5 of the most prolific penalty takers in La Liga history
Taking a penalty can be a nerve-wracking experience. Players with the skill as well mentality are usually entrusted by the manager to take spot kicks for the team. With so much riding on a single kick of the ball, it takes a special kind of player to successfully do it over and over again in crunch situations.
Let us take a look at the top goal-scorers from the spot in La Liga history.
Disclaimer: The stats are taken from Wikipedia and tranfermarkt.com
#5 Lyuboslav Penev - 43
The current Valencia B manager played at a host of top Spanish clubs during his playing career. The former Atletico, Valencia, Compostela and Celta Vigo man scored an impressive 43 penalties during his time in the Spanish top division.
The Bulgarian international was a mainstay of the Valencia sides of the early '90s and won the La Liga and Copa Del Rey with Atletico Madrid in the double winning season of 1995/96. He scored an impressive 22 goals in all competitions that season.