Goalkeeper boots ‘longest goal ever’ to leave football stunned, Cobresal Vs Colo-Colo, world record

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Football fans have celebrated a rare length of the field goalkeeper goal after Argentinian goalkeeper Leandro Requena scored what some are calling the longest strike in football history.

Requena plays for Chilean top-tier side Cobresal and his goal rubbed salt in the wound as his side already lead 2-0 in the 77th minute against Colo-Colo.

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Kicking from the edge of the six-yard box, the goalkeeper cleared the everyone but his opposing number, with the ball bouncing just in front of him and then bouncing over his head.

Colo-Colo’s Brayan Cortes was well out of the box and tried to head it as he couldn’t handle the ball, chasing in vain, as it slowly bounced into the back of the net to make it 3-0. The game finished 3-1.

The commentators gave the traditional drawn out “GOAL!” scream as the Cobresal players swamped the goalkeeper.

It may be even better for Requena whose kick reportedly went 101m (110 yards).

The Guinness World Record is currently 96.01m from Newport County goalkeeper Tom King in 2021.

Requena revealed after the match the club would be applying for the record.

“I asked Juan Silva, the club’s manager, if the request for the record application was really going to be made and he told me ‘obviously yes’,” Requena told Radio Bio Bio.

“So now we are waiting for what is needed to verify what the distance really was. (Silva) did tell me that the ANFP (Chilean Football Federation) called him to check the measurements of the field, which is 150 meters and a bit.

“If so, since the area is five meters, it would be logically over 100. The truth is that I am happy with all this, more than anything personally, but also for the institution, for Chilean football. Going down in history with an event like this makes me happy.”

No one thought this would lead to a goal. Photo: TwitterSource: Twitter
Here’s where it all went wrong. Photo: TwitterSource: Twitter
That was a shocker. Photo: TwitterSource: Twitter

He added he believed the location played a part in the kick with Cobresal’s stadium Estadio El Cobre at over 2200m above sea level.

To put it in perspective, the peak of Australia’s tallest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko is 2228m above sea level.

“I wanted to take the kick quickly as we have done so many times at altitude, to try to catch the rival off guard and it came out a little stronger than normal,” Requena told Radio Bio Bio.

“The first thing I did as soon as the ball left my foot was hold my head because there were two players in a clear position to counter-attack and I realised that it had gone long.

“When I saw the bounce made it difficult for Brayan and it went past him, I thought the ball could go in.”

Football fans on social media were left in awe by the incredible strike, with one writing on Twitter: “This is absolutely wild.”

Another exclaimed: “Incredible goal kick.”

And a third added: “Wow congrats to goalie Leandro Requena — the longest goal in soccer history.”

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