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Premier League: Stoke goalkeeper sets world record for longest goal in a football match


Stoke stopper Asmir Begovic has been awarded by the Guiness Book of Records after scoring from a long range punt against Southampton last season.

The 27-year-old scored from a long kick forward last November against Southampton. The goal could have been one of the quickest in football, happening after only 13 seconds, when his goal kick got caught by the wind and bounced up over Saints keeper Artur Boruc.

It has now been measured at 91.9m (301ft 6in), earning it the accolade in the record book's latest edition.

Speaking to the club's official website, he said, "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."

The record book is now entering it's 60th edition, and has added other sports stars such as Real Madrid's Christiano Ronaldo.

Only four other keepers have managed to scors in the Premier League- Peter Schmeichel, Brad Friedel, Paul Robinson and Tim Howard have all managed to find the net.

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