The penalty is far from the simplest action to perform in football. The more important it is, the more difficult it is to score. However, there are players who do not feel the pressure and are experts when it comes to spot-kicks.
Here, we take a look at five players who are the best in the business.
5. Jorginho (Chelsea)
Jorginho has one of the best ratios when it comes to penalties in football today. It was not until last February that he registered his first miss which came in the final of the League Cup against Manchester City.
However, in 10 attempts prior to that for both Italy and Chelsea, he had never failed to score from the spot and he deserves his place on this list.
4. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Sergio Ramos has come a long way since his disastrous penalty kick against Bayern Munich in 2012. Since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018, he remains the official spot-kick taker for Real Madrid, and we can say is that the Madrid captain knows how to take responsibility.
3. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain)
Paris Saint-Germain have a number of superstars in their squad, however, it is Neymar who seems most often in charge of penalties. And we understand why ! The Brazilian star is brilliant from the spot, having missed only one since his arrival at the French capital.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
Like Lionel Messi, it is difficult to find weak points in Cristiano Ronaldo . CR7 often proves intractable when hitting a penalty. Since the start of his career, the current Juventus striker has scored more than 90 penalties. He will no doubt definitely increase this number in the foreseeable future.
1. Mario Balotelli (Brescia)
Mario Balotelli certainly does not know the meaning of "pressure" as the striker has been very comfortable when it comes to penalties since the start of his career. He has scored more than 20, for all the clubs he has played in, and had not yet failed until September 2013 when he missed one for AC Milan.