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Leeds Penalties Record

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This is a record of Leeds United's penalties taken and faced across all competitions since the start of the 1988/89 season. This page excludes penalty shootout involvements which are listed comprehensively on the page.

Ian Harte has scored the most penalties scored for Leeds since the start of the 1992/3 season, having converted 13 of his 16 penalty attempts for the club in competitive matches.


David Healy was the last Leeds player to reach 10 goals from 12 penalty attempts in competitive matches. Chris Wood converted 9 of his 10 attempts from the spot for the club.


Mark Viduka scored all six penalty attempts for the club (5 Premier League, 1 FA Cup) and remains the only Leeds player to have scored all of his first six penalties for the club since 1992/93.

Gary McAllister was the first Leeds player to score from the spot in the Premier League in a 2-0 home win over Everton in September 1992. McAllister was also the first Leeds player to fail from the spot in the Premier League when his penalty was saved in October 1994. The former Leeds and Scotland midfielder scored 9 of his 11 spot kicks for Leeds in total.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink became the first Leeds substitute to score a penalty in the Premier League in a 4-3 home win over Derby in November 1997.

Leeds failed to covert 6 of their 8 Premier League penalties attempted between March 1996 and August 1999. The club scored all 18 consecutive penalties taken in the Premier League between October 2002 and May 2022. 

Goalkeeper Nigel Martyn saved 6 of the 25 spot kicks he faced across competitive matches. Opponents scored just 17 of their 25 regular spot kicks against Nigel Martyn during his time at Leeds (68%).


Casper Ankergren saved 50% of the penalties he faced at Leeds, thwarting 4 of the 8 penalties he came up against. Neil Sullivan saved 5 of the 17 penalties between the sticks during his time at the club, with opponents scoring from just 11 of those 17 attempts from the spot against him (64.7%).


[1] Mateusz Klich stepped up and saw his low effort easily claimed by Lukasz Fabianski, before VAR intervened and ordered for the penalty to be retaken after it was judged that Fabianski had one foot over the goal-line as Klich prepared to step-up. Klich made no mistake with the second attempt.

[2] Rodolph Austin scored his penalty after just 3 minutes and netted on his 100th competitive appearance for the club.

[3] Ross McCormack's right-footed penalty was saved low to the left frame of the goal by future Leeds goalkeeper Rob Green.

[4] Ross McCormack's 48th-minute penalty was the second of four goals the Leeds forward scored against Charlton at The Valley on November 9th 2013.

[5] El-Hadji Diouf was sent off after making a gesture towards the Brighton & Hove Albion away fans after he scored a penalty in the 72nd minute.

[6] Ross McCormack had his penalty attempt saved by goalkeeper David Forde before winning a penalty later in the game after being fouled by Alan Dunne in the penalty area

[7] Jermaine Beckford came on a substitute to score twice against Milton Keynes Dons. His second goal of the game was scored from the penalty spot on 86 minutses,


[8] Jermaine Beckford scored a 96th-minute equaliser from the penalty spot to earn Leeds an FA Cup replay.

[9] Brett Ormerod saw his weak penalty effort was saved by Mart Poom on his Leeds United debut.

[10] Mark Viduka scored a penalty after 26 minutes but was sent off seven minutes later after two yellow cards following the use of the elbow.

[11] Mark Viduka completed his hat-trick with a 56th-minute penalty past Dean Kiely in a 6-1 win over Charlton Athletic at The Valley.

[12] Robbie Fowler missed an 84th-minute left-footed penalty to secure a hat-trick after striking his effort wide at Bolton. Fowler made amends by completing his hat-trick on 89 minutes.

[13] Robbie Keane scored his first goal for the club from the penalty spot in a 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough on New Year's Day 2001.

[14] Gary Kelly missed his only regular penalty attempt when his 68th-minute right-footed effort was saved by Coventry City goalkeeper Steve Ogrizovic in a 1-3 home defeat on December 26th 1996.

[15] Gary McAllister completed his only hat-trick for Leeds with a 90th-minute penalty in a 3-1 win over Coventry City at Elland Road on October 28th 1995.

[16] Gary McAllister became the first Leeds player to miss a Premier League penalty when his effort was saved by Norwich City goalkeeper Bryan Gunn on October 8th 1994 in a 2-1 defeat at Carrow Road.

[17] Patrick Bamford missed his third consecutive penalty after he came on as a sub and struck his effort over the bar in a 1-0 defeat at Stoke City on October 25th 2023.

[18] With the game tightly poised at 1-1 against Hull City, Crysencio Summerville and Joel Piroe held a disagreement about who should take the spot-kick after Summerville had been fouled in the box by Regan Slater. Piroe placed the ball on the spot but Summerville then took over the spot kick which sparked a disagreement with Piroe. Daniel Farke instructed Summerville to take it as Piroe had only taken to the pitch a few minutes after coming on as a substitute in a 3-1 win over Hull City on April 1st 2024. Summerville scored the resulting spot kick.


[1] Centre-back Giuseppe Bellusci went in goal against Rotherham United following Marco Silvestri's red card in the 89th minute and his first act as a goalkeeper was facing Greg Halford from the penalty spot.

[2] Robbie Savage scored a controversial twice-taken penalty on 78 minutes. His first attempt was saved by Paul Robinson, only for one of referee Dermot Gallagher's assistants to rule that he moved before the kick was taken.

[3] Illan Meslier saved the first penalty effort from Jesse Lingard but the West Ham midfielder reacted quickest to score from the rebound.


[4] Paddy Kenny saved Connor Sammon's penalty, but Paul Coutts reacted quickly to convert the rebound from close range.


[5] David Lucas saved Mark Hudson's spot-kick but he followed up to score the rebound. 

[6] Casper Ankergren saved Lloyd Owusu's penalty but he scored the rebound. 

[7] Callum Styles' penalty attempt for Barnsley was reported by Leeds United as a penalty save by Illan Meslier, but replays and Opta data confirmed the effort struck the left post without any intervention from Meslier.

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