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5 fastest ever recorded free-kicks in football history.

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Subhajit Sengupta
Modified 26 Jul 2016, 11:01 IST

5) Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
The Middlesbrough man scored many brilliant goals during his Premier League days 


The Dutchman who tops our list is Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

Hasselbaink scored from an absolute stunner of a free kick against Manchester City in the 2005/06 Premier League season. The match was dominated by the Citizens of Manchester for the first 25 minutes. Then a flash of magic was seen from the Dutchman’s boot. 40 yards out from the goal, Hasselbaink struck the ball at a speed of approximately 230 kmph which dipped at the right moment to rumble the back of the net.

Known for his ability to hit the ball hard, Hasselbaink has scored from many free kicks all throughout his career for different clubs and country but this effort took him on top of everyone’s list of fastest free kicks ever recorded.

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Published 26 Jul 2016, 10:30 IST
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