The free kick by definition could make you think that it is a chance on goal that is all about finesse.
David Beckham and his fame for his skill at bending the ball definitely has helped to support that belief during his career.
However, there is another class of free kick that is all together just as or more exciting: the power driver free kick.
While it is not seen nearly as often as a curling effort into the corner, there are some players that can absolutely lash a free kick that can hardly be seen until it is in the back of the net.
This slideshow is dedicated to some of those very efforts and players. While it may not have all of the best in the world, it certainly is twelve of the fastest free kicks of all time that have been caught on tape.