On from Andres Palop’s positive record for saving penalties last week, Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo has picked up an unwanted set of spot-kick statistics.
The striker was responsible for one of the Rojiblancos’ two missed penalties at the weekend against Rayo Vallecano.
With it being his sixth penalty missed in La Liga, it handed the striker the dubious title of being the player still active in the Division to have missed the most penalties. Previously he had been level on five missed penalties with Athletic Bilbao duo Fernando Llorente and Andoni Iraola.
The weekend miss also increased Negredo’s overall ‘penalty miss rate’ in La Primera to 29 per cent, making him in Spanish League history the fifth most unsuccessful player from 12 yards out.
Samuel Eto’o, who has missed 33 per cent of his penalties, is the most unsuccessful, closely followed by Juan Senor and Fernando Torres both with a 31 per cent miss rate and Enrique Castro ‘Quini’, who failed to convert 30 per cent of his spot-kicks.
Just last week, Negredo’s teammate Palop came off the bench to save a penalty for Sevilla in their game against Granada, which made the ‘keeper the most successful in saving penalties still active in the Division.