Video: Brazilian Fabio Ferreira Breaks Goal to Save Goal

Adrian AgiusAnalyst IFebruary 3, 2013

The world needs more defenders like Criciuma's Fabio Ferreira after the Brazilian back put his body on the line to prevent a goal during his side's clash with Brasileirao Serie B league leaders Chapecoense during their most recent clash.

Despite being down a goal, and on the back foot for most of the match, Ferreira gave Criciuma every hope of stealing a point from Chapecoense with a desperate goal mouth clearance...that of which is set to go viral.

Ferreira's clearance, although brave, landed the fullback tangled in the back of the net. With lady luck clearly not on his side, the goalposts then collapsed on Ferreira, leaving his teammates to lift him out of the back of the net.

Interestingly enough, the goals were quickly reconstructed and the match continued. Criciuma ended up going down 1-0 at the hands of Chapecoense, although it won't be the result this match will be remembered for.

They will face Juventus (of Brazil) next, in a clash which, if won, will certainly make up for their slow start to this year's competition. Juventus sits one place above Criciuma but it is still early days in the hunt for promotion to Brazil's top league.

One thing is for certain though, no person will be questioning the commitment of Fabio Ferreira in the near future...just for his sake, reinforce the goals next time!