Do You Know That Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo make My list Of 9 players who have missed most penalties in the 21st century?
Well, taking penalties is not an easy task since it involves mental toughness as well as it's awareness is required, from the goalkeeper as well as the penalty taker. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Every club usually has a appointed penalty taker and an order players are supposed to follow when it comes to who will take the penalty. It is generally the striker who takes penalties, or attack-minded players like Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
It is not easy by any means and misses tend to happen. On that note, we look at 9 players to have missed the most penalties in the 21st century.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. 9. Sergio Aguero Has Missed 12 Penalties Missed Out Of 61 Penalties Taken:
Sergio Aguero is the only player to score more in PremierLeague goals (157 goals). Since then, the 32-year old has made 372 appearances in all competitions for the club, scoring 255 goals. The Argentina international has missed 12 penalties, having taken 61 during that time.
8. Frank Lampard Has Missed 13 Penalties Out Of 80 Penalties Taken:
Frank Lampard during his Chelsea playing day.
He was known for his goalscoring prowess and match intelligence, Lampard spent 13 seasons with the Chelsea, making 648 appearances in all competitions and scoring 211 goals.
Frank Lampard's goal scoring ability for a midfielder was not normal as he scored 177 Premier League goals and became 5th all-time top goalscorer. Also, he scored 211 Chelsea goals as the clubs top goalscorer, 27 goals in his highest scoring season, 274 career goals and 29 International goals.
He is the current Chelsea manager.
7. Ronaldinho Has Missed 13 Penalties Out Of 68 Penalties Taken:
Ronaldinho enjoyed a good spell with Barcelona and was one of the greatest players to have played the game, he retired in 2015.
6. Wayne Rooney Has Missed 13 Penalties Out Of 53 Penalties Taken:
Rooney is another player who enjoyed a successful career playing at the highest level as he has the record top goalscorer for both Manchester United and the England national team.
He made 559 appearances in all competitions for the club, scoring 253 goals.
He plays for DC United in the MLS, the 35-year old currently plies his trade for Derby County in the Championship, where he is the captain as well as a coach.
5. Edinson Cavani Has Missed 14 Penalties Out Of 73 Penalties Taken
He is a highly successful striker who has scored goals at every club he has played for, and has shone light for both club and country.
As a striker, he made 301 appearances in all competitions for the PSG, scoring 200 goals and in the process becoming the club's all time top goalscorer.
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Missed 16 Penalties Out Of 92 Penalties Taken:
Ibrahimovic has enjoyed a fine career as one of the best strikers of all-time, and he continues to prove why he deserves to be in that bracket of top successful footballers.
He has played for some of the biggest clubs in the world with distinction. As a wandering striker, Ibrahimovic has made appearances for Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United. In his entire career as a striker, he has made 817 appearances and scored 494 goals.
The 39-year old is currently playing for AC Milan and is one of the best players in Serie A on form. In five league appearances he has scored eight goals, as his legend continues to grow on a daily basis.
3. Fransesco Totti, Missed 19 Penalties Out Of 99 Penalties Taken:
Totti is a one-club man as he is regarded as the greatest player to have played for Roma. He played forward and was known for his technical ability, goal scoring prowess and creativity and as he spent his entire playing career with his beloved club.
He made 786 appearances in all competitions, scored 307 goals, earning praise for his consistency and elegance. Although, he retired from playing 2017 and immediately become a club director at Roma. He stepped down from the role in 2019, thus ending his 30-year association with the club.
So sad but fulfilling.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo Has Missed 27 Penalties Out Of 162 Penalties Taken:
Cristiano Ronaldo has been in good form after having represented some of the biggest clubs in world football. His performances have resulted in many calling him one of the greatest footballer ever to have played the game after he began his career at Sporting CP, then Ronaldo joined Manchester United in 2003. After six successful years at Manchester United, he made a big-money move to Real Madrid were he became the club's all-time top goalscorer and won every trophy possible, before leaving for Juventus in 2018.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the leading goalscorer across Europe's top five leagues in 2020.
1. Lionel Messi Has Missed 27 Penalties Out Of 126 Penalties Taken:
Undoubtedly, Lionel Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo and also one of the greatest footballer to have played the game. Well, football fans would be fair to say that Lionel Messi has not been at his very best this season. However, there is no denying his influence at Barcelona, for those who regard him as the greatest player to worn the famous shirt. Since making his first in 2004.
He has made 741 appearances, scoring 640 goals and providing countless assists.
With just one year left in his Barcelona contract, Messi admitted earlier this year that he would have liked to leave the club in the summer. Manchester City have been linked with the 33-year old.