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Newport County goalkeeper breaks world record for longest goal – The World Game

Newport County goalkeeper Tom King has officially set a new world record for the longest goal ever scored.

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In Wednesday’s (AEDT) 1-1 League Two draw with Cheltenham Town, King launched the ball from his own six-yard box and watched it carry on the wind before bouncing over opposite number Joshua Griffiths and into the net.
King’s goal was scored from a distance of 96.01 metres, making it the longest ever measured in a competitive football match, according to Guinness World Records.
The previous record was set by another keeper, Asmir Begovic for Stoke City, who scored from 91.9m on November 2, 2013 against…

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