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Football Fans Pick Top 30 Greatest Free-Kick Takers Of All Time, Only 1 African Player Made The List

Football fans from across the world have come together to vote for football players they consider to be the greatest Free-Kick taker of all time. From the selections made, only one African player made the list of the top 30 best Free-Kick takers.

In the list, Cristano Ronaldo ranks above his rival Lionel Messi, but then he is still not considered to be the best Free-Kick taker of all time.

The list was compiled after a vote was put up by a popular site specialised in ranking. What they do is pick a topic and ask people to vote and pick a choice. They are known as the top ten dot com.

The list which featured players form different countries and clubs, featured only one African player. African and Nigeria legendary footballer, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, is the only player who appeared in the list of the top 30 Greatest Free-Kick takers. He thanked no 26 on the list just ahead of Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney.

Below is the full list of the top 30 greatest Free-Kick takers of all time all listed in a descending order.

Last on the list, we have Leighton Baines at no 30.

29. Gareth Bale, Real Madrid star follows closely

28. Miralem Pjanic, is next on the list

27. Wayne Rooney, Manchester United legend follows next on the list.

26. Jay Jay Okocha, the only African and Nigeria legend spots ahead

25. Juan Roman Riquelme

24. Alex

23. Diego Forlan comes in just before Thierry Henry

22. Thierry Henry, the arsenal and Barcelona star is considered as the number 22nd in the list

21. Rivaldo

20. Robin van Persie, the former arsenal man, comes in after rivaldo.

19. Memphis Depay

18. Ryan Giggs

17. Wesley Sneijder

16. Juan Arango

15. Zico

14. Shunsuke Nakamura

13. Gheorghe Hagi

12. Pierre van Hooijdonk

11. Steven Gerrard, the former Liverpool man also made the list.

10. Alessandro del Piero

9. Sinisa Mihajlovic

8. Lionel Messi the world best comes in as the number 8th Free-Kick taker so all time

7. Andrea Pirlo

6. Ronaldinho, former Barcelona legend, comes in as the 6th Free-Kick taker of all time

5. Diego Maradona

4. Roberto Carlos

3. Cristiano Ronaldo comes in as the 3rs best Free-Kick taker of all time

2. David Beckham

1. Juninho Pernambucano wins the list for the best Free-Kick taker of all time in the world. He currently holds the record for the highest Free-Kick goals in the world.

Well there you have the list, what do you think?

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Story source is credited to Linda Ikeji Blog

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