Five players with most own goals in Premier League

The players on the list are more famous for making the goal area their own but at times have been owned by their own mistakes.

Everyone likes to score goals, help their team win. Nobody likes to see their team lose. But what if I tell you that some of these gentlemen have scored a goal that caused their teams agony and that too at one of the highest levels of professional football.  That is what the focus in this article, top professionals who have plied their trade in the Premier League and hold the unfortunate distinction of scoring the most own goals in the Premier League though they would have liked to remove the own from the goal.

Here, we would be having a look at five players who have scored the most own goals in the Premier League.

5. Wes Brown - 6 goals

Wes Brown was considered to be among the best naturally talented English center-backs of his generation and turned out for Manchester United, Sunderland, and Blackburn Rovers before drawing curtains on his career with one final hurrah with the Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League.

During his decade long plus stay in the Premier League, Wes Brown unfortunately ended up slotting the ball six times into his own net. Despite his record, he wouldn't be losing sleep over it anytime soon as he has a decorated trophy cabinet to show for his time and efforts , as he has won it all with Manchester United.

Wes Brown illustrious trophy hall includes five Premier League titles, two FA Cups, and two Champions League titles with Manchester United including a treble in 1999. He made more than 200 league appearances for the club, taking his final tally to 362 in total for the Red Devils.

4. Phil Jagielka - 7 goals

Phill Jagielka is truly one of the most versatile players of all time. He has done it all, play at the back, in the middle as set piece weapon up front, he has scored goals, he has kept clean sheets, he has kept clean sheets while keeping goals. But he also holds the unfortunate distinction of scoring 7 own goals during his stay at the promise land.

A beacon of loyalty, in the two clubs that he has primarily featured for throughout his career especially at Prem level in his career: youth club Sheffield United, and Everton  amounts to more than 360 Premier League games. Unfortunately, Jagielka doesn't have any silverware to show for his years of toil as a ball playing Center Back though he was a regular England international with over 40 senior caps to his name.

Even though this puts him well within the top 5 of this not so wanted record list, it is nowhere near a testament to his skill level or ability but rather an anomaly which ended up happening as many times as it did.

3. Martin Škrtel - 7 goals

If Martin Skrtel was a striker he would have won the Ballon d'orr, said no one ever. However he was an old school tough tackling center back who was a strong presence and had a commanding presence in the backline. What he also had from time to time was an unfortunate tendency to put the ball into the back of the net which saw him  put the ball 7 times .

Martin Škrtel holds the dubious distinction of recording one of the highest total in a single Premier League season with four own goals that came in the 2013-14 campaign where Liverpool finished behind champions Manchester City.

But despite this tally, he also scored 16 goals for the Reds and won the League Cup with them in 2011-12.

2. Jamie Carragher - 7 goals

A proper scouser and a Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher holds the spot for the second-highest appearances for Liverpool in all competitions (737 ) spending his entire career with the Reds. Unfortunately for him, he also holds the second spot in the infamous list of most own goals in the Premier League.

In a sort of cruel ironic turn of events, Carragher scored seven own-goals but managed only three for his own side throughout his career. But despite his unwanted record, Carragher is a Reds Icon and is now a regular pundit on National Television. His trophy haul for his years and years of service to  Liverpool has borne won two FA Cups, three League Cups, two UEFA Cups (now UEFA Europa League), and the Champions League title in 2004-05.

1. Richard Dunne - 10 goals

The not so fortunate record for the most own goals in the Premier League is held by Richard Dunne. In his Premier League career, Dunne managed to enter double digits in the goals department, own goals department for him unfortunately with an  tally of 10 own goals while representing Manchester City, Everton, Aston Villa, and QPR.

Rash decision making was a trademark to his game as he also holds another unwanted record of the most Red Cards. But on the plus, this suits him as a central defender as it shows that he was not someone to be messed around or taken lightly. His rough playing style meant he was a feared figure in the box and was fittingly the captain at many of his teams too.

Dunne's records seem likely to be kept intact for a long time considering his long playing career. But he also made up for it with 431 appearances in the Premier League and also representing the Republic of Ireland 80 times.

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