April 11, 2011

Goalkeeper Scores on 83-Meter Kick: The goalkeeper for the second division Sport Colombia in Paraguay, Quinonez Wilson, recently scored on a free kick from a reported 83 meters over Club Cerro Porteno -- a feat being described as a new world record.

posted by rcade to soccer at 04:00 PM - 7 comments

in following the links on that story it appears that goalkeepers have done that before.

Or, does have to be from a dead ball kick?

posted by dviking at 05:19 PM on April 11

For pedantry's sake, that was a free kick (probably for offside, based on the position) and not a goal kick. Goalies have scored from drop kicks or running the ball out on a few occasions.

On first viewing, the opposing keeper just bottled it. Looking at the shadows, perhaps the height of that kick may have meant that the sun was in his eyes when it came down, but he still bottled it.

posted by etagloh at 05:43 PM on April 11

Fixed. Thought that had to be a goal kick.

posted by rcade at 06:19 PM on April 11

Well, as enterprising photographers at the 2010 World Cup eagerly made clear, breaking world records while perfectly placing objects into tight quarters between outstretched arms is the Paraguayan way.

posted by beaverboard at 11:44 PM on April 11

It couldn't have been a free kick for offside, because that would have been an indirect free kick.

/Pedant with a referee's badge.

posted by owlhouse at 04:03 AM on April 12

Why did he get a yellow card?

posted by jeremias at 07:21 AM on April 12

Taking your shirt off is a yellow in many leagues.

posted by rcade at 07:53 AM on April 12

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