Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba ahead Ronaldo, Messi in top 50 greatest penalty takers

Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba ahead Ronaldo, Messi in top 50 greatest penalty takers

- Yaya Toure scored all 11 of his spot kicks during his spell at Manchester City

- The Ivorian legend is 10th in list of top 50 penalty takers of all time

- Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are not in the top 10 - a list which has Ivan Krstanovic in No.1

Yaya Toure has been rated among the first ten best spot kick specialists of all-time in the latest compilation of the top 50 greatest penalty kick takers by UK outlet 90min.

Neither Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi could break into the top 20 after the Juventus and Barcelona stars finished 44th and 41st respectively.

According to the report, Croatian striker Slaven Ivan Krstanovic is the best ever spot-kick taker of all time.

"The forward, who plays for Croatian top-flight side Slaven Belupo, has said that he has scored "at least 30 goals" and has never failed to convert from the penalty spot," 90min wrote.
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Former Barcelons star David Villa as well as Bayern Munich legend Arjen Robben are also named in the top ten.

Top 50 penalty takers if all-time as compiled by 90min

50. Eden Hazard

49. Andrea Pirlo

48. Frank Lampard

47. Matt Le Tissier

46. Antonin Panenka

45. Steven Gerrard

44. Cristiano Ronaldo

43. Rogerio Ceni

42. Alessandro Del Piero

41. Lionel Messi

40. Didier Drogba

39. Dennis Bergkamp

38. Alan Shearer

37. Thierry Henry

36. Wayne Rooney

35. Sergio Ramos

34. Harry Kane

33. Sergio Aguero

32. Leighton Baines

31. Antoine Griezmann

Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba ahead Ronaldo, Messi in top 50 greatest penalty takers

Yaya Toure in number 10 among top 50 penalty takers. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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30. Stuart Gauld

29. Zinedine Zidane

28. Mark Noble

27. Robin van Persie

26. Mario Balotelli

25. Johan Neeskens

24. Luka Modric

23. Eric Cantona

22. Michael Ballack

21. Ricardo Rodriguez

20. Rickie Lambert

19. Luka Milivojevic

18. James Milner

17. Jamie Vardy

16. Ivan Rakitic

15. Thomas Muller

14. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

13. Mile Jedinak

12. Marco van Basten

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11. Sejad Salihovic

10. Yaya Toure

9. Arjen Robben

8. Cuauhtemoc Blanco

7. Lothar Matthaus

6. Francesco Totti

5. Michel Platini

4. Mario Gomez

3. Davor Suker

2. David Villa

1. Ivan Krstanovic

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo continues to defy age as he won’t stop getting the goals at 35 and now he has scored a total of 30 goals in the 2020 calendar year, a feat no player has reached.

The Portuguese striker rescued Juventus from defeat with a brace against Roma to take his tally in the year to 30 goals for club and country.

The brace took the 35-year-old’s tally for the 2020/21 Serie A campaign to three goals, while he has now netted an incredible 450 times across Europe’s top leagues.

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Source: Legit.ng

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