Strikers are always under the spotlight and rightly so, as they are responsible for the most exciting part of a football match – goal. Everyday we see strikers making the headlines on the front of the newspapers. There are many great strikers present in the world at the moment and let us have a look at the some of the best strikers in the world right now.
Here are the 15 best strikers in the world right now based on performances over the last two seasons.
15. Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema has been playing for Real Madrid for almost 8 years now. He is a talented striker who is strong and powerful, having the capability of finishing from anywhere inside the box. A typical number 9, although he is usually deployed as a centre forward, Benzema is also capable of playing in several other offensive positions, and has been used on the wing, or even behind the main striker. In addition to his goalscoring, Benzema is indeed known for his willingness and ability to drop into deeper or wider positions, and either link-up play with midfielders as a number 10 . Though , he is under performing this season ,a player of his caliber should never be doubted.
14. Gabriel Jesus
The 20 years old-young Brazilian striker joined Manchester City last January and he has been amazing so far in the Premier league. Jesus is capable of playing anywhere in the forward line especially as a false 9. He can play as an out and out striker and has been mainly deployed as a central forward. He can hold the ball and is good in finishing. He likes to do layoffs and cut inside the defenders for scoring goals. He has a really bright future if he keep improving like this.
13. Romelu Lukaku
Lukaku scored 25 Premier League goals for Everton last season as they finished seventh. The Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku is one of the only five players to have scored 50 goals before 23rd birthday in Premier League . He joined Manchester United at the start of the season and so far has endured a mixed time at the club. He made a terrific start to the season, but his performances derailed somewhat after that. Lukaku’s recent performances had attracted criticism from some but Pogba said the United dressing room was never concerned with the 24-year-old as they believe he is the best in the league.
12. Alvaro Morata
The 25 years old Spanish striker joined Chelsea last summer and he is having a fantastic year now. He has appeared in 19 games for Chelsea in Premier League this season and he has found the back of the net 10 times till now along with 4 assists. He is well-known for his aerial and clinical finishing abilities . He has the ability of holding up the ball along with quick feet and excellent movement off the ball. Morata is capable of playing as a main striker or linking up play between the lines, and can even play out wide on the wing.
11. Edin Dzeko
The Bosnian diamond, Edin Dzeko is in his third season Roma. His time at Roma has been a success so far. Prior to joining Roma, he played for Manchester City, but he made a name for himself while playing for German club Wolfsburg, with whom he won the Bundesliga in the 2008–09 season. He was named Bosnian Footballer of the Year for three years in a row. In 2017, Dzeko was one of the 30 players to get nominated for Ballon d’or. He is well-known for his aerial duels, long-range shots and for his good finishing ability. Dzeko is also very dangerous during indirect freekicks and can convert goals from such situations.