Joe Elliot and his family were on a day out by Chesterton Windmill in Chesterton, Warwickshire when he lined up to boot a football over to for daughter Jessica to chase.
However, Joe unfortunately misjudged his pass, with the ball instead soaring straight at his daughter and sending her flying.
The video, filmed by mother Clara, begins with Joe smoking a cigarette as Jessica shouts for him to kick the ball.
Joe takes a run up to the ball as his daughter runs towards him, and makes a connection right as Clara turns her phone.
The football flies through the air, but dips suddenly, hitting Jessica in the face with a sickening thump as she is sent flying backwards.
Joe immediately sets off towards Jessica as she bursts into tears.
Meanwhile, her mother winces behind the camera, saying: ‘Oww.’
The video was shared by Clara’s 23-year-old daughter Georgia Edmonds on social media last month.
It garnered more than 127,000 likes and 900 comments from users who were left in stitches.One user wrote: ‘What a save.’
Another joked: ‘Character building.’
A third said: ‘The harmonised noise at the end is killing me.’