In soccer, long distance drop kicks are valuable offensive weapons as they enable teams to launch quick counterattacks. In today’s game, no player kicks farther than Brazilian keeper Ederson Moraes who makes a living tending goal for Manchester City.
EDERSON’S LONGEST DROP KICK
With a reputation for having one of the strongest legs in football, Ederson invited Guinness World Records to a training session to try and set a new mark for longest drop kick.
On his third and final attempt, Ederson crushed the ball 75.35 meters in the air to narrowly better the previous record by less than a half a meter.
It’s not just his drop kicks that make Ederson so dangerous for Manchester City — his short and medium passes can be just as threatening to opposing defenses when executed with precision.