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Seedorf sets Milan milestone

Published: Wednesday 28 September 2005, 21.03CET
Clarence Seedorf struck AC Milan's fastest UEFA Champions League goal ever and the third quickest in history when opening the scoring at FC Schalke 04.
Published: Wednesday 28 September 2005, 21.03CET

Seedorf sets Milan milestone

Clarence Seedorf struck AC Milan's fastest UEFA Champions League goal ever and the third quickest in history when opening the scoring at FC Schalke 04.

Clarence Seedorf struck AC Milan's fastest-ever UEFA Champions League goal when he opened the scoring at FC Schalke 04 tonight, although the Dutchman's mark of 25 seconds was not enough to eclipse the record set by Arsenal FC's Gilberto three seasons ago.

Early efforts
Seedorf's early effort, which was cancelled out two minutes later by Schalke's Søren Larsen, put him third on the list of players to have scored inside 60 seconds. Gilberto's goal after 20.07 seconds against PSV Eindhoven on 25 September 2002 bettered Alessandro Del Piero's for Juventus FC against Manchester United FC in October 1997 by five-hundredths of a second.

Five fastest goals in UEFA Champions League history
Pos Name Club Against Date Time (secs)
1 Gilberto Arsenal FC PSV Eindhoven 25/09/02 20.07
2 Alessandro Del Piero Juventus FC Manchester United FC 01/10/97 20.12
3 Clarence Seedorf AC Milan FC Schalke 04 28/09/05 25.00
4 Mariano Bombardo Willem II AC Sparta Praha 20/10/99 28.21
4 Alexandros Alexoudis Panathinaikos FC Aalborg BK 22/11/95 28.46

Last updated: 28/09/05 23.51CET

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