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Footballers who gave away the most penalties in premier league Premier League 

Footballers who gave away the most penalties in premier league

  1. Heurelho Gomes:

The current Watford goalkeeper has quite a mixed football career. Having started his career with Brazilian club Cruzeiro, Gomes had a good spell in the Netherlands. He then joined Spurs where he played for six seasons. It is safe to say that Gomes has been quite inconsistent at the back and what’s more surprising is that his decision making has led to penalties 9 times in the Premier League and this is a figure which can increase by the end of this season.


  1. Tim Howard:

Another goalkeeper in this list is former Everton and Manchester United goalkeeper Tim Howard. The United States of America goalkeeper came to the Premier League when he signed for United under Sir Alex as a replacement for Fabien Barthez. After spending four years with the Red Devils, he signed for Everton where he went on to make over 300 appearances and become a popular figure at the Merseyside. During his stint in the Premier League, he was guilty in giving away penalties nine times before he moved back to the MLS.


  1. Sebastien Bassong:

Bassong played for a number of Premier League clubs starting with Newcastle United in 2008. He then moved on to join Tottenham Hotspur where he stayed for three seasons. He then joined Norwich City where he went to play for five seasons which included a loan spell at Watford. Currently a free agent, Bassong too is guilty of conceding penalties nine times in total in the Premier League.


  1. Jose Fonte:

The Portuguese had a superb spell at Southampton and it is safe to say that he surprised plenty when he decided to join West Ham United last summer. Fonte is quite a solid figure at the back. He’s strong, quick and aerially very effective which can be always helpful for any team at the backline. Fonte has till date conceded 10 penalties and that is probably more because of his aggressive defending but something that doesn’t go well on his CV. That being said, he will be an important player for David Moyes this season when he returns back from injury.


  1. Ryan Shawcross:

Shawcross is a product of Manchester United’s youth academy but was unfortunate to not make it into United’s senior team which instigated a move to Stoke City. Shawcross has been with the Potters for more 10 years now and he has been a very crucial player for them. He’s tall, strong, aggressive and a leader at the back for Stoke but he has been punished for being too aggressive when his tackles have resulted into penalties 11 times in the league.

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