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Watch: Manchester City goalie Ederson sets Guinness World Record

The 24-year-old Brazilian now has the longest drop-kick in the world to his name

Prabhjeet Sethi @SinghOfGudTimes 15 May 2018, 5:53 PM
Ederson is expected to be in Brazil's 2018 World Cup squad

Ederson is expected to be in Brazil's 2018 World Cup squad Image: AFP

Manchester City’s goalkeeper Ederson Moraes is walking a purple patch. His club recently won the Premier League for the third time and now he’s registered his name in the Guinness book of world records.

So here’s how this happened.

On Friday, the goalie broke the world record for the longest drop-kick ever. The previous record was 75 metres and the Brazilian fired one for a distance of 75.35 metres. He was given three attempts to do so. And he pulled it off in the third attempt.

Here’s proof:

Ederson has signed a contract-extension with Manchester City. As a result of this, his stay with the Sky Blues extends till 2025. He is expected to be part of Brazil’s final squad for the upcoming World Cup in Russia.

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