Ilombe Mboyo adds contender for worst penalty ever

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Gent captain Ilombe Mboyo has added his name to the long list of players who have suffered heartbreak from the penalty spot.

David Beckham, Neymar and Roberto Baggio are three of the most famous names to fluff their lines from 12-yards, and now Mboyo has joined these illustrious stars.

However, this particular effort from the Belgian international might just be the worst of a bad bunch.

Trailing by a goal at home to Waasland-Beveren, Mboyo had the opportunity to equalise from the spot on 16 minutes, but completely got it wrong with a chip shot that trickled wide of the goal.

The effort was so bad, that the former Charleroi was forced to apologise to fans following the eventual 2-0 defeat.

"I am the club captain. I want respect. I play all the time at 100%. I missed a penalty, but it happens. I did not mean to. I wanted to score," he’s quoted as saying on The Daily Mirror.

Judge how bad the spot-kick is for yourself, and compare it to Neymar’s effort in the two clips below.

Let us know what you think is the worst penalty you’ve ever seen…

And here's Neymar's effort...

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