Football is a game watched all over the world and attracts more and more audience as each day passes. You can score in a football match in many ways and one of them include scoring from a direct free kick.
The art of the free-kick is one of the most mesmerizing in the game. While this has been hard for many players to achieve, some few players have made the task look so easy by scoring from free kicks any time they get the chance.
Here are the names of football stars who have attained ultimate success at scoring from free-kicks, with consistency and longevity, through their careers.
The ranking is based on a number of factors like conversion rate, the number of goals from dead-ball situations, and how long they’ve been doing it.
The Brazilian superstar has scored 25 goals from direct free-kicks in his 11 years as a Real Madrid player. Carlos went down in history because of the incredible free kick against France in 1997, a goal that defied the laws of physics.
Messi has scored a direct freekick in five of the six club tournaments in which he has participated. The Argentine international has 26 in LaLiga, four in the Champions League, three in the Copa Del Rey, two in the UEFA Super Cup and one in the Supercopa de Espana. Overall this season, Messi’s success rate is 22 per cent.