Some players are accused of deliberately falling inside the opponents' penalty area to obtain penalty kicks, and they often succeed in doing so, and a unique statistic monitors the 20 most stars who received penalty kicks during the last five seasons.

A report by the International Federation of Football Statistics and History (FBRep) monitored these players who used to convince referees of their entitlement to a penalty kick in the five major European leagues.

And the English Premier League took the lead with 8 players at once, despite the introduction of the video assistant referee (VAR) technology, which failed to completely eliminate the “ugly side” of the round witch, by acting and pretending to fall.

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The following is the list of the 20 players who have received the most penalty kicks since the 2016-2017 season until now, starting with the number of kicks, the name of the player and his club:

18 penalty kicks - Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

16- Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)

15- Ciro Immobile (Lazio)

14- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

14- Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)

13- Federico Chiesa (Juventus)

13- Edin Dzeko (Inter Milan)

12- Marcus Thuram (Borussia Mönchengladbach)

12- Mauro Icardi (Saint-Germain)

12- Nabil Fekir (Real Betis)

12 Andrea Belotti (Torinho)

12- Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)

11- Ismaila Sarr (Watford)

11- Santi Mina (Valencia)

11 Neymar (Saint-Germain)

10 Timo Werner (Chelsea)

10- Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid)

10- Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal)

9- Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)

9- Moussa Dembele (Olympique Lyonnais)

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