Messi, Ronaldo & the top free kick goalscorers of the last 10 years

Dead-ball specialists are an important part of the modern game, with Goal having uncovered the cream of that particular crop over the past decade

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=10. Philippe Coutinho

Seven free-kick goals spread over spells at Inter, Liverpool and Barcelona. Getty Images

=10. Christian Fuchs

Seven free-kick goals spread over spells at Bochum, Mainz, Schalke and Leicester. Getty Images

=10. Wayne Rooney

Seven free-kick goals spread over spells at Manchester United and Everton. Getty Images

=10. Aleksandar Kolarov

Seven free-kick goals spread over spells at Lazio, Manchester City and Roma. Getty Images

=10. Nene

Seven free-kick goals spread over spells at Mallorca, Alaves, Monaco, Celta Vigo, Espanyol, ​​Paris-Saint Germain and West Ham. Getty Images

=10. Dimitri Payet

Seven free-kick goals spread over spells at Nantes, St Etienne, Lille, Marseille and West Ham. Getty Images

=10. Marvin Plattenhardt

Seven free-kick goals spread over spells at Nurnberg and Hertha Berlin. Getty Images

=10. Francesco Totti

Seven free-kick goals for Roma. Getty Images

=10. Alessandro Diamanti

Seven free-kick goals spread over spellls at Livorno, West Ham, Brescia, Bologna, Fiorentina, Watford, Atalanta and Palermo. Getty Images

=9. Paulo Dybala

Eight free-kick goals spread over spells at Palermo and Juventus. Getty Images

=9. Dani Parejo

Eight free-kick goals spread over spells at Real Madrid, Getafe and Valencia. Getty Images

=9. Mario Balotelli

Eight free-kick goals spread over spells at Inter, Manchester City, AC Milan, Liverpool and Nice. Getty Images

=9. Alessandro Del Piero

Eight free-kick goals for Juventus. Getty Images

=9. Diego

Eight free-kick goals spread over spells at Werder Bremen, Juventus, Wolfsburg and Atletico Madrid. Getty Images

=9. Sebastian Larsson

Eight free-kick goals spread over spells at Arsenal, Birmingham, Sunderland and Hull City. Getty Images

=9. Juan Mata

Eight free-kick goals spread over spells at Valencia, Chelsea and Manchester United. Getty Images

=8. Daniele Conti

Nine free-kick goals spread over spells at Roma and Cagliari. Getty Images

=8. Gylfi Sigurdsson

Nine free-kick goals spread over spells at Hoffenheim, Swansea, Tottenham and Everton. Página web oficial del Athletic Club

=7. Benat Etxebarria

Ten free-kick goals spread over spells at Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla. Getty Images

=7. Michel Bastos

Ten free-kick goals spread over spells at Lille, Lyon, Schalke and Roma. Getty Images

=7. Antonio Di Natale

Ten free-kick goals for Udinese. Getty

=7. Daniel Wass

Ten free-kick goals spread over spells at Evian and Celta Vigo. Getty Images

=7. Sejad Salihovic

Ten free-kick goals spread over spells at Hertha Berlin, Hoffenheim and Hamburg. Getty Images

=6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Eleven free-kick goals spread over spells at Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, ​​AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United. Getty Images

=6. Hakan Calhanoglu

Eleven free-kick goals spread over spells at Hamburg, Bayer Leverkusen and AC Milan. Getty Images

5. Andrea Pirlo

Twelve free-kick goals spread over spells at Inter, AC Milan and Juventus. Getty Images

=4. Juan Arango

Thirteen free-kick goals spread over spells at Mallorca and Borussia Monchengladbach. Getty Images

=4. Francesco Lodi

Thirteen free-kick goals spread over spells at Empoli, Udinese, Catania, Genoa and Parma. Getty Images

3. Miralem Pjanic

Fourteen free-kick goals spread over spells at Metz, Lyon, Rome and Juventus. Getty Images

2. Lionel Messi

Twenty-one free-kick goals for Barcelona. Getty Images

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Twenty-four free-kick goals spread over spells at Manchester United and Real Madrid.

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