The Spanish edition of Marca studied the statistics of the current top football players and made a rating of the best penalty performers from them.

As it turns out, Eden Hazard, the Belgian midfielder of Real Madrid, is the best shooter from the 11-meter mark in the official matches. Eden has taken his penalty 56 times in his career, and his shot in just seven cases turned out to be inaccurate, accounting for 88% of the result.

In second place in the ranking is again the player of the Madrid club – Karim Benzema. Of the 17 attempts by the French forward, 15 were accurate (88%).

In third place is Cristiano Ronaldo, the striker of Turin’s Juventus. The Portuguese, who has scored 143 penalties, most of all the top ten players, has 121 goals (85%).

Interestingly, Lionel Messi, the six-time winner of the Ballon d’Or, does not have an excellent performance in this regard. The Barcelona star completes the 11-meter with 77% accuracy and is in the 9th position in the rating.

 

TOP 10 best penalty performers

 

  1. Eden Hazard (Real) – 56 shots, 49 realized, 88% accurate.
  2. Karim Benzema (Real) – 17, 15, 88%
  3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – 143, 121, 85%
  4. Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 44, 37, 84%
  5. Luis Suarez (Barcelona) – 49, 40, 82%
  6. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 16, 13, 81%
  7. Neymar (PSG) – 64, 51, 80%
  8. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – 59, 46, 78%
  9. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 115, 89, 77%
  10. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona) – 25, 17, 68%.