Best Freekick taker in the World (1 Viewer)

Best Freekick Taker of All Time?

  • Juninho Pernambucano

  • David Beckham

  • Zico

  • Sinisa Mihajlovic

  • Pierre Van Hooijdonk

  • Alessandro Del Piero

  • Diego Maradona

  • Ronaldinho

  • Roberto Carlos

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Shunsuke Nakamura

  • Andrea Pirlo

  • Michel Platini

  • Steven Gerrard

  • Zinedine Zidane

  • Nolberto Solano

  • Juan Roman Riquelme


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Hambon

Lion of the Desert
Apr 22, 2005
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#7
check dis Tahir...

Pirlo explains free-kick secret
Thursday 8 December, 2005

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Milan’s free-kick specialist Andrea Pirlo has revealed why he is so lethal from dead-ball situations.

Pirlo is widely recognised as one of the best in Italy and illustrated why with a real beauty against Schalke 04 in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Now Pirlo, who has also netted in similar fashion during recent wins over Juventus and Lecce, has explained the secret behind his success.

"I have always been fascinated with the dead-ball aspect of the game, ever since I was a child," he said. "I would practice all of the time with mixed results."

However, Pirlo has developed into a specialist also thanks to his spell alongside the legendary Roberto Baggio at Brescia.
"He took free-kicks like no other," continued the Italian international. "I just used to stand there in training and study him for days. I think I learnt something in the end."

Nevertheless, Pirlo has also varied his style after watching the way Lyon and Brazil midfielder Juninho strikes his free-kicks.
"I’ve been inspired by Juninho," he continued. "I saw the way he makes contact with the ball and copied him.
"I spoke to Coach Carlo Ancelotti one day with the idea of striking the ball with the three small toes of my foot.
"It is also important to place the ball in a certain way."

Some players like to make contact with the air valve of the ball, which increases the chances of movement through the air.
 
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Zé Tahir

Zé Tahir

JhoolayLaaaal!
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Dec 10, 2004
29,279
#8
oh, I see what you mean. That'd be a funny way of shooting it :confused: I use the left side of my big toe and the side of the foot.

edit: btw, what's a dead ball?
 

Hambon

Lion of the Desert
Apr 22, 2005
8,070
#9
That way curls the ball to your left(left-side of the big toe) using the other 3 toes causes a bannana effect.......a dead ball from what i know is sort of like what dp did on his last goal, the ball was struck with a good spin which dies off and just lofts in causing a variable in speed. which decieves the goalies judgment.
 
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Zé Tahir

JhoolayLaaaal!
Moderator
Dec 10, 2004
29,279
#12
hambon78 said:
That way curls the ball to your left(left-side of the big toe) using the other 3 toes causes a bannana effect.......a dead ball from what i know is sort of like what dp did on his last goal, the ball was struck with a good spin which dies off and just lofts in causing a variable in speed. which decieves the goalies judgment.
oh that's wicked :shocked:
 

Daddi

In Conte we trust!
Oct 27, 2004
7,844
#14
and Robino, Baptista and Gilberto Silva if anyone gets hurt.

Brazil will most likely be unstoppable in the world cup.
I hope Italy wins it.

BTW, thanks so much for this great compilation! Too bad Juninho isn't a kid anymore :sad:
 

V

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Jun 8, 2005
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yeah mihajlovic is maybe better...hell the guy scored a hattrick from freekicks in a game!!! juninho is really good but i don't know if he's better than mihajlovic. close call.
 

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