In week 28 of 2016-17 Premier league, Bournemouth missed 2 penalty kicks against West Ham and still managed to win the game. It had been a long time since I had seen that happen - excluding penalty kicks to decide a game in the knockout stage of a championship. I'm wondering, what's the most penalty shots missed by a team in one game?

To keep things simple, please restrict responses to only the top European leagues, the UEFA Champions League, and international games.

  • Mind you, there were heavy shouts for a third penalty for Bournemouth in the second half as well :-) Commented Mar 12, 2017 at 4:15

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Here's another interesting one:

In 1989, referee Kelvin Morton awarded five penalties in a Crystal Palace v Brighton game, a Football League record. Palace were awarded four of the penalties, missed three but still won 2-1.

Source from Wikipedia

Here is the YouTube link of match highlights.

P.S: a tricky google search like missed 4 penalties or missed 5 penalties doesn't give relevant results, so I start to believe that 3 missed penalties by a team during a single game are indeed the most in the professional football.


I'm not sure if it's the team record, but Martin Palermo (in)famously missed three penalties for Argentina in a Copa America game against Colombia in 1999.

Here is the YouTube video of the incident.

There's detailed information for penalty shootouts at rsssf.com.

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