Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi often miss penalties.
Scoring a goal from the penalty spot seems very easy. However, in reality it is not easy to do.
Scoring a goal from a penalty requires technique and composure. In addition, the penalty executioner must also have a strong mentality to beat the opposing team’s goalkeeper.
However, there are quite a number of world football stars who fail to score from the penalty spot. Their kick deviated from the goal or was parried by the opposing goalkeeper.
Apart from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who is the player who has missed the most penalties in the 21st century?
PSG striker Lionel Messi is arguably one of the best players in the world today. He recently won his seventh Ballon d’Or.
Throughout his career, Messi has scored many goals for his team both at domestic and international level. Many of his goals came from penalty kicks.
Like other players, Messi has also failed to execute a penalty. Messi failed to score from the penalty spot 29 times in 132 attempts.
Manchester United star, Cristiano Ronaldo is known to have great ability to score goals. The Portuguese player is also known to be the best penalty taker at the moment.
This season, Ronaldo has scored 13 goals in 19 matches in all competitions for the Red Devils. Of these, two of them were printed CR7 from the white point.
However, Ronaldo is also not a perfect player. The Portugal national team captain has failed to execute a penalty 28 times in 171 attempts throughout his career.
While still actively playing, no one doubted Francesco Totti’s loyalty to AS Roma. Since starting his professional career, until his retirement, Totti has always been with Roma.
Apart from being a Roma legend, Totti is also known as a great player in executing set pieces, including penalties. He has often scored goals from the penalty spot.
However, there were times when Totti failed to do his job as a penalty executioner. The 2006 World Cup champion has missed 19 penalties on 99 occasions.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic refuses old. At the age of 40, he is still playing at the highest level of world football with AC Milan.
The Swede has made 11 Serie A appearances for Milan so far this season. He scored seven goals from these appearances.
Although known as a sharp striker, Ibrahimovic apparently failed to execute a penalty quite often. He has failed to score from the penalty spot 16 times out of a total of 100 occasions.
Antonio Di Natale
Antonio Di Natale was one of the top Italian strikers of his time. He spent most of his career with Udinese.
Di Natale was able to score 227 goals in 445 games in all competitions with Udinese. During the game, Di Natale also often acted as his team’s penalty taker.
Throughout the 21st century, Di Natale has scored 55 penalties. However, 14 of them turned out to be failures.