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TOP 10 Best Strikers in the World 

A striker is a leader who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. An exceptional striker can be fuel to fire in a team’s attack. Just give the ball to a great striker, and they’ll handover you a win. Here are the top 10 best strikers in the world.

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List of TOP 10 Best Strikers in the World  Player name  Nation   Club Career Goals Assists Career Appearances 
1 Lionel Messi  Argentina  PSG  753 352 938
2 Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal Manchester United  794 270  1083
3 Neymar Jr  Brazil PSG  332 214 557
4 Luis Suarez Uruguay Atletico Madrid 491  277 788
5 Robert Lewandowski Poland Bayern Munich  554 155 767
6 Kylian Mbappe  France PSG 185  102 296
 7 Erling Haaland Norway  Borussia Dortmund 129 33 176
8 Karim Benzema France Real Madrid 388 197 809
9 Harry Kane England  Tottenham


295 78 490
10 Mohamed Salah  Egypt  Liverpool  254 125 534

Best strikers in the world: Lionel Messi

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“ Don’t read about him, don’t write about him, just watch him” Pep’s Guardiola’s famous quote sums up this man. There are no words for this little man. When this guy’s on the pitch not only players, but even managers are in awe of him. Even if the opposition doesn’t let him score, he becomes a natural playmaker and assists and serves goals like a hot plate. The former Barcelona man has won 6 Ballon d’Or, 6 golden boots, UEFA world player of the year, and the Best FIFA’s men award. The list goes on for the little magician. We are never going to witness a player like him again and no wonder he never stops us entertaining and is probably not human. He is undoubtedly one of the best strikers in the world.

Best strikers in the world: Cristiano Ronaldo

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CR7 strikes again. This man never stops scoring and never stops breaking records. He’s the nightmare for all the teams, he’s definitely a player you want in your team. A pure goalscorer, When you play with Ronaldo on your team, you are already 1-0 up.” indeed well said by former manager Zinedine Zidane. The former Real Madrid has 5 Ballon d’Ors to his name and has won 4 golden boots, 2 The Best FIFA’s men award, 3 UEFA world player of the year. The list for his awards also goes a long way. The Portuguese striker has won two international trophies. Even at the age of 36, he never stops scoring and breaking records. The list of best strikers in the world is incomplete without this living legend.

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Best strikers in the world: Neymar Jr

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The most skillful player on the football pitch, Neymar Da Silva never stops dazzling around the pitch. Just give him the ball and he’ll make the opposition go crazy. The Brazillian is the most expensive player in the history of football, after making his switch to French giants PSG from Barcelona. The 29-year-old hasn’t achieved much on a personal front but has won few accolades for his nation. The Brazillian has Copa America and Olympics with Brazil and was the top scorer of the 2015 Champions League. He also won the 2011 FIFA Puskas award for his jaw-dropping goal for his boyhood club, Santos. One of the best forwards in the world.

Luis Suarez

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A world-class finisher, Luis Suarez is a pure definition of a center forward. The Uruguayan striker is pernicious on the pitch. He has a great goal-scoring ability and quickly develops a gameplay relationship with his teammates. Even in the era of Messi and Ronaldo, the striker managed to win a European golden boot with his former club Liverpool. The 34-year-old was also the top scorer of La Liga in the 2015-16 campaign. Other than individual awards, the player also won the 2010 Copa America with Uruguay. This man truly deserves a top place in the list of best strikers in the world.

Robert Lewandowski

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Is it Robert Lewandowski or Robert LewanGOALski? The Polish-born striker is notably famous for scoring 5 goals in 9 minutes after coming onto the pitch. The striker is purely a different breed and manages to get his name on the scoresheet. The striker had 40+ goals contribution in just 28 games for the 2020/21 season. He was a key player for the Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, thus helping the Bavarians win the treble in the 2019-20 campaign.     

Kylian Mbappe 

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The wonder boy, the golden boy, and whatnot. This kid is phenomenal. People reckon that he’ll be at the same level as Cristiano and Messi. He’s the youngest goalscorer and a world cup winner aged 18 after Pele. He recently added another international trophy this weekend, by winning the UEFA Nations League. The 22-year-old is the second most expensive player after he completed his €180 million move from Monaco to PSG. The Frenchman made his professional debut aged 16. 

He’s definitely going to become another best forward in the world.

Erling Braut Haaland

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Also known as the Terminator, Erling Haaland is currently the hottest prospect in the football market right now. His name is on the lips of every football fan. The Norwegian international is a monster on the pitch. He broke the internet when he scored 9 goals in a single match for the under 20 side, thus defeating Honduras U-20 12-0. He won the FIFA U-20 Golden boot in 2019. After completing his spell in Molde, Bryan, and Austrian side FC Salzburg, he completed his €20 million move to Dortmund. The 6’4 giant blonde is very pacy and beefy, a perfect striker with all the attributes. One of the best fir in the list of best forwards in the world.

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Karim Benzema

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Another french striker who’s once again very lethal in the attack. Karim Benzema is a supreme striker with top-notch attributes. After the departure of Cristiano, the Frenchman has stepped up and has been delivering goals for the Los Blancos side. The Frenchman was called up for Les Bleus after a six-year absence and recently scored in the finals of the UEFA Nations League. His exemplary passing technique, box-to-box goal scoring, and hard-running makes him a striker of like non-other. 

Harry Kane

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Probably the best striker in the Premier League, Harry Kane is another striker that we can’t forget. The prolific goalscorer has won 3 Premier League golden boots and scores immensely for his club Tottenham Hotspur. The English striker is a great finisher and quite an extraordinary finisher. He was the top scorer for the Three Lions in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and captains his side both at the club and international level. 

Best strikers in the world: Mohamed Salah

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The Egyptian King, Salah’s quality is unbeatable and is different gravy. People may question his name in the top 10 but his goals to game ratio simply make him the best attacker in the Premier League. The Egyptian playing style quite resembles Lionel Messi. His dangerous left foot makes him score world-class golazos for his team. The speedy winger completed his €40 million moves from AS Roma to Liverpool in 2017. He also finished as the club’s top scorer in all competitions for straight four consecutive seasons. 

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Abhishek Mishra
Abhishek Mishra
Greetings, I'm Abhishek Mishra, a passionate sports writer, and football fanatic. Currently, I'm pursuing Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication from GGSIPU, DELHI. I have a keen interest in sports and I aspire to become a sports journalist. I want to work in the overall development of sports and also work towards the grassroots and athlete recognition of our country.


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