Taking a penalty is one of the most difficult decisions most footballers face. This is because it may be the team’s only chance to win a particular competition at some point.
Below is list of the world’s top five penalty takers:
- Cristiano Ronaldo
The Portuguese forward has taken a total of 173 penalties for club and country. He has scored 144 goals and missed 29 times.
- Lionel Messi
The Argentine footballer has taken a total of 133 penalties for the two clubs he has played for that is Barcelona, PSG and his country. He has scored 103 goals and missed 30 penalties.
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic
He has taken 103 penalties in his career out of which he has scored 84 goals.
- Robert Lewandowski
He has scored 71 goals out of the 78 penalties he has taken in his career.
- Bruno Fernandes
The Portuguese attacking midfielder is the fifth best penalty taker in the world. He has taken 47 penalties in his career out of which he has scored 42 goals.