Penalty shoot specialists: the best pitchers

Penalty shoot specialists: the best pitchers
Ronaldinho among the best penalty takers.

Penalties are usually half-goal. A) Yes, at least interpret fans, players, coaches and everyone who suffers or receives signaling a penalty. However, It not always equals penalty goal. The nerves, Goalkeepers good or bad skill in this art do sometimes play a bad move when transforming the maximum punishment. Es por ello, that in Hanged for Football, We analyze this time the best pitchers in history, the great specialists from 11 metros, yes with a requirement, They must have released more than 30 penalties in his career:

Gaizka Mountains: 34 shooting for 31 goals. And 91,18% Efficacy was Basque, who had a peculiar way of throwing the maximum penalties. His strategy was to wait for the decision maximum score, and then release with a low shot the ball in the opposite direction to where it was dropped. At times, It seemed infallible.

Juninho: 32 penalties and 29 goals (90,63%). Brazil's Atletico was a great specialist in scoring goals from 11 metros. He never nervous. He puts the ball wherever he wanted. A precision that made him the best.

Cristiano Ronaldo: 62 penalties and 56 goals (90,32%). After Ronaldinho Gaucho (65-51) the second player who has released more penalties in football history in official matches. The Portuguese can dial through power or placement, or simply combining both aspects. no failure, but when it fails…It is sounded…Champions semifinals, final Champions, penalty shoot-outs with Portugal…

Gabriel Omar Batistuta: The Argentine scored in his career whopping 28 tantos de 31 Attempts. A break and rarely placement, his style reminded now uses Ibrahimovic. Fiorentina and Argentina enjoyed as high efficiency, somewhat higher than his compatriot Juan Roman Riquelme (31-27), another great specialist who however failed with its most decisive kick Villareal.

Juanjo Camacho: Valencia player came stringing Huesca 21 marking overcoming consecutive pitches 18 of Christian. Total, 21 goals of 22 launches has tried. A master's peerless, only that I did in the second division its impact is not the same.

Dennis Bergkamp: Dutch voleador class had to give and take. We're going to bore. This was patented in the 34 goles que marcó de 38 penalty shootout (89,47%) he knocked. Subtlety, class and celebration. Everything was united in sinigual footballer.

Oscar Cardozo: 34 penalties and 30 goals (88,23%). Uruguayan striker knows what it's all about the 11 metros. Fichado few days ago by the Turkish Fenerbahçe, his great Achilles' heel was in the World Cup quarter where he made the mistake of his life before Iker Casillas…Casillas before or at Reina, the man who told Casillas where would launch.

Enrico Chiesa: Who does not remember this famed Italian striker year 90. Life insurance in maximum penalties scored 26 of the 30 he ordered releases. A specialty phenomena as Jose Javier Barkero. The Levante is another player out of this discipline with the same percentage of effectiveness.

Frank Lampard: its effectiveness is not among the 10 higher, but among the best (55-47, 85%). English also does a team responsibility Chelsea, always on the edge of pulses and always giving a sense of security.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: frame 84 of the 100 penaltis que lanzó en su carrera, which gives more than one 84% efficacy. Their strategy is clear. launch strong and hard to burst ball. It is the usual pattern, although occasionally she prefers the subtlety of placement and deception. Definitely, the best.

These men have launched more than 30 penalty shootout, but unless there is a whole series of bunch of players who have penalties in their most lethal weapon:

The best penalty takers history.
The best penalty takers in history without being active having pulled over 30 penalty shootout.

Mario Ballotelli: 20 of 21

Robbie Maakay: 15 of 15

Simao: 15 of 15

Miccoli: 14 of 14

– Philip Daems: 14 of 14

Chicao: 13 of 13

Rubén Suárez: 12 of 12

Nestor Ortigoza: 12 of 12

Robbie Keane: 20 of 21

Olivera: 21 of 22

Nené: 20 of 22

– Soldier: 22 of 24

Hulk: 19 of 21

– Neymar: 24 of 30

– Villa: 41 of 51

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982


One thought on “Penalty shoot specialists: the best pitchers

  1. Nice article and great research work. The one I haven't seen is Matt le Tissier from the Southamptom. I would always have believed that I had the record with 50 pitches and solo 1 fallo.

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