Poll Results: Alessandro Del Piero Wins Free-Kick Award

The readers have spoken, and the prize of Goal.com International Best Free-Kick Taker goes to Alessandro Del Piero of Juventus, who ran away with the voting...
After a lengthy discussion on both our Goal.com forums and in article comments, we at Goal.com put together an eight-man shortlist for the title of world's best free-kick taker.

With such heavyweights as Nakamura, Juninho, Ronaldo and Riquelme in the runnings, it was always going to be a tense occasion as a week of voting got underway.

But in the end it was Juventus hero Alessandro Del Piero who won the competition, picking up almost a third of the overall vote.

Celtic and Japan midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura finished second, while Lyon's Brazilian ace Juninho Pernambucano picked up the bronze.

The results in full:

29.70% Alessandro Del Piero
20.79% Shunsuke Nakamura
12.87% Juninho Pernambucano
10.89% Cristiano Ronaldo
9.90 Andrea Pirlo
8.91% David Beckham
3.96% Wesley Sneijder
2.97% Juan Román Riquelme

Be sure to check Goal.com tomorrow for a new poll!

--Goal.com team