Over the last decade, no other club in Serie A has been awarded the most penalty kicks than Lazio (91) according to Italian Football TV.
A straightforward explanation for this is that the Biancocelesti have one of the more dangerous strikers in the Italian league.
However, before Ciro Immobile arrived in Rome, during the 2015-16 season, Lazio still led Serie A in penalty kicks received (11). They scored eight of those 11 for an 81.8% goal conversion rate per Transfermarkt.
Nonetheless, once Immobile became a mainstay of Lazio’s attack, they remained at the top of the penalty kicks awarded statistic.
In Immobile’s first season with Lazio, the squad saw an increase in their penalty kicks awarded as the Biancocelesti drew 14, leading Serie A for the second year in a row for the category. Furthermore, they improved their conversion rate to 85.7% that season.
For the 2017-18 campaign, Lazio again led Serie A in penalties award for the third straight year in a row, but this time their amount went back down to 11.
The 2018-19 season was a weird one for Lazio as they surrendered their crown atop the penalty kicks awarded category. The squad only managed six that season with Sampdoria leading the league with 12.
After that outlier of a season, Lazio made up for a lost season in 2019-20 as they again led Serie A with 18 penalty kicks awarded.
This 2020-21 year, the Biancocelesti have only managed three, and so it seems that this campaign will be another outlier that doesn’t see Lazio atop the penalty kicks awarded.