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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.


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.

Ederson drop kicks soccer ball for Guinness world record

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.