All you ever wanted to know: Champions League penalties

There have been 631 UEFA Champions League penalties over the years but how many of them have been scored?

Cristiano Ronaldo with the latest of his 14 Champions League penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo with the latest of his 14 Champions League penalties ©Getty Images

ALL-TIME

631 Penalties awarded
488 Penalties scored (77%)
39 Penalties missed (6%)
103 Penalties saved (17%)

Penalties in past five seasons

2017/18 34 awarded; 82% scored
2016/17 53 awarded; 62% scored
2015/16 43 awarded; 58% scored
2014/15 39 awarded; 79% scored
2013/14 46 awarded; 63% scored

Most penalties in one season

34 2000/01
33= 1999/2000
33= 2016/17

There was a second group stage in 1999/2000 and 2000/01, and 157 matches overall. The current format, with 125 games per season, was introduced in 2003/04.

Most penalties scored in one match

2 On 37 occasions

Four minutes separated Keisuke Honda's spot kick for CSKA Moskva on 27 November 2013 and Thomas Müller's penalty for Bayern.

Most penalties converted on one night

Choupo-Moting converts for Schalke in 2014
Choupo-Moting converts for Schalke in 2014©AFP/Getty Images

8 21/10/2014, matchday three (5 games)

Most penalties converted on one matchday

10 28–29/10/2010, matchday three (7 games)

There were penalties in nine of the 16 games on matchday five in 2016/17.

CLUBS

Most penalties awarded

42= Barcelona
42= Real Madrid
38 Bayern
27 Manchester United
26 Arsenal

Lionel Messi's 11th penalty in the competition
Lionel Messi's 11th penalty in the competition©Getty Images

Madrid and Barcelona earn a spot kick roughly every six matches. Both are bettered by relative new kids on the block Manchester City (14) and Sevilla (11): theirs have come at a rate of one every four outings.

Best conversion rate (minimum ten pens)

91% Juventus
91% Valencia
89% AC Milan
83% Real Madrid
81% Chelsea

Beşiktaş and Werder Bremen have the best overall records, scoring seven out of seven.

Worst conversion rate (minimum ten pens)

On the up? Roma scored 3/3 in 2017/18
On the up? Roma scored 3/3 in 2017/18©AFP/Getty Images

62% Roma
62% Leverkusen
64% Atlético
64% Sevilla
69% Liverpool

Successive penalties converted (current)

9= Real Madrid
9= AC Milan
7= Beşiktaş
7= Valencia
7= Werder Bremen

Real Madrid's last spot kick failure came on 1 October 2014, when Ludogorets' Vladislav Stoyanov denied Cristiano Ronaldo, who has since converted all nine in the competition for the Merengues.

Most penalties conceded

23= Real Madrid
23= Arsenal
22 Bayern
18 Olympiacos
17 Barcelona

Anderlecht are tenth having conceded 14 in 78 matches, an average of one every six outings.

Most penalties denied (minimum ten pens)

50% Manchester City (5/10 penalties)
44% Olympiacos (8/18)
44% Shakhtar (7/16)
40% Celtic (4/10)

Joe Hart denies Zlatan in 2016
Joe Hart denies Zlatan in 2016©Getty Images

City goalkeepers have saved half of the penalties they have faced; Atlético keepers have saved three out of five.

Worst record v pens (minimum ten pens)

0% Dynamo Kyiv (0/11 penalties)
6% PSV Eindhoven (1/16)
7% Juventus (1/14)
10% Monaco (1/10)

PSV and Monaco have never saved a penalty (the one failure against them was a miss). BATE Borisov (9), CSKA Moskva (7), Liverpool (5) and Basel (5) also have 0% records facing spot kicks.

PLAYERS

Most penalties scored

15 Cristiano Ronaldo (18 taken)
11 Lionel Messi (14)
10= Ruud van Nistelrooy (14)
10= Luís Figo (11)
8 Sergio Agüero (11)

Best conversion rate (minimum five pens)

Can Lewi kick it? Yes he can!
Can Lewi kick it? Yes he can!©Getty Images

100% Robert Lewandowski (7/7)
100% Alessandro Del Piero (7/7)
100% Cesc Fàbregas (5/5)
100% Kaká (5/5)

Worst conversion rate (minimum five pens)

57% Eden Hazard (4/7)
60% Thierry Henry (3/5)
60% Hulk (3/5)
67% Andriy Shevchenko (4/6)
67% Antoine Griezmann (4/6)

Most penalties saved

Petr Čech denies Lionel Messi in 2012
Petr Čech denies Lionel Messi in 2012©Getty Images

5= Petr Čech (11 faced)
5= Iker Casillas (19)
4= Manuel Neuer (10)
4= Gianluigi Buffon (11)

Selected others: Marc-André ter Stegen 3/5, Joe Hart 3/5, Kevin Trapp 2/4, Jan Oblak 2/2

Casillas has conceded his last eight spot kicks; his last save came on 8 December 2009.

