Cristiano Ronaldo will always be known for not just his technique when he is on the pitch but for his goalscoring prowess.
Penalties will always be pressure situations for any player and it requires both mental strength and technique to handle the expectation of delivering from the spot.
Against all odds, players tend to overcome these pressures and ensure they deliver at such times.
This has seen Ronaldo become first player to score over 800 officially recognised goals by FIFA.
The Portugal captain is also the all-time leading goal-scorer in international football having netted 123 times for Portugal.
Ronaldo has scored a record number of international goals and appearances, but Messi has won more Ballon d’Or awards (7).
Messi has spent most of his playing career in Spain and France, while Ronaldo has played in Portugal, England, Spain, and Italy.
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On Futballnews today, we have looked at the five players who have kept their cool most often in the 18-yard-box.
Cristiano Ronaldo – 151
Al-Nassr’s Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record for the most penalties scored, having scored 151 goals through penalties.
The Portuguese’s career has been one of goalscoring records and staggering success, with him being the highest scorer in the history of Real Madrid, the Champions League and men’s international football.
He enjoyed a massive peak at Real Madrid where he scored an astonishing 450 goals in 438 games across nine seasons.
Romario – 114
Romario is regarded as one of the greatest goalscorers of all time. He scored over 700 career goals and also reached a century for three different clubs.
Currently in football history, just one player has ever scored more penalties than Romario, who converted 114 spot-kicks in his career.
Ronald Koeman – 113
Ronald Koeman’s goalscoring record is a thing of legend, with the Dutch defender scoring 239 career club goals despite playing at the back.
Koeman’s was a set-piece expert and he scored several spectacular strikes, including a memorable free-kick winner as Barcelona won the European Cup for the first time in 1992.
Lionel Messi – 108
Lionel Messi is number 4 on our list with 108 goals from penalties, despite criticism that he falls short when it comes to converting from the spot.
The Argentine’s 108 goals from penalties come alongside 30 misses to give the Argentine a conversion rate of 78% which distinct him from Cristiano Ronaldo and others.
He scored four penalties in Qatar and converted twice additionally in shootouts, including in Argentina’s final win over France.
Roberto Baggio – 100
Roberto Baggio is regarded as one of Italy’s all-time greats after a decorated career, with the forward being one of world football’s finest during the early nineties.
Only three players have scored more goals for the Italian national side than Baggio a set-piece expert from free-kicks and penalties.
Baggio scored a century of penalty goals during his career but, somewhat sadly, is often most associated with one he did not convert.
He missed a penalty in the 1994 World Cup final as he blazed the ball high over the crossbar, which saw Brazil crowned champions and Italy’s dream end.