Craziest Freestyle Football Skills & Free kicks.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Neymar & Messi.
One of the greatest goalscorers of all-time, Cristiano Ronaldo was the first player in history to win four European Golden Shoes and holds the records for most goals scored in both the Champions League and the European Championship.
With over 600 goals to his name, Ronaldo’s prowess both inside and outside the penalty area also sees him handed penalty and free-kick responsibilities for both club and country with 78 set-piece goals to his name for Real Madrid.
Ronaldo’s unique free taking stance is familiar to football fans the world over, and has even been included in FIFA 18 after the Real Madrid forward was made the cover star for the game. It stems back to his time at Manchester United, where he was also a prolific free-kick taker, with his 100th goal for the club coming from a dead ball situation in a 5-0 win over Stoke City where Ronaldo scored two free kicks. In fact, his final ever goal for United before his £80 million transfer to Real Madrid was a free kick against local rivals Manchester City.
Ronaldo’s first Champions League goals for Madrid were both free kicks, coming against Zurich after an impressive run of goals in the league where he scored in each of his first four games. The 32-year-old has scored a free kick in each of his first eight seasons at Santiago Bernabeu, with a season high of four in both the 2010-11 and 2012-13 La Liga campaigns. However, in the past two seasons, his return has been poorer scoring just one free kick in the league in both 2015-16 and 2016-17.
Despite the number of goals from free kicks, the forward is often criticised for being wasteful from set pieces. But just how accurate has Ronaldo been from free kicks for Real Madrid?