On 30-Oct-2012, Arsenal defeated Reading with an incredible score of 7-5. A more astonishing fact is that 4 goals were scored in Extra-time.

Is this the record for the most number of goals in extra-time, in a single game? If not, which match holds the record?

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I have heard of six being scored in extra time in the FA Cup fixture Leyton Orient v Droylesden, Orient scoring all six in winning 8 - 2. This took place on 7 December 2010. There is a match report on the BBC: BBC NEWS

  • That's an incredible match, but I think the question was about goals scored in injury time, not just in overtime. Commented Dec 3, 2012 at 16:23
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    @MichaelMyers - The original question and this answer both use the phrase "extra time". Seems like one or both need to clarify the distinction?
    – pjmorse
    Commented Dec 5, 2012 at 1:53
  • @pjmorse: In the Arsenal-Reading match, 4 goals were scored in injury time and 4 goals were scored in overtime (two of them in injury time), so it could be either. Since Orangecrush accepted this answer, it seems my interpretation was wrong. Commented Dec 5, 2012 at 5:09
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    Yes, I wanted to know the maximum goals that were scored in extra time, after the game ended in a draw at the end of normal time (90 minutes + injury time). Commented Dec 6, 2012 at 9:51
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    Overtime or extra time is defined here, and is distinct from injury time. Commented Jul 25, 2013 at 14:12

Late reply, but I found a match with 7 goals in extra time: DFB Pokal (German Cup), 1974-10-26, between Viktoria Köln and TSG Usingen - from 0-0 to 6-1 (link, link).


Arsenal and reading 4 goals in overtime isn't a new record.

Most goals scored in extra time in FIFA World cup was 5 goals in the match between Italy vs West Germany on 1970.


I couldn't find any match with more than 5 goals scored in extra time..


I saw a thread in Tony's Nonleague Matters forum mentioning two more matches with 6 goals in extra time:

  • 2006 Welsh Cup between Queens Park and Brymbo - from 2-2 to 3-7 (link)
  • 1995 FA Cup tie between Walsall and Torquay - from 3-3 to 8-4 (link)

In Coupe Gambardella (U19 Men's French cup); [round of 64 and round of 32]

12 goals in extra time: Douai SC-Amiens SC: 0-0 to 0-12 Coupe Gambardella 1998-99

10 goals in extra time: Besançon RC-Olympique Lyon: 0-0 to 0-10 Coupe Gambardella 1996-97

In Coupe des Dames 2017-18 (Luxembourg Women's cup) [round of 32]

11 goals in extra time: Union Mertert Wasserbillig-Aspelt Remich Bous Entente: 1-1 to 7-6 Soccerway

In UEFA Women's Champions League 2017-18 [Final]

5 goals in extra time: VFL Wolfsburg-Olympique Lyon: 0-0 to 1-4 UEFA

I also saw a match with 7 goals in overtime in the Coupe de France (French Cup) in round of 512 but I can not find the match in question.


In German Central Rhine Regional Cup 2020 [quarter-finals]

6 goals in extra time: Germania Windeck - Viktoria Arnoldsweiler 0:0 to 0:6 kicker

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