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Find Out The 20 Greatest Free-kick Takers Of All Time

There are many great free-kick takers in football history. Many of them are characterized by their ability to find the net and help their team.

Confidence is a very important attribute in taking free-kicks. If the player lacks confidence, he probably deliver a poor ball that would not trouble the opponent in any way. Composure is also very brilliant as the player must not feel worked up while stepping up to take the free-kick.

Two of the best players in the world, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are great free-kick takers as they have utilized their ability to score from set-piece situations to help their teams many times.

According to vote by fans from, Ronaldo is still a better Free-kick taker than Lionel Messi. Here is the top 20 list:

20. Robin Van Persie

19. Memphis Delay

18. Ryan Giggs

17. Wesley Sneijder

16. Juan Arango

15. Zico

14. Shunsuke Nakamura

13. Gheorghe Hagi

12. Pierre van Hooijdonk

11. Steven Gerrard

10. Alessandro del Piero

9. Sinisa Mihajlovic

8. Lionel Messi

7. Andrea Pirlo

6. Ronaldinho

5. Diego Maradona

4. Roberto Carlos

3. Cristiano Ronaldo

2. David Beckham

1. Juninho

Juninho takes the number 1 spot. He is widely considered to be the greatest free-kick takers of all time and holds the record for the highest number of goals scored through free-kicks with 75.

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