September 27, 2021 || 3:48 pm

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have missed more penalties than any other player in the 21st century

Lionel Messi has reli’ed heavily on penalties this season.

Five of the Argenti’nian’s six goals for Barcelona this s’eason have come from the penal’ty spot.

Penaldo? More lik’e Pessi.

 

The six-time Ball”on d’Or winner has a pretty sketchy record from 12 yards but he’’s scored his last 10, and he’s been’ thankful for the opportu’nities th’is season.

 

However, he won’t fan’cy viewing a list of the 40 pla’yers who have missed the most’ penalties in the 21st cent’ury.

 

He ranks first on the ‘list, which has been shared by Transfermarkt, havi’ng mi’ssed 27 of his 126 attempts.

Also featur’ing in th’e top 10 are Zlatan Ibra’himovic, Frank Lamp:ard and Sergio Aguero.

Che:ck out the ful’l list…

40. Eden Hazard

Penalties mis’sed: 8
Total pena’lties: 60
Miss perce’ntage: 13.3%

39. Ciro Imm’obile

Penalties mis’sed: 8
Total penalti’es: 47
Miss percen’tage: 17%

 

38. Fabio Quagli’arella

Penalties miss’ed: 8
Total penal”ties: 46
Miss percenta’ge: 17.4%

=36. Samuel Eto’o

Penalties miss’ed: 8
Total penalti’es: 45
Miss percen’tage: 17.8%

 

 

=36. Radam’el Falcao

Penalties mi”ssed: 8
Total penalties: 45
Miss perce’ntage: 17.8%

35. Thomas Muller

Penalties mi’ssed: 8
Total penalti’es: 39
Miss perce’ntage: 20.5%

34. Fernando Torres

Penalties mi’ssed: 8
Total penalti’es: 36
Miss perce’ntage: 22.2%

 

33. Raul Tam’udo

Penalties mis’sed: 8
Total penalti’es: 35
Miss percentage: 22.9%

=30. Frederic Kan’oute

Penalties mis’sed: 8
Total penal’ties: 33
Miss perce’ntage: 24.2%

 

=30. Carlos Te’vez

Penalties miss:ed: 8
Total penalt:ies: 33
Miss percen:tage: 24.2%

=30. Max Gra:del

Penalties miss:ed: 8
Total penalti:es: 33
Miss percen:tage: 24.2%

29. Diego Forlan

Penalties miss’ed: 8
Total penaltie’s: 32
Miss percen’tage: 25%

=27. Jermain D’efoe

Penalties mi’ssed: 8
Total pena’lties: 28
Miss perce’ntage: 28.6%

=27. Diego

Penalties mis’sed: 8
Total penalt’ies: 28
Miss perce’ntage: 28.6%

26. Carlos Bacca

Penalties mi’ssed: 8
Total penalt”ies: 26
Miss perce’ntage: 30.8%

25. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

Penalties miss’ed: 8
Total penal’ties: 24
Miss perce’ntage: 33.3%

 

24. Antonio Cassano

Penalties mis’sed: 8
Total pena’lties: 20
Miss perce’ntage: 40%

23. Steven Gerrard

Penalties miss’ed: 9
Total pena’lties: 59
Miss perce’ntage: 15.3%

 

22. David Villa

Penalties mis’sed: 9
Total pena”lties: 56
Miss percen’tage: 16.1%

21. Dani Parejo

Penalties miss’ed: 9
Total penal’ties: 41
Miss perce’ntage: 22%

20. Gonzalo Higuain

Penalties miss’ed: 9
Total penalt’ies: 32
Miss perce’ntage: 28.1%

19. Luca Toni

Penalties mis’sed: 9
Total penal’ties: 28
Miss percen’tage: 32.1%

18. Marek Hamsik

Penalties mis’sed: 9
Total pena’lties: 24
Miss perce’ntage: 37.5%

17. Neymar

Penalties mi’ssed: 10
Total penal’ties: 56
Miss perce’ntage: 17.9%

16. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Penalties mis’sed: 10
Total penal’ties: 46
Miss percen’tage: 21.7%

15. Aritz Aduriz

Penalties mis’sed: 10
Total penalt’ies: 45
Miss percen’tage: 22.2%

14. Andrea Pirlo

Penalties mis’sed: 10
Total penalti’es: 34
Miss percent’age: 29.4%

13. Antoine Griez’mann

Penalties mis&sed: 10
Total penalt’ies: 30
Miss percen’tage: 33.3%

 

 

12. Marco Di Vaio

Penalties miss’ed: 10
Total penal’ties: 23
Miss percen’tage: 43.5%

11. Ruud van Nistelrooy

Penalties mis’sed: 11
Total penalti’es: 53
Miss percent’age: 20.8%

10. Sergio Aguero

Penalties misse:d: 12
Total penalties: 61
Miss percent’age: 19.7%

9. Frank Lampard

Penalties mis’sed: 13
Total penal’ties: 80
Miss percen’tage: 16.3%

8. Ronaldinho

Penalties miss’ed: 13
Total penalti’es: 68
Miss percenta’ge: 19.1%

7. Wayne ‘

Penalties miss’ed: 13
Total penal’ties: 53
Miss percent’age: 24.5%

6. Edinson Cavani

Penalties mis’sed: 14
Total penalt’ies: 73
Miss percentag’e: 19.2%

5. Antonio Di Natale

Penalties misse’d: 15
Total penalties: 58
Miss percentage: 25.9%

4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Penalties missed: 16
Total penalties: 92
Miss percentage: 17.4%

3. Francesco Totti

Penalties missed: 19
Total penalties: 99
Miss percentage: 19.2%

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

Penalties missed: 27
Total penalties: 162
Miss percentage: 16.7%

 

1. Lionel Messi

Penalties missed: 27
Total penalties: 126
Miss percentage: 21.4%

So despite being the m’ost prolific players of the 21st cent’ury, Messi and Rona’ldo have miss’ed more penal’ties th’an any othe’r player.

Who would ha’ve thou’ght it…

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