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Ederson Now Holds The Guinness World Record For The Longest Drop Kick In Football

Ederson Now Holds The Guinness World Record For The Longest Drop Kick In Football

It has been a remarkable debut season for Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson.

After being brought in for a world-record fee last year, expectation was high but the 24-year-old has been a rock between the sticks for Pep Guardiola's side in recent months, breaking the hoodoo of bad goalkeepers.

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Image: Phil Foden/Instagram
Image: Phil Foden/Instagram

Now, just days after lifting the Premier League title, the former Benfica man has scooped another accolade - a Guinness World Record for longest drop kick in football history.

Ederson posted the following picture to Instagram after he was snapped with his latest achievement.

From what we can see, he was presented with the accolade on Thursday 10 May, although it isn't clear when this feat was achieved.

Shortly after wrapping up a deal to sign for City, Ederson made his Brazil national team debut and marked his first outing for his country with a clean sheet in a 3-0 win over Chile.

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His first start for Brazil was more than deserved and he continued his rich vein of form. Tite's side made easy work of La Roja, with goals from Paulinho and Gabriel Jesus (2) meaning the Confederations Cup finalists will not be appearing in Russia for next year's World Cup.

Jesus, who was Brazil's top scorer in qualifying, should have had a hat-trick. His City teammate Ederson found him in the 23rd minute with an utterly ridiculous 90-yard goal-kick that dropped right at his feet.

We implore you to check it out:

Is goalkeeper Ederson the most accurate kicker in world football?

Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Football, Ederson, Premier League, Kick, Guinness World Record

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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