I always when ppl try to make the argument that CR7 is a bad free kick taker.
Without checking, I'm pretty sure that he's scored the most (or damn near the most) of active footballers today.
A lot of these critics were P!rlo fans who didn't say a word when he went two fucking years without scoring one....but everytime Messi scores one they jizz themselves though
I think the comment went over your head
96 straight without a goal...
40 taken in his Euro career, 0 goals
I think messi has scored more since 2010. So a year after ronaldo joining Madrid. Ronaldo was a great fk taker in Manchester and till 2013 at Madrid . He has sucked hard since.
Cristiano uses his free kicks to establish and retain dominance over his teammates. It's not about scoring them, it's about being first in the pecking order. Crucial for the Cristiano Ronaldo character.
He is fucking garbage at free kicks. just look at how he takes them. Always hitting it with the top of his foot straight at the center of the ball. That's known as a knuckleball and is very inaccurate, it's basically hoping for the ball to swerve unpredictability and trick the gk. No serious freekick taker ever takes them like that. Serious takers actually aim and curl the ball with precision. I can't believe people are even discussing this. I would love for someone to dig up his fk conversion rate stats for his whole career. I think last calendar year he had the worst conversion rate by far, out of all fk takers in top 5 leagues that took at least 10 direct free kicks. it was like 2 percent. Absolute joke.
Except, you know, the one, Juninho.
Conversion rate doesn't mean shit when it comes to free kicks. P!rl0 didn't score one for two fucking years and his reputation never diminished as a "free kick specialist"
I'm pretty sure there's nobody among the active footballers who has scored more.
This article (not sure how credible) has CR7 at 47 and Messi at 26...almost double
Sure Messi is 2.5% more accurate....but fucking 2.5 is a marginal difference.....The big picture is that the MAJORITY of all free kicks by all players, even the greatest MISS
Since CR7 has been in Spain, Messi has scored 13 and CR7 has scored 25...again almost double....I really wish ppl would shut the fuck up about CR7 not being a good free kick taker
Also P!rl0 said that he copied Juninho's style