Strikers are preferred for their ability to score goals. They are able to shake off their defenders and burst through open space, which may make things very difficult for the goalkeepers.
We are all aware of how essential strikers are to a club. Especially considering how difficult it can be to score goals, particularly when competing against the greatest teams in the league. Because of this, the function of the striker on the pitch is the most crucial one there is.
Today, we are going to discuss some of the most outstanding “strikers” from all across the world. We have detailed and ranked the top five most lethal strikers from all across the world.
Let us take a look on the top 5 best strikers:
Ronaldo, known as “the Phenomenon,” was only able to finish in sixth position due to the superiority of the players ahead of him. He was the most feared player in the world in the late ’90s and early ’00s, and for good reason.
Due to injuries, he only spent a short time at Inter Milan before joining the “Galacticos” of Real Madrid. It’s hard to imagine a player’s career without mentioning Ronaldo’s accomplishments in each of those categories.
At the international level, he was a key member of Brazil’s World Cup winning teams in 1994 and 2002. Brazil’s loss in the 1998 final was generally attributed to Ronaldo’s inability to compete due to a lack of fitness on his part, given his central role in the team.
With three FIFA World Player of the Year awards and two European Player of the Year awards, only Zinedine Zidane has a better record than him. His 15th goal in World Cup competition in 2006 became him the all-time leading scorer in the event.
2. Marco Van Basten
If Marco Van Basten’s career hadn’t been cut short by an ankle injury when he was just 27 years old. He very likely may have been higher up on this list. His all-around skill not only earned him a lot of fans but also contributed to his teams’ many victories and awards.
During the course of his career, he was successful enough to win a Cup Winners’ Cup, as well as three championships in the Dutch League. Three titles in the Dutch Cup, three titles in Serie A, and two European Cups.
In addition, he was an essential part of Holland’s triumph in the European Championships in 1988. When he scored a fantastic volley in the championship game that helped Holland win the trophy.
On an individual level, he was selected as the FIFA World Player of the Year in 1992. On three occasions he won the Ballon d’Or(1988, 1989, and 1992). Cruyff and Michel Platini were the only other players who can match his count of victories in this competition. No other dutch player has ever won it more than once.
3. Luis Suarez
Atletico Madrid’s leading scorer has been regarded as one of the best in the world over the years. He’s still got a lot of football left in him, no doubt about that. Atletico Madrid signed striker Luis Suarez from Barcelona. But the Uruguayan responded by helping the club win the La Liga title.
The Uruguayan’s response to critics and his role in helping Atletico Madrid win the Spanish championship are both something to be cherished. Suarez’s performance this season is unrivalled by any other striker.
He’s still going strong and demonstrating his value season after season that he’s still worth watching. He is a player who can change the outcome of any game with his actions. He is one of the greatest striker of this era.
4. Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski is the only player in recent seasons to have achieved greatness. As he grew older, he began to excel in a number of areas. This was Lewandowski’s greatest season ever, as he won the club treble and the FIFA best player title individually in the 2019/20 season.
He maintained his form in 20/21 and was once again a top goal scorer candidate. Lewandowski’s status as one of the top players in the world of football is only going to continue to rise.
There were 48 goals in 40 games this season for the Polish international. There is only one word to describe the stats: crazy. When it comes to scoring goals, Robert Lewandowski is a name to keep an eye out for the Euros.
Lewandowski has all the tools necessary to become the finest striker in the world, and he is already considered one of the best. His finishing, ball control, and goal scoring ability are all out of this world.
5. Paolo Rossi
More than 150 goals were scored by Paolo Rossi during his career. But seeing the shot he snatched in the 1982 World Cup final may be all you need to get a sense of his brilliance as a striker.
Karlheinz Förster appears to be out of position as Italy attacker Claudio Gentile prepares to cross from the right.
When you watch it again, you’ll see that Rossi started his run a few frames earlier, building up his speed and anticipating the delivery even before it was delivered. Förster and Antonio Cabrini are both beaten to the ball by a fraction of a second as he heads it in from close range.
Few could have done it. However, despite his lack of speed, Rossi managed to outrun his opponents on every occasion. Even when they didn’t even realise it was possible for him to do so. Fulvio Collovati, a former teammate and long-time Serie A opponent, called him “pure phosphorous” during their time together at the 1982 World Cup.
While discussing strikers, we can’t forget about Pele, the greatest striker of all time. He’s the honourable mention in this strikers list.
Pele is regarded the greatest striker of all time for a reason, he is. The “King of Football” reigned his domain from the first moment he laced his boots until the last. He won practically every year with Santos. With Victor Baia, he’s the player with the most career championships.
He’s the first player to win three World Cups, between 1958 and 1970. He played 92 times for Brazil and scored 77 goals, both records. His 1281 goals in 1363 games is the most by any player in FIFA history. He has been chosen Footballer of the Century and Athlete of the Century.