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Stoke City Keeper Asmir Begovic Now Proud Holder Of Guinness World Record For ‘Longest Goal Ever Scored’

By Chris Wright

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It’s taken a while, but Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is now officially the proud holder of the Guinness World Record for the “longest goal scored in football” after cracking one in from inside his own penalty box against Southampton last season.

Having been verified by the diligent folks at Guinness, Begovic’s goal was measured at a stonking great distance of 91.9 metres (or “100.5 yards” if you’d prefer) with the Bosnian ‘keeper scoring just 13 seconds after kick-off as the Potters went on to draw 1-1 against the Saints last November.

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Begovic told the Stoke club website:

“I feel amazing to be honoured in this way and as a goalkeeper I didn’t expect this to happen, not for this type of record anyway – I will take it though and enjoy it.

“I really do appreciate this award, and the certificate will certainly take pride of place on the wall at home.

“So thank you to everyone at Guinness World Records for presenting me with this wonderful award.”

Wonderful.

(Photo: Stoke City)

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By Chris on September 5th, 2014 in Newsnow, Stoke City. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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8 Responses to “Stoke City Keeper Asmir Begovic Now Proud Holder Of Guinness World Record For ‘Longest Goal Ever Scored’”

  1. john says:

    100 yards, six feet would just be 102 yards, no?

  2. Lukass says:

    He should definitely share the award with Boruc… Yeeeesh… Awful goalkeeping on the other side…

  3. Mitchell says:

    Anyone know the previous record?

    • Chris says:

      @Mitchell: I’ve been looking myself and can’t seem to find any mention of it – though I’m fairly sure it’ll be a goalkeeper too.

  4. Geraldo says:

    As far as top flight English football is concerned, Peter Shilton, Pat Jennings and Paul Robinson have all scored goals from a similar range . Possibly one of those three?

  5. Fat Nakago says:

    Tim Howard’s goal against Bolton was 100 yards plus. Maybe that was the record?

  6. Fnarf says:

    Robinson’s goal was from level with the outside of the 18-yard box, but well off to the side; Begovic’s was dead center. And White Hart Lane is a yard longer than the Britannia — I think Robinson’s must have been as long or longer, because of the slightly longer pitch and the much wider angle.

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