Asmir Begovic with his Guinness World Records certificate
Image by: Phil Greig
08:00 4th September 2014
Keeper honoured for goal against Southampton
ASMIR BEGOVIC is now an official world record holder following his goal against Southampton last season.
The Stoke City goalkeeper has been entered into the Guinness World Records 2015 Book for the 'longest goal scored in football' after his strike against the Saints just seconds after the kick off.
Asmir's goal was measured at 91.9 metres - or 301 feet, 6 inches - as the Potters went on to record a 1-1 draw in the game at the Britannia Stadium last November.
"I feel amazing to be honoured in this way and as a goalkeeper I didn't expect this to happen, not for this type of record anyway - I will take it though and enjoy it," he said.
"I really do appreciate this award, and the certificate will certainly take pride of place on the wall at home.
"So thank you to everyone at Guinness World Records for presenting me with this wonderful award."
Other sporting icons to feature in this year's edition include Cristiano Ronaldo, Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr, Usain Bolt, Roger Federer, Rory McIlroy and Tony McCoy.
FIFA Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo took the mantle for 'Most Champions League goals in a calendar year' after scoring 15 goals during 2013, whilst he also recorded the 'Most Twitter followers for an athlete' which is now in excess of 25 million.
Other unique sporting records include 'Most red cards in a football match' which stands at 36 for all players and substitutes of the game between Atletico Claypole and Victoriano in Argentina!
Guinness World Records 2015 is the 60th anniversary edition of the world's best-selling copyright book.
It's packed full of incredible feats, facts and achievements and also features new Augmented Reality technology that enables the reader to bring record-breakers to life in stunning 3D.
The book is in stores from Thursday 11th September with a RRP of £20.