The art of scoring from free-kicks is a difficult one to master. It’s a skill that requires a great deal of technical ability, precision and plenty of practice. The free-kick taker has to send the ball over the wall and get it down in time while also keeping it out of the reach of the goalkeeper.
Few sights are more satisfying to behold on a football pitch than the ball flying into goal directly from a free-kick. That’s why specialist free-kick takers have a cult fanbase. We’ve seen some legendary free-kick takers all throughout the history of the beautiful game.
Juninho Pernambucano, David Beckham, Ronaldinho and Zico are some of the iconic free-kick specialists from the past. Without further ado, let’s take a look at five players with the most free-kick goals in Europe’s top five leagues since the 2012-13 season.
#5 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Al Nassr) – 13 free-kick goals