8. Roberto Carlos, 137.1 km/h
Brazil and Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos is among the best free-kick takers in football history. His outrageous free-kick against France is considered as the best free-kick ever. In 1997, Roberto Carlos produced one of the most spectacular goals football has ever seen. His ‘banana’ free-kick was curved so sharply that it left goalkeeper Fabien Barthez bamboozled and standing still. His shot was clocked at 137.1 km/h.