Best Free Kick Takers in Football (Soccer)
The Top Ten Best Free Kick Takers in Football (Soccer)
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.
If beckham have banana shoot, Juninho is really different, when he shoot the ball, the ball was not spin, and that's make the ball goes straight and make the shoot really powerful and accurate which could kill every keeper.
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!
How is beckham not number 1! He is very good at taking banana free kicks
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.
Cristiano Ronaldo is best free kick taker. He is the best shooter in the world and ahead of Messi. - RewMac0435
I had seen his one goal that is really impossible
Brazil vs France, Real Madrid the best long range free kicks ever
Carlos was amazing, he scored a swirling free kick from almost midfield!
no one is like roberto carlos in free kicks
There's nothing to say. Simply the Greatest of all times. Magic. Go and see all his goals and you'll understand why he was the best.
The thing that defined maradona was he's dribbling and of course the hand of god.
Thanks to god for gave this player
Speechless for this player, he's not human but he's God...
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
He keeps it simple but strategist and he has the cool needed to maintain while a kick. - monk-e
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 is the bst best best best best player in the wholr universe.. he is just amazing and he's freekick is just amazing and better then beckham.. beckham is juz famous coz hes a model and hes white and he can tok englishh das why.. ronaldinho is beta then ani 1
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
He is one of the best free kickers out there and is one of the only free kickers I have seen and I have seen him score from 40 meters out at AC milan which is very impressive when you see it. He is very accurate and can shot it in the top corner anytime
He makes it look as though its easy when it's actually not easy at all...
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
Lionel Andries Messi is the Greatest player of all the time, and now he is becoming the best free kick taker, he can curl the ball and whatever he want he can do, magician is small world for him, He is complete Genius.
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
The greatest free kick taker of all time. period.
he scored 27 goals in serie a but much more while he played for red star belgrade. the most powerfull shot from free kick was his shot against juventus...he hitted more than 40 crossbars and that is the fact. Italian goalkeepers were always better than french and in italian league there are just 2,3 f.k.in one game and because of all that Mihajlovic was better than juninho! Now J.is the best! Ronaldinho scores 1 goal in every 100 free kick!!!
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! )
he scored so many goals from freekicks that he's probably the best takers... or at least in my opinion
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 had a great percentage of goals from free kicks. He scored from free kicks since he was young. Juninho scored from free kicks in his second part of his career. Every Del Piero free kick was dangerous and in the proximity of the corners. He transformed free kicks from every position. He also scored long range goals with both feet..Unbelievable talent!
The most controlled free-kick taker I ever saw! - Wizteddy13
He's the only guy that just uses sheer power to cannon the ball in. Just look at his free-kick against Newcastle United
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
one of the best free kick takers in all of England and well the list should be David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, Cristiano Ronaldo, and finally Xabi Alonso and the rest behind them!!
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
Such a great free kick taker. I will always remember the one against freiburg.
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!
Hagi was undoubtedly the greatest lefty of all times. Until this day, I have not seen one goalkeeper who was able stop one of his long range "torpedo" with ease. Let's leave the popular names aside and give these players what they actually deserve. "Hagi-Juninho-Beckham! "
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
His technique is unrivalled, It's a thing of beauty to watch him curl a free kick right into the top corner. A free kick is like a penalty if he is on your team. Celtic Legend! He makes Van der sar look like stretch armstrong!
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 " You're the best soccer player ever and you're 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!
Arguably the best free kick taker ever, with Juninho.
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
Best left footer in actual times. No doubt about it
He should be number one.
A Galatasaray Legend like Hagi.
Wow wow wow bad
Freee kick is good but not best
Best and talented free kick taker
The best utd player in the last 25 years - gruppenfuhrer
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.
His free kicks are so accurate. I have not seen one better than his free kick against everton some years back
Just watch his free kicks on you tube, I think he deserves at least 10th place, he had such accurracy and power, few players now have such.
