Premier League footballers with the most number of penalties

6. David Unsworth (22 penalties)

We just saw Unsworth temporarily manage Everton before Sam Allardyce took over. Unsworth was an English defender who played both as a centre back as well as a left back. He managed to make a single appearance for the national side. In his club career of 15 years, he played for a number of English clubs including Everton, West Ham United and other clubs. While doing so, he scored 38 goals, out of which 22 came from penalties which ties him on the fifth spot in this list.

5. Thierry Henry (22 penalties)

Henry was a legend at Arsenal and is the top goal scorer for the club and also for the French international team. During his tenure at Arsenal as a player, he was always amongst goals, winning the Premier League twice. In the process, he scored 22 penalties, tied with David Unsworth and Wayne Rooney on this list.

4. Matt Le Tissier (24 penalties)

Any Southampton fan will still be found singing praises for their legend Matt Le Tissier. Matt spend a record 16 years at St. Mary’s making over 400 appearances for the club and also becoming the first midfielder to score 100 goals in the league. The midfield sensation managed to score 24 goals from the spot, to make into this list.

3. Steven Gerrard (32 penalties)

The English midfielder was one hell of a midfielder during his time and he sure deserved more success with Liverpool. He was a master at set-pieces and his accuracy and success from spot-kicks was phenomenal too. The Liverpool legend scored 32 times from penalties in his 17-year span at the Merseyside club.

2. Frank Lampard (43 penalties)

From one amazing English midfielder to another, Frank Lampard was a lot more into goals than most midfielders. He made more than 100 appearances for the English national side. The Chelsea legend started his career with West Ham United before he joined the Blues in London. During his 13-year span at Chelsea, Lampard earned a lot of success and is still the club’s all-time highest goal-scorer. In the process of achieving this feat, Lampard scored 43 goals from penalties, making him second on this list.

1. Alan Shearer (52 penalties)

Alan Shearer is one of the best strikers ever to play in the Premier League. Having started his career with Southampton, the Englishman went to join Blackburn after spending four years at the St. Mary’s. He won the only league title of his career with the Rovers before he moved to his boyhood club Newcastle United. At the Toon, although he didn’t manage to win the league, he scored plenty of goals, becoming the highest goal scorer overall in the league with 260 goals, out of which 52 came from penalties.