Tutorial of Cristiano Ronaldo's freekick

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best footballers on the planet. Its physical and ballistic skills are amazing, and his talent is simply huge. He can score in every way but his trademark is the free kick, which seems unstoppable thanks to a technique that appears to be unique. I'll try to teach you how to imitate this technique.
First you have to catch the ball and look for the valve. Then you place it on the pitch so that your foot can impact the valve. If you hit well, the new generation's ultralight balls take strange paths that bring serious problems to the goalkeepers even if the shot is not perfect.
Then count four/five steps backwards to the point where you put the ball and keep your legs spread slightly beyond shoulders' width. Everyone thinks that this position is awkward and unnatural, but it actually allows you to maintain balance and not to waste energy during the run.

Keep your hands beside your body and take a deep breath. You will naturally increase the concentration. Completed this task, focus on the goal, trying to see in your mind an imaginary trajectory from the balloon to the target.
The decisive moment is the run, of course. What you have to do is to get closer to the ball fast and slow running on the tips in the last step as not to lose the ball's sight. At that point you have to try to stop the inertia of the moving body letting go the leg you're just kicking the ball and impacting it with the inside of the foot, trying to hit the valve. Perfecting the technique, you will increasingly be closer to the style of Cristiano Ronaldo.

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G Miah 5 years ago from Muslim Nation

This guy is a genius. I don't really like him, but his skills are amazing, a very talented footballer. You tutorial is spot on. I must admit, my favourite free kick takers of all time are Del Piero, Beckham, Zidane and Roberto Carlos. These players are true legends of the beautiful game.


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rai2722 5 years ago

I couldn't agree more with Miah. Ronaldo maybe irritating, but he's a very good ball player. Thanks to Loren for showcasing CR7 technique.


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Lorenzo27 5 years ago from Pistoia, Italy Author

Thanks for your comments, guys!


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

A great tutorial. But the hardest part is you can't perfect this technique easily. Thanks for the great piece. Peace to you


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Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

My two grown sons live and breathe football. They are going to be thrilled I have an Italian, soccer fan as a follower! Plus, thanks for the read and the interest in my work.


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Lorenzo27 5 years ago from Pistoia, Italy Author

To ubanichijioke: thank you for reading.

To Kathleen: I live and breathe football just like your sons and I really hope they'll follow my future hubs about soccer!


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gailalovesbijou 5 years ago from Wyomissing, PA

Very interesting hub! Voted up, interesting, useful, and bookmarked so I can let my daughter read it when she gets home from school. She used to want to be the next Mia Hamm, but now she's decided not to play in college when she goes in 2 years. She's still playing for her high school team and this will come in handy. Thanks for the great hub!


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Lorenzo27 5 years ago from Pistoia, Italy Author

Gaila, all the best to your daughter's career!


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meow48 5 years ago from usa

well written hub, thankyou for the follow... take care.


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Amanda Storm 5 years ago

Interesting article. I must admit that I never got beyond compulsory junior high and high school football (called "soccer" where I grew up) ... tennis and softball were my high school sports of choice, but it was a fun read. I had no idea that knowing where the valve was could make you kick more effective.


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SilentScreamer 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

That third kick was perfect. I can't help but wonder what Rooney whispered to him just prior to it. "Go top right, go top right!"


Wolfsegg 5 years ago

Really useful hub!


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samtenabray 5 years ago from uk

Great hub, never seen a player hit a ball quite like this man, Ronaldo is simply amazing!


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yoginijoy 4 years ago from Mid-Atlantic, USA

How did you know I was a huge Real Madrid fan? Now, the big question is, will Ronaldo keep the team together so they will win La Liga? or will they fall apart in the face of Barcelona. Please, please, let him score a ton of goals every game so I can breathe. It makes me nervous when they keep tying the game when they should be winning! Viva el Real Madrid! and Ronaldo of course! :)


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IOwn 4 years ago from My laptop in the UK

Nice video, as i was watching the second free kick, i was thinking surely the Portsmouth one had to be on there, or was it forgotten about, but the 3rd one and there it was, my favourite Ronaldo free kicks by far!

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