Asmir Begovic inducted into Guinness Book of Records for long-distance goal

Asmir Begovic is today being inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for scoring the longest goal ever in a competitive football match.

The Stoke keeper's strike from just outside his own six-yard box against Southampton at the Britannia Stadium last November is included in the new 2015 edition of the famous book.

The wind-assisted effort has been officially recorded at 91.9m, 301ft 6in or 100.5yds and the 27-year old was presented with his certificate before jetting off on international duty.

He said: "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.

"I really do appreciate this award, and the certificate will certainly take pride of place on the wall at home."

Begovic's Bosnia take on Liechtenstein at home in a friendly today (4pm) before a European Championship qualifier against Cyprus next Tuesday.