Set piece specialists are hot property in football – Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Gareth Bale are among the world class talents who step up to the plate for their club sides on a regular basis – and there's not many finer sights in football than a jaw-dropping free kick.

Over the years, free kick wonder goals have been showpiece moments for some of the world's greatest talents – acting as launching pads or hall-of-fame moments in equal measure. If they're hit well enough, free kicks have the potential to change games and careers in an instant.

From Ukraine to Brazil and the Premier League to the Brazilian Serie A, here's a closer look at 10 of the greatest free kicks in the history of the beautiful game.