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Argentina Player Is In Guinness Book Of World Records For Missing Three Penalties In One Game

Argentina Player Is In Guinness Book Of World Records For Missing Three Penalties In One Game

The Guinness Book of World records covers a broad range of subjects - so much so you can even get in if you're really bad at penalties.

Just ask Martin Palermo. Capped 15 times by his country, the striker is perhaps best known for scoring a last-gasp goal that took Diego Maradona's Argentina side to the World Cup in 2010.

But 11 years before that, the former Boca Juniors and Villarreal man was making unwanted history in the Copa America against Colombia.

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Image: PA
Image: PA

Incredibly, Palermo missed THREE penalties in the same game. He'd recently been crowned South American Player of the Year and notched two in Argentina's game against Ecuador, but Palermo forgot to bring his shooting boots in the 3-0 defeat.

He leathered the first one against the crossbar, blazed the second into space and then saw his third and final spot-kick saved by goalkeeper Miguel Calero.

It was a hat-trick, just not the kind he had been hoping for. Palermo scored 249 goals in 592 games during a decorated career and would find the net in Argentina's final group game against Uruguay, but he lost all composure on this occasion.

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Other notable Guinness world record holders include Inter legend Adriano and Nicklas Bendtner, for most powerful shot and fastest goal as a substitute, respectively.

And there will soon be a new addition, with 75-year old Ezzeldin Bahader bidding to become the oldest player to score in a competitive football game.

Bahader, who has four children and six grandchildren, recently signed a contract with Egyptian third division side 6th October Club in January.

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In March, he scored his side's goal from the spot against Genius when he emphatically whacked in a penalty before celebrating with his teammates.

In completing 90 minutes as captain, Bahader now needs to play in one more full game to enter the Guinness World Record books.

Topics: Football News, Football, Argentina, Copa America, Penalty

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