Charlie Adam scored a goal from his own half of the field against Chelsea in the 45th minute of a game on April 4th, 2015 to level the game at 1-1. This is only Adam’s third goal of the season, but it has to be a candidate for goal of the year in the English Premier League.
Chelsea ended up winning the English Premier League matchup against Adam’s Stoke City side 2-1, but Adam’s goal will not be soon forgotten.
Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho was not certain that the goal should have counted, but is pretty sure it is the best goal he has seen this season:
It is also not the first time that Charlie Adam scored a goal from his own half in competitive play:
Charlie Adam has played in the English Premier League since 2010, playing for Liverpool before moving to Stoke City in 2012, and has been looking for moment like this since moving to Stoke City.
Charlie Adam gained acclaim from this goal for Blackpool against Manchester United in the 2011 season:
Blackpool only spent one season in the English Premier League and Adam’s free kick skills helped them get there:
Adam was looked to be a major addition for Liverpool, but was more known for a pivotal penalty kick miss:
Liverpool went on to win the Carling Cup, but he was sent to Stoke City.
Since moving to Stoke in 2012, Adam has become better known for moments like this with Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez: