summer. He had gone goalless in his first five matches for the Blasters, three of which resulted in defeats. Kerala Blasters FC Vs FC Goa - Live Football Score, Match 29.

Cidoncha’s touch of history came from a long Raju Gaikwad throw in the very first minute of the match. Early pressure from the home team immediately post kick-off resulted in a heavy clearance by Goa goalkeeper Mohammad Nawaz after the custodian nearly got into trouble while trying to play quick passes between two of his centre-backs. Kerala Blasters scored from the throw after Raju’s long throw was only feebly cleared by Moturda Fall. It fell for kindly for Cidoncha just on the edge of the Goa penalty box and he scored with a first-time volley.

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Interestingly, this was also the fifth-fastest goal in six seasons of the Indian Super League. The list is led by Jerry Mawihmingthanga, who scored just 23 seconds into the match for Jamshedpur FC. The current Odisha FC player had achieved the feat against Kerala Blasters last season. Jerry, then 20, lashed onto a miscued shot from teammate Asim Biswas to slot the ball home and script history. Chris Dagnall of Kerala Blasters, who held the record for the fastest ISL goal until Jerry broke it, created it in 2015 when he scored after just 29 seconds against NorthEast United.

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Mohammed Rafi, also of Kerala Blasters, is third in this elite list having reached the milestone in the 2015 edition of the league against Pune City FC. Wim Raymakers of Delhi Dynamos is fourth in the record book. He scored against Chennaiyin FC after 53 seconds in the inaugural season of the ISL (2014). Rafi did it in 48. Cidoncha, who has now scored the fifth-fastest ISL goal, overtook former ATK player Lalrindika Ralte, who had done it inside a minute and 48 seconds against Mumbai City in 2016.