IRANIAN centre-back Nader Mohammadi has left fans stunned after his somersault throw-in from his own half won his side a corner.
The 23-year-old pulled out the acrobatic move during Pakyan’s 1-0 defeat against Persepolis in the Persian Gulf Pro League on Sunday.
Pakyan defender Nader Mohammadi hurled in a somersault throw-in from the halfway lineCredit: Streamable
Mohammadi launched the throw-in into the box – winning his side a cornerCredit: Streamable
Social media was left stunned by his acrobatic antics during the match against PersepolisCredit: Streamable
Mohammadi incredibly hurled the ball into the box from the halfway line, with the opposition’s goalkeeper Hamed Lak forced to punch the ball behind.
However his efforts were in vain as his side failed to get back in the match, with Pakyan remaining 11th in the table.
His efforts didn’t go unnoticed though, as social media was left in disbelief by his antics.
Taking to Twitter, one commented: “Rory Delap could never. What a throw in.”
Another messaged: “Imagine this in the Premier League.”
A third quipped: “Football has been hacked. What in the world?”
One stunned fan then added: “Holy crap. That’s some acrobatics.”
Meanwhile another quipped: “This throw is more accurate than most Arsenal crosses ffs.”
Persepolis goalkeeper Hamed Lak punched the ball behind for a cornerCredit: Streamable
Mohammadi (far right) is no stranger to acrobatically throwing the ball into the boxCredit: Rex Features
His throw-in has also been compared to his namesake and compatriot Milad Mohammadi, who left supporters in stitches over his failed somersault attempt against Spain at the World Cup.
Referencing that incident, one supporter joked: “Restoring pride to Iran’s long throw programme after the disaster at the 2018 World Cup.”
This isn’t the first time that Mohammadi has experimented with the throw-in, as he earned his team a goal during their December meeting against Gol Gohar.
Firing into the box from the right-hand side, shot-stopper Alireza Haghighi helped the ball into the back of the net with a slight touch as his efforts to keep it out the net backfired.