Top 10 footballers with most penalties scored in history

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Top 10 footballers with most penalties scored in history

The players who have scored the most penalty goals in history convey the idea that scoring from a spot is easy.

In actuality, both teammates and fans put a lot of pressure on these athletes. They fear losing a penalty since it is their time to shine and win over the people watching them. The top 15 most skilled penalty takers with accurate shooting are listed in this article.

The players who have scored the most penalty goals in history deserve recognition for their audacity and guts. Many have experienced the difficulty of scoring a penalty goal with all eyes on you. To score from the spot requires a lion’s heart and steely nerves.

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These players have mastered crucial techniques including maintaining composure under pressure, hitting the ball cleanly, and keeping their heads above the ball while focusing on where to put their shots.

Most penalty goals

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 163
  2. Ronald Koeman – 111
  3. Lionel Messi – 109
  4. Roberto Baggio – 100
  5. Francesco Totti – 86
  6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 85
  7. Alessandro Del Piero – 77
  8. Alan Shearer – 72
  9. Ronaldinho – 70
  10. Edinson Cavani – 61

The player with the most penalty goals scored is Cristiano Ronaldo. In his senior career, the Portuguese striker has scored 157 of the 186 penalty opportunities that have been presented to him.

In addition to having the most missed penalties of any football player—31—Lionel Messi has the second-highest amount of scored penalty goals—109—behind Cristiano Ronaldo’s 157. The top 12 players in football history who have missed penalty kicks are listed below:

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  • Lionel Messi – 31
  • Cristiano Ronaldo – 29
  • Francesco Totti – 20
  • Steven Gerrard – 19
  • Roberto Baggio – 18
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 17
  • Ronaldinho – 17
  • Antonio Di Natale – 15
  • Edinson Cavani – 14
  • Wayne Rooney -14
  • Sergio Aguero – 14
  • Frank Lampard – 10

The record for most penalty goals scored in a league season also belongs to Cristiano Ronaldo. He scored twelve goals in the 2011–12 and 2019–20 seasons from the penalty spot. Jorginho scored ten penalty goals in the 2021–2022 season, whereas Messi holds the record with ten from the 2011–12 campaign.

Also Read: Who has more Guinness World Records, Ronaldo or Messi?

In the Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the most goals (19), followed by Lionel Messi (18) and Robert Lewandowski (16).

Which player has the most non-penalty goals?

The most goal without a penalty in history is Cristiano Ronaldo. In total, he has scored more than 815 goals since 2001.

Ronaldo may hold the record for the most penalty goals scored in history for a long time unless great players like Messi, Haaland, and Mbappé make a significant improvement.

The globe is excited to watch Haaland and Mbappé shatter more records, including Messi and Ronaldo’s records, since they are still young and full of energy.

By Shyam
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Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.