Danish goalkeeper scores ‘goal of the year’ candidate

Martin Hansen’s last-gasp equaliser against PSV is one even Zlatan would tip his hat to

Martin Hansen isn’t known for scoring goals. In fact, being a goalkeeper, his job on the football pitch is quite the opposite. But over the weekend the Dane scored a goal that even Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be proud of.

With just seconds remaining in the match and his Dutch club ADO Den Haag down 1-2 at home to reigning champs PSV in the first game of the new season, Hansen sprinted up the pitch after his side won a last-gasp free kick. The rest, as they say, is history.

As the cross came in Hansen found himself poorly positioned with his goal to the left and the ball arriving at his right. But with a deft mid-air back heel, he somehow managed to almost magically redirect the ball into the back of the net much to the glee of his team-mates and the home supporters, securing a vital early point for his club.

Despite loads of games yet to be played, it will take something truly special to upstage Hansen’s moment of brilliance (see below).