Thirty five years of the Panenka: The ten best ones


The cheeky little penalty chip turned thirty five years old this week. On May 20th,1976 after Uli Hoeness missed his PK, Antonin Panenka showed the world a novel way to score penalties clinching a memorable win for Czechoslovakia over Germany in the Euro Cup finals.
The clip above shows a selection of the best ones. For guts, Zidane rates second to Panenka, the original master, for his risk taking in the 2006 World Cup finals against Italy. For aesthetics, nothing can beat Francesco Totti’s silken smooth delivery.

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