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Rafael Leão set record as the Fastest Goal scorer in Italian Serie A History

Rafael Leao set record as the Fastest Goal scorer in Italian Serie A History

This past weekend witnessed a new Serie A record as AC Milan forward Rafael Leao scored the fastest goal in the competition’s history.

Leao set the record on Sunday during AC Milan’s 2-1 victory over Sassuolo. He needed just 6 seconds to register the first goal of the match.

The 6 seconds beat the previous record of 8 seconds set by Paolo Poggi in 2001.

His club later tweeted that Leao’s goal came after precisely 6.2 seconds.

ABOUT Rafael Leão:

Rafael Alexandre Conceição Leão is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Italian club A.C. Milan as a forward.

He has scored the fastest goal of Serie A in just 6.9 seconds on 20 December 2020 playing for A.C. Milan against U.S. Sassuolo Calcio.

Born in Almada, Setúbal District of Angolan descent, Leão joined Sporting CP’s youth system at the age of 9 after a brief spell in Amora FC. On 21 May 2017, still a junior, he made his senior debut with the reserves, coming on as a second-half substitute and scoring in a 1–1 away draw against S.C. Braga B LEARN MORE.

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