The 2012 European Championships were lit up by a series of ice-cool panenka-style 'falling leaf' penalties. Suave Italian quarterback Andrea Pirlo set the trend. Unlikeable Spanish defender (yes, defender) Sergio Ramos copied him.
Hot of the heels of the summer feast of tekkers penos have come some absolute howlers of late, none worse than Jonathan Soriano's pig's ear of a effort.
With his side Red Bull Salzburg 2-0 down against Rapid Vienna, Barcelona-born Jonathan Soriano produced probably the worst executed penalty of all time. Never before has a player blasted the ball over the bar in quite such spectacular fashion. BTW, his side went on to lose.
Here's the original panenka from, er, Czechoslovakia's Panenka: