England Penalty Shoot Outs

  • The first penalty shoot-out, or to give it it's offical name "Kicks from the penalty mark", that England were involved in, was against Germany in the World Cup '90 semi-final.
    Penalty shoot-outs are not covered in the rules of the game as dictated by the rule making body IFAB. They are primarily used in competitions where a result must be forced on the day. The first major tournament to include penalty shoot-outs was the 1976 European Championship. Prior to that there was usually a replay within a couple of days of the draw, or in the case of the Home Championship the title was shared, but in today's modern game it would be impossible to counternance that. Shoot-outs are used only to decide which team progresses in a tournament. They are not used to decide which team wins. "Won on penalties" is a misnomer, it is technically "Progressed on penalties" and the game is classified as a draw. Thankfully for England this is useful as to date they have been involved in eight shoot-outs and their record is appauling. They have only "progressed" in one: versus Spain in the Euro '96 quarter-final.

England Penalty Shoot Out Takers


England Penalty Shoot Outs by Competition

    • Type
    • Total
    • Scored
    • Missed
    • Conversion %
    • World Cup Finals
    • 14
    • 7
    • 7
    • 50%
    • European Championship Finals
    • 21
    • 16
    • 5
    • 76.2%
    • King Hassan II Tournament
    • 5
    • 3
    • 2
    • 60%
    • Total
    • 40
    • 26
    • 14
    • 65%

Penalty Shoot Outs by Result

    • England
    • Result
    • Hit Bar
    • 1
    • Saved
    • 11
    • Scored
    • 26
    • Shoots Over
    • 2
    • Opposition
    • Result
    • Hit Bar
    • 1
    • Hit Post
    • 1
    • Saved
    • 3
    • Scored
    • 33
    • Shoots Over
    • 1
    • Shoots Wide
    • 2

Penalty Shoot Outs - Full List - 81 Penalties Taken - 40 England - 41 Opposition