Top 10 Best Football Forwards In The World Right Now

September 25, 2020 By Sourav


Top 10 Best Football Forwards In The World Right Now

Football forwards are the main backbone of any team’s attacking strategy. They not only get the goals for the team but also provide crucial assists to the football strikers. While many have brilliant dribbling qualities, other has awesome aerial skills. But almost all the forwards do possess excellent speed and passing ability. Besides, they are also known for deadly shots from long distance. There are now several forwards playing in the leagues all over the world. And now, we have compared all the data and statistics of the footballers to come up with this exclusive list of the best football forwards in the world right now.

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We have already compiled a list of the best football strikers in the world right now. So, we are making this list without the strikers. We only took the accounts of forwards, wide forwards, and wingers. So, check out the list of the best football forwards.

10. Thomas Müller

Thomas-Müller

The current vice-captain of the Bundesliga side Bayern Munich, Thomas Müller, plays as a forward for the German national team. Besides, he can also operate as an attacking midfielder, center forward, or even as a striker. He started his football career at the Bayern Munich youth academy in 2008. And in 2008, he has earned his promotion to the first-team of Bayern. He also played for the Bayern Munich B team.

Müller won the Golden Boot in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He then also won both the Silver Boot and Silver Ball in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He has also earned his place in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team and FIFA World Cup All-Star Team in 2014. Muller helped Bayern Munich to win the Bundesliga title eight times till now. And recently in 2019, he has achieved the Bavarian Order of Merit.

9. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The current captain of Arsenal, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, plays as a forward for the Gabon national team. Besides the premier league side Arsenal, he also captains his national team. He is one of the best football forwards, although he mainly operates as a goal-getter. He started his football career with AC Milan in 2008. Aubameyang then moved to Saint-Étienne in 2011 before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2013.

Finally, in 2018, he joined the Premier League club Arsenal and started captaining the side. He recently won the Premier League Golden Boot in 2019. Besides, he also became the Bundesliga Top Goalscorer for the 2016-17 season. He has achieved the African Footballer of the Year award in 2015. Aubameyang also captained his national side Gabon to secure third place in the King’s Cup in 2018.

8. Antoine Griezmann

Antoine-Griezmann
Antoine-Griezmann

One of the top goal scorers of La Liga, Antoine Griezmann, currently plays as a forward for Barcelona. He also plays for the French national team. A product of the Real Sociedad youth academy, Griezmann started his senior football career in 2009. He then moved to Atlético Madrid in 2014. After a five-year stint, he took his transfer to Barcelona in 2019. And since then, he plays alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

Griezmann achieved third place in the Ballon d’Or race twice till now, in 2016 and 2018. He also helped the French national side to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup. And shortly after, he received the Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur the same year. Besides, he also received both the Silver Boot and Bronze Ball in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He became the French Player of the Year in 2016.

7. Kylian Mbappé

One of the most promising and best football forwards, Kylian Mbappé, currently plays as a forward for the French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain. He also plays for the French national team. A product of the Monaco youth Academy, he started his senior footballing career with AS Monaco in 2015. Shortly after, he went to one of the richest football clubs, PSG, on loan in 2017 before joining the club permanently in 2018.

Kylian Mbappé helped the French national side to win the FIFA World Cup in 2019. He won both the FIFA World Cup Best Young Player Award and French Player of the Year in 2018. Besides, he has earned his place in both the FIFA World Cup Dream Team and IFFHS Men's World Team in 2018. And recently in 2019, he won the Onze de Bronze. The French government also gave him the Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur in 2018.

6. Eden Hazard

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Eden-Hazard

One of the best football forwards, Eden Hazard, currently captains the Belgium national team. He also plays as a forward for La Liga side Real Madrid. He started his football career with Lille in 2007. Hazard then moved to Premier League side Chelsea in 2012. After playing in the Premier League for seven years, he moved to Real Madrid at the beginning of the 2018-19 football season.

Hazard helped his national team, Belgium, to secure the third place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. And for that, he achieved the Belgian Sportsman of the year in 2018. He also won the silver ball in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Hazard also became the FIFA World Cup top assist provider in 2018. Moreover, he has also become a part of the UEFA Team of the Year twice, in 2017 and 2018.

