The six-time Ballon d'Or winner, who is also the highest-rated player in the game, has scored an incredible 47 free-kicks in Barcelona colours - with another ten coming for Argentina.
With his "ankle-spraining" technique, Messi's accuracy from dead-ball situations is so good that opposition teams have resorted to putting players on the line to try and stop him.
This is how Real Sociedad defended Messi's free kick.- Barça Worldwide (@BarcaWorldwide) March 7, 2020
So it's only right that his free-kick prowess is properly reflected in the EA Sports video game, where he has a ridiculous 94 free-kick accuracy.
Second on the list is Dani Parejo, who made a shock move to Villarreal from Valencia in the summer. The Spaniard has 93 free-kick accuracy - one better than Messi's new Barcelona teammate and set-piece specialist Miralem Pjanic.
Lionel Messi and Dani Parejo are the top two free-kick takers in FIFA 21! :fire: pic.twitter.com/GcD4TwkQBC- Skelp :video_game::flag_black: (@skelpesports) September 15, 2020
Enis Bardhi of Levante and Sebastian Giovinco of Al Hilal both have 91 free-kick accuracy, with free-kick king Shunsuke Nakamura given 91 for his set-piece taking abilities.
The Celtic and Japanese legend, now 42, is back in the game after Yokohama FC were promoted to the J1 League last season.
Football's most expensive ever player Neymar is in seventh spot, sharing 89 accuracy with Southampton's set-piece expert James Ward-Prowse.
There's no place in the top ten for Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, despite him scoring three goals from free-kicks in 2019/20.
Here is the top 10 in full:
1. Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) - 94 accuracy
2. Dani Parejo (Valencia) - 93 accuracy
3. Miralem Pjanic (Barcelona) - 92 accuracy
4. Enis Bardhi (Levante) - 91 accuracy
5. Sebastian Giovinco (Al Hilal) - 91 accuracy
6. Shunsuke Nakamura (Yokohama FC) - 90 accuracy
7. Neymar (PSG) - 89 accuracy
8. James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) - 89 accuracy
9. Robert Skov (Hoffenheim) - 89 accuracy.
10. Ruslan Malinovskyi (Atalanta) - 88 accuracy
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