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EPL 2016-17: Premier League's deadliest ever penalty takers revealed

COBHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17:  Eden Hazard of Chelsea is awarded the October Player of the Month at the Chelsea Training Ground on November 17, 2016 in Cobham, England.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images for Premier League)
Eden Hazard is one of the best ever penalty takers to play in the Premier league
Sumedh Pande
Modified 08 Dec 2016

The Premier League has been graced by some of the best penalty takers in its glorious history with many matches decided by one kick from 12 yards out. Leighton Baines recently scored from the penalty spot against Manchester United to salvage a draw for his side.

His latest goal makes him one of the best ever penalty takers in the Premier League with a deadly conversation rate but still ranks 13th on the all-time list. Sky Sports have announced the list of the best penalty takers which features the likes of many Premier League legends which are mentioned below. 

This list which was published by Martin Tyler in his column for Sky mentions the names who have scored a minimum of 10 penalties during their stint in the Premier League. Baines has now scored an impressive 17 penalties in 19 attempts which puts him at the thirteenth spot in the list. David De Gea saved one of his penalties in the last season whereas a Shay Given own goal are the only misses which denied the Everton fullback a 100% spot kick accuracy. 

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Mikel Arteta and Thierry Henry also feature in the list with Henry establishing himself as one of the best players ever to play in the English league. James Milner also features with the veteran scoring 10 out of his 11 attempted penalties. From the younger lot, Eden Hazard and Harry Kane also makes the list after impressing for their respective sides from 12 yards out. 

The late Gary Speed also makes his presence felt in this list with a conversion rate of 90.91%. The top three spots of the deadliest penalty takers in the Premier League are occupied by James Beattie in the third place who has scored 16 of his 17 penalties.

Danny Murphy, who played for Liverpool and Fulham, is the second best player on this list with a spot kick accuracy of 94.74%. Matt Le Tissier, Southampton legend, is the best ever penalty taker in the Premier League who scored a ridiculous 25 penalties out of 26 with a staggering conversion rate of 96.15%. 

Let's take a look at the entire list featuring the players with the best conversion rate in the Premier League from the penalty spot:

PlayerPenalties taken (scored)Conversion Rate
Matt Le Tissier26 (25)96.15%
Danny Murphy19 (18)94.74%
James Beattie17 (16)94.12%
Julian Dicks16 (15)93.75%
Thierry Henry25 (23)92%
Gary Speed11 (10)90.91%
Frank Lebouf11 (10)90.91%
James Milner11 (10)90.91%
Eden Hazard11 (10)90.91%
Harry Kane11 (10)90.91%
Peter Beardsley20 (18)90%
Mikel Arteta19 (17)89.47%
Leighton Baines19 (17)89.47%
Published 08 Dec 2016, 01:23 IST
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