The 33-year-old Argentine star, Lionel Messi , has a wide repertoire to harm his rival, as he has shown throughout his career, both with  FC Barcelona  and in the  Argentine National Team , but one of the weapons that he has refined during the The last ten years is that of free kicks, which he has perfected to such a degree that they are one of his rivals’ nightmares.

The evolution he has had from  2010 to 2020 , in the aspect of the technique, which has touched perfection, has made him the best on the planet and has put a special label on the opposing barriers that see the ball pass from Messi’s foot to the most important networks in the world .

Leo Messi and the incredible statistics.

In search of the throne.

On your way to becoming the greatest free throw collector ever? The throne occupied by Juninho Pernambucano. The Brazilian scored 76 goals in this way. Lionel Messi in the discipline of free throws reached 50.

On the list of top direct free kicks are stars as prominent as the mentor who taught him to perfect his style, Diego Armando Maradona; two Barça experts like Ronald Koeman or Ronaldinho; magicians like David Beckham and Pelé; and the absolute king in this facet, Juninho Pernambucano .

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 55 free-kick goals during his career: 32 at Real Madrid (Much of it under Real de Mourinho , 14 at Manchester United , eight at the Portuguese National Team and this day at Juventus.

Messi, more than a club.

Messi has scored more league goals with free throws in the last five seasons than any other club in the five major European leagues. That’s right: in the last five years, the free throw rate of the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga or League 1 has not been as high as Messi.

20 LIONEL MESSI 
15 Juventus
13 Roma
13 Paris SG
13 Lyon
12 Bologna

August 10, 2020

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