Watch David Beckham’s viral goal scored by non-Coventry League footballer from his own half


There have been incredible goals scored by the world’s most famous footballers from the halfway line over the years.

We all remember David Beckham’s lob for Manchester United in 1996 against Wimbledon. A feat recreated since by stars like Wayne Rooney and Xabi Alonso.

But now a young talent from Coventry has entered the scene, scoring a stunning strike from his own half and going viral in the process.

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“I hit him well,” remembers Jamal Adams, a forward who plays for Coventry Sphinx of the United Counties League Premier Division South, the fifth stop on the non-league football pyramid.

“I noticed their goalie was not on his line the whole game so when it was good I went.”

Scoring your own half is no small feat – a lot of the conditions have to be right.

The opposing goalkeeper probably needs to be out of line to begin with, then the ball needs to fall just to regain the effort.

This is when the real skill begins – you have to hit it with enough power and height first, then make sure your technique is perfect to get the right trajectory and make sure it goes in – something. that the majority of professional footballers have never handled in a game.

Jamal Adams, of Coventry Sphinx, who went viral this week on social media thanks to a wonderful goal from his own half

Jamal, enjoying his second spell with the Sphinx, said: “I was going back and Cally Stewart – the striker I was playing with – took out one leg and the ball rolled in front of me, I lifted my head slightly. to check the goalie, and I was just thinking about technique, like hitting a pass.

“Then I looked left and the whole bench jumped out and I left – it was a great feeling, a proud moment for how hard I work, when something like that happens.

“When you hit a ball well it makes a sound, when you connect properly – I was always looking to see where it ended and Cally already had her arm around me. “

And what about those comparisons to Goldenballs himself, David Beckham? Jamal is flattered but doesn’t give way.

He said: “David Beckham was someone I watched growing up so it’s always good to hear that but you don’t get too carried away cause I’m still a long way from where I want to be. .

“Social media got a little crazy, but I tried to stay focused for the next game.”

Jamal works during the week as a personal trainer and has his own Aim And Gain business, incorporating football training for children, something he believes is important to ‘give back’.

Learn more about Jamal’s business at Instagram.

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