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Our 5 favourite free-kicks in football history

A free-kick is one of the most nerve-racking moments in football and it’s normal for teams to pick their lucky-charm to execute it. Check out our 5 favourite free-kicks in football history.

1.Lionel Messi

Messi gave the-almost-perfect free-kick during a match between Barcelona and Liverpool and that goal marked the Argentinean’s 600th goal for his club! In an interview with UEFA, he claimed that “I tried to strike it like I try to strike every free-kick. It was a bit further out than usual, I hit it with a lot of power; sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. I had luck on my side at that time and it went in”.

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2.Cristiano Ronaldo

In a match between Manchester United and Portsmouth during the 2007/08 season, Ronaldo helped the Red Devils to the top of the table. He was unstoppable and even Alex Ferguson acknowledged it. He said, “that without doubt, must be the best [I’ve seen in the Premier League], from that distance, he’s going to hit them. No keeper in the world would save that”. #agreed

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3.David Beckham

During the 2002 World Cup qualifiers, Beckham shocked Greece and the world with his amazing free-kick. Since we think Beckham really mastered the art of free-kicks, here’s a compilation of his free-kicks…

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4.Diego Maradona

Another legend on the list, Maradona was feared by opponents because they knew that his free-kicks were literally unstoppable. #fyi, Maradona was the one who taught Messi how to strike the ball back in 2010 and on that note, let’s check out some of Maradona’s best free-kicks in football history.

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5.Mohd Faiz Subri

Faiz is a former Malaysian professional footballer who played Penang FA as a striker/ winger. He even won the 2016 FIFA Puskas award for his incredible free-kick in a Malaysian league match that happened in 2015. #bravo

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