Manchester, England: The Al Nassr star, Cristiano Ronaldo, is the last player to score a Free-kick in an official game with Portugal, Al Nassr and Manchester United. No player other than the Portuguese star has scored a free-kick goal.
The five-time Balon dor winner is known for his remarkable kicking power and ability to score from a distance. In his career, Ronaldo has scored 60 free-kicks since his professional debut in 2002.
He scored some astonishing free-kick goals from a considerable distance. Ronaldo’s Free-kick goal vs Arsenal in a UCL match is still remembered till now. He scored that goal from a 40-yard distance.
The Portuguese star remains the only player who last scored a free-kick goal for Manchester United, Al Nassr and Portugal. Ronaldo left Manchester United in November 2022 due to a dispute with current manager Erik Ten Hag and a Controversial interview with Piers Morgan.
On April 2022, during a Premier League match with Norwich City, Ronaldo scored a match-winning free-kick goal in the 76th minute, putting his team ahead and scoring another Premier League hat trick.
After one year and five months, no Manchester United player has scored a free-kick goal. Since Ronaldo’s departure nearly a year ago, he remains the last player to have done so.
Portugal played Liechtenstein on March 24, 2023. Ronaldo scored a brace, leading his team towards victory in a Europen qualifier match. He scored a free-kick goal in 63rd minute, leading Portugal to 4-0.
Ronaldo hit the ball in the top right corner of the net with immense power, leaving no chance for Liechtenstein defenders standing in the wall and the goalkeeper. The same day, his rival Messi scored another beautiful penalty against Panama.
Six months passed, and no Portuguese player than Cristiano Ronaldo scored a free-kick goal for Portugal in 2023.
After leaving United, Ronaldo moved to Saudi, where he achieved massive success, winning the Arab Club Champions Cup by scoring a brace against the rival club AL-hilal.
Ronaldo scored his first free-kick goal vs Club Abha on March 18, 2023. He scored an astonishing goal from 35-yard distance. The Portuguese still remains the only player his team to score a free-kick goal in 2023.