A rocket of a free kick against Portsmouth by Cristiano Ronaldo when he played for Manchester United. Alex Ferguson said this about the free kick by a young Ronaldo:
"It was the best free-kick I've ever seen," added Fergie of tonight's second goal. "The boy practises - that's the reason. Even yesterday in training there were five or six of them doing it, it's a delight to see." Rooney has a word with Ronaldo before he hits it. I wonder what he said....
When Cristiano Ronaldo retires from the game of soccer, he'll surely gone down in history as one of the best free kick takers of all time. And he really introduced a new way of striking the ball, as when he hits the ball so hard that it moves in the air.
Sure, other soccer players have taken free kicks like this, Roberto Carlos comes to mind, but Ronaldo does it in game after game and free kick after free kick. And Ronaldo does it in big moments in big soccer games. Perhaps what stands out most about Ronaldo is he's constantly trying to improve and get better, which you can see in how he's only gotten better at taking free kicks.