Who are football's best penalty takers?

Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi and Neymar all converted penalties this week but how do their impressive records from the spot compare to Europe's leading exponents'?

Lionel Messi scores his penalty against Paris on Wednesday
Lionel Messi scores his penalty against Paris on Wednesday ©Getty Images

Fewer than two-thirds of penalties in this season's UEFA Champions League have been successfully converted, a sign – perhaps – that spot kicks are not as easy as they look. UEFA.com highlights some of the current masters, who have banged them in at the top level at a rate of 75% or more.

Fabinho (Monaco)
Current run: 16 in a row
This season: 8/8
Career record: 100% – 16 scored, 0 missed

Jonas (Benfica)
Current run: 10 in a row
This season: 1/1
Career record: 95% – 20 scored, 1 missed

Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
Current run: 13 in a row
This season: 4/4
Career record: 93% – 13 scored, 1 missed

Lewandowski converts his penalty against Arsenal
Lewandowski converts his penalty against Arsenal©AFP/Getty Images

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern München)
Current run: 12 in a row
This season: 9/9
Career record: 89% – 24 scored, 3 missed

Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
Current run: 4 in a row
This season: 2/2
Career record: 85% – 35 scored, 5 missed

Zlatan Ibrahimović (Manchester United)
Current run: 0
This season: 2/3
Career record: 87% – 68 scored, 10 missed

Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon)
Current run: 4
This season: 10/12
Career record: 85% – 22 scored, 4 missed

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Current run: 6 in a row
This season: 8/10
Career record: 84% – 94 scored, 18 missed

Relive Panenka's penalty from 1976
Relive Panenka's penalty from 1976

Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain)
Current run: 9 in a row
This season: 8/8
Career record: 82% – 41 scored, 9 missed

André Silva (Porto)
Current run: 4 in a row
This season: 6/8
Career record: 80% – 12 scored, 3 missed

Neymar (Barcelona)
Current run: 3 in a row
This season: 6/7
Career record: 80% – 32 scored, 8 missed

Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Current run: 7 in a row
This season: 6/6
Career record: 79% – 71 scored, 19 missed

Sergio Agüero (Manchester City)
Current run: 1 in a row
This season: 5/8
Career record: 79% – 30 scored, 8 missed

Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang©Getty Images

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund)
Current run: 0
This season: 2/4
Career record: 77% – 14 scored, 4 missed

Radamel Falcao (Monaco)
Current run: 0
This season: 5/7
Career record: 76% – 34 scored, 11 missed

*Statistics are for club and country

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