Iran national team goalkeeper Alireza Beiranband (29, Boavista FC) has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the ‘football player who threw the ball farthest’.
On the 25th, Beiranband’s current team, Portuguese club Boavista, announced the news of Beiranband’s Guinness Book of World Records through SNS.
The game counted as ‘the moment when Beiranband threw the ball the farthest’ was known as the 2018 World Cup qualifier match against South Korea held on October 11, 2016.
In that match, Beiranband caught the ball from inside the Iranian penalty box and threw it into the Korean side for a long time. It was confirmed that the thrown ball flew over the half line to a whopping 61.26 meters.
The match was held at Azadi Stadium in Tehran, India, and ended with a 1-0 victory for Iran.
In the Asian Cup group stage match between Iran and Iraq on January 17, 2019, Beiranband’s ball crossed the half line and flew to the midpoint of the Iraqi camp.
At that time, the British Guardian reported that Beiranband’s ability to throw far away was grounded by playing the game ‘Dal Paran’, which throws stones at a long distance from a young age.” .
Beiranband, who is known to be 192cm tall, has played in the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2019 Asian Cup as the main goalkeeper for the Iran national team, and also participated in the 2022 Qatar World Cup final qualifiers against South Korea last month.
He is currently active in Iranian clubs such as Nift Tehran and Persepolis, and joined Royal Antwerp last summer to advance to the European stage. This season, he is on loan at Boavista.
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