12 Best Soccer Strikers 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 awesome strikers are hard to come by. 

Though, worry not, because today we will be looking into the world of soccer and be 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, lets have a look at the names present on the table below.

RankName of PlayersClub
12Andre SilvaRB Leipzig
11Ciro ImmobileS.S. Lazio
10Patrik SchickBayer 04 Leverkusen
9Kylian MbappeParis Saint-Germain F.C.
8Diogo JotaLiverpool F.C.
7Harry KaneTottenham Hotspur F.C.
6Romelu LukakuChelsea F.C.
5Luis SuarezUruguay national football team
4Karim BenzemaReal Madrid CF
3Cristiano RonaldoManchester United F.C.
2Erling HaalandBorussia Dortmund
1Robert LewandowskiFC Bayern Munich

12. Andre Silva

We will be starting our 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
Andre Silva (Source: Wikimedia)

Eventually, after bouncing from one club to another, Silva now plays for the 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.

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
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.

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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
Patrik Schick (Source: Wikimedia)

He joined the Bohemians in 2016 and soon after 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.

Talking about 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. In this tournament, he won the Goal of the Tournament and the Silver Boot.

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 notable, he is known for his agility and dribbling skills.

Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe (Source: Wikimedia)

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

8. Diogo Jota

We have Diogo Jota, making his name to 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
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 in 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 contract of €50 million. 

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 the 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, 2018
Harry Kane, 2018 (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 full 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.

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, 2021
Romelu Lukaku, 2021 (Source: Wikimedia)

However, Lukaku was signed to Chelsea in 2011 for £10 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 the Everton for £28 million. With the Evertons, he finished the season as the League’s second-top goalscorer.

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

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

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
Luis Suarez (Source: Wikimedia)

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

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

4. Karim Benzema

Born on 19th Dec 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
Karim Benzema (Source: Wikimedia)

Most notably, 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.

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 sport. 

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
Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal 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, including 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).

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 as 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
Erling Haaland (Source: Wikimedia)

In January 2019, Haaland joined Bull Salzburg, winning two Austrian Bundesliga titles and one Austrian Cup. Not to mention, he became the first teenager to score in five different 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. 

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

Plus, did you know that 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.

Conclusion

We all know how important strikers are; strikers and forwards are the ones to bring in goals and are key 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 favorite striker is, and maybe next time, we might make an article about them too. 

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