​EA Sports' flagship game FIFA will return for its 2020 instalment and will be releasing in India on September 27 and ahead of this most awaited release, a lot of analysis and lists have been made regarding different aspects of the game.

From the ​highest rated players to the career modes to ​VOLTA street football, a lot will be revealed in time but today we take a look at 25 top free-kick takers in the game as per the stats revealed by online FIFA community, ​FUTHEAD.


One might expect modern day footballing legends Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to be on this list however the Portuguese hitman actually fails to make the top 25.


In fact, a total of 330 players are better at free-kicks on the game than the the five-time Ballon d'Or winner, who only has 79 free-kick accuracy. Ronaldo has scored his a lot of free-kicks over the years but hasn't scored one at club level since December 2017 against Gremio.




However, below are the top 25 as per the FUTHEAD website:


1. Lionel Messi - 94 accuracy


2. Roberto Carlos - 93 accuracy


3. Sebastian Giovinco - 92 accuracy


4. Gianfranco Zola - 92 accuracy


5. Miralem Pjanic - 92 accuracy


6. Enis Bardhi - 91 accuracy


7. Robert Skov - 90 accuracy


8. Hakan Çalhanoğlu - 90 accuracy


9. Dani Parejo - 90 accuracy


10. James Ward-Prowse - 89 accuracy


11. Marvin Plattenhardt - 89 accuracy


12. Angel di Maria - 88 accuracy


13. Aleksandar Kolarov - 88 accuracy


14. Memphis Depay - 88 accuracy


15. Paulo Dybala - 88 accuracy


16. Ruslan Malinovskiy - 87 accuracy


17. Anderson Talisca - 87 accuracy


18. Kengo Nakamura - 87 accuracy


19. Lasse Schone - 87 accuracy


20. Bruno Fernandes - 87 accuracy


21. Gareth Bale - 87 accuracy


22. Neymar - 87 accuracy


23. Yasuhito Endo - 86 accuracy


24. James Rodriguez - 86 accuracy


25. Juan Mata - 86 accuracy


There have been some major changes in the way free-kicks are to be taken on FIFA 20. Explaining those changes, Sam Rivera, lead gameplay producer told ​Sportbible, "You're going to have full control of the spin that you apply to the ball and that's going to create your trajectory. You can do side spin, top spin, no spin or a combination of them and that's going to be based on how you swing your right stick."


He concluded, "You can go around the wall, you can go over the wall, you can do a knuckle-shot - ultimately these systems are more fun and you have more control. You swing the right stick and you see the trajectory being created - that's the cool part."