Power, curve, and genius placement: Rivellino scored absolutely classic game-changing direct-free-kick goals against Czechoslovakia and East Germany upon the biggest World stage. Yet, he gunned his shots in while the balls were still heavy and slow. Rivellino must be a top 10 direct-kick specialist of all times; perhaps top 5.
Go watch footage of Rivellino, you will not be sorry. He was the original master of elastico, had a rare close-control dribble mastery in dense traffic. All time greats like Ronaldinho and Maradona are self-proclaimed disciples of his. And as one of the original direct-kick specialists, he introduced shots that few can ever repeat.
Great Man.. Great player... God of football.. Best footballer ever.. Scored 20 free kick goals (screamers.. While just for Arsenal.. LEGEND)
He is god of arsenal taken retake of freekick and scored it like a boss
Hits bangers all day long.
No matter what everyone say about you good man
His skills are amazing like spider man
His free kicks corners are excellent
You are the best football player
Guys! Alex is different from other free-kick takers because he has de ability to fire his bullet shot to his preferred position... and at last the Goal-keeper will not get a chance to touch the ball... that's Allexx
Alex's freekicks are the BOMB! He proven his worthyness vs arsenall
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
He deserve to be in the first 30
African Football legend. PProlific free-kicks taker. Even Ronaldinho took some football lessons from him while @ PSG in France. He deserves to be in at least the top 30.
He should have become before. But there is a reason for this because he doesn't take any free kicks at all. He should prctise more and come to the top.
He's one of the best caption and a best legend after his retirement
Look where everton are today, he is rubbish - gruppenfuhrer
He is the best free kicker in the world
Now he taking good free kicks
Probably among 3 best fk takers in "main leagues" at the moment
Convertion ratio from try to become goal this season is amazing
Why 28th should be around 1st
he is for sure the best young free kick taker in the world - mshalfon
Best Free Kick Taker in the World!
He can do the best knuckleball.
Bale is among the top 3 best free kick takers
"he is a magician"
54? You can't be serious, he is better than all of these minor league players in the Middle East above him, if you don't believe me, watch clips on YouTube!
Leighton Baines is the set piece king without a doubt.
Baines in very consistent because if he doesn't score a freekick, it's gets on target or hits the frame of the goal.
Are all the people out off their minds. Lampard is best free kick taker in whole universe and from when is baichung bhutia better than him. He is aWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AND AWESOME
FRANK! FRANK! FRANK! Best free kick/penalty taker ever! Have you seen him miss?
The most outside the box scorer in England!
You're the best lampard
He is honestly better than nani, Ryan highs and many more above him
He is some cheat
What are you serious he is way better than those kiddy league noobs from the Middle East above him and baines
BEST DISTANCE SHOOTER EVER! - wriddhak
Best in Brasil even according to Juninho Pernambucano
Goalkeeper for Sau Paulo who scored 65 free kicks in his career. 25 more than Juninho
Best free kick taker ever and he has scored the most goals for a goalkeeper
Around 60 goals with perfect technique. This is insane, even for midfielders!
Man Did You See His Five Free Kicks In The World Cup They Were Awesome Did You See There Curve They Were Incredible He Should Be Number 15 Or 10 at least 15 maybe 10 He He Can Score Them When He Wants To
Rivelino's shots had power, curves, surprising placement. He defined free-kick specialist. Scored incredible free kicks on the biggest stage. He did it when the ball was still big, slow and heavy. Ronaldinho and Maradona are self-idenfied disciples.
Maybe the youngsters can't remember how good he was at free kicks.
For me, easy top ten
A physical yet technical Dutch powerhouse center back who scored a whooping more than 240 career goals and his freekicks are very dangerous and very powerful
Hah? Koeman should be the 7th instead... A goal against Pagliuca in 1992?
He is the best in the world
� ali karimi is the best football player in the world♥
He is the best player in Iran
We love him so much
Mohsen (one of tiraxtor FC CLUB <3 Fans)
Ali Karimi is one of those players that couldn't reach their real position in football.His driblling was something like Messi or ronaldinho's driblling,but unfortunatly due to an injury in Bayern Munchen he couldn't continue his career very well.He is the best player in the Asia's history.If you don't believe me have a search in the internet with his name.In a national game he driblled whole of players and scored a goal,just like Maradonna...
