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Ranked! The 10 best strikers in the world

Best strikers in the world
Best strikers in the world

Best strikers in the world. The top 5 leagues in Europe are blessed with some of the most dangerous forwards in the world. These strikers have continuously shown their class in the top leagues, playing a major role in the success of their side. However, the main question is; who are the top 10 strikers on the planet right now?

Best strikers in the world

This list includes the pure strikers only, and not forwards. Thus, the likes of Lionel Messi and Marcus Rashford were not included in the list of the top 10 strikers.


How were the strikers rated?

The following stats were used to rate the strikers:

  • Goals scored
  • Goals per game
  • Goals per 90 minutes
  • Overall contribution (assists)
  • Importance of the player to the side

10. Andre Silva (Eintracht Frankfurt)

2020/21 Season Stats:

  • 34 appearances
  • 30 goals
  • 5 assists
  • 0.88 goals per game
  • 0.94 goals per 90 minutes

After a horrific season at AC Milan, the Portuguese striker has been clinical during this season. The striker has bagged 28 goals and five assists in just 32 league games for Frankfurt this season. Considering his hot run of form, the Portuguese hit-man will be a very hot prospect for some of the major clubs of the world.

9. Ciro Immobile (Lazio)

Ciro Immobile scored 33 per cent of Lazio's total goals this season

2020/21 Season Stats:

  • 47 appearances
  • 27 goals
  • 8 assists
  • 0.57 goals per game
  • 0.66 goals per 90 minutes
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Even though he had an average season, Immobile was still one of the most lethal strikers in the Serie A. It was mostly due to him that Lazio were close to qualifying for the UEFA Champions League.

8. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)

Karim Benzema scored 30 goals for Real Madrid this season

2020/21 Season Stats:

  • 45 appearances
  • 30 goals
  • 9 assists
  • 0.66 goals per game
  • 0.72 goals per 90 minutes

Karim Benzema has been the magician up front for the Los Blancos ever since Cristiano Ronaldo left. The French striker led Real Madrid to 2nd place in La Liga. His superb performances have seen him earn a recall to the French national team for the Euros in June.

7. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)

Kylian Mbappe is widely regarded as one of the hottest talents in world football
Best strikers in the world

2020/21 Season Stats:

  • 58 appearances
  • 48 goals
  • 11 assists
  • 0.83 goals per game
  • 1.15 goals per 90 minutes

At the age of 22, Kylian Mbappe has struck fear in the defence of teams all over the world. His speed, clinical nature and dribbling ability ensures that, he is unplayable. He has 48 goals and 11 assists in just 58 appearances.

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6. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored a staggering 674 goals in 894 games during his career

2020/21 Season Stats:

  • 55 appearances
  • 41 goals
  • 5 assists
  • 0.75 goals per game
  • 1.15 goals per 90 minutes

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best, if not the best striker in the world. Approaching the end of his glittering career, some predicted a downturn in form for the Portuguese forward at Juventus. However, he scored 41 goals in 55 games in the 2020/21 season and at a rate of more than one every 90 minutes.

5. Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid)

Luis Suarez fired Atletico Madrid to the La Liga title with 21 goals for the campaign
Best strikers in the world

2020/21 Season Stats:

  • 38 appearances
  • 21 goals
  • 3 assists
  • 0.55 goals per game
  • 0.63 goals per 90 minutes

Barcelona sold Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid because he was in decline. However, he showed them what he is capable of, scoring crucial goals for his side. It would be fair to say Suarez was the most influential player in the La Liga title win for Atletico Madrid.

4. Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan)

Romelu Lukaku's 24 goals fired Inter Milan to the Serie A title this season

2020/21 Season Stats:

  • 53 appearances
  • 39 goals
  • 12 assists
  • 0.71 goals per game
  • 0.87 goals per 90 minutes

Inter Milan won their first Serie A title in 11 years. The Belgian striker was very productive and bagged 23 league goals in his first season in Italy. Alongside Lautaro Martinez, he formed a lethal duo partnership for his side.

3. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)

Erling Haaland scored 27 goals in 28 appearances for Borussia Dortmund this season
Best strikers in the world

2020/21 Season Stats:

  • 52 appearances
  • 49 goals
  • 9 assists
  • 0.94 goals per game
  • 1.2 goals per 90 minutes

The rising talent of football is without a doubt Erling Haaland. The Norwegian superstar has been simply sensational in every way and he has managed to find the back of the net time after time. Almost every big team is looking to sign Haaland, and if he continues this form, he might be one of the best strikers of all time.

2. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)

Harry Kane scored to win the Premier League Golden Boot race on the final day of the 2020/21 season
Best strikers in the world

2020/21 Season Stats:

  • 54 appearances
  • 30 goals
  • 18 assists
  • 0.55 goals per game
  • 0.67 goals per 90 minutes

The Tottenham striker is one of the most consistent strikers in the history of football. With 30 goals and 18 assists, he managed to get his side to somewhat of a respectful position in the English Premier League.

1. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

Robert Lewandowski scored a staggering 41 goals in the Bundesliga this season
Best strikers in the world

2020/21 Season Stats:

  • 47 appearances
  • 53 goals
  • 9 assists
  • 1.28 goals per game
  • 1.35 goals per 90 minutes

Robert Lewandowski just keeps getting better with age. The Polish striker led Bayern Munich to Bundesliga glory with 53 goals in 47 appearances. He is,no doubt, the best striker in the world right now. Thus, Robert Lewandowski tops the list of the top 10 strikers in the world right now.

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