Best Free Kick Takers in Football (Soccer)

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1Juninho Pernambucano

In all aspect guy is a guru in free kick taking, even in a tight corner he deliver better result, I can remember the he took against Barcelona in a champions league match is kick was outstanding to an extent it force Victor Valdes to fumble. To me is the greatest in taking free kick.

Juninho is one of the only players to score more than 40 free kicks in his career (Beckham was in the 30s). Not only is that impressive, but some of the spots he managed to score from which were way outside the box! Talk about power and dipping skills! If the question was "who puts the craziest curve on the ball during a free kick", then Beckham rules all day. Juninho was the most EFFECTIVE and his statistics prove that.

There's a huge gap between beckham and juninho, not saying beckham shouldn't be second, but juninho is the best by a long shot.

He is the Greatest free kick taker ever..

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2David Beckham

He treated his game like an art and he was the artist!

How is Becks not at number 1, he is the best by a country mile. You would pay just to watch a beckham freekick exhibition, his freekicks are footballing artistry.

He is simply the best... Followed by Zico.
He is a one of the most hard working player I've never known despite of all the fame he got outside and inside the field. He never lost his cool - Respect!

Number 1 of course

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3Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano is always number 1... Period... Show me a better free kick than the one against portsmouth a few years back at Old Trafford? - xyz51007

Amazing his still in hi career but his not yet finished!

Beckham and juninho have never shot a free kick from more than 45 yards. But ronaldo has.. Against arsenal. He should be number 1.

Ronaldo is better than messi

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4Roberto Carlos

I had seen his one goal that is really impossible

Brazil vs France, Real Madrid the best long range free kicks ever

no one is like roberto carlos in free kicks

Roberto Carlos is the best ever free cake taker I ever known

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5Ronaldinho

He is the best there is... The ball always finds the extreme top corner near to the far post... Scored an amazing low shot freekick against werder bremen. Top that and then talk

Here's the facts: Beckham may have a little more skill than Ronaldinho. But he can't curl a ball into a goal like Ronaldinho can. Ronnie can do it from anywhere on the pitch. He scored an amazing, amazing, amazing goal against England in the '02 World Cup. He was at least 35-40 meters from the goal. Beckham always takes them from about 25-30 meters, and if it's anymore than that, Madrid will get Roberto Carlos to power-shot one into the goal. Also in the year that Barcelona won the champions League (last season-05/06), Ronnie and Barca played against the Italian team Udinese. Ronaldinho scored a hat trick... From 3 DIRECT FREE KICKS. If you don't believe me, check the statistics yourself.

He keeps it simple but strategist and he has the cool needed to maintain while a kick. - monk-e

Is by far the best

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6Andrea Pirlo

Pirlo can use both the inside and outside of his foot for free kicks and his consistency is second only to Juninho.

He was my favorite midfielder and in fifa 11 he was supposed to be a good free kick taker and I agree to it. In 2010, he scored at a distance of 35 m and for the keeper it is full stretch.

He is the best player in all the world and has a super super free kick and powerful shot and very accurate

100% best free kicker

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7Sinisa Mihajlovic

JUST WATCH CRVENA ZVEZDA - BAYERN MUNCHEN 1991.! BEST FREE KICK TAKER EVER

Sinisa tira la BOMBA! A very rare left-footed free kick specialist who knew to combine power, accuracy and swerve all together. Free kicks from 25 meters were for him like penalties. A free kick hat-trick hero vs. Sampdoria, and many, many beautiful goals like the one when he scored a goal through the legs of the Udinese keeper from 30 meters far out... Too bad he didn't used "knuckle ball" technique from free kicks, who knew what would happened if he used that... Rumour has it, that his powerful left foot shot reached top speed of 165 kh during a research from the Department of Physics at the University in Belgrade. The best free kick taker in the world...

he holds the record for most international free-kicks. AND he scored a hat-trick from free kicks too

Cristiano Ronaldo better than Mihajlovic? How old are you, 15? Sinisa was a SPECIALIST, the most talented free kicker of all time. Sinisa and Juninho should be the top2 BY FAR, no discussion!

