Iranian throw-in: Nader Mohammadi goes viral for crazy somersault throw-in

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You probably haven’t heard of Nader Mohammadi.

We don’t blame you if you haven’t.

However, the 23-year-old Iranian player has gone viral this weekend for a quite incredible throw.

The Paykan FC player was playing in his side’s Persian Gulf Pro League fixture against Persepolis. They trailed 1-0 in the final minutes of the match when Mohammadi lined a long-throw.

What followed was pretty crazy.

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Despite being inside his own half, Mohammadi produced a somersault thrown that flew into the opponent’s penalty area. While it didn’t result in a goal, it forced the goalkeeper into conceding a corner. Not bad considering he took the throw from inside his own half.

Even Liverpool’s specialist throw-in coach, Thomas Gronnemark, commented on the throw.

He took to Twitter to write: “That’s a looooong throw-in.”

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He then tried to estimate how far it was.

“CRAZY throw-in of aprox. 45-47 meters,” he said. He then added: “It may be even 53-54 meters depending on the size of the pitch.”

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That is surely the longest throw in an actual football match.

The world record stands at 59.81 metres, which was achieved by Michael Lewis on a training pitch.

Back in December, Mohammadi went one better by actually SCORING from a throw.

“You can’t score from a throw-in” we hear you cry.

Well, you can if the goalkeeper gets a touch – which he did.

Of course, Nader Mohammadi isn’t the only Iranian Mohammadi who has attempted a somersault thrown-in.

Who can forget Milad Mohammadi’s effort during the World Cup?

Iran trailed Spain 1-0 at the 2018 World Cup in the 94th-minute.

Step forward, Milad Mohammadi.

He kissed the ball, pointed to the sky, performed a forward roll before decided against throwing it. He quickly ran back and performed a normal run-up before throwing it in.

How embarrassing.

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