VIDEO: Stunning Roberto Carlos-esque free-kick from Gremio star Edilson

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A decade on from the former Brazil international's iconic effort against France, his efforts have been replicated by another experienced full-back

It is unlikely that Roberto Carlos’ stunning effort for Brazil against France in 1997 will ever be replicated, but Gremio star Edilson has gone close.

A decade on from an iconic goal which will live forever in football folklore, another spectacular strike from distance has been rocketed into the back of the net.

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There were less than eight minutes on the clock when Gremio were awarded a free-kick against Fluminense some 40 yards from goal.

Edilson had only one thing on his mind as he lined up the set-piece, much as his fellow full-back Carlos did at Le Tournoi.

There was to be not bending of the ball around the wall on this occasion, but a thunderbolt of a strike did arrow into the top corner to spark wild celebrations.

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