In Pictures: The Ten Worst Penalty Takers In English Premier League

Published by Stickboy on January 25th, 2013

Over the years we have seen some right howlers when it comes to the spot kick… here is a round up of the ten worst penalty takerrs in the English Premier League.

Premier League's worst penalty takers

10. Steven Gerrard
A poor penalty taker by Premier League standards. This is him after missing a spot-kick during his team’s 3-1 loss at Blackburn last season.
Penalties Taken: 21
Penalties Scored: 15
Pen Success Rate: 71.4 per cent

Premier League's worst penalty takers

9. Robin van Persie
It may seem odd to see the Dutchman in ‘worst’ list but however lethal he is from open play, he still misses from the spot. This is Southampton’s goalkeeper Kelvin Davis saving one of his efforts earlier in the season.
Penalties Taken: 14
Penalties Scored: 10
Pen Success Rate: 71.4 per cent

Premier League's worst penalty takers

8. Michael Owen
Stoke City striker Owen scores almost three out of four times from the spot. This is Portsmouth keeper Shaka Hislop saving a kick of his in 2004.
Penalties Taken: 20
Penalties Scored: 14
Pen Success Rate: 70 per cent

Premier League's worst penalty takers

7. Wayne Rooney
The Manchester United hotshot’s latest miss, against West Ham in the FA Cup replay at Old Trafford last night, isn’t the first…
Penalties Taken: 21
Penalties Score: 14
Pen Success Rate: 66.7 per cent

Premier League's worst penalty takers

6. Jonathan Walters
Stoke City’s Jonathan Walters hasn’t taken many penalties but the stats don’t lie…This miss against Chelsea capped off a great day for the defender who also scored two own goals during the match.
Penalties: Taken 9
Penalties Scored: 6
Pen Success Rate: 66.7 per cent

Premier League's worst penalty takers

5. Ashley Young
He may win plenty of penalties for Manchester United but he doesn’t convert them all. This is him against old club Aston Villa last season.
Penalties Taken: 8
Penalties Scored: 5
Pen Success Rate: 62.5 per cent

Premier League's worst penalty takers

4. Kevin Phillips
Journeyman striker Phillips, currently plying his trade at Blackpool, has scored 271 career goals in 620 appearances yet he is still fourth on the all-time worst list.
Penalties Taken: 18
Penalties Scored: 11
Pen Success Rate: 61.1 per cent

Premier League's worst penalty takers

3. Steed Malbranque
The former Fulham and Sunderland midfielder now plays in his native France for Lyons. During his time in England he proved to be quite profligate from 12 yards.
Penalties Taken: 10
Penalties Scored: 6
Pen Success Rate: 60.0 per cent

Premier League's worst penalty takers

2. Jermain Defoe
Spurs striker Defoe is similarly skittish when faced with a keeper standing still. He does pretty well from open play though.
Penalties Taken: 14
Penalties Scored: 8
Pen Success Rate: 57.1 per cent

Premier League's worst penalty takers

1. Juan Pablo Angel
The Colombian is the last player to have scored more than 20 goals in a season for Aston Villa, but his predatory instincts did not translate to the white circle. He managed to score only half the time, even missing two penalties in the same match – against Fulham in 2005.
Penalties Taken: 10
Penalties Scored: 5
Pen Success Rate: 50.0 per cent



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