Some players became renowned for their capacity to generate curl on shots, others for netting sumptuous chips and others for their precision finishes. Then there are those players who just put their foot through the ball, and on this note FIFA.com would like to engage you in our latest 'Have Your Say' debate: who has had the hardest shot?
Two countries that have produced several hard hitters are Brazil and Germany. Rivelino, Roberto Dinamite, Nelinho, Eder, Branco and Roberto Carlos were all blessed with dynamite in their boots, as were Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, Michael Tarnat, Jorg Albertz, Dietmar Hamann, Thomas Hitzlsperger and Robert Huth.
Norway's Jon Arne Riise boasts a thunderous shot, something which Dutchman Ronald Koeman, Tony Yeboah of Ghana, Peru's Teofilo Cubillas and the Scot Peter Lorimer became renowned for from during their careers.
Going back a bit further, it was more difficult to generate power on the then heavy footballs, not that you'd have guessed it watching Portugal's Eusebio, Bobby Charlton of England, Hungarian Ferenc Puskas or the Swede Gunnar Nordahl.
Is one of the aforementioned football's all-time most powerful shooter, or is it one of the many other players who have unleashed thunderbolts over the years? Simply click 'Add your comment' to share your view with fellow fans from across the globe, but please remember to keep your posts clean, respectful and in English.