Balloon d’Or: the world’s highest penalties

In honour of Jason Puncheon's miss, we round up videos of spectacularly skied-over penalties.

Jason Puncheon penalty miss
Puncheon’s was not the first penalty in space (Image: YouTube/Lisa Morales)

Crystal Palace’s Jason Puncheon joined the mile-high club over the weekend, but not in the way he’d have wanted – his spot-kick miss in the 2-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur is one of the highest penalties we’ve ever seen…

Yowsers. At least Puncheon can take solace in the fact that he’s far from the only one to have skied it so spectacularly.

Join us in looking back at some of the world’s highest penalties, and perhaps pick your own winner of what we’re calling the ‘Balloon d’Or’ (geddit?)…

Edin Džeko for Manchester City v Sunderland, July 2013

André Santos for Grêmio v Juventude, April 2013

Jonathan Soriano for Red Bull Salzburg v Rapid Vienna, August 2012

Sergio Ramos for Real Madrid v Bayern Munich, April 2012

Charlie Adam for Liverpool v Cardiff City, February 2012

André Santos for Brazil v Paraguay, June 2011

Lukas Jutkiewicz for Coventry City v Reading, September 2011

Wayne Rooney for Manchester United v Arsenal, December 2010

Obafemi Martins for Newcastle United v Everton, December 2006

David Beckham for England v Portugal, Euro 2004

David Beckham for England v Turkey, October 2003

Jaap Stam for Holland v Italy, Euro 2000 (skip to 1.08)

Roberto Baggio for Italy v Brazil, 1994 World Cup final penalty shootout

HAVE YOUR SAY: Are there any notable absentees in our list of the world’s highest penalties? Let us know in that comments bit, downwards…