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1. Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7)

Penalties are the easiest way to score – or at least some believe so. However, it is easier said than done. If taking penalties was so easy, the conversion rate from penalties would have been much higher than what it is.Scoring from penalties is more about nerves than anything else. A player could be an extremely great goalscorer from open-play, although, that doesn’t guarantee that he would be an equally great penalty-taker.In fact, there are only a very few players in the world who can be dubbed as a reliable penalty-taker. And here are 9 of them:Mario Balotelli We start off with someone who rarely misses a penalty. Mario Balotelli is known for silly off-field antics and volatile on-field nature. But his success from the penalty spot is also another thing that he is well-known for.The Ghanaian Italian has taken 30 penalties in his career, scoring an astonishing 28 of them. With a brilliant conversion rate – although he hasn’t taken as many penalties as the other names on this list. One can only wonder what a player he could have been had he the same composure from open-play. He still makes it to the list of the 10 best penalty takers in the world.

By Kris Voakes | Italian Football Writer People often talk about so-called ‘inevitabilities’ in football, and there was a lot of that at San Siro on Sunday when AC Milan hosted Udinese. When Giampaolo Pazzini pulled up injured in the warm-up, it was seen as ‘inevitable’ that Mario Balotelli would get to start. That he put his side ahead midway through the first half was just as inevitable.But really, they were simply eventualities that so many fans and headline writers had wished for beforehand coming to fruition. Such was the occasion, it was easy to get whipped up in ‘Mario fever’ and spray superlatives around every time the Italy striker touched the ball. The events of the 94th minute, though, resembled what is quickly becoming one of football’s true inevitabilities. Mario Balotelli scored from the penalty spot. Again.It was the 17th time in his professional career that the former Inter and Manchester City star had stepped up to the 12-yard mark. And it was the 17th time he had scored in such a situation. First minute or last, big game or small, game on the line or dead and buried, Mario just does not miss.And the striker himself suggests that it is no accident that he is constantly successful from the spot. He has explained in the past how his superior ability to play mind games is key in his record in one-on-one situations.

The striker marked his AC Milan debut with a winning spot-kick, to keep up his 100 per cent record from 12 yards, prompting more questions as to just why he is so good at themBy Kris Voakes | Italian Football Writer

People often talk about so-called ‘inevitabilities’ in football, and there was a lot of that at San Siro on Sunday when AC Milan hosted Udinese. When Giampaolo Pazzini pulled up injured in the warm-up, it was seen as ‘inevitable’ that Mario Balotelli would get to start. That he put his side ahead midway through the first half was just as inevitable . But really, they were simply eventualities that so many fans and headline writers had wished for beforehand coming to fruition. Such was the occasion, it was easy to get whipped up in ‘Mario fever’ and spray superlatives around every time the Italy striker touched the ball. The events of the 94th minute, though, resembled what is quickly becoming one of football’s true inevitabilities. Mario Balotelli scored from the penalty spot. Again, It was the 17th time in his professional career that the former Inter and Manchester City star had stepped up to the 12-yard mark. And it was the 17th time he had scored in such a situation. First minute or last, big game or small, game on the line or dead and buried, Mario just does not miss.And the striker himself suggests that it is no accident that he is constantly successful from the spot. He has explained in the past how his superior ability to play mind games is key in his record in one-on-one situations.

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