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Football Manager has worked out the perfect ranking for England penalty takers

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We don't need to tell you about England's history with penalty shoot-outs.

We don't need to, but we're going to anyway: over the last 26 years and 11 major competitions, our England have lost five penalty shoot-outs. Something needs to be done about our national complex - and fast.

So, to try and sort it out once and for all, we got in contact with the stat-brained buffs at Football Manager to give us a definitive ranking of who we should be sending up to take our precious spot kicks. 

With their abilities marked out of 20, it goes...

  • Football Manager has worked out the perfect ranking for England penalty takers

    Jamie Vardy – Penalty Taking: 16

  • Football Manager has worked out the perfect ranking for England penalty takers 1

    Wayne Rooney – Penalty Taking: 16

  • Football Manager has worked out the perfect ranking for England penalty takers 2

    John Stones – Penalty Taking: 15

  • Football Manager has worked out the perfect ranking for England penalty takers 3

    Harry Kane – Penalty Taking: 14

  • Football Manager has worked out the perfect ranking for England penalty takers 4

    James Milner – Penalty Taking: 14

  • Football Manager has worked out the perfect ranking for England penalty takers 5

    Daniel Sturridge – Penalty Taking: 12

  • Football Manager has worked out the perfect ranking for England penalty takers 6

    Dele Alli – Penalty Taking: 12

    Okay, so this one isn't so impressive.

  • Football Manager has worked out the perfect ranking for England penalty takers 7

    Ross Barkley – Penalty Taking: 12

  • Football Manager has worked out the perfect ranking for England penalty takers 8

    Jack Wilshere – Penalty Taking: 12

  • Football Manager has worked out the perfect ranking for England penalty takers 9

    Danny Rose – Penalty Taking: 10

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