Top 10 set-piece takers in Europe
A set-piece is one of the most important things in football. A brilliantly worked free-kick or a well-taken corner can often be the difference between a win and a loss. Over the years, we have had a number of free-kick and set-piece specialists. Juninho, Andrea Pirlo, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard are just some of the players who mastered the art of striking a dead ball.
In the current generation as well, we have some real masters of the art. While some of the best players in the world feature on this list, there are also a couple of lesser known players as well. Without much ado, let us take a look into the top 10 set-piece takers in Europe at the moment:
Note: Set-pieces include corners as well as free-kicks.
#10 Emil Forsberg
25-year-old Swedish winger Emil Forsberg has been turning heads with his brilliant performances for RB Leipzig in the past 2 seasons. The versatile winger is blessed with plenty of trickery, technical skills and dribbling abilities, but what he is perhaps best known for are his immaculate set-piece abilities.
Crowned Swedish midfielder of the year in 2014 and 2016, Forsberg has been integral to RB Leipzig’s meteoric rise and astonishing performances this season. Not only is he a goal-scoring threat from free-kicks, he is also excellent in putting the ball in a threatening area from set-pieces.
Forsberg’s performances and incredible free-kick abilities have drawn a lot of attention and it will not be a surprise if the talented Swedish playmaker keeps up his good performances and makes it to the Bundesliga team of the season.