Strikers are the main attaching force of any football team. Besides, they mainly focus on scoring goals for their teams. And for that, defenders of the opponent team mainly try to restrict their movements around the crossbar. They not only possess excellent ball control but also have great speed. Moreover, most of the football strikers also have excellent areal abilities too. There is a very small difference between a football striker and a football forward or attacking midfielder. But, we made this list while concentrating solely on the strikers, not forwards or attacking midfielders. So, here are the best football strikers of 2020.
Top 10 Best Football Strikers In The World Right Now
Starting from Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi to the recent sensation Mohammed Salah, some of the greatest footballers play as a forward but not as a striker. But, there are several strikers who also made their name among the greatest footballers the world has ever seen.
10. Gonzalo Higuaín
Nicknamed Pipa or El Pipita, Gonzalo Higuaín currently plays as a striker for the Serie A side Juventus. Besides, he also plays for the Argentine National team. And now, he holds his place among the best football strikers in the world. He started his career from the Argentine side River Plate and then joined Real Madrid. He then moved to Napoli and then finally joined the Italian side Juventus.
Higuain helped his national team Argentina to become the runner-up in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Besides, he also helped the team to reach the final of the Copa América twice consecutively in 2015 and 2016. This star still holds the record of scoring the most number of goals in a single season of Serie A. He scored 36 goals in the 2015-16 season of the Italian league.
9. Romelu Lukaku
One of the strongest footballers in the world, Lukaku, currently plays as a striker for Belgium. Besides, he also plays for the Serie A side Inter Milan. He started his football career playing for the Anderlecht in 2009 before moving to Chelsea in 2011. Lukaku then joined the Premier League side Everton and then took a £75 million transfer to Manchester United in 2017. Shortly after, he joined Inter Milan in 2019.
Lukaku achieved the Belgian Bronze Shoe in 2009. He then helped Belgium to secure third place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He also achieved the FIFA World Cup Bronze Boot in 2018 for delivering great performance. Recently in 2018, Lukaku signed an expensive sponsorship deal with Puma. And according to the insider report, it is the biggest endorsement deal of this German sportswear company.
8. Mauro Icardi
A product of La Masia, Mauro Icardi definitely deserves his mention among the best football strikers in the world. He now plays for the French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain besides appearing for the Argentine national team. Icardi started his senior football career with Sampdoria in 2012. He then moved to Inter Milan in 2013 before joining the French side PSG on loan during the 2019 football season.
Icardi achieved the Serie A Footballer of the Year in 2018. Besides, he also won the Gazzetta Sports Awards in the same year. And during his participation in the Serie A, he has become a part of the Serie A Team of the Year in 2015 and 2018. He has also made a buzz in the Italian media after winning the Serie A Goal of the Year in 2018. Right now, several football clubs are after him to get him on board.
7. Karim Benzema
Trained at the Olympique Lyonnais youth academy, Benzema currently plays for the France team besides appearing for the Spanish club Real Madrid. He started his career playing for the Lyon B team in 2004. He then gained his promotion to the Lyon first team in 2004. And in 2009, he joined one of the richest football clubs, Real Madrid, in 2009. And till now, he helped Los Blancos to win several trophies.
Benzema helped Real Madrid to win the UEFA Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup four times each. Besides, he also achieved La Liga and Copa del Rey twice each. He also helped the Spanish club to win the UEFA Super Cup thrice till now. This French striker still holds the record for scoring the fastest goal in El Clasico. He scored just 21 seconds after the starting whistle in a match against Barcelona on 10th December 2011.
6. Edinson Cavani
Without any doubt, Edinson Cavani surely deserves his mention among the best football strikers in the world. He currently plays for the French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain. Besides, he also plays as a striker for the Uruguay national team. Cavani started his senior football career at Danubio before moving to Palermo in 2011. He then joined the Italian club Napoli before finally joining PSG in 2013.
Cavani helped his national team Uruguay to win the Copa América in 2011. He recently created a solid buzz in the international media after winning the Golden Foot in 2018. Besides, he also achieved the Ligue 1 best foreign player award in 2017. And till 2019, Cavani has helped PSG to win the Ligue 1 five times till now. Besides, he also helped the side to win the Coupe de France four times.
5. Álvaro Morata
One of the most handsome footballers, Álvaro Morata, currently plays as a striker for the Spanish side Atlético Madrid on a loan from Chelsea. Besides, he also plays for the Spanish national team since 2014. He started his senior football career in 2010 with the Real Madrid B team. He then moved to the first team in the same year and played at the club till 2014. Morata then played a two-year stint at Juventus before rejoining Real Madrid in 2016.
He moved to one of the richest football clubs, Chelsea in 2017. And during the 2019-20 football season, he joined Atlético Madrid on loan. During his time with Real Madrid, he helped the side to win 2 La Liga titles and 2 Copa del Rey titles. Besides, he also helped the side to win the UEFA Champions League twice. And with Juventus, he won Serie A and Coppa Italia twice each.
4. Harry Kane
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The current captain of the English national team, Harry Kane surely deserves his mention among the best football strikers in the world. He now plays as a main striker for the English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. He joined the Spurs in 2009. But shortly after, moved to several clubs like Leyton Orient, Millwall, and Norwich City on loan. He then also played a single season for Leicester City.
Kane recently became a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2019. Besides, he also won the Golden Boot in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He has achieved Premier League Golden Boot twice till now. Moreover, he has also won the England Player of the Year Award twice consecutively in 2017 and 2018. And recently in 2018, he has made his appearance in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team.
3. Sergio Agüero
Famously known as Kun Agüero, Sergio Leonel Agüero del Castillo currently plays as a striker for the Premier League club Manchester City. He also plays for the Argentine national team and holds his place among the best football strikers. Aguero started his senior football journey with the Argentine club Independiente in 2003. He then moved to Atlético Madrid before joining City in 2011.
Aguero helped his national team to secure second place in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Besides, he also helped the team to become the runner-up of the Copa América twice consecutively in 2015 and 2016. He also achieved the Premier League Golden Boot during the 2014-15 football season. Besides, he also became a part of the PFA Team of the Year twice in his Premier League career till now.
2. Robert Lewandowski
The current captain of the Poland national team, Robert Lewandowski plays as a striker for the German Bundesliga side Bayern Munich. He started his senior football career with Znicz Pruszków and then moved to Lech Poznań. He then moved to Bundesliga and joined Borussia Dortmund in 2010. After a 4-year stint with the side, he took his transfer to Bayern Munich in 2014.
Lewandowski holds the world record for scoring five times in just 9 minutes. Besides, he helped Bayern to win the Bundesliga five times till now. He also helped the side to win the DFB-Pokal and DFL-Supercup twice till now. He captained the Polish national team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. However, Poland failed to qualify beyond the group stage.
1. Luis Suárez
Needless to say, Luis Suárez is definitely the best football striker in the world right now. He currently plays for La Liga side Barcelona besides appearing for the Uruguayan national team. Suarez started his senior footballing career with Nacional in 2005. He then played for several clubs such as Groningen, Ajax, and Liverpool before joining Barca in 2014. And since then, he became the main striking force of the Spanish club.
Suarez helped his national team Uruguay to win the Copa América in 2011. Besides, he also helped Barcelona to win La Liga and Copa del Rey four times each. He has achieved both the Golden Boot and Golden Ball in the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup. He won the famous Pichichi Trophy during the 2015-16 football season. Besides, he has won the Barcelona Player of the Season in 2016.
So, here goes our exclusive list of the top 10 best football strikers in the world right now. We hope you liked this list. Don’t forget to send us your opinion in the comment box below.