Messi, Ronaldo & the top free kick goalscorers of the last 10 years

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Dead-ball specialists are an important part of the modern game, with Goal having uncovered the cream of that particular crop over the past decade

  1. =10. Philippe Coutinho

    Seven free-kick goals spread over spells at Inter, Liverpool and Barcelona.
  2. =10. Christian Fuchs

    Seven free-kick goals spread over spells at Bochum, Mainz, Schalke and Leicester.
  3. =10. Wayne Rooney

    Seven free-kick goals spread over spells at Manchester United and Everton.
  4. =10. Aleksandar Kolarov

    Seven free-kick goals spread over spells at Lazio, Manchester City and Roma.
  5. =10. Nene

    Seven free-kick goals spread over spells at Mallorca, Alaves, Monaco, Celta Vigo, Espanyol, ​​Paris-Saint Germain and West Ham.
  6. =10. Dimitri Payet

    Seven free-kick goals spread over spells at Nantes, St Etienne, Lille, Marseille and West Ham.
  7. =10. Marvin Plattenhardt

    Seven free-kick goals spread over spells at Nurnberg and Hertha Berlin.
  8. =10. Francesco Totti

    Seven free-kick goals for Roma.
  9. =10. Alessandro Diamanti

    Seven free-kick goals spread over spellls at Livorno, West Ham, Brescia, Bologna, Fiorentina, Watford, Atalanta and Palermo.
  10. =9. Paulo Dybala

    Eight free-kick goals spread over spells at Palermo and Juventus.
  11. =9. Dani Parejo

    Eight free-kick goals spread over spells at Real Madrid, Getafe and Valencia.
  12. =9. Mario Balotelli

    Eight free-kick goals spread over spells at Inter, Manchester City, AC Milan, Liverpool and Nice.
  13. =9. Alessandro Del Piero

    Eight free-kick goals for Juventus.
  14. =9. Diego

    Eight free-kick goals spread over spells at Werder Bremen, Juventus, Wolfsburg and Atletico Madrid.
  15. =9. Sebastian Larsson

    Eight free-kick goals spread over spells at Arsenal, Birmingham, Sunderland and Hull City.
  16. =9. Juan Mata

    Eight free-kick goals spread over spells at Valencia, Chelsea and Manchester United.
  17. =8. Daniele Conti

    Nine free-kick goals spread over spells at Roma and Cagliari.
  18. =8. Gylfi Sigurdsson

    Nine free-kick goals spread over spells at Hoffenheim, Swansea, Tottenham and Everton.
  19. =7. Benat Etxebarria

    Ten free-kick goals spread over spells at Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla.
  20. =7. Michel Bastos

    Ten free-kick goals spread over spells at Lille, Lyon, Schalke and Roma.
  21. =7. Antonio Di Natale

    Ten free-kick goals for Udinese.
  22. =7. Daniel Wass

    Ten free-kick goals spread over spells at Evian and Celta Vigo.
  23. =7. Sejad Salihovic

    Ten free-kick goals spread over spells at Hertha Berlin, Hoffenheim and Hamburg.
  24. =6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Eleven free-kick goals spread over spells at Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, ​​AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.
  25. =6. Hakan Calhanoglu

    Eleven free-kick goals spread over spells at Hamburg, Bayer Leverkusen and AC Milan.
  26. 5. Andrea Pirlo

    Twelve free-kick goals spread over spells at Inter, AC Milan and Juventus.
  27. =4. Juan Arango

    Thirteen free-kick goals spread over spells at Mallorca and Borussia Monchengladbach.
  28. =4. Francesco Lodi

    Thirteen free-kick goals spread over spells at Empoli, Udinese, Catania, Genoa and Parma.
  29. 3. Miralem Pjanic

    Fourteen free-kick goals spread over spells at Metz, Lyon, Rome and Juventus.
  30. 2. Lionel Messi

    Twenty-one free-kick goals for Barcelona.
  31. 1. Cristiano Ronaldo

    Twenty-four free-kick goals spread over spells at Manchester United and Real Madrid.