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Players with the hardest shots in football history

Below is a list of players with hardest shots.

5.Ronald Koeman

First and foremost, Ronald Koeman was an excellent defensive talent. However, like so many fine defenders, Koeman also had an extra string to his bow, an offensive quality that made him feared at the opposite end of the pitch to that which he should have been patrolling!

The Dutch international was widely celebrated for both his superb free kicks and for his excellent long-range shooting.

England fans know better than most exactly how devastating Koeman could be.

It was one of his belters that prevented the Three Lions from qualifying for the 1994 World Cup, ending the reign of Graham Taylor in the process.

Dazzling in defence but arguably even better with a dead ball at his feet.

4.John Arne Riise

The Fulham FC website describes 34-year-old left-back Riise as “Renowned for his unrivalled stamina and powerful shooting.” Now, we’re not so fussed about his stamina—although it’s fair to say that he has often had the fitness to dominate the left side of the pitch in contests—but we are particularly interested in the power he can muster with his left peg.

A Champions League winner with Liverpool, Riise is a fine crosser and can also be a menace from set pieces.

Reds fans will never forget his powerful late winner against Manchester United from outside the box. That particular strike clocked in at 70 mph.

On one occasion, he even broke the leg of United midfielder Alan Smith when the former Leeds man attempted to charge down a shot.

3.Peter Lorimer

Peter Lorimer was a Scottish attacking midfielder who starred most notably for Leeds United during the club’s most successful era. He arrived at Elland Road in 1962 and remained there until 1979, when he crossed the Atlantic to play for Toronto Blizzard.

In 703 outings for the Whites, he scored 238 goals—a fine return for a midfielder. Despite the club’s reputation at the time and the expert tutelage of manager Don Revie, Lorimer and his peers only won two league titles.

With regards to his powerful shooting, it’s perhaps best if the Scot’s nicknames do the talking: Thunder Boots, Lash and Hot Shot. No wonder goalkeepers always looked a little nervous when Lorimer was in town.


Brazilian left-sider Ronny, whose full name is Ronny Heberson Furtado de Araujo, was famed for his powerful shooting. He was so characterised by his strong finishing that he earned the nickname “Homem-Bomba,” translated as the “Human Bomb.”

One of his shots was once measured at 210.9 kmph or 131.82 mph. It was a free kick scored in the 88th minute of a clash between Sporting Lisbon and Naval 1 de Maio in November 2006.

He currently turns out for Hertha BSC in the German Bundesliga.

1.Roberto Carlos

Old Thunder Thighs may have built his free-kick-taking reputation on the back of one sweetly stuck strike rather than a consistent stream, but his powerful shooting is not quite a myth.

Beyond that remarkable effort in Le Tournoi ahead of the 1998 World Cup, he also bagged a fine effort against China in the group stage of the 2002 edition.

The Brazil left-back starred for Real Madrid during the famous “Galacticos” era, won a World Cup with Brazil in 2002 and also played in the 1998 and 2006 competitions. The former Fenerbahce man is currently the manager of Turkish side Sivasspor.

His nickname “The Bullet Man” is due to his powerful shooting. According to The Guardian his thunderbolts routinely came in at 105 mph.

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