If there’s one thing the England national team can do well, it’s balls up a penalty shoot out. In fact, the wearers of the famed Three Lions seem to take some sort of sick joy from snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, undoing two year’s hard work and ‘this is our year’ rhetoric.

Most England fans dread a knockout tournament purely on the basis of the inevitable penalty defeat. While those who miss from twelve yards manage to see the funny side in the end, the names and faces of England’s penalty villains stay firmly planted in the minds of England’s long-suffering fans.

The question is, how many England missed penalty takers can you remember? We’ve basically given you one above so that’s 1/12 minimum.


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