England loses on PKs again: Updated list of English wins and losses on penalty kick shootouts

After the Euro 2021 final loss to Italy via penalty-kick shootout, you can’t blame England fans for feeling impending doom every time the Three Lions end up in a shootout in a major competition.

Including the latest defeat, England’s senior national team has only won 30 percent of PK shootouts in Euros, World Cups and Nations League. For some unknown reason, the Three Lions and spot kicks don’t seem to mix, with even the most talented English players crumbling under the pressure of the 12-yard showdown.

Penalties have haunted England for generations at major tournaments throughout the 1990s and into the 2000s, but they have managed to win a few, too.

Here’s a look at England’s penalty shootout record, as well as those who stepped up to hit them.

England in penalty shootouts

  1. What is England’s overall penalty shootout record?
  2. What is England’s penalty shootout record at the European Championship?
    1. Euro 96: Spain 0-0 England AET (England won 4-2 on penalties)
    2. Euro 96: Germany 1-1 England AET (Germany won 6-5 on penalties)
    3. Euro 2004: Portugal 2-2 England AET (Portugal won 6-5 on penalties)
    4. Euro 2012: England 0-0 Italy AET (Italy won 4-2 on penalties)
    5. Euro 2020: Italy 1-1 England AET (Italy won 3-2 on penalties)
  3. What is England’s penalty shootout record at the World Cup?
    1. World Cup 1990: West Germany 1-1 England AET (West Germany won 4-3 on penalties)
    2. World Cup 1998: Argentina 2-2 England AET (Argentina won 4-3 on penalties)
    3. World Cup 2006: England 0-0 Portugal AET (Portugal won 3-1 on penalties)
    4. World Cup 2018: Colombia 1-1 England AET (England won 4-3 on penalties)
  4. What is England’s penalty shootout record in the Nations League?
    1. Nations League 2019: Switzerland 0-0 England AET (England won 6-5 on penalties

What is England’s overall penalty shootout record?

No. penalty shootoutsWonLost
1037

England has been in 10 penalty shootouts at major international tournaments (World Cup, European Championship and Nations League), losing seven and winning three.

As of the 2018 edition, the Three Lions have been involved in four shootouts at the World Cup. They won their first at a World Cup in 2018 when they defeated Colombia in the last-16 stage.

Prior to their spot-kick triumph over the Colombians, England had lost in 2006 against Portugal in the quarterfinals, in 1998 against Argentina in the last 16 and in 1990 against Germany in the semi-final.

OpponentPlayedWonLost
Germany*202
Portugal202
Italy202
Argentina101
Colombia110
Spain110
Switzerland110

*West Germany in 1990

In the European Championship, England have a near identical record, having lost four penalty shootouts and won just one. They lost to Italy in the quarter-final of Euro 2012 and Euro 2021, bowed out against Portugal in the quarterfinal of Euro 2004 and were beaten by Germany in the semi-final of Euro 96.

Their only penalty shootout victory at a European Championship came in the quarterfinal of Euro 96 against Spain.

They competed in a penalty shootout in the 2018-19 Nations League third-place play-off, beating Switzerland.

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What is England’s penalty shootout record at the European Championship?

England have been in a total of five penalty shootouts at the European Championship, losing four and winning one.

The Three Lions beat Spain in the quarterfinal of Euro 96 before losing to Germany in the semifinal of the same tournament.

Since then, they lost to Portugal in the quarterfinal of Euro 2004 and then twice to Italy: in the quarter-final of Euro 2012 and the final of Euro 2021.

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Euro 96: Spain 0-0 England AET (England won 4-2 on penalties)

Spain penalty takersEngland penalty takers
Hierro missedShearer scored
Amor scoredPlatt scored
Belsue scoredPearce scored
Nadal missedGascoigne scored

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Euro 96: Germany 1-1 England AET (Germany won 6-5 on penalties)

Germany penalty takersEngland penalty takers
Hassler scoredShearer scored
Strunz scoredPlatt scored
Reuter scoredPearce scored
Ziege scoredGascoigne scored
Kuntz scoredSheringham scored
Moller scoredSouthgate missed

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Euro 2004: Portugal 2-2 England AET (Portugal won 6-5 on penalties)

Portugal penalty takersEngland penalty takers
Deco scoredBeckham missed
Simao scoredOwen scored
Rui Costa missedLampard scored
Ronaldo scoredTerry scored
Maniche scoredHargreaves scored
Postiga scoredA. Cole scored
Ricardo scoredVassel missed

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Euro 2012: England 0-0 Italy AET (Italy won 4-2 on penalties)

England penalty takersItaly penalty takers
Gerrard scoredBalotelli scored
Rooney scoredMontolivo missed
Young missedPirlo scored
A. Cole missedNocerino scored
Diamanti scored

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Euro 2021: Italy 1-1 England AET (Italy won 3-2 on penalties)

Italy penalty takersEngland penalty takers
Berardi scoredKane scored
Belotti savedMaguire scored
Bonucci scoredRashford missed
Bernardeschi scoredSancho saved
Jorginho savedSaka saved

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What is England’s penalty shootout record at the World Cup?

England have competed in four penalty shootouts at the World Cup: in 1990, 1998, 2006 and 2018.

Until their 2018 win over Colombia in Russia, England had lost all of its penalty shootouts at World Cups, having been beaten by West Germany in 1990, Argentina in 1998 and Portugal in 2006.

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World Cup 1990: West Germany 1-1 England AET (West Germany won 4-3 on penalties)

West Germany penalty takersEngland penalty takers
Brehme scoredLineker scored
Matthaus scoredBeardsley scored
Riedle scoredPlatt scored
Thon scoredPearce missed
Waddle missed

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World Cup 1998: Argentina 2-2 England AET (Argentina won 4-3 on penalties)

Argentina penalty takersEngland penalty takers
Berti scoredShearer scored
Crespo missedInce missed
Veron scoredMerson scored
Gallardo scoredOwen scored
Ayala scoredBatty missed

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World Cup 2006: England 0-0 Portugal AET (Portugal won 3-1 on penalties)

England penalty takersPortugal penalty takers
Lampard missedSimao scored
Hargreaves scoredViana missed
Gerrard missedPetit missed
Carragher missedPostiga scored
Ronaldo scored

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World Cup 2018: Colombia 1-1 England AET (England won 4-3 on penalties)

Colombia penalty takersEngland penalty takers
Falcao scoredKane scored
J. Cuadrado scoredRashford scored
Muriel scoredHenderson missed
Uribe missedTrippier scored
Bacca missedDier scored

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What is England’s penalty shootout record in the Nations League?

England have competed in one penalty shootout at the Nations League, winning one against Switzerland.

Nations League 2019: Switzerland 0-0 England AET (England won 6-5 on penalties)

Swtizerland penalty takersEngland penalty takers
Zuber scoredMaguire scored
Xhaka scoredBarkley scored
Akanji scoredSancho scored
Mbabu scoredSterling scored
Schar scoredPickford scored
Drmic missedDier scored

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