5. Neymar

One of the most handsome footballers in the world, Neymar, currently plays as a forward for the French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain. He also plays for the Brazil national football team. A product of the Santos youth academy, he started his senior football career with the team’s first team in 2009. And in 2013, he joined La Liga side Barcelona in 2013. And in 2017, he took his transfer to the French league and joined PSG.

Neymar won the Bronze Boot and became a part of the Dream Team in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. And, he has achieved the Samba Gold three times will now. He also achieved the FIFA Puskás Award in 2011. He helped Brazil to win both the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2013 and the Olympic gold medal in 2016. Neymar helped Barcelona to win La Giga twice. Besides, he also helped PSG to win the Ligue 1 twice until now.

4. Mohamed Salah

Mohamed-Salah
Mohamed-Salah

One of the best football forwards Africa has ever produced, Mohamed Salah plays as a forward for the Premier League side Liverpool. He also plays for the Egyptian national team. After his junior career in the Al Mokawloon youth academy, he started his footballing journey with the team’s first team. He then moved to Basel before joining Chelsea in 2014. He then moved to Roma in 2016 and finally joined Liverpool in 2017.

Time magazine named him among the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019. Mohamed Salah also won the GQ Middle East Man of The Year Award in 2019. He won both the FIFA Puskás Award and Onze d'Argent in 2018. The Chechen Republic recently gave him honorary citizenship in 2018. He received the African Footballer of the Year award twice till now, in 2017 and 2018.

3. Sadio Mané

Sadio-Mané

Senegalese football star and one of the best football forwards, Sadio Mané, currently plays as a forward for the Premier League club Liverpool. Besides, he also plays for the Senegal national football team. He started his senior football journey with FC Metz in 2011. He then moved to Red Bull Salzburg in 2012. Shortly after, he joined the Premier League side Southampton in 2014. And in 2016, he joined Liverpool and became a permanent member of their first team.

Sadio Mané achieved fourth place in the Ballon d'Or 2019. Besides, he also achieved fifth place in The Best FIFA Men's Player award. He achieved the Onze d'Or and became a part of the IFFHS Men's World Team in 2019. He also won the Premier League Golden Boot in 2019. Mane became a part of the CAF Team of the Year thrice till now, in 2015, 2016, and 2018.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

One of the highest-paid footballers of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo, currently plays for the Italian Serie A side Juventus. Besides, he also captains the Portuguese national football team. A product of the Sporting CP youth academy, he started his senior career with the team’s first squad in 2002. He then joined the Premier League side Manchester United in 2003. He joined Real Madrid in 2009 before joining Juventus in 2018.

Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or five times till now. He is the only player to become a part of the FIFA FIFPro World11, UEFA Team of the Year, and UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season each year since 2007. Ronaldo also became a part of the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2018. He won The Best FIFA Men's Player award twice till now, in 2016 and 2017. CR7 became the Serie A Footballer of the Year in 2019.

1. Lionel Messi

Lionel-Messi
Lionel-Messi

One of the greatest football players of all time, Lionel Messi, currently plays for La Liga side Barcelona. Besides, he also captains the Argentine national football team. He started his football journey with the youth academy system of Barcelona, La Masia. Shortly after, he secured his place in the first-team of Barcelona in 2004. And since then, he remained as the talisman of the Spanish club.

Lionel Messi is the only footballer in the world to win the FIFA Ballon d’Or six times till now. Besides, he also achieved The Best FIFA Men's Player in 2019. He achieved the FIFA World Cup Golden Ball in 2014 and Copa América Golden Ball in 2015. He has received the European Golden Shoe six times till now. Messi received the Argentine Footballer of the Year award a record eleven times till now.

So, here goes our list of the best football forwards in the world right now. We hope you liked our list. Don’t forget to send us your opinion about this list in the comment box below.

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  1. Jess
    Jess July 5, 2020 10:42

    Come on! Where is Lewandowski.? He is the best forward right now.

    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das July 5, 2020 23:20

      Thanks for your suggestion. You'll definitely keep that in mind during our next update.
      And, keep visiting our sports blog!

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