Teams become nervous when a penalty is given during a match. Whoever wants to take the penalty is even under more tension so also the goalkeeper. Not every great scorer is a good penalty-taker. There have been stories of missed by star players. We look at top ten lethal penalty takers across the top five leagues in Europe for 2021. This list of the best penalty takers in 2021 is in no particular order and based on their proficiency from the spot-kicks this year.
Top 10 Lethal Penalty-Takers in Football in 2021
1. Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United
The first on the list is Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese player has a 100 percent conversion rate. He has successfully converted all the penalties he has taken in 2020. He’s arguably one of the best midfielders in the world, and definitely one of the best penalty takers right now.
2. Ciro Immobile – Lazio
The current European golden player has been prolific from the penalty spot throughout the last football campaign. He has scored all the penalties he has taken, and continues to deliver outstanding performances for Lazio. He scored 13 penalties out of 15 last season.
3. Jorginho – Chelsea
The Italian midfielder is lethal from the penalty spot. He successfully scored all 5 penalties he played in the 2019/20 football season and this season he has already scored 3. He has a great penalty technque that always beats the goalkeepers.
4. Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid
The Real Madrid captain rarely misses his kick from 12 yards. Despite being a defender, he has a high conversion rate of 100.0%. Sergio Ramos is also known for his exquisite panenka penalties. He scored all his penalties last season.
5. Jaime Vardy – Leicester City
Jamie Vardy has been a sensation to watch in the final third. The current EPL golden boot winner scored all the four penalties he took last season, and has already scored four this season.
6. Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty conversion is impressive. The Juventus forward scored 12 spot-kicks last season, and has already scored one this season. He is known for his powerful shot from 12 yards out.
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7. Lionel Messi – Barcelona
Lionel Messi is not known for his prowess in scoring from spot-kicks, but you will not deny that the Argentine legend is deadly from 12-yards out. He has scored all his penalty for Barcelona in 2020.
8. Harry Kane – Tottenham
Harry Kane has always shown he is the man to call for penalty duties. He netted twice from the penalty spot against this month already. The English marksman is icecold from the penalty spot and buries the ball in the net more often than not.
9. Luka Milivojevic – Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace FC captain Luka Milivojevic has been said to be one of the deadliest penalty takers in the Premier League right now, with an astonishing 95% success rate. He has successfully converted over 20 penalties since his arrival in January 2017.
10. Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
The Poland striker is dangerous in the final third. He is a prolific scorer and has converted 7 of his penalties last season, missing none. He has already scored two this season, and looks set to score more goals from the spot.