Neymar broke the Olympic record when Brazil defeated Honduras 6-0 in the men’s event at the tournament.
Neymar scored the fastest goal when he scored just 15 seconds from the kick-off. He was heavily criticized for his uninspiring effort when they played the first two group games, despite the whole country waiting on him to lead the country to their first Olympic gold medal in football.
Neymar lead the transformation from their last group game, defeating Denmark 4-0 after the previous goalless draw. They qualified for the quarter final to face Columbia, defeating them 2-0. The 6-0 smashing sets them up for a possible revenge when they met Germany in the Gold Medal game on Saturday.
Neymar scored the goal as he hounded Honduran defender Johnny Palacios at the edge of the box, and then he sent the ball into an empty net as the goal keeper Luis Lopez ran out to try and save the ball. The goal becomes the fastest in the Olympics, but is still not as fast as some other goals in the history of the round leather game.
In the Major League Soccer, Tim Cahill scored in the 7th second when Houston Dynamo played New York Red Bulls back in 2013. However, Mike Grella equalled the record in 2015 when New York Red Bulls faced Philadelphia Union. Ledley King holds the record in the Premier League when he scored in 9.9 seconds back in 2000 when Tottenham Hotspur played Bradford City.
In the La Liga, Joseba Llorente holds the record in 7.22 seconds but in the Serie A it is 8.1 seconds. In the Champions League, when Bayern München hosted Real Madrid back in 2007 in 10.1 seconds. The fastest goal overall record is held by former Arsenal player Nicklas Bendtner back in 2011.