The Premier League is one of the biggest brands in the world, with interest in the brand rising at an incredible rate, considering the immense quality on offer throughout the division. ‘Football’ in this country may serve up entirely different connotations to the ones it does across the pond, though there are some similarities on these shores.
With Visit Britain looking to find the biggest Super Football Fan in the world, it’s time to take a look at what exactly a ‘kicker’ in NFL terms translates into when speaking about the myriad of technically gifted athletes in the Premier League.
Noted for their ability to find pin-point accuracy from distance, a number of stars plying their trade in the Premier League can do exactly that. While many players may attempt to go for glory from such range, there are a select few who boast a clinical edge from those areas.
With that in mind, here’s a look at the FIVE best kickers in the Premier League.
Liverpool’s brilliant Brazilian is a wonderful man to pick up positions between midfield and attack and, while the skill he possesses in the final third is obviously one of his biggest attributes, the midfielder provides a palpable goal threat, even from range.
A recognisable face across the football globe, Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney broke yet another record recently with a wonderful long-range free-kick, one that made him the Red Devils’ record goalscorer.
Just one of many examples to indicate his accuracy.
One of the most clinical strikers in the Premier League, there’s just no containing England international Harry Kane. With Tottenham likely to host the NFL in their new home in a few years, the 23-year-old is going some way to proving he could mix with both…
Not the most fashionable of names, though Burnley’s summer singing Jeff Hendrick showed exactly why the Clarets splashed out big money to sign him in the first place. An absolute rocket of goal, the Irishman’s effort is surely a contender for goal of the season.
The Liverpool skipper may have some way to go in replacing Steven Gerrard as the iconic holder of the Reds’ armband, though more efforts like this one will surely help the England international on that front.
The fact it came against bitter rivals Chelsea, too, makes it even better.
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