13 free-kicks which prove Sebastian Giovinco is the set-piece king
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’
ALL HAIL OUR SUPREME OVERLORD SEBASTIAN GIOVINCO pic.twitter.com/CRtyyTRYj1
— Jake. (@YedIin) March 14, 2018
Get the defender back, quick
‘How d’ya like that?’
We can’t quite work this out
— Toronto FC (@torontofc) February 13, 2018
Put another wall on the line
Even on an American football pitch
— Toronto FC (@torontofc) February 1, 2018
Spare a thought for the goalkeepers
Very, very pleasing
He did steal Heskey’s celebration though
We’d love to buy him a drink
Jozy Altidore scores, tries to head a beer thrown at him, Giovinco picks up the beer and drinks out of it. Amazing https://t.co/lM8l0sYPJU
— Planet Fútbol (@si_soccer) October 22, 2017