Dominique Niederhauser won’t be remembered for his exploits in professional soccer, but the Swiss player set a new standard for goal-scoring excellence.
Niederhauser, a player for Swiss amateur club Dardania Lausanne, scored from 80-yards out in a recent game.
The amazing strike came during Dardania Lausanne’s 6-1 thrashing of Genolier-Begnins.
Niederhauser ran off his line to intercept through-ball, controlled it with his chest and then inspiration struck. He saw the opposing goalkeeper off his line, and decided to shoot — from distance.
The ball sailed toward the goal and floated in over the outstretched arms of the opposing goalkeeper.
It’s a rare thing for a goalkeeper to score. When it happens, it usually comes from a free kick, corner kick or penalty kick. There is the occasional wind-assisted own goal, but that doesn’t really count.
Niederhauser scored from open play, making the dreams of goalkeepers everywhere come true. Now, we have to do something about that celebration.
Thumbnail photo via Flickr/Ingy The Wingy