Stray football kicked out of Aberdeen found in Norway

The ball travelled 1,100 miles north

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A stray football kicked out of an amateur team's ground has landed 1,100 miles away - in Norway.

The ball was booted over the 25ft net at Banks o' Dee FC's riverside ground in Aberdeen by an under-19s team player.

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It landed in the River Dee, floated into the North Sea and was then carried all the way across to the Norwegian island of Vanna.

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Banks O'Dee FC's ground in Aberdeen

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The ball kicked out of the ground was discovered 1000 miles away off the far north of Norway

Local Johnny Mikalsen found the ball and was still able to read the club's name on it and got in touch with them.

He emailed: "Hi! You properly [sic] have one of the best long distance kickers in the world.

"The football is just a little bit dirty after such a long distance, but fully usable."

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Banks O'Dee FC's ground has put it's name on the map

Club secretary Tom Ewan, said: "It happens semi-regularly actually. We lose about two balls a month.

"We just never realised this is where they might be ending up."

He added: "The man who found the ball has actually won a local competition to come over and visit Scottish distilleries.

"We have, of course, invited him to our hospitality and to asked him to visit us when he comes over - but he has to bring the ball."

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