Free-kick goal is one of the best goals a football player could ever score. It is the dream of every top footballer to score at least one freekick goal each season.
Let’s take a look at the names of footballers with the most freekick goals in football history.
Only four players have scored more free-kicks in the history of the game than Lionel Messi
10. Cristiano Ronaldo – 60 Goals
9. Ronald Koeman – 60 Goals
8. Zico – 62 goals.
7. Diego Maradona – 62 goals
6. Lionel Messi – 65 goals
5. David Beckham – 65 goals
4. Nicola Legrottaglie – 66 goals
3. Ronaldinho – 66 goals
2. Pele – 70 goals
1. Juninho – 77 goals
Only four players have scored more free-kicks in the history of the game than Lionel Messi.
Messi’s figure of 65 free-kick goals puts him above Diego Maradona’s total of 62 goals from direct free-kicks. That number, however, is considerably lower than former Lyon and Brazil midfielder, Juninho Pernambucano, who has scored the most free-kick goals in football history.
During his two-decade-long career, Juninho scored 77 free-kicks for club and country. Second on the list is Brazilian legend Pele, who netted 70 goals from direct free-kicks.
Modern-day greats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (60) are in the top-10 list of footballers with the most goals via free-kick. Former Brazil and Sao Paulo goalkeeper, Rogerio Ceni is 10th on the list for most free-kick goals (59) in football history.
Juninho, the famous Lion player, who, according to some sources, scored 76 free kick goals in his career, with some sources saying it was one more – 77. Most of them-44, he scored in Olympic Lyon in France, where he earned the name “GOAT of free kicks.” Although he used many different techniques for free kicks, he is the “inventor” of the “knuckleball” technique, which makes the ball swerve in the air and end in one of the corners of the goal leaving the goalkeepers helpless.