World Football: 10 Footballers Who Can Break a Bone with a Strike
Footballers throughout the world have been known to take some amazing strikes throughout the years. But one of the hardest shots to take is one that exhibits a tremendous amount of speed.
In order to score, the player must properly line up, garner enough power and properly follow through. If this is done to form, you could get a goal like the one that Steven Ried had against Wigan several years ago.
There are plenty of footballers who can score on some amazing shots, but it would take even more skill to strike a shot the way Ried did.
Still, there are some players who can take some shots that would rattle some bones. Here are 10 players who I think could do that.
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Hamit Altintop has not played much for Real Madrid this year, but he is still an accomplished goal scorer who will be remembered for one goal.
In a Euro 2012 qualifier against Kazakhstan, Altintop fired a shot off a corner that found its way into the goal.
Altintop went on to win the 2010 FIFA Puskás Award for his amazing goal.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been known for his strong shooting ability in the past.
A major reason why Ibrahimovic is able to do this is due to his lengthy frame and his overall strength with the ball.
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Steven Gerrard has been scoring some amazing goals for years with Liverpool.
Goals such as the one that helped tie the FA Cup final in the final minutes of the match in 2006 and his goal against Olympiakos in 2004 are always going to be remembered by Liverpool supporters.
Several months ago, Gerrard was at it again, scoring on a fast free kick against Manchester United.
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David Beckham has long been known for his free kicks, but a major reason why his free kicks are so successful is due to the tremendous amount of speed they have.
Beckham did famously score the goal that got England into the 2002 World Cup, but he also has two of the fastest shots ever recorded.
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Paul Scholes has long been one of the best shooters in the Premier League due to his remarkable long-range shooting ability.
One of Scholes' most famous strikes came in the 2008 Champions League semifinal, where this long shot got United into the final.
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Wayne Rooney is one of the best strikers in the world.
In the past, he has scored some goals on amazing shots such as this one against Newcastle in 2005.
Rooney has also broken a nine-year-old boy's wrist with a wayward shot two weeks ago, which shows that when he is given a chance, Rooney can do some major damage.
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Cristiano Ronaldo has long been one of the best long-range shooters in the game.
He displayed this countless times with Manchester United, scoring goals like this screamer against Porto in the Champions League.
Ronaldo has continued this with Real Madrid and displayed his ability to score on some fast shots, like he displayed last weekend against Osasuna.
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Roberto Carlos has long been known for his long-range shooting ability.
Even though his career is now almost over, he will be remembered for his great shooting ability.