EA’s statisticians have once again thrown up surprise ratings as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Gareth Bale all fail to claim a spot amongst the leading free-kick specialists on FIFA 14.

Galatasaray and CSKA Moscow both lead the way in terms of set-piece proficiency according to FIFA, with two entries each in top 20.

As expected, the free-kick accuracy rating is used as a gauge of aptitude from dead-ball situations.

Feel free to comment in the box below regarding on your thoughts FIFA’s latest set of ratings. Read on to find out who made the cut!

The 20 best free-kick takers in FIFA 14:

1. Juan Arango (Borussia Monchengladbach) - Free-kick accuracy: 92

2. Sejad Salihovic (1899 Hoffenheim) - Free-kick accuracy: 90

3. Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) - Free-kick accuracy: 90

4. Didier Drogba (Galatasaray) – Free-kick accuracy: 89

5. Francesco Lodi (Genoa) – Free-kick accuracy: 89

6. Ronaldinho (Atletico Mineiro) – Free-kick accuracy: 88

7. Rasmus Elm (CSKA Moscow) – Free-kick accuracy: 88

8. Benat Etxebarria (Athletic Bilbao) – Free-kick accuracy: 88

9. Marcos Assuncao (Santos) – Free-kick accuracy: 88

10. Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) – Free-kick accuracy: 88

11. Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburg) – Free-kick accuracy: 88

12. Christian Fuchs (Schalke) – Free-kick accuracy: 87

13. Keisuke Honda (CSKA Moscow) – Free-kick accuracy: 87

14 Alberto Costa (Spartak Moscow) – Free-kick accuracy: 87

15 Anotonio Di Natale (Udinese) – Free-kick accuracy: 87

16 Xavi (Barcelona) – Free-kick accuracy: 87

17 Hiroshi Kiyotake (FC Nurnberg) – Free-kick accuracy: 87

18 Selcuk Inan (Galatasaray) – Free-kick accuracy: 86

19 Christian Pander (Hannover 96) – Free-kick accuracy: 86

20 Hernanes (Lazio) – Free-kick accuracy: 86

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