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

With their abilities marked out of 20, here's how the best stack up...

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

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...

Jamie Vardy – Penalty Taking: 16


Wayne Rooney – Penalty Taking: 16


John Stones – Penalty Taking: 15


Harry Kane – Penalty Taking: 14


James Milner – Penalty Taking: 14


Daniel Sturridge – Penalty Taking: 12


Dele Alli – Penalty Taking: 12

Okay, so this one isn't so impressive.


Ross Barkley – Penalty Taking: 12


Jack Wilshere – Penalty Taking: 12


Danny Rose – Penalty Taking: 10