Tom King: Newport keeper's goal lands Guinness World Record

  23 January 2021    Read: 487
Tom King: Newport keeper

Guinness World Records has confirmed Newport goalkeeper Tom King's strike against Cheltenham on Tuesday is the longest goal ever scored in a competitive football match, Sky Sport reports.

The 25-year-old's goal kick at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium was caught in the wind and sailed over his Cheltenham counterpart Josh Griffiths from a distance of 96.01m.

King's goal beat the previous record of 91.9m set by fellow keeper Asmir Begovic when he was playing for Stoke against Southampton in November 2013.

After the record was confirmed, King said: "I'm absolutely delighted to have set the record.

"It's something that could never really dreamt of doing but I'm sure it's something that is going to make my family and future family very proud indeed."

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