5 of the Worst Losses in Football History


1/5 Gunnar Nielson

Football is a powerful sport with millions of fans backing it, so when someone messes up, you certainly get to hear about it! Whether it’s a goalie who fudges a block or a defender scoring an own goal, here are some of the funniest, nastiest, and saddest losses in football history.

If there were records handed out for length of careers, Nielson would win one for sure…for having the shortest career in the history of football. His actual playing time would have been non-existent if not for an unexpected injury on the part of Shay Given. When the window was opened, Nielson cruised in for his award-winning fourteen minutes of field time, before he was quickly shipped out.