Manchester United reserve Mads Timm has been sentenced to 12 months in a young offenders' institute for dangerous driving.
Danish star Timm scored for the reserves on Wednesday, but the 20-year-old now faces jail-time after being held partly responsible for a car crash that left two people injured.
Timm, along with 19-year-old Callum Flanagan, stood accused of racing each other on a 40mph road in Partington, Manchester.
Flanagan, a former Manchester United reserve, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and was handed an eight-month sentence for driving the car involved in the crash.
Timm had been in the car in front, but pleaded not-guilty - and was hit with a heavier sentence.
They were both also disqualified from driving for three years.
Flanagan lost control of his black Honda Civic on a bend and crashed with another car driven by Angela Bourne.
She suffered heel and knee injuries and a passenger in Flanagan's car, team-mate Phil Marsh, 17, had to be cut from the wreckage.
Judge Adrian Smith said: "Having heard all the evidence, it is quite clear to me this was a serious and deliberate course of dangerous driving.
"You chose to engage in game-playing in high-powered vehicles on a busy stretch of road.
"It is pure luck that nobody was killed. The result was, nevertheless, serious for Angela Bourne, who happened to be driving in the opposite direction."