There's no simpler method of scoring a goal in football than from a set piece, where the most direct route to the target is often the easiest.
Throughout the years, the likes of Zico, Roberto Carlos, David Beckham and Zinedine Zidane have reigned from these flashes of dead-ball brilliance, but they have all washed their hands of a playing career.
That being said, each generation has its assortment of set-piece geniuses, and the most beautiful thing about the free-kick is that one doesn't have to be a well-rounded superstar athlete to make the difference when all that's needed is a split second.
Read on for a ranking of the world's current top 10 set-piece specialists, with free-kicks and corners bearing a particular significance in the rundown.
All scoring statistics come courtesy of Transfermarkt.co.uk.