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Top 10 Best Penalty Takers in Football History.

Alan Shearer holds the record for the most penalties scored in the premier league. In fact, he is also the premier's league all-time top scorer. He played as a striker in the Premier League for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, and Newcastle and the England national team.

Mario Balotelli might have his moments on and off the pitch every now and again, but as far as penalties go, he's a definite go-to guy—having never missed in his eight attempts.

Of all players to never miss a penalty in the top flight, no man has scored as many as Manchester City ace Yaya Toure. The Ivorian is enjoying an incredible resurgence in the past few months since being recalled to the starting XI by Pep Guardiola following their fallout. This article doesn't mean the best penalty takers but motions.

The top 10 Best Penalty Motions are as follows.

10. Christiano Ronaldo

He has scored 16 of 20 penalties. One look at these stats show that Ronaldo is the more skilled penalty-taker out of the two by far. He's taken 30 spot-kicks less than Messi, yet he's missed three less than the Barca man. The 123 penalties scored, on the other hand, only make up 16.9% of Ronaldo's career tally of 727 goals.

9. Mahrez

Mahrez has only scored seven of his 12 Premier League penalties.

8. Harry Kane

The Tottenham striker has converted nine out of 10 penalties for club and country since the start of the 2017-18 season, so is it by luck that he hits the back of the net so regularly from 12 yards out? "I work quite a bit on it," Kane told BBC Radio 5 Live.

The 'BBC' reported after he scored two penalties against Bulgaria that he had a 90% success rate from the penalty spot. That is less now although he still has great numbers. He has only missed one of the last 15.

7. Fabio Quagliarelle

Fabio Quagliarella has made a point of never celebrating goals against former clubs. He has scored 35 penalties out of 40 taken.

6. Ever Banega

He has missed only 3 penalties out of 18, making that a successful total of 15.

5. Pogba

Pogba has taken 18 penalties in his career, scoring 13 and missing five, but his record in the Premier League is seven from 11 which means only Kevin Phillips, Steed Malbranque, Dwight Yorke, Riyad Mahrez and Juan Pablo Angel rank ahead of him for penalties missed (must have taken at least 10 penalties).

4. Andrea Pirlo

He had a long footballing career as both a right back and defensive midfielder. Andrea Pirlo has scored 11 of 20 penalties.

3. Lewandowski

The Polish international has long been recognised as one of the great forwards in the world game, having hit 63 goals in just 85 Champions League appearances during spells at Borussia Dortmund and Bayern.

He has scored a total of 38 penalties out of 41 taken.

2. Bruno Fernandes and Jorginho

has a 91 % penalty conversion rate, having scored 21 out of 23 spot-kicks in his career.

Jorginho an 'important player' for Chelsea. What's more, of the 10 penalties he has taken during games, he has sent the goalkeeper the wrong way 70% of the time. He has a Penalty Conversion Rate of 95% and has scored 20 penalties out of 21.

1. Sergio Ramos

Ramos has missed just one of 21 penalties, which equates to a staggering 95 percent success rate.Furthermore, his miss actually came 26 months ago, so it seems as though the captain has found a consistent way of avoiding missing.

He doesn't care what a goalkeeper does, he has such supreme confidence in his ability that he doesn't believe what a goalkeeper can influence matters in the slightest.

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