Top 5 Best Penalty Takers In The World

One of the biggest decisions most footballers are always afraid of is taking a penalty. This is because at some point it maybe the only chance available for the team to win a given competition.

Here are the top 5 best penalty takers in the world.

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

He has taken 103 penalties in his career out of which he has scored 84 goals.

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4. Robert Lewandowski

He has scored 71 goals out of the 78 penalties he has taken in his career.

5. 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.


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