12 Best Soccer Strikers In The World

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The most talented inverted full-back, the strongest box-to-box midfielder, and the deftest playmaker in the world won’t matter much if your team doesn’t have a player who can consistently score goals. So we ought to appreciate these 12 best soccer stickers in the world. 

Over the years, we have witnessed many best soccer strikers. Strikers with exceptional talents are loved not only by their fans but also by their teammates. But yes, these excellent strikers are hard to come by. 

Though, worry not because today we will be looking into the world of soccer and talking about the best strikers the sport has to offer. 

Best Soccer Strikers (Source: Sportsco)
Best Soccer Strikers (Source: Sportsco)

Similarly, did you know that the striker position is among the highest-paid positions in the sport? Again, yes, and mostly, strikers are the ones responsible for scoring goals in a match. 

12 Best Soccer Strikers In The World

Before the details, let’s have a look at the names present in the table below.

Rank Name of Players Club
12 Andre Silva RB Leipzig
11 Ciro Immobile S.S. Lazio
10 Patrik Schick Bayer 04 Leverkusen
9 Kylian Mbappe Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
8 Diogo Jota Liverpool F.C.
7 Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
6 Romelu Lukaku Inter Milan
5 Luis Suarez Uruguay’s National Football Team
4 Karim Benzema Real Madrid CF
3 Cristiano Ronaldo Free Agent
2 Erling Haaland Manchester City F.C.
1 Robert Lewandowski FC Barcelona

12. Andre Silva

We will start today’s ranking with Andre Silva, a Portuguese professional soccer player who plays for Bundesliga, RB Leipzig, and the Portugal national team as a striker.

Before making his debut with his first team in 2015, Silva impressed everyone around him with excellent performance on the reserve side. Not to mention, he scored 24 goals in his 50 appearances with the club. This was before joining AC Milan (2017). 

Andre Silva (Source: Pinterest)
Andre Silva (Source: Pinterest)

Eventually, after bouncing from one club to another, Silva now plays for RB Leipzig. His paycheck is reported to be around €23 million.

Similarly, Silva has represented his home country (Portugal) on various occasions and also took part in the 2014 European Under-19 Championship.

As of 2022, Andre is playing for RB Leipzig and the Portugal football national team as a forward.

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11. Ciro Immobile

As an Italian professional soccer player, Ciro Immobile is not immobile when it comes to being one of the best soccer strikers. When talking about his team, he plays for Serie A club Lazio and the Italy national team.

Beginning his career at Sorrento, Immobile was considered one of the team’s best. So it wasn’t surprising to see top teams wanted him; finally, in 2009, Juventus purchased the Italian player.

Ciro Immobile (Source: Wikimedia)
Ciro Immobile (Source: Wikimedia)

His popularity and demand were soo high that he was loaned to multiple Series B clubs. The most famous one was his time with Pescara. During his time in the leagues with Pescara, Immobile won the league title as the top scorer.

Similarly, after getting back to Juventus, he won the Capocannoniere award for the top scorer in Serie A at Torino. 

Following this, Immobile joined the Italian national team in 2014 and was included in the squad for the 2014 FIFA world Cup, UEFA Euro 2016, and UEFA Euro 2020. Here, his team, along with him, won the latter tournament.

After the Serie A club announced Wednesday that the Italy striker has sustained a thigh injury, regarding the 2022 update, Ciro Immobile is unlikely to play again for Lazio until the following season.

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10. Patrik Schick

Our 10th-ranking striker is, if not the best, then surely one of the best soccer strikers from the Czech Republic. To clarify, Patrik Schick is a Czech professional soccer player who plays as a striker for Bayer Leverkusen and the Czech Republic national team.

Starting his career with a local club Sparta Prague, Schick proved himself worthy by rising through the ranks, becoming the best soccer striker in his city. 

Patrik Schick (Source: Wikimedia)
Patrik Schick (Source: Wikimedia)

He joined the Bohemians in 2016 and moved to Roma, Italy. After being with the Bohemians for almost 4 years, Schick moved to Germany and joined RB Leipzig on a season-long loan before finally moving to Bayer Leverkusen.

Regarding his national plays, Schick has made over 30 caps for the national team and helped them reach the quarter-finals of the European Championship in 2020. He won the Goal of the Tournament and the Silver Boot in this tournament.

In the 2022 update, Patrik Schick has left the Czech Republic’s international team due to an injury.

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9. Kylian Mbappe

Born on 20th December 1998, Kylian Mbappe is a French professional soccer player who plays as a striker and a forward for Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team.

However, Mbappe is not just the best soccer striker but also one of the best players in the world. Most notably, he is known for his agility and dribbling skills.

