Fans have questioned why he is still taking free-kicks for United, and until he scores again, they'll keep criticizing his record. Cristiano Ronaldo has attempted 90 shots from direct free-kicks in the league since the start of the 2017/18 season.
Cristiano Ronaldo may have scored 55 free-kicks throughout his career, but is it time the Portuguese forward hands over set-pieces to someone else? During his rise to becoming one of the best players in the world, a lot of the praise given to Cristiano Ronaldo was down to his ability to score in a multitude of ways.
Promoted Stories. In a study carried out by the Athletic in 2020, they found that in the period between 2016 and 2020, Ronaldo's conversion rate with free-kicks was 6 percent, this was due to him only scoring two free-kicks from a possible 68 attempts.
Hot on the heels of Ronaldinho is former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi, who took home the fourth spot with 50 club goals from free-kicks. Ronaldo is three shy of Paris Saint-Germain superstar Messi at 47 goals, while Manchester United legend Beckham scored 43 times from free-kicks and finished sixth.
With a free-kick against Ecuador Messi now has gone past Ronaldo's 57 career free-kick goals' tally. Read in details with more stats.
Messi has scored 50 free-kick goals at the club level whereas Ronaldo has scored 48 free-kick goals at the club level.
The Argentine has scored one free-kick goal in the 2014 World Cup and converted three free-kicks in Copa America, two in 2016 and one in 2021.
Cristiano Ronaldo's dreadful free-kick record for Juventus is just "bad luck" says his teammate. The 36-year-old has scored just one free-kick in 72 attempts for the Italian side.
Lionel Messi has overtaken Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of most free-kick goals scored. Messi now has 58 free-kick goals, whereas Cristiano has 56 free-kick goals. If we break down the records of both Messi and Ronaldo- Messi has only 5 Champions League free-kick goals and Ronaldo has 12.
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more goals than Lionel Messi in 2021 and also has a better minutes-per-goal record. Messi played a total of 5,295 minutes this past year as opposed to Ronaldo's 5,347.
LIONEL MESSI passed Cristiano Ronaldo's record for most free-kicks scored - in another landmark week for BOTH legends. Messi's Copa America cracker for Argentina against Chile took him to 57, the highest by any active player and one more than Ronaldo.
1. Lionel Messi. Lionel Messi is the best player of his generation. He's already won just about everything at the age of 24.
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar Jr. or simply Neymar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. His top speed is 31 km/hr. According to FIFA, Cristiano Ronaldo's fastest speed is 31 km/hr.
Messi, who turned 34 in June, was still averaging over four dribbles per game last season. Take nothing away from Ronaldo but, based on these eye-opening stats, it's safe to say that Messi has been the far better dribbler over the years.
GARETH BALE is a better athlete than Cristiano Ronaldo, according to ex-Real Madrid doctor Jesus Olmo. Manchester United star Ronaldo is famed for his physique and even maintains it at the age of 37 but Olmo reckons Bale is the best athlete he has ever seen.
With 1,279 goals in 1,363 games, Pele is undoubtedly the king of football.
The Southampton Legend Matt Le Tissier has to be the best ever penalty taker of all time. He had an incredible record and still remains one of the greatest penalty record in the history of football. He had a conversion rate of over 95% which was truly remarkable.
1. Lionel Messi. Messi is not only one of the best players in the world, but apparently he is the best dribbler in the world.