Theart of scoring from 12 yards should be simple. It's just you versus thegoalkeeper. But, when the pressure is on, so many crumble.
Sportsmailpays tribute to those who seldom missed. From thehead-down-and-smash-it school to those who like a cheeky chip orstuttering run-up - there's a place for them all in our top 50.
Join us as we reveal 10 each day, till the monarch of them all is revealed on Friday.
And, as ever, let us know what you think of our choices.
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20 Ray Treacy (West Brom, Charlton, Swindon, Preston North End, Oldham) Style: Right foot - stroked home, always cool under pressure.
19 Tommy Gemmell (Celtic, Nottingham Forest, Miami Toros, Dundee) Style: Right foot - an absolutely thunderous finisher.
18 Mel Sterland (Sheffield Wednesday, Rangers, Leeds United, Boston United) Style: Right foot - no messing - straight down the middle.
17 Johan Cruyff (Ajax, Barcelona, LA Aztecs, Washington Diplomats, Levante, Feyenoord) Style: Right foot - roll it to your mate and tap into an empty net.
16 Francis Lee (Bolton Wanderers, Manchester City, Derby County)Style: Right foot - plenty of weight behind his accurate strikes.
15 Gary McAllister (Motherwell, Leicester City, Leeds United, Coventry City, Liverpool) Style: Right foot - side-footed, usually to the keeper's right.
14 Steven Gerrard(Liverpool)Style: Right foot - Into either top corner or the odd low one just to keep them guessing between the sticks.
Enlarge 13 Eric Cantona(Auxerre, Marseille, Nimes, Leeds United, Manchester United)Style: Right foot - wherever he wanted.
12 Peter Lorimer (Leeds United, Toronto Blizzard, York City, Vancouver Whitecaps) Style: Right foot, pure power.
11 Julian Dicks (Birmingham City, West Ham United, Liverpool) Style: Left foot - netbuster every time.
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