Former Kerala Blasters striker Alvaro Vazquez holds the record for scoring the longest goal in ISL history when he found the back of the net from 59 metres against NorthEast United FC.
Who doesn’t love a long-range goal? Goals like that are enough to get fans on their feet, the teammates excited and leave the opposition stunned. The Indian Super League (ISL) has seen plenty of such pulsating and jaw-dropping long range goals that have wowed and mesmerised supporters over the years.
But who has scored the longest goal in ISL history and what distance was it scored from? Find out:
Alvaro Vazquez scores the longest goal in ISL history
Former Kerala Blasters footballer, Alvaro Vazquez, who plays for FC Goa now has scored the longest goal in ISL history. In the Indian Super League 2021/22 clash with NorthEast United, Vazquez scored from behind the halfway line.
He had quickly realised that NEUFC goalkeeper Subashish Roy Chowdhury was out of his position and sent a stunning strike from 59 metres out with plenty of power, venom, and precision.
In the 82nd minute of the match, his spectacular long-range effort beat Subashish, who tried to dive towards his right but failed to prevent the ball, and nestled into the back of the net. It was his fifth goal of the season and to this day, it holds the record of being the longest goal scored in the history of the Indian Super League. This magnificent effort also ensured a 2-1 victory for his side.
Even though NEUFC scored again in added time, Kerala Blasters ran out as 2-1 winners.
Rafael Crivellaro held the previous record of the longest goal in ISL
Before Alvaro Vazquez broke his record in 2022, the previous owner of the record of scoring the longest goal in ISL belonged to former Chennaiyin FC midfielder Rafael Crivellaro. Ironically, Crivellaro’s goal, too, came against NorthEast United FC with the same Subhasish Roy Chowdhury in goal.
In the match between Chennaiyin FC and NEUFC during ISL 2019/20, Crivellaro received the ball near the halfway line. With Subhasish off his line, he launched one with his left foot from a distance of nearly 55 yards or close to 50 metres. The ball kept looping in the air and despite Subhasish’s best attempts to run backwards, he failed to keep it out of the net.
Which teams holds the record for the most unbeaten run in ISL history?
FC Goa’s 13-match unbeaten run during the 2020/21 season is the longest unbeaten streak in the ISL.
Which is the fastest goal scored in the history of the Indian Super League?
Former ATK Mohun Bagan striker David Williams had found the back of the net in just 12 seconds against Hyderabad FC in ISL 2021-22 on 5th January 2022. It remains the fastest goal scored in the history of the league.
Who is the record goal-scorer in ISL?
Bartholomew Ogbeche, with 55 goals in 85 matches, leads the goal-scoring charts in ISL.
Which team has won the most number of ISL trophies?
ATK, earlier known as Atletico de Kolkata, have won the title on the most number of occasions. They have been crowned champions thrice.