Penalties are one part of a soccer match, and it is not uncommon for a team to want a penalty as a ‘shortcut’ to get a goal without having to deal with the opposing defense. Because the distance of the ball with the goal is so close, 12 meters, so the possibility of the ball into the goal is very large, even though there is a goal keeper escorting.
However, it is not uncommon for the penalty to fail, either because of accuracy or pressure on the field. In Europe for example, of course the pressure there is so heavy for the executors of the penalty, especially at the decisive moments. However, the following penalty takers have managed to register themselves as the best penalty in Europe so far. Anyone?
1. Harry Kane
The 26-year-old is a mainstay striker of Tottenham Hotspur, who must be recognized as a productive player, not only in open play situations, but also in penalty executions. In fact, Kane is also believed to be the executor of the penalty in the British National team. Naturally, out of 43 occasions, he only failed 8 times. The goal ratio through penalty is 83 percent.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
No doubt, Cristiano Ronaldo is indeed a reliable penalty taker. He is the perpetual executioner of penalties for Juventus as well as for the Portuguese National Team. To the extent that the person got the nickname ‘Penaldo’, because of his expertise in executing penalties. From a total of 166 penalty opportunities, Ronaldo managed to record 144 goals, meaning he only failed 22 times, with a total ratio of 83 percent.
3. James Milner
One of the most successful penalty takers is James Milner. The former Manchester City who is now defending Liverpool has successfully scored 29 goals from 34 penalty-kick opportunities, he won both with the club and with the national team. The ratio exceeds the ratio of Kane and Ronaldo, with a total of 85 percent.
4. Sergio Ramos
The last name is Sergio Ramos, the 34-year-old player is a permanent penalty taker for Real Madrid and the Spanish National Team. The El Real defender has created 22 goals from 25 kicking opportunities from the spot both playing for the club and the national team. Ramos’s penalty-kick success ratio reaches 88 percent. No wonder, he is listed as the most productive defender in the history of Real Madrid.