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."