English Premiership

Freak goal enters record books

2014-09-04 14:43
Asmir Begovic (Getty Images)

London - Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic expressed pride on Thursday after his freak goal against Southampton last season was included in the Guinness World Records book.

The Bosnian international scored in a Premier League game at the Britannia Stadium in November when a wind-assisted clearance bounced over opposite number Artur Boruc only 13 seconds after kick-off.

The distance of the strike was measured at 91.9 metres and it has now been recorded as 'the longest goal scored in football' in the latest edition of the renowned record book.

"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," Begovic told the Stoke website.

"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."


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