Serie A Uncategorized — 28 March 2013

Mario BalotelliMario Balotelli, in his football career till now, has scored 15 of 15 penalties, considered the one scored as a player of Inter Milan, Manchester City, AC Milan and the Italy national team.

These data permit to compare SuperMario to top players of the past such as Johan Cruijff, that scored 76 penalties of 82, or Roberto Baggio that has an average of 68 of 83 in Serie A. Maradona and Cristiano Ronaldo are not so precise in this field, due to the application of too much fantasy.

Balotelli, on his hand, has the right nature to score a penalty, together with nerve and cynicism. Of course, he is only at the beginning of his career as top player, but considered this aspect, the result is more than positive. It is clear that, also in difficult cases, Balotelli is ready to shoot a penalty, managing the tension of the moment in a perfect way.

Till now, the best penalty taker of the world can be considered Matthew Le Tissier, 47 scored of 48. If Balotelli follows his current trend, there is a real possibility for thim to reach and also overpass the English player.

In AC Milan, SuperMario can find examples of great penalty takers to overpass. At first Shevchenko, that of 25 penalties in Serie A, he has made wrong onlu 5 occasions, or Van Basten, that made wrong only 2 penalties.

If Balotelli continues in this way also in the future, he will have the real possibility to become the best penalty taker of the world.

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