It is no secret that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the record holders for most of the goal-scoring records in modern football.
Due to the inclusion of the top clubs and players on the continent, the UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious tournament in European club football. Every season, spectators will be exposed to thrilling and breath-taking moments in a competition like this one. The UEFA Champions League never disappoints, from Zinedine Zidane’s volley to the legendary goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Below is the list of players with the most free kick goals in UEFA Champions League history.
5. Lionel Messi (5 goals)
As his statistics may show, Lionel Messi is undoubtedly the most complete offensive player in football history. But his set-piece skill is something that frequently goes unnoticed. In the Champions League throughout his professional career, Lionel Messi has scored five direct free-kick goals.
4. Rivaldo (8 goals)
There was another left-footed number 10 in Barcelona before Lionel Messi. Among other exceptional technical abilities, legendary Brazilian forward Rivaldo was gifted with excellent dead-ball striking technique. Eight free kicks were scored by the former Ballon d’Or winner throughout his career as a professional football player in Europe.
3. Juninho (11 goals)
Brazilian midfielder Juninho, renowned for his legendary skill from dead ball situations, is probably the greatest free-kick taker ever. During his professional career, he scored 11 free-kick goals in the UEFA Champions League.
With his several goals, Juninho introduced the knuckleball method to the game of football. The midfielder had the ability to score free kicks from absurd ranges.
2.Alessandro Del Piero (11 goals)
Alessandro Del Piero, a Juventus legend, was one of the most renowned Italian forwards of the 1990s. He had a lot of success with the team and scored a lot of goals. He scored 11 goals in the UEFA Champions League from free kicks.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (12 goals)
Cristiano Ronaldo, who holds the most of Champions League records, also leads the league in free-kick goals scored. In his time in Europe, the former player for Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Juventus scored 12 free kicks.
Cristiano Ronaldo is widely regarded as the greatest of all time. He is certainly the most decisive player in the history of the UEFA Champions League with five titles and 140 goals to his name.