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Jay Jay Okocha makes list of top 30 free-kick takers of all time

Jay Jay Okocha makes list of top 30 free-kick takers of all time

 

Nigeria’s free-kick maestro, Austin Jay Jay Okocha has made the list of 30 world best free-kick takers of all time. Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona also made the list.

Football fans voted the top 30 best freekick takers in the history of the sport.

The African football legend fondly called Jay Jay, was the only African on the list in which Cristiano Ronaldo was ranked higher than his archrival, Lionel Messi.

Messi has scored five goals from free kick this season while Ronaldo still leads the way in terms of career totals from free kicks at 55 vs 53 for Messi.

Jay Jay Okocha makes list of top 30 free-kick takers of all time
Top freekick takers

The voting list dubbed ‘Best Free Kick Takers in Football’ is organized by thetoptens.com and allows supporters to vote on the players they think are the greatest free-kick takers of all time.

Below are the top 30 best free-kick takers list.

  1. Leighton Baines
  2. Gareth Bale
  3. Miralem Pjanic
  4. Wayne Rooney
  5. Jay Jay Okocha
  6. Juan Roman Riquelme
  7. Alex
  8. Diego Forlan
  9. Thierry Henry
  10. Rivaldo
  11. Robin van Persie
  12. Memphis Depay
  13. Ryan Giggs
  14. Wesley Sneijder
  15. Juan Arango
  16. Zico
  17. Shunsuke Nakamura
  18. Gheorghe Hagi
  19. Pierre van Hooijdonk
  20. Steven Gerrard
  21. Alessandro del Piero
  22. Sinisa Mihajlovic
  23. Lionel Messi
  24. Andrea Pirlo
  25. Ronaldinho
  26. Diego Maradona
  27. Roberto Carlos
  28. Cristiano Ronaldo
  29. David Beckham
  30. Juninho Pernambucano
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