Free Kick King! Giovinco's seventh free-kick goal is most since 2010

Since coming to MLS prior to the 2015 season, no player has put more fear into opponents than Sebastian Giovinco.

That is especially true when the diminutive Italian has been over a dead ball that he can put on goal. On Saturday against D.C. United, he added two more free-kick goals to his tally, giving him a total of seven over the past two seasons.

That total is the most in MLS since 2010, which is as far as data from Opta goes back, passing David Beckham's and Javier Morales' six career free-kick goals apiece. 

Most Free-Kick Goals since 2010

Player FK goals
Sebastian Giovinco 7
David Beckham 6
Javier Morales 6
Didier Drogba 5
Jeff Larentowicz 5

On the above list there's another player who joined MLS recently, Didier Drogba.

Drogba has scored his five free-kick goals on just 22 shots, converting his free kicks at an incredible rate of 23 percent. That's 14 percent higher than Giovinco's average of scoring one of every 10 free kicks, roughly.

Best Free Kick conversion rate since 2010

Min. 20 free-kick attempts

Player FK goals FK attempts FK conversion rate
Didier Drogba 5 22 22.7%
Benny Feilhaber 3 23 13.0%
David Beckham 6 46 13.0%
Mauro Diaz 3 24 12.5%
Michel 3 25 12.0%
Marko Perovic 3 25 12.0%
Sebastian Giovinco 7 76 9.2%
Jeff Larentowicz 5 55 9.1%
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