Those of us who have watched football for a long time have likely seen a free kick. In fact, one of the most popular free kicks in the world is one taken by Lionel Messi. In this article, we’ll take a look at the best free kicks that have ever been taken by a Premier League player.
Lionel Messi is the best free kick taker in the world
Argentine ace Lionel Messi has the best free kick technique in the world. He scores goals with incredible accuracy and curling effort. He is also the first to hit the post with a free-kick.
Messi averages 7.25 goals per season from free-kicks. He has been scoring more goals from free-kicks since Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus.
Before 2014/15, Messi had taken 136 shots from direct free kicks in ten La Liga seasons. He had averaged 14 shots in the previous three seasons. This is more than twice as many shots as Ronaldo has taken in the same time frame.
Messi has improved his free-kick technique over the years. Rather than hitting the ball with a quick and powerful run-up, he has a slower, more compact run-up. This enables him to hit the ball with more power when on the edge of the area. He also arches his shoulder and chest to caress the ball.
Kolarov is a key player in Mancini’s Manchester City outfit
Having played in Italy with Lazio, Kolarov joined Manchester City in 2010. He became a key player in Mancini’s team, scoring 21 times and laying on 37 assists. He also won the Supercoppa Italiana against Inter Milan in 2009.
He was a cult hero at City, with many fans believing that his arrival made a big difference to the team. But he was eventually forced to leave after a contract dispute. In the meantime, Kolarov was linked with Real Madrid and Inter Milan.
He was known for his strong ball-striking with his left foot. He was also considered one of the best attacking fullbacks in Europe. He has a knack for accuracy from free kicks.
Ager Aketxe is a steady Spanish midfielder
Currently a member of the Spanish league’s second tier, Ager Aketxe is a player to keep an eye on. Although he has played professionally in the league before, it is only recently that he has been deemed worthy of a long-term deal.
The Ager Aketxe is a solid midfielder, with a knack for creating and finishing. He has also displayed an ability to score in style, especially from free kicks.
While Aketxe has been around for a while, his career has seen a few peaks and valleys. In his most recent stint, he spent most of the season on loan at Cadiz, a second division side in Spain. Aketxe is also a proven scorer in the league, having netted 19 goals in the 2015-16 season.
Enis Bardhi has 91 accuracy
Taking the free kick is a great way to score a goal. It’s especially useful when you’re playing against a stout defence. Some of the best free kick takers in football include Gareth Bale, James Ward-Prowse and Robert Skov.
Bardhi is no slouch in the area of claiming the top spot on the list of top free-kick scorers. He has a nifty 91 free-kick accuracy rating in FIFA 22. Although he’s not included in the league’s best ten, he ranks third in the team’s top scorer listing.
The octave has long been a favourite with European fans, and it’s easy to see why. This is a well-rounded midfielder, who has performed well at both club and international level. The octave has been a mainstay in Levante’s midfield for a couple of years now.
Ward-Prowse’s ability from distance is the most by any Premier League player
Whether he’s setting up a goal, distributing balls, or scoring from set pieces, James Ward-Prowse is one of the most dominant midfielders in the Premier League. He has played 350 games for Southampton, and has a contract that is tied to the club until 2026. He is also a highly skilled passer of the ball and has a vision for attacking.
Ward-Prowse has always been a great set piece taker. His ability from distance is second only to David Beckham in the top flight. He is also known for his tackling and pressures. He can find a runner from deep and make first time through balls for his teammates.
Ager Aketxe’s technique is called a ‘knuckleball’
Taking a direct free kick in soccer is a game changer. It allows the fouled team to kick the ball to a teammate or towards the goal. The free kick can be taken from anywhere in front of the goal, although it is best taken when there is sufficient distance to straighten the ball.
A knuckleball free kick is a type of free kick that is not very common. This is because it can be very difficult to master. There are many steps that need to be followed to make a successful one.
The most important step in a knuckleball free kick is to strike the ball with a hefty amount of power. This can be done by striking the ball in the sweet spot. Keeping the contact with the ball as long as possible will also help to increase the spin on the ball.