2 penalties scored in one match

15/09/2015 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid 4-0 Shakhtar)
21/10/2014 Luiz Adriano (BATE 0-7 Shakhtar)
27/11/2013 Arturo Vidal (Juventus 3-1 FCK)
03/04/2012 Lionel Messi (Barcelona 3-1 AC Milan)
18/10/2011 Wayne Rooney (Oţelul Galaţi 0-2 Man. United)
29/09/2010 Roman Pavlyuchenko (Tottenham 4-1 Twente)
23/11/2005 Levan Kobiashvili (Schalke 3-0 PSV Eindhoven)
20/10/1999 Vladimír Labant (Willem II 3-4 Sparta Praha)
15/09/1999 Andrei Tikhonov (Willem II 1-3 Spartak Moskva)
01/04/1998 Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus 4-1 Monaco)
22/10/1997 Davor Šuker (Real Madrid 5-1 Olympiacos)

Cristiano Ronaldo's penalties against Shakhtar came in the space of nine second-half minutes. He went the same way (left) each time.

MISCELLANEOUS

First penalty

25/11/1992 Marco van Basten (AC Milan 4-0 IFK Göteborg)

Quickest penalty

1:45 Johan Micoud (Bremen 5-1 Panathinaikos) 07/12/2005
2:08 Gaizka Mendieta (Bayern 1-1 Valencia) 23/05/2001

2001: The
2001: The

Mendieta's strike came in the 2001 title decider, known as the “All-penalty final”. Mehmet Scholl had a spot kick saved five minutes later before Stefan Effenberg's equaliser early in the second half, also a penalty. It was, of course, decided in a shoot-out, Bayern winning 5-4 in sudden death.

Penalty-taking goalkeepers

29/09/2010 Vincent Enyeama (Hapoel Tel-Aviv 1-3 Lyon)
08/12/2009 Jörg Butt (Bayern 4-1 Juventus)
12/03/2002 Jörg Butt (Leverkusen 3-1 Juventus)
13/09/2000 Jörg Butt (Hamburg 3-3 Juventus)

Jörg Butt scored for three different German clubs against Juventus! Sinan Bolat is the only goalkeeper to score a UEFA Champions League goal in open play, a late headed equaliser for Standard Liège against AZ Alkmaar in 2009 earning a UEFA Europa League spot.

PENALTY SHOOT-OUTS

2005 final highlights
2005 final highlights

22/05/1996 Juventus 4-2 Ajax (final)
23/05/2001 Bayern 5-4 Valencia (final)
28/05/2003 AC Milan 3-2 Juventus (final)
13/04/2005 PSV Eindhoven 4-2 Lyon (quarter-final)
25/05/2005 Liverpool 3-2 AC Milan (final)
01/05/2007 Liverpool 4-1 Chelsea (semi-final)
04/03/2008 Fenerbahçe 3-2 Sevilla (round of 16)
05/03/2008 Schalke 4-1 Porto (round of 16)
21/05/2008 Manchester United 6-5 Chelsea (final)
11/03/2009 Arsenal 7-6 Roma (round of 16)
07/03/2012 APOEL 4-3 Lyon (round of 16)
25/04/2012 Bayern 3-1 Real Madrid (semi-final)
19/05/2012 Chelsea 4-3 Bayern (final)
17/03/2015 Atlético Madrid 3-2 Leverkusen (round of 16)
15/03/2016 Atlético Madrid 8-7 PSV Eindhoven (round of 16)
28/05/2016 Real Madrid 5-3 Atlético Madrid (final)

Most penalty shoot-out wins

2= Bayern München
2= Liverpool
2= Atlético Madrid

Most penalty shoot-out defeats

2= Chelsea
2= Lyon

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