Penaldo is a nickname given to him by Cristiano Ronaldo haters, and they consider that most of the goals he scored in his career came from penalty kicks. In contrast, Lionel Messi deserves the “Pessi” title for this moss after scoring 6 goals out of 7 penalties.
Juventus’ top scorer has scored more than 700 goals throughout his football career, many of which were scored through penalty kicks, and this season, the Argentine and Barcelona star Lionel Messi began to move forward along the same lines and succeeded in scoring 6 of the goals that He scored with Barcelona and the national team from penalties.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 8, 2020
But what do the numbers say, and who deserves the nickname “King” of penalty kicks?
Since the year 2000, Ronaldo has led by a large margin the list of players with the highest score from penalties in what comes from the results.
1-Ronald: 135 penalties
2-Messi: 99 goals
3-Italian Francesco Totti: 80 goals
4-Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 76 goals
5-Frank Lampard: 67 goals
6-Polish Robert Lewandowski: 60 goals
7-Uruguayan Edinson Cavani: 59 goals
8-Brazilian Ronaldinho: 55 goals
9-Italian Del Piero: 52 goals
10-Belgian Eden Hazard: 52 goals