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Manchester City keeper Ederson breaks world record for longest ever drop-kick

Brazilian added a personal flourish to a sensational season of records for Pep Guardiola's men

Ederson has drop-kicked his way into Manchester City’s sensational season of record-breaking.

The Brazilian keeper secured one of the wackiest entries in the Guinness Book of Records by punting the ball longer than anyone else ever – 75.3 metres in training.

Champions City have already blitzed Premier League records for points, goal, successive wins and most passes in a match.

Etihad keeper Ederson shows off his certificate for entering the Guinness Book of Records for the longest drop-kick

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Etihad keeper Ederson shows off his certificate for entering the Guinness Book of Records for the longest drop-kick

But not even such a meticulous planner as boss Pep Guardiola could have anticipated this far-fetched fun feat from Ederson.

Remember, the 24-year-old was brought in from Benfica last summer for a world-record £35million due to his ability in the SHORT game – the way he can pass the ball out from the back, like a sweeper.


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That’s right – the man who has just kicked the ball further than anyone else cost more than anyone else because he is best at NOT kicking the ball long.

Edeerson has proved he is a lucky punter - with a world record for kicking long

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Edeerson has proved he is a lucky punter – with a world record for kicking long

Ederson has helped Manchester City swagger to the Premier League title

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Ederson has helped Manchester City swagger to the Premier League title

Ederson posted the photo of of his world-record joy on his Instagram account.

A copy of his certificate might not quite make the Etihad trophy cabinet.


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But perhaps it proves what many have been saying for a long time – Guardiola’s all-stars can do just about anything.

Former Benfica star Ederson was brought in by Etihad chief Pep Guardiola for his ability to bring the ball out from the back

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Former Benfica star Ederson was brought in by Etihad chief Pep Guardiola for his ability to bring the ball out from the back

Meanwhile, Ederson and Co will have their eyes on one final landmark in Sunday’s season-closer at Southampton.

Only victory will take City to the 100-point mark.

It would also earn them the highest total of away wins and away points, plus the best-ever goal difference.

Ederson will be going to the World Cup with Brazil but only has one cap

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Ederson will be going to the World Cup with Brazil but only has one cap

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