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Juninho not Messi nor Ronaldo is the leading free kick taker

FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi’s recent free kicks has drawn the attention of the football world unto the all time ranking for free kick takers.

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Cristiano Ronaldo who is the main rival of the Argentine football magician is also considered one of the experts in free kicks.

|Ironically, the current two biggest talents in football do not even fall in the top ten experts of free kicks.

Messi has scored just 47 and falls short of 30 more for the leading free kick taker Brazilian Juninho PERNAMBUKANO.

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The former Lyon captain has scored an incredible 77 free kicks with his senior country man Pele at second with 70.

But that is one aspect which gives Cristiano Ronaldo bragging rights over his arch rival. The Portuguese has 53 free kicks to his credit.

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Below is the ranking for the all time free kick experts.

1. Juninho – 77

2. Pele – 70

3=. Legrottaglie – 66

3=. Ronaldinho – 66

5. Beckham – 65

6=. Maradona – 62

6=. Zico – 62

8. Ronald Koeman – 60

9=. Ceni – 59

9=.  Carioca – 59

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