Messi, Ronaldo, Pele: Who has scored the most free kicks in football history?

by | 21 February, 2023 | Ligue 1 News

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi rescued Paris Saint-Germain with a terrific last-minute free-kick against Lille on Sunday afternoon.

PSG’s winless streak looked as if it would extend to four games with the score locked at 3-3 deep into stoppage-time.

But Messi ensured they would break that unwanted run with a piece of brilliance.

The Argentine won a free-kick for his side roughly 25 yards out.

Messi stepped up and he curled a brilliant effort into the back of the net via the post.

It was Messi’s 62nd free-kick goal of his career. But how does that tally compare to the best free-kick takers in football history?

Back in 2021, The Sun named the footballers with the most free-kick goals ever.

We have updated their list following Messi’s brilliance at the Parc des Princes last weekend.