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Fan Park's Ultimate Set-piece Specialist XI

Today in Fan Park we selected our ultimate set-piece specialist XI. Scoring from a set-piece isn’t something you do every day, and some players become absolute masters at it. No matter if you delivering for the striker or getting on the end of one, it’s always special when a set-piece comes off.

We have picked a team based on a 4-3-3 Formation:

Goalkeeper: Rogerio Ceni – Sao Paulo

Career Goals: 101

Not many players have scored 100 goals in their career and for Ceni to score over 100, even though they were penalties, is truly amazing for a goalkeeper.

Right Back: Darijo Srna – Shakhtar Donetsk

Career Goals: 58

He might not be the number one free-kick taker at his club side now, but he has scored his fair share of goals for club and country from set-pieces. 

Centre-Back: David Luiz - PSG

Career Goals: 23

Luiz is known to crack them in from long distance and has certainly given fans some fond memories both at Chelsea and PSG. 

Centre-Back: Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid

Career Goals: 67

The Spaniard doesn't take free-kicks or corners, but he knows how to get on the end of them and is a regular scorer for Real Madrid. 

Left Back: Roberto Carlos - Retired

Career Goals: 76

One of the greatest left-backs of his generation, Carlos is known for his thunderous left boot and scored many free-kicks by blasting the ball through defensive walls.

Centre Midfield: David Beckham - Retired

Career Goals: 142

We like to call him the master of the free-kick - Becks scored them where ever he played around the globe, and did it on the biggest of stages.

Centre Midfield: Andrea Pirlo - Juventus

Career Goals: 88

Since Beckham's retirement he Pirlo has taken over the mantel and even though he is older now he still scoring sublime free-kicks for club and country with unrivalled accuracy. 

Centre Midfield: Yaya Toure – Manchester City

Career Goals: 96

The African Player of the Year has is power player and is known to score excellent free-kicks in big matches - especially for this club side Manchester City.

Left Forward: Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid

Career Goals: 460

It starts with his trademark stance, and in many situations it ends with the ball smashing the back of the net. Ronaldo has netted some important free-kicks for Manchester United and Real Madid, and is a constant danger when he can get on the end of free-kicks too. 

Centre Forward: Lionel Messi - Barcelona

Career Goals: 335

Barcelona now have a trio of superstars leading their line, but Lionel Messi will always be the main free-kick taker at the club, and for good reason.

Right Forward: Ronaldinho - Querétaro F.C

Career Goals: 216

We will never forget the free-kick he took against England in the World Cup in 2002, but Ronaldinho was a constant menace with free-kicks on the edge of the area. 

What do you make of our Set-piece Specialists XI?

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