If a striker scores more from the penalty spot, does this mean he's prolific?

October 30, 2008 2:16am CST
If throughout a whole season, the top striker scores more goals from the penalty spot than from open pay, will he be considered prolific? What are your thoughts on this?. To me, a prolific striker is one who knows how to score goals from different types of set-piecees, plays and under difficult positions/ angles. Please share your views on this. TQ and happy MyLotting my dear MyLotters.
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4 responses
5 Nov 08
What about players like Thierry Henry? He's been brought down loads of times in the box and denied a scoring opportunity because he never takes the pens he wins himself...
• India
3 Nov 08
wining penalty and scoring they requires lot of skill, when you are taking a penalty there will be lot of preasure on the player. in my view i dont rate a striker based on penalty wining or scoring. as far as i am concerned, i look out in a striker is. 1. his finishing capabilites. 2. the ways he move and weather is capable of getting into good positions or not. 3. weather he is selffish or not. ever striker is a bit selfish to score goals but should over do it. he has to be a team player.
@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
2 Nov 08
I think every goal counts, no matter how it was scored. Transforming a penalty requires some skills too. Not all the players have what it takes to score from the spot. There have been goalkeepers that scored more from free kicks or penalties than some strikers did...
31 Oct 08
What if it was the striker winning the penalties in the first place? He could be denied a clear goalscoring opportunity...