Top 10: Best Strikers In The World

Here are my top 10 strikers in world football right now, excluding Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, because, afterall, they’re not strikers! In no particular order:

1) Radamel Falcao

The Monaco forward has the power, the technical ability and the determination that you need to be a top class striker. The 72 goals in 87 games for Porto, 70 goals in 90 games for Atletico Madrid and seven in eight for Monaco helps, though.

2) Sergio Aguero

The nippy Argentine is a quick, skilful forward who knows exactly where the net is. He has so far scored 52 goals in 96 games for Manchester City.

3) Luis Suarez

Despite the baggage the South American carries, Suarez is an incredible forward. His dribbles and low centre of gravity have aided him in scoring 190 goals in 328 games for Ajax and Liverpool combined, as well as 38 in 71 for Uruguay.

4) Robin van Persie

The Premier League’s top scorer last season with 26 league goals has to be in there. The Dutchman has scored 190 goals in 412 games for his clubs, as well as 38 in 78 for his country.

5) Robert Lewandowski

The Pole is thought to be on his way to Bayern Munich in the summer after hitting 36 goals in all competitions. He now has 168 goals in 265 games for his clubs combined, which is incredible, and 18 in 56 for Poland.

6) Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The egotistical Swede has won a wealth of trophies across the top clubs in Europe and has scored 271 goals in 541 games.

7) Edinson Cavani

The After scoring 104 goals in 138 for Napoli, the Uruguayan switched to Paris Saint-Germain and has so far scored three in six.

8) Wayne Rooney

The boyhood Evertonian has set Manchester United alight during his 410 games for the club. During those ties, Rooney has hit 202 goals, which is some effort. He also has 36 goals in 84 games for England.

9) Mario Gomez

Although some may debate, the Germany international is amongst the best. Gomez has scored 223 goals in his 377 games for his clubs, and 25 in 59 for his country.

10) Jackson Martinez

The Colombian has hit 137 goals in 274 games for his sides, which includes 34 goals in 43 last season for current club Porto.