He is a good football player
I love you ashkan
Reza of Iran
Ashkan technique is the best
Ashkan Dejagah... I love you
DROGBA THE LION.. awesome free kicks just brilliant, and I love alex too.. he's also one of the best free-kick takers
Didier drogba I think he is the best free kick-taker in the world because he is fast and a good aimer in front of goal
he seems to be improving at an alarming rate. Great finisher and awesome free-kick taker
There migh be loads of other better ones, but whenever I see drogba about to take a free kick I expect him to score. And he usually does!
Platini not only reinvented free kicks but is easily second on the list behind Juninho
I'm actually very shocked that Michael Platini, the man who revolutionized the free kick, who reinvented it, isn't in the top 3, but what's worse is that he's not even in the top ten. He had accuracy that only Juninho and Beckham could match, and he put the ball over the wall and under the bar with such pace that few people realized how near impossible it was to take a free kick the way he did. This list is flawed. Platini, then Juninho, then Beckham, the C. Ronaldo and the rest of the top 20 are about even...
He in my opinion is not the greatest ever free kick taker, however he is the inventor and perfecter of the "over the wall, under the bar" free kick and deserves to be number 4 (behind 1. Cristiano Ronaldo 2. David Beckham 3. Juninho) because he revolutionized the art of taking a direct free kick.
I agree with the opinion that he deserves to be in the top 3.
This guy is amazing at free-kicks. We will see him dominate for years if he can stay injury-free. I can tell you big clubs will want to buy him.
This guy should be in the top 10. No doubts. amazing free kick taker
He deserves better ranking
He is gonna rule the world in free-kicks in the near future:-)
Recoba is simply on top 3 left footed free kick takers of all times, maradona, mihajlovic and recoba. The effect and curving he gives to the ball are just unmatched by any other player in the list..if he was italian or brazilian he would have been a lot higher ranked
Alvaro Recoba is the greatest free kick taker in the world and shooter the first game he played foe inter he scored the best goal I have ever seen even the english commentators were amased at the power of the kick with no run up to shoot.
not only in shooting freekick that even greatest
but he done well also in passing freekick.
his passing freekick bring the goals so many too
He is the best left free kick player in the world
Recoba have a quality passing, can play as striker or play maker..
His left foot strike just be silent of goalkeeper
though zidane lacks power when passing and doesn't lift the ball high up in the air like beckham, ronaldinho, or pirlo, he still manages to score from an average range. he doesn't have speed like carlos or accuracy like juninho, however he's still fairly better than those regular soccer players you see
He is claim and more released when taking penalties. His targets are serious for the keep to caught.
Zinedine is the best player in the world
Argubarly the greatest player to eveer play the game of football his one of very few people who can play with both of his feet.
He's scored greatest goals in Sporting Cristal, Boca Jrs, Newcastle, Aston Villa, West Ham United and the Peruvian national team.
Solano deserves to be ranked in the top ten or maybe at least 11, 12 or 13.
He is one of the best, even Maradona called him "Maestrito"
The best free kicker in the history of newcastle
Baggio should be number 1
The divine ponytail was a player ahead of his time. His touch, creativity and skill were second to none. He scored loads of amazing free kicks at Fiorentina, Juventus, AC Milan, Bologna, Inter and Brescia. I particularly recall a very intelligent freekick he took while at inter. Everyone expected a cross and he fooled them all and passed it into the net. At Brescia he took a corner kick directly into the net during a league game against Leece. A true legend!
43? I can't believe it.Baggio is one of the best free kick takers in the football history...
Milan Radovic is the best free kick taker... now Milan Radovic played for Persib Bandung Team From Indonesian...
Your curve and power in his kicks plus I think he has the best. THANKS MILAN RADOVIC YOUR FREE KICK AND GOAL WINS
The next Yunus Fauzan Apriliatna, and he is Persib Bandung player
Thanks Radovic for your free kick in PERSIB BANDUNG - yunusfauzanapriliatna