Jorginho penalty conversion rate- How deadly is the Chelsea and Italy midfielder’s record from the spot?

Jorginho penalty conversion rate- How deadly is the Chelsea and Italy midfielder’s record from the spot?

Jorginho has slowly become one of the most talked about players in the Premier League. There was hype surrounding him when Maurizio Sarri brought him to Stamford Bridge from Napoli. But in the past 12 months or so, his stocks have risen through the roof, be it deserved or not.

One thing Jorginho is known for is his penalties. The hop, skip, and jump penalty run-up that he has tends to fool keepers most times and works on the big occasions… except for the times that it doesn’t. So, let us see Jorginho penalty conversion rate and his record for Chelsea, Italy, and other clubs.

Jorginho penalty conversion rate- How deadly is the Chelsea and Italy midfielder’s record?

Jorginho has taken 44 penalties in his career for club and country, and has slotted away a ridiculous 38 kicks. This means he has missed 6 penalties throughout his career, excluding ones in the penalty shoot-outs, which means the record excludes his big miss for Italy in the final of the 2020 UEFA Euros, where Jorginho saved his kick.

Jorginho penalty conversion rate- How deadly is the Chelsea and Italy midfielder's record?
Jorginho penalty conversion rate- How deadly is the Chelsea and Italy midfielder’s record?

For Chelsea, Jorginho has taken 26 penalties, excluding those in the shootouts, and has scored 23 times during that time, which is a brilliant conversion rate. Alisson Becker of Liverpool, Matvey Sofanov of Krasnodar, and Bernd Leno of Arsenal are the only three goalkeepers to save his penalties in stipulation time during his Chelsea career. For Italy, he has missed two penalties in normal and extra time, both being against Switzerland’s Yann Somer.

Most Premier League penalties scored in a calendar year- Jorginho penalty conversion rate in 2021 for Chelsea

Jorginho, after his brace of penalties against Aston Villa in the Premier League on Boxing Day, made it 10 penalty goals in the 2021 calendar year. This broke the record for most penalty goals scored in a single calendar year. The most audacious thing about the record is that he has scored all penalties that he has taken for Chelsea in the league.

This means he has slotted 10 penalties from 10 kicks in the PL for the Blues. That is truly an astonishing record. He did miss a few kicks this year, most notably against Switzerland where they missed out on World Cup qualification for that time, and for Italy in the Euros, that seems like it was just normal. Because when you take so many kicks, you’re bound to miss a couple.

Most Premier League penalties scored in a calendar year- Jorginho penalty conversion rate in 2021 for Chelsea
Most Premier League penalties scored in a calendar year- Jorginho penalty conversion rate in 2021 for Chelsea

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