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5 players you didn't know are better than Cristiano Ronaldo at taking penalties in FIFA 17

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 01: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF scores their second goal from a penalty shot during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and UD Las Palmas at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 1, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo is not the best penalty taker in FIFA 17
Modified 24 Apr 2017
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Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in FIFA 17 with an overall rating of 94 in the latest offering of the famous football video game franchise. The Real Madrid forward had a successful calendar year of 2016, winning the Champions League with Los Blancos before lifting the European Championship with Portugal.

He also is their reigning Ballon d’Or winner, hence there is no doubting his standing as the best player in the world. However, like any other athlete, no footballer is perfect and neither is Ronaldo.

Despite the best efforts of FIFA 17 to make Ronaldo the all-round best player in the game, there are certain areas where the 32-year-old isn’t quite the best. As in real life, the virtual reality Ronaldo has chinks in his armour and in spite of his reputation as one of the most reliable penalty takers in the modern game, there are plenty who are rated higher than Ronaldo in the penalty attribute.

Here are the five players you might not have known are better than Ronaldo at taking penalties in FIFA 17. 

#1 Rickie Lambert

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - October 1:  Rickie Lambert of Cardiff City looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burton Albion and Cardiff City at Pirelli Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

The former Liverpool target man might have a modest overall rating of 72, but he is as safe as a bank from the penalty spot with an attribute rating of 96 for penalties. That rating puts Ronaldo’s rating of 85 to shame, suggesting that of all the good things that the Portuguese can do on a football pitch, he is not better than Lambert at taking penalties. Lambert might have had a career far less glamourous than Ronaldo, but he takes the cake in this category.

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Published 24 Apr 2017, 20:02 IST
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