Kylian Mbappe (Source: Wikimedia)
Kylian Mbappe (Source: Wikimedia)

Mbappe started his professional career with Monaco, a Ligue 1 club, in 2015 when he was 16. During his time with Monaco, he won the title of “Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year” and the Golden Boy award.

Finally, he signed for Paris-Germain in 2017 on an initial loan, later made permanent in 2018. This transfer was worth more than €180 million. 

Following this, Mbappe also became the youngest French player to score a goal at a world Cup, not to mention: that he is the second teenager, after Pelé, to score a goal in a world Cup Final.

In 2022, sources informed ESPN that Kylian Mbappe was pushing to leave Paris Saint-Germain in January due to the breakdown in his relationship with the team.

The news comes just five months after Mbappe signed a new contract with PSG. According to sources, he doesn’t like the way the club is going on and off the field.

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8. Diogo Jota

We have Diogo Jota, making his name in the top 8th rank of best soccer strikers in the world ranking. 

Moreover, this Portuguese soccer striker/forward plays in the Premier League for Liverpool and is also on the Portuguese national soccer team. 

Before Jota signed for Atletico, as we all know, he played for Pacos de Ferreira. This was where he started his professional career. 

Diogo Jota. (Source Mad about EPL)
Diogo Jota. (Source Mad about EPL)

However, Jota was loaned to FC Porto in 2016 and Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2017 after completing two seasons with the Primeira Liga. Besides, Jota’s entry to the club boosted the club’s performance and helped them gain promotion to the League.

After two years, Jota joined the club permanently for a contract of €14 million. But, in September 2020, Jota joined Liverpool for a warranty of €50 million. 

In 2022, due to a calf injury, Diogo Jota of Liverpool did not participate in the world Cup this year.

During Liverpool’s 1-0 victory over Manchester City on Sunday, Portugal forward had to be stretchered off in the final minute.

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7. Harry Kane

Another talented and one of the best soccer strikers in the world we have Harry Kane.

Born to English parents, Harry Kane is an English professional soccer striker who plays for Tottenham Hotspur F.C. and the English national team. 

Above all, Kane is famous for his phenomenal goalscoring records and the ability to link play. 

Harry Kane, (Source Wikimedia)
Harry Kane, (Source Wikimedia)

As surprising as it may sound, Tottenham Hotspur is the same club where he began his professional career after being promoted to the senior team in 2009. 

Although Kane was loaned to multiple teams, he is still a Hotspur member. 

To everyone’s surprise, when Kane played his first entire season at Hotspur, he scored 31 goals, becoming the League’s second-highest goalscorer. For this, he was named PFA Young Player of the Year.

Harry Kane is a striker for Tottenham Hotspur and the England men’s football team captaining in 2022.

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6. Romelu Lukaku

Our 6th ranking best soccer striker on the list is a Belgian professional soccer striker Romelu Lukaku. 

Moreover, this talented striker plays for Chelsea and the Belgium national team. 

Lukaku began his professional career with Anderlecht. He won the Belgian Pro League title for them, finishing as the League’s top goalscorer.

Romelu Lukaku, (Source Wikimedia)
Romelu Lukaku, (Source Wikimedia)

However, Lukaku was signed by Chelsea in 2011 for £10 million ($12 million). He was loaned to clubs like West Bromwich Albion and Everton during his time at Chelsea.

Astoundingly, he started to bring in real money when he signed with Everton for £28 million ($33.87 million). He finished the season as the League’s second-top goalscorer with the Everton.

Following this, he signed with Manchester United for £75 million ($90 million). However, due to his bad relationship with the club, he departed for Inter Milan in 2019 for €80 million ($83.59 million). While with Milan, he won a Serie A title and Serie A Most Valuable Player.

In 2022, Lukaku has missed two club games since August due to his hamstring and thigh injuries.

Romelu Lukaku, a striker, is making good progress in his recovery from his injury but is unlikely to play against Morocco on Sunday in Belgium’s second 2022 FIFA world Cup Group F match, according to coach Roberto Martinez.

Finally, he returned to Chelsea for a record-breaking amount worth £97.5 million ($117 million).  

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5. Luis Suarez

One of many talented Uruguayan professional soccer players, Luis Suarez, is one of the best soccer strikers in the world. There isn’t a soccer fan who doesn’t know this name. 

Suarez plays as a striker for Atlético Madrid and the Uruguay national team. Besides his good looks, he is known for his passes, finishes, and ball handling.

Luis Suarez (Source: Wikimedia)
Luis Suarez (Source: Wikimedia)

Not to mention, he has 19 major trophies to his name till now. In his collection, Suarez also has two European Golden Shoes, an Eredivisie Golden Boot, a Premier League Golden Boot, and the Pichichi Trophy.

