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Longest headed goal scored in a competitive football (soccer) match

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  • Who: Jone Samuelsen

  • What: Longest headed goal scored in a competitive football (soccer) match

  • Where: Norway

The longest headed goal scored in a competitive football (soccer) match was 58.13 m (190 ft 8.58 in), achieved by Jone Samuelsen (Norway), playing for ODD Grenland vs Tromsø Idrettslag on 25 September 2011.

This goal was scored in the final minutes of a Tippeligaen League game (Norway's top division) when the score was 2-1 to ODD Grenland. A corner was given to Tromsø who put everyone forward, including their goalkeeper, in an attempt to equalise and keep their title hopes alive. However a long clearance upfield saw Tromsø's defender head the ball in attempt to get the ball back in ODD Grenland's half. However, his clearance was met by Jone Samuelsen's head, directing the ball into an empty net, with the hapless keeper running back to his goal in vain.

 

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