Lionel Messi Dumps Cristiano Ronaldo In The All-Time Free-Kick Charts

Lionel Messi’s free-kick goal in Argentina‘s 1-1 draw with Chile in their 2021 Copa America opener on Monday to the 33-year-old’s career strike from the set-piece to 57.

Thus, the FC Barcelona and Argentina captain has now surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo in the all-time free-kick charts as the Juventus forward is now on 56 career goals from free-kicks.

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi has netted 50 direct free-kick goals for Barcelona with seven others coming in for the Albiceleste.

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With the current standings, Lionel Messi is just five goals short of Diego Maradona’s career record of 62 direct free-kick goals. Former Brazil international Juninho Pernambucano, moreover, continues to lead the all-time free-kick charts with 77 strikes.

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