15 Best Strikers In The World Right Now

Strikers are always under the spotlight and rightly so, as they are responsible for the most exciting part of a football match – goal. Every day 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 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 past couple of seasons.

15. Lautaro Martinez

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When clubs like Barcelona and Manchester City are sniffing around a player’s coattails aged just 22, you know that player is probably a bit special.

And that’s exactly what Martinez is – an exciting talent all set to blossom into one of the best strikers in the world. A lethal and powerful finisher with both feet, the Argentine is also tremendous in the air, where his exploits have helped revive Inter’s slowing Serie A pulse.

Great things are expected of a player wanted by some of the games’ very best – and richest – clubs. He is definitely, one of the best strikers in the world right now.

14. Alexandre Lacazette

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Lacazette is a proven goalscorer and has been in very good form for Arsenal lately. But in addition to his goals and assists, Lacazette has added more features to his game.

Lacazette is not just a striker who remains static in the area waiting for the ball to reach his feet. Lacazette has his main zone of influence outside the area despite being a striker. This means that he is a player who constantly goes out to look for the ball and ask for it. This allows Aubameyang and the outside midfielders to be released.

13. Roberto Firmino

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Selfless, tireless, and still as clinical as anyone. The Brazilian has been crucial to Liverpool’s astonishing title-winning campaign.

The 28-year-old has been critical to the link-up between fellow forwards Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, with the trio recently boasting 250 goals between them. Firmino’s 77 often goes overlooked. His boundless ability is evident at both ends of the pitch, with the striker epitomising everything his boss Jurgen Klopp looks for when building a successful squad.

12. Mauro Icardi

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Few players in the world of football have captured the media’s attention as Mauro Icardi has. Though, unfortunately for him, it’s his wife – and agent – Wanda Nara who steals the limelight most of the time.

Controversies were never far away during the Argentinian’s six years at San Siro, but there’s no doubt he was worth the aggro, as demonstrated by his record of 124 goals in 219 appearances.

The 26-year-old has continued in a similar vein since joining PSG on loan in the summer of 2019. The move was made permanent the following year. There’s room for improvement in his work outside the box, but very few strikers come alive inside it quite like Icardi.

11. Jamie Vardy

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The rise of Jamie Vardy – from non-league football to ​Premier League winner and golden boot contender – really is one of football’s feel-good stories.

Furthermore, the fact that Vardy has achieved so much at Leicester, who are a good side but can hardly compare with big clubs financially, is a testament to just how hard he has worked over the years.

Pace, a never-say-die attitude, and a willingness to give 100% each and every time he steps on to the pitch are some of his best qualities; as his crisp finishing ability.

10. Timo Werner

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While playing upfront for RB Leipzig, Chelsea’s new man Timo Werner never really had the chance to show what he can deliver – regularly at least – at the absolute highest level. But in the glimpses we have seen, he’s shown he’s more than up to the task, scoring goals and leading the line with aplomb.

Die Roten Bullen had been a genuine threat in Germany because of how good Werner was for them. He has not been able to live up to the hype during his first season at Chelsea, but a player of such class should start firing soon.

9. Karim Benzema

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Karim Benzema has been playing for Real Madrid for almost ten years now. Over the years, his scoring rate has been phenomenal for the capital club. The French forward is now the fifth-highest scorer in Real Madrid history with 279. Signed from Lyon 11 years ago, the 32-year-old certainly has a knack for being in the right place at the right time.

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. He also sits top of the club’s all-time assists leaderboard with 134. Not bad for a striker.

He made a return to the national side for the Euros 2020 and made an impact. He scored four goals in four games for France.

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Srinjoy Nath

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4 thoughts on “15 Best Strikers In The World Right Now

  • April 12, 2021 at 11:45 am

    I CANT bring myself to understand how lukaku and zlatan didn’t make the cut but it seems the list is serie A biased. Otherwise, its a pretty solid list

  • April 25, 2021 at 7:04 am

    Where’s Messi and Ronaldo ?

  • June 10, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    No Messi, Ronaldo,Cavani?

  • July 10, 2021 at 6:47 am

    Vardy and Werner but not Cavani and Ronaldo… lol Joke of a list

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