Baku, January 23, AZERTAC
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, according to Sky Sports.
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.
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