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Cristiano Ronaldo to Lionel Messi - Who are the top 10 goalscorers from penalties in the 21st century?

16:16 EAT 08/01/2023
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Here are the ten players who have scored the most number of goals from penalties in the 21st century...

Cristiano Ronaldo is the most successful player when it comes to scoring from the penalty spot in the 21st century. Out of the 819 goals the Al-Nassr player scored so far in his career, 146 came from penalties.

Ronaldo is followed by his close rival Lionel Messi and AS Roma and Italy legend Francesco Totti. While Messi has netted 108 times from the penalty spot, Totti has converted 86 spot-kicks in his illustrious career.

Other than Ronaldo and Messi, the other two active players to feature in the list of highest goalscorers from penalties are Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani.

Let us take a look at the ten highest goalscorers from penalties in the 21st century.

  • Steven Gerrard Liverpool Everton FA Cup 25012009

    Steven Gerrard

    Goals: 46

    Teams: Liverpool. LA Galaxy, England.

    Tenure: 1998-2016

  • Sergio Aguero Manchester City Roma

    Sergio Aguero

    Goals: 48

    Teams: Indipendiente, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, FC Barcelona, Argentina.

    Tenure: 2003-2021

  • Edinson Cavani Manchester United Newcastle 2021-22

    Edinson Cavani

    Goals: 60

    Teams: Danubio, Palermo, Napoli, PSG, Manchester United, Uruguay.

    Tenure: 2005-present

  • Frank Lampard,Chelsea

    Frank Lampard

    Goals: 60

    Teams: West Ham United, Swansea City, Chelsea, Manchester City, New York City, England.

    Tenure: 1995-2016

  • Ronaldinho, Barcelona


    Goals: 70

    Teams: Gremio, PSG, Barcelona, AC Milan, Flamengo, Atletico Mineiro, Querétaro, Fluminense, Brazil.

    Tenure: 1998-2015

  • Alessandro Del Piero Juventus Serie A 201112

    Alessandro Del Piero

    Goals: 77

    Teams: Padova, Juventus, Sydney FC, Delhi Dynamos, Italy

    Tenure: 1991-2014

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic Milan Spezia Serie A

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Goals: 84

    Teams: Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, PSG, Manchester United, LA Galaxy, Sweden.

    Tenure: 1999-present

  • Francesco Totti

    Francesco Totti

    Goals: 86

    Teams: AS Roma, Italy.

    Tenure: 1992-2017

  • Lionel Messi PSG

    Lionel Messi

    Goals: 108

    Teams: Barcelona, PSG, Argentina.

    Tenure: 2004-present

  • Scott McTominay Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United 2021-22

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Goals: 146

    Teams: Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus, Portugal.

    Tenure: 2002-present