Argentine goalkeeper Leandro Requena appears to be set to have made the longest goal in soccer history after punting a field-long kick that went from his goal all the way to his opponent’s goal without assistance.
Playing for Chile’s C.D. Cobresal during their 3-1 win over Colo-Colo in the Chilean Primera Division on Saturday, Requena performed what appeared to be an easy kick a few feet in front of his own post in the 77th minute of the game.
The ball flew over the midfield, but when it approached Colo-Colo’s end of the field, their goalkeeper, Brayan Cortés, was standing way too far forward, and Requena’s ball flew right over his head.
To make it all the more embarrassing, when Cortés turned to chase after the ball in a forlorn attempt to intercept it, he stumbled and was far too late to stop Requena’s ball from rolling unimpeded right into the net.