Own goals are a part of football but no player wants to be associated with it. But the topic is often brought up every now a then when a player decided to capture the spotlight and put one in his own net.
With football and social media’s great partnership these days, fans across the globe get information on the spot the bad records spread like wildfire.
Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel put one in his own net over the weekend and the smart pants quickly compiled a list of top own goals scorers in Premier League history with Richard Dunne leading the pack with 10 own goals as Skrtel joined Carragher at 7 own goals with his strike against Newcastle United.
But that record in not a fair analysis considering the number of games these players might have played.
So a much fairer analysis of Premier League appearances per own goal was used and wait for it …
Ghana international John Paintsil makes the top 5 of players to have scored more own goals considering the number of appearances in Premier League history.
John Paintsil during his time with Fulham scored four own goals in 94 appearances putting him fourth on the list with an own goal in every 24 Premier League games.
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