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.
3. Sergio Aguero
Aguero’s days at Manchester City looked to be numbered early on in Pep Guardiola’s tenure, but the Argentina international has demonstrated his enduring quality to climb back above Gabriel Jesus in the center-forward pecking order.
The 32-year-old’s combination play and ability to press from the front have improved under Guardiola’s tutelage.
In his first season, he helped the club to secure its first-ever Premier League title by scoring a dramatic late winner in the last game of the 2011-12 season against QPR. Since then, he never looked back and now stands as the club’s greatest goalscorer ever.
2. Harry Kane
Winning the Golden Boot at the 2018 World Cup in Russia capped a remarkable few years for Kane, who has soared from Tottenham reserve to becoming one of the best strikers on the planet since 2014.
He became a regular starter for Tottenham in the 2014–15 season, in which he scored 31 goals across the campaign, 21 of which in the league, and was named the PFA Young Player of the Year. Kane finished top scorer of both the 2015–16 and the 2016–17 Premier League seasons and won the Golden Boot.
Finishing is Kane’s standout attribute, but he’s also a brilliant passer who often drifts into deeper areas to pick up possession and bring team-mates into play. And although the 26-year-old isn’t the quickest, he’s an expert at finding half a yard of space in and around the penalty area. A true all-rounder.
1. Robert Lewandowski
A complete forward, who epitomises everything and anything you’d want from a striker in your side, the Pole is insanely consistent. He bags goals, goals and more goals, goes on crushing scoring rampages and also acts as the perfect foil to bring his teammates into play.
The 32-year-old remains one of the best strikers in the world right now, as he continues to demonstrate at Bayern Munich. Lewandowski has broken the 40-goal barrier in all competitions in each of the last four full seasons, and his touch, movement, and link-up play are still outstanding.