Scoring a free kick is a lot harder than it looks, just like playing penalty, a player needs some extra calculation, and tactics. In football history, some players have managed to master this act, and scoring a free kick is nothing more than work over to them.
In this article, we Will be looking at 7 prominent players with the most free-kick goals in the history of football.
Pele had an amazing goal-scoring record, he scored above 600 goals in his professional career, and about 70 of them were free-kick goals.
Ronaldinho is next on our list, he is also a former Brazilian player, and know to be one of the greatest Footballer of all time. During his time he played for Barcelona, Paris Saint Germain, AC Milan, and also the Brazilian national team. He also won the Balon d'Or in 2005.
Ronaldinho also had an incredible free-kick scoring record, he scored about 66 free kicks in his professional career.
3. David Beckham
One of the most notable English players; David Beckham, is next on our list. Known to be the Manchester United legend, he played as a midfielder, but despite his position, it didn't stop him from playing free kicks or scoring goals.
He scored over 65 free kicks throughout his career.
4. Diego Maradona
The Argentine legend, Diego Maradona, is next on our list. During his days, he played for Barcelona, Sevilla, Napoli, and the Argentine national team, and he was considered one of the best players in his time.
After retirement, he became a club manager, and coached many clubs, before his death in November 2020.
Maradona was also one of the best free-kick takers, he scored about 62 free-kick goals in his career.
5. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is a professional Argentine footballer and is currently one of the best players in the World. He is a 6x Balor d'Or winner and multi-world record holder.
He recently moved to Paris Saint Germain, after playing for Barca for almost 18 years, and scoring above 600 goals for the club.
Messi also has an amazing free-kick scoring record, he has scored 58 free kicks goals, which is the highest as an active player.
6. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is next on this list, also known as one of the best players in football history, he is a 5x Balon d'Or winner, and the current highest goal scorer in the world.
He plays for Manchester United and the Portugal national team.
Ronaldo has above 780 career goals, and 57 of them are free-kick goals.
7. Miralem Pjanić
Miralem Pjanić is last on our list, he is a professional Bosnian football player, he plays as a midfielder for the Super Lig club; Beşiktaş on loan from Barca, and also the Bosnian national team.
He has also had an impressive career, and an amazing goal-scoring record. Pjanić has managed to score about 27 free kicks in his career.
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