Thu 21 January 2021 | 15:46

New record has been recognized as Tom King scored the longest goal

Newport County's goalkeeper scored the longest goal in football history against Cheltenham

Tom King



’s goalkeeper has scored a wonderful goal against


right from the kick-off. It has been confirmed that the goal was the longest in football history. King’s attempt was not intended for a goal but it traveled 96.01 meters, more than Asmir Begovic’s goal in 2013 was 91.9m for Stoke.

The official Guinness World Records website confirmed the new mark, saying:

“With his epic downfield kick, King officially broke the record for the longest goal scored in a competitive football (soccer) match, which covered an incredible distance of 96.01m (105 yds).

“Booting the ball from his own six-yard-box, it was picked up by the wind and soared into the net just out of opposition goalkeeper Joshua Griffiths’ reach.”

The goalkeeper has contacted Bournemouth’s keeper, Begovic to say sorry for breaking his record.

“I’m obviously absolutely delighted because it’s not something that I intentionally set out to do,”

King told the Newport website.

“I’m sure it will be talked about for a long time to come, so I’m proud and I’m sure my family will be extremely proud too.

“I’ll have to drop Asmir a message to send my commiserations, but, in all honesty, it’s different territory for me.

“It’s something I never dreamt of being in the books that you get for Christmas every year.

“Hopefully I might actually read it if I get one for Christmas this year.

“I’m delighted and hopefully no one beats it for a long time now so I can show my grandkids!”



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