To clarify, Suarez has scored over 500 goals for the club and country. No wonder why they’d call him “The Gunman.”

According to 2022 sources, after signing for free from Atletico Madrid in July, Suarez is back at Nacional in Uruguay. In eight league games this season, he has scored four goals.

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4. Karim Benzema

Born on 19th December 1987, Karim Benzema is a professional soccer player who plays as a striker for Real Madrid and the France national team. Widely known for his assists and goal scores, Benzema is regarded as one of the best soccer strikers of his generation.

Beginning his professional career with Olympique Lyonnais in 2005, Benzema contributed to three Ligue 1 title wins.

Karim Benzema (Source Wikimedia)
Karim Benzema (Source Wikimedia)

Benzema was named the National Union of Footballers Professional (UNFP) Player of the Year and in the Team of the Year, finishing as the League’s top goalscorer and winning his fourth title and first Coupe de France in 2008.

Benzema’s fame and glory reached higher after joining Real Madrid for €35 million ($36.5 m).

The French national team announced on Saturday that Karim Benzema would not participate in the 2022 World Cup because of a leg injury.

The star striker had pain in his upper leg and had to leave a practice session early. He injured his femoral rectus, a quadriceps muscle, according to an MRI.

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3. Cristiano Ronaldo

We don’t need an introduction for our number three, as there isn’t a person who doesn’t recognize him. Be a soccer fan or not, people from all over the world respect him. He is the goat of the sport, a team player, and a great leader.

He is one of the greatest players who has graced the sports field. 

Ronaldo is a legendary Portuguese soccer player who plays as a forward/striker for Manchester United and captains the Portugal national team.

Cristiano Ronaldo In Portugal Jersey (Source: wikipedia.com)
Cristiano Ronaldo In Manchester Jersey (Source: wikipedia.com)

Talking about his achievements, he has five Ballon d’Or awards, four European Golden Shoes, 32 trophies in his career, five UEFA Champions Leagues, seven league titles, one UEFA European Championship, and one UEFA Nations League.

Similarly, Ronaldo also holds the records for most goals (140), most appearances (181),  most assists (42) in the Champions League, most goals in the European Championship (14), most international goals by a male player (115), and most international appearances by a European male (184).

Cristiano Ronaldo now in 2022, is free to sign with any team in the world after leaving Manchester United.

Additionally, one of them has already made a tempting offer: He is being offered a $225 million contract for three years by Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr.

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2. Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland is a Norwegian professional soccer player who plays as a striker for Borussia Dortmund and the Norway national team. Most notably, Haaland is known for his goalscoring ability, pace, athleticism, and finishes. 

Considered one of the best soccer strikers, Haaland started his professional career in Bryne in 2016. After spending a year with them, he joined Molde and played for two seasons with them. 

Erling Haaland (Source: Wikimedia)
Erling Haaland (Source: Wikimedia)

In January 2019, Haaland joined Bull Salzburg, winning two Austrian Bundesliga titles and one Austrian Cup. He became the first teenager to score in five UEFA Champions League matches during the 2019–2020 season.

Most importantly, he joined Borussia Dortmund in 2019 for €20 million. Following this, Haaland won the 2020 Golden Boy award. 

In 2022, Haaland suffered a foot injury on Tuesday during City’s no-goal draw with Borussia Dortmund,

his former club, and missed his first league game since joining the Manchester club.

At halftime at Signal Iduna Park, the Norway international was replaced by Bernardo Silva.

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1. Robert Lewandowski

The number one best striker in today’s ranking is Robert Lewandowski. This Polish professional plays as a striker for Bayern Munich and captains the Polish national team. 

Recognized as one of the best soccer strikers in the world, Lewandowski is best known for his finishes, techniques, and positioning. 

Robert Lewandowski FC Bayern München (Source: Wikimedia.org)
Robert Lewandowski FC Bayern München (Source: Wikimedia.org)

Plus, did you know he is one of the most successful players in Bundesliga history? Not to mention, Lewandowski has over 600 goals to his name. 

Similarly, he is one of the only two players to achieve the European treble while holding the title of the highest goalscorer in all three competitions.

The Barça attack will benefit from Lewandowski’s goals, experience, and expertise.

After spending eight years with Bayern Munich, the striker signed with Barça in the summer of 2022.

Lewandowski is second on the Bundesliga list of the top five most prolific goal scorers in Champions League history.

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We all know how essential strikers are; strikers and forwards are the ones to bring in goals and are crucial to victory. Not to mention, the game’s flow goes wherever the striker goes. 

So did we include your favorite striker in the list? If not, then feel free to tell us who your famous striker is, and maybe next time, we might make an article about them too. 

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Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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