13 free-kicks which prove Sebastian Giovinco is the set-piece king

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There are many reasons to watch MLS, but the main one is to watch former Juventus forward Sebastian Giovinco take free-kicks for Toronto.

After a frustrating nine years in Juventus’ first team, in which he was loaned out twice and failed to truly nail down a place in the starting XI, Giovinco joined Toronto in 2015 and has enjoyed a hugely successful spell.

In his maiden campaign he was named the league’s MVP, while last year he helped the side win a domestic Treble.

The 31-year-old has caught the eye on many occasions thanks to his remarkable ability to convert free-kicks, which he summed up succinctly after scoring yet another against Tigres in the CONCACAF Champions League.


And we’ve rounded up 13 of Giovinco’s best free-kicks to show why he is quite possibly the best dead-ball expert in the world.

‘An absolute magician’

Get the defender back, quick

‘How d’ya like that?’

We can’t quite work this out

Put another wall on the line

Even on an American football pitch

Spare a thought for the goalkeepers

Kiss me



Very, very pleasing


He did steal Heskey’s celebration though

We’d love to buy him a drink

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