England goalkeeper Tom King entered the Guinness Book of Records after scoring a goal from a goal kick in his team’s Newport County match against Cheltenham Town, last Tuesday, in the English fourth division.
The result was a goalless draw in the 12th minute, when King executed a goal kick, with a powerful and long shot, and the ball hit the ground before the Cheltenham Town penalty area, bypassing his goalkeeper and heading into his net.
“Sky Sports” reported that the Guinness Book of Records approved yesterday, Thursday, that King’s shot is the longest shot (96.01 meters), resulting in a goal ever in a football match.
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She pointed out that King broke the previous record held by former Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Bergovic, who scored a goal from a distance of 91.9 meters against Southampton in 2013.