Manchester United winger Memphis Depay is the best free-kick taker in the Premier League, and sixth best in the world, according to popular football game FIFA 16.
Depay, who joined from PSV Eindhoven earlier in the summer, has yet to score from a set piece for the Premier League giants. However, he was outstanding with set-piece delivery in the Dutch league last season.
The Dutch international has a better score than other potential contenders. The list includes United captain Wayne Rooney, Everton star Leighton Baines and Tottenham midfieler Christian Eriksen. Surprisingly, no other Premier League players have made it to top 10 on the latest version of the popular football game which will be released later this month.
Bayer Leverkusen’s highly rated youngster Hakan Calhanoglu tops the list. The 21-yea-old has scored some outstanding goals from set pieces last season.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi lies in fifth, while Borussia Dortmund and German midfielder Marco Reus is at No 10.
The most surprising omission from this list is Roma’s Miralem Pjanic. The Bosnian scored a breath taking free kick against Juventus this season, and he deserves to be in top five, let alone top 10.
— Football vines (@CoolFootyVines) September 4, 2015
It’s almost 48 hours but gotta tweet about that Pjanic free kick. What a lad! — Parth Pandya (@parth_utters) September 1, 2015
Miralem Pjanic has scored 8 free-kick goals since 2011-12 only Andrea Pirlo (12) & Francesco Lodi (9) av more in Serie A over this period
— falade Donad (@donad_lee) August 30, 2015
FIFA 16: Top 10 Free-kick Takers
10 Marco Reus
09 Alban Meha
08 Mehmet Ekici
07 Rasmus Elm
06 Memphis Depay
05 Lionel Messi
04 Juan Arango
03 Zlatko Junuzovic
02 Andrea Pirlo
01 Hakan Calhanoglu
Do you think Pjanic should have been included in the list? Any other player from the Premier League should have made top 10? Have your say below.