Juninho Top 13 Ridiculous Free Kick Goals That No One Expected

13 ridiculous free kick goals from the Lyon legend & one of the most prolific free kick takers ever in football – Juninho Pernambucano

“Juninho has been described as one of the world’s most feared strikers of a static ball. As of 17 May 2009, Juninho has scored 44 goals from direct free kicks for Olympique Lyonnais, his last for the club being a strike from long distance against Olympique de Marseille. With his free kick in Champions League against FC Barcelona, he rewrote Olympique Lyonnais’ record books as their highest ever European goal scorer with 17 goals. The method he uses for long-range free kicks is frequently “knuckle balling”, where the ball has almost no spinning motion during flight. A successful knuckle ball will “move” or “wobble” in the air unpredictably, making it difficult for the goalkeeper to save. He first made his name as a free kick taker in Europe with a long range free kick against Bayern Munich in the 2003–04 Champions League group stage in which the ball dipped viciously at the end of travel that deceived Bayern keeper Oliver Kahn, who was considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world at the time.” – Wikipedia about Juninho

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