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8Alessandro del Piero

Del Piero scored the most free kicks in the history of Serie A and the European Champions League! He is the best of all this list, Hands down.
One more thing you have to bear in mind is that Del Piero scored in the Italian League (Serie A) which has the best defenses and most experienced goal keepers (compared to the French League or any League in that matter! )

The greatest player ever! His good attitude, personality, professional player..
His goals against Real Madrid in the European Champions League 2008/2009. He is the Legend of Football, the Legend of Juventus who all the Juventini proud of!
Del Piero >> The greatest player!

he scored so many goals from freekicks that he's probably the best takers... or at least in my opinion

He was the best

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9Steven Gerrard

The most controlled free-kick taker I ever saw! - Wizteddy13

Does nothing fancy but still achieves the best result... Some people A.K. A ronaldo try to do too much and their free kicks end up in the crowd! - kameel

He's the only guy that just uses sheer power to cannon the ball in. Just look at his free-kick against Newcastle United

He is world number 1. He I s the legend

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10Lionel Messi

Messi is a really good free kick taker if he shoots almost every time he scores he shoots in top or low corners that's the key of free kicks

Does anyone remember the free kick where he put it under the wall... Cheeky and pure genius... Messi is by far the best player as well as the best free kick taker

This Argentinian central forward player is the record man of golden balls: 4: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. But his rival: Cristiano Ronaldo won the golden ball of 2013. And this year, we think about robben, messi, or, James Rodriguez to win the golden ball France football. This player began in 2004, with the Newell' OLD BOYS, in Argentina. Then, in 2005, he goes to FC Barcelona and became their star with 8 league titles, 1 champions league winners and 6 copa del Reys. He's like the best player ever.

He must have the best convert ratio.

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11Pierre van Hooijdonk

Feyenoord won the UEFA cup because of this gift of Van Hooijdonk, every single match, again and again

"put your hands up for Pi-air... That's what we used to sing! Really cool, it was like half a penalty when he took a free kick close to the penalty area!

Scored 14 goals in all competitions at his first season in Rotterdam. I have never seen anything like it

Put your hands up for Pierre! Amazing free kicks...

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12Zico

i don't care what anyone says, i firmly believe zico is the best on free kicks, he has no match.

Pele said to Zico " Your the best soccer player ever and your the closest person that went to my greatness"

ARRGGH! These lists are terrible! Zico is the best ever, or at least in the top 10, yet he is beaten by the likes of Van Persie, Drogba AND Nobby Solano!

The only one in the list that might be at the same level is Juninho

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13Shunsuke Nakamura

Nakamura is great player, he can provide feedback to the striker and allows the striker to score and with a fitting accuracy of the kick, he can score goals from dead ball shot

Week in, week out, Naka sticks them in from free kicks! Keepers just cannot get to the ball in time... Simply UNBELIEVABLE! Hail! Hail!

Nakamura is simply the best at free kicks. Not only that but his ball control, his football brain and passing. He is even good enough to play in the premiership (please don't leave us). He is awesome - celtic4life

A Naka free kick around the box is as good as a penalty when he's taking it..

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14Juan Arango

How the hell this guy is not on the list.
I have seen like 50 goals on free kicks that he did, But he is underrated by lots of people..

High accuracy in long distance.. Is amazing, is simply magic when he kicks the ball, he makes easy the difficult

He is one of the best in the world he should be top 10 no doubt

He should be number one.

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15Wesley Sneijder

Yeo
Because he plays for the best team in the (REAL MADRID) he has scored 4 goalz this year and 3 were on a free kick
Ps. Madrid are gonna smash roma in the champions league

16Gheorghe Hagi

big star. great shoots. Carpathian maradona. uefa cup 2000 winner. super cup winner. Hagi galatasaray clup player and past technical director. Romania super star.

He surely has to be in the top 5!

He could score from any distance, not just outside of the box. Also to put on top of this he could score from any angle which he proved in International team matches as well as Champions league and domestic league matches. Without a doubt the most frequent and best free kick taker in history!

He definitely needs to be in the top 5! Maybe not better than juninho but absolutely better than Christiano and ronaldinho!

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17Ryan Giggs

Best and talented free kick taker

18Diego Forlan
19Juan Roman Riquelme

The more creative midfielder that soccer have right now. His free kicks are just too accurate. For me the best with Nakamura.

Man He Is Good Fit For Bayern Munchen Ill Tell You That He Is Good Free Kicker Good At Curve

20Robin van Persie

He has an amazing speed, curve and power in his kicks plus I think he has the best left foot in the premier league. He is awesome.

Killer left foot with with class, he lost it because of injuries but still videos are evidence, and still he can come back to same level..

Powerful left foot. He takes it so well.

Robin van persie is my favourite player

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