Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have missed more penalties than any other player in the 21st century

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Lionel Messi has relied heavily on penalties this season.

Five of the Argentinian’s six goals for Barcelona this season have come from the penalty spot.

Penaldo? More like Pessi.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner has a pretty sketchy record from 12 yards but he’s scored his last 10, and he’s been thankful for the opportunities this season.

However, he won’t fancy viewing a list of the 40 players who have missed the most penalties in the 21st century.

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He ranks first on the list, which has been shared by Transfermarkt, having missed 27 of his 126 attempts.

Also featuring in the top 10 are Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Frank Lampard and Sergio Aguero.

Check out the full list…

40. Eden Hazard

Penalties missed: 8
Total penalties: 60
Miss percentage: 13.3%

39. Ciro Immobile

Penalties missed: 8
Total penalties: 47
Miss percentage: 17%

38. Fabio Quagliarella

Penalties missed: 8
Total penalties: 46
Miss percentage: 17.4%

=36. Samuel Eto’o

Penalties missed: 8
Total penalties: 45
Miss percentage: 17.8%

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=36. Radamel Falcao

Penalties missed: 8
Total penalties: 45
Miss percentage: 17.8%

35. Thomas Muller

Penalties missed: 8
Total penalties: 39
Miss percentage: 20.5%

34. Fernando Torres

Penalties missed: 8
Total penalties: 36
Miss percentage: 22.2%

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33. Raul Tamudo

Penalties missed: 8
Total penalties: 35
Miss percentage: 22.9%

=30. Frederic Kanoute

Penalties missed: 8
Total penalties: 33
Miss percentage: 24.2%

=30. Carlos Tevez

Penalties missed: 8
Total penalties: 33
Miss percentage: 24.2%

=30. Max Gradel

Penalties missed: 8
Total penalties: 33
Miss percentage: 24.2%

29. Diego Forlan

Penalties missed: 8
Total penalties: 32
Miss percentage: 25%

=27. Jermain Defoe

Penalties missed: 8
Total penalties: 28
Miss percentage: 28.6%

=27. Diego

Penalties missed: 8
Total penalties: 28
Miss percentage: 28.6%

26. Carlos Bacca

Penalties missed: 8
Total penalties: 26
Miss percentage: 30.8%

25. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

Penalties missed: 8
Total penalties: 24
Miss percentage: 33.3%

24. Antonio Cassano

Penalties missed: 8
Total penalties: 20
Miss percentage: 40%

23. Steven Gerrard

Penalties missed: 9
Total penalties: 59
Miss percentage: 15.3%

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22. David Villa

Penalties missed: 9
Total penalties: 56
Miss percentage: 16.1%

21. Dani Parejo

Penalties missed: 9
Total penalties: 41
Miss percentage: 22%

20. Gonzalo Higuain

Penalties missed: 9
Total penalties: 32
Miss percentage: 28.1%

19. Luca Toni

Penalties missed: 9
Total penalties: 28
Miss percentage: 32.1%

18. Marek Hamsik

Penalties missed: 9
Total penalties: 24
Miss percentage: 37.5%

17. Neymar

Penalties missed: 10
Total penalties: 56
Miss percentage: 17.9%

16. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Penalties missed: 10
Total penalties: 46
Miss percentage: 21.7%

15. Aritz Aduriz

Penalties missed: 10
Total penalties: 45
Miss percentage: 22.2%

14. Andrea Pirlo

Penalties missed: 10
Total penalties: 34
Miss percentage: 29.4%

13. Antoine Griezmann

Penalties missed: 10
Total penalties: 30
Miss percentage: 33.3%

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12. Marco Di Vaio

Penalties missed: 10
Total penalties: 23
Miss percentage: 43.5%

11. Ruud van Nistelrooy

Penalties missed: 11
Total penalties: 53
Miss percentage: 20.8%

10. Sergio Aguero

Penalties missed: 12
Total penalties: 61
Miss percentage: 19.7%

9. Frank Lampard

Penalties missed: 13
Total penalties: 80
Miss percentage: 16.3%

8. Ronaldinho

Penalties missed: 13
Total penalties: 68
Miss percentage: 19.1%

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7. Wayne Rooney

Penalties missed: 13
Total penalties: 53
Miss percentage: 24.5%

6. Edinson Cavani

Penalties missed: 14
Total penalties: 73
Miss percentage: 19.2%

5. Antonio Di Natale

Penalties missed: 15
Total penalties: 58
Miss percentage: 25.9%

4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Penalties missed: 16
Total penalties: 92
Miss percentage: 17.4%

3. Francesco Totti

Penalties missed: 19
Total penalties: 99
Miss percentage: 19.2%

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

Penalties missed: 27
Total penalties: 162
Miss percentage: 16.7%

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1. Lionel Messi

Penalties missed: 27
Total penalties: 126
Miss percentage: 21.4%

So despite being the most prolific players of the 21st century, Messi and Ronaldo have missed more penalties than any other player.

Who would have thought it... 

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