Top 7 Best Strikers in the history of Football

You won't be able to find Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Francesco Totti or George Best in the list because they have blessed the beautiful game by playing at several positions but not like genuine strikers.


7. Marco van Basten

Injuries always made his life a living hell but Marco van Basten's goalscoring charm never got less. By the age of 28, Marco Van Basten retired with over 300 goals and three Ballons d'Or, leaving the footballing world on a short and sweet note.

6. Alfredo Di Stefano

The Real Argentinian Wizard, Alfredo Di Stefano was the most successful player for Los Blancos throughout the mid-20th century. The Argentine scored 216 goals from 282 games in La Liga alone at that time.

5. Gerd Muller

Gerd Muller's nickname 'Der Bomber' shows how lethal he was during his time in football. The 1974 World Cup winner scored 68 goals from 62 international caps.

4. Eusebio

The Portuguese epitome of dominance and excellence, Eusebio scored 638 goals from 614 games. He was also named the European player of the year. Eusebio was possessed with unimaginable power.

3. Ronaldo Nazario

Ronaldo Nazario, also known as 'the phenomenon is one of the most difficult opponents ever faced by defending icons such as Paolo Maldini and Alessandro Nesta. He would have been the greatest striker of all time but his career was always hindered by injuries.

2. Ferenc Puskas

We can call Ferenc Puskas the pioneer of Hungarian football. He has scored 84 goals in just 85 international appearances. The 1952 Olympic Champion ruled La Liga and The Nemzeti Bajnokság during his time.

1. Pele

Arguably, Pele is the greatest striker who has every player in the beautiful game of football. The Brazilian won the greatest competition, the World Cup at just the age of 17. And he went on to win two more World Cups. His excellence goes unmatched even in modern-day football.

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