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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Japanese Defender Ryujiro Ueda Scores on 63-Yard Header (Video)

For someone like me who rarely watches soccer, scoring on a header is an impressive feat. I played soccer for three years in high school and probably attempted to head the ball a total of five times, so you can imagine why seeing someone score on a header off a corner kick baffles me.  Now that you know that, you can likely understand why I find a world record 63-yard header goal to be amazing.  Check out this goal that Japan’s Ryujiro Ueda scored this past weekend, courtesy of Dirty Tackle:

Considering it was clealry misplayed by the keeper, I’m not going to say a goal like that is more impressive than the longest basketball shot ever made.  Still, how a person can head a soccer ball that far is one of the great mysteries in sports as far as I’m concerned.



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