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. Sebastien Haller
Despite his troubles at West Ham, Haller is finding new life quickly at Ajax. Since 2021 began, Haller already has scored more goals for the Dutch side than his entire time at West Ham, including a four-goal performance against Sporting Lisbon. Awareness, positioning, efficiency and a dash of flair; they are all evident on Haller’s performances.
14. Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez is well-known for his scoring abilities as well as for his controversies. Talking about his scoring abilities, he has been one of the best strikers in the last decade. He may be entering the latter stages of his career, but Atletico Madrid’s lead marksman still has one of the sharpest tool kits in the trade.
He scored 21 goals for Atletico last season and helped them win the La Liga title. At his peak, Suarez was among the very best in the world and perhaps was even the best striker for a time.
13. Timo Werner
Still just a shadow of a player what he was at RB Leipzig, Timo Werner has all the ingredients to light up the Premier League. 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.
12. Edison Cavani
Cavani is 34 and yet his movement is still sharp enough to scalpel through Premier League defences with ease. Comparing him to Rashford, Martial and Greenwood is fascinating, too; the Uruguayan can still bully defenders with his strength and considering he’s not the most natural finisher in the world, he’s been outrageously impressive over the past ten years or so, which the numbers confirm.
11. Jamie Vardy
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. The 35 years old is performing week in week out for Leicester.
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.