Iran Goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand Has The Longest Throw In Football

It was a night to remember for Iran's Alireza Beiranvand.

He became the first goalkeeper to save a World Cup penalty from a Portuguese player in the tournament's history, not to mention that fact that he saved a Cristiano Ronaldo spot-kick, of all people.

Beiranvand's amazing story also went viral. The 25-year-old ran away from home when he was younger to fulfil his dreams of becoming a professional footballer and because he moved away, he was homeless for some time.

He proceeded to work in a dress factory, a car wash and as a street cleaner before making it, according to The Guardian.

One thing we never got to witness on Monday night was Beiranvand's famous throw, which has been dubbed the longest in football.

During his breakthrough at Azadegan League side Naft Tehran in Iran, he often threw the ball an incredible distance.

In fact, he once managed to record an assist after he launched the ball 70 yards.

Beiranvand and teammate Gholamreza Rezaei combined to score a stunning 40 yard game-winning goal against Tractor Sazi in an Iran Persian Gulf Pro League game.

The score was tied when the Iran goalkeepr sparked a counter-attack with one of the longest throws ever. Just take a look at this.

How does he do it, seriously?

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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