This article profiles 10 strikers who are thriving in some of the world’s lesser leagues.
While Bleacher Report produces a great deal of content concerning the major leagues across Europe and the rest of the world, those players plying their trade outside the traditional spotlight rarely receive the same attention.
However, the strikers listed here have been setting matches alight and putting their opposition to the sword in recent times—for many, a place at one of the game’s more exalted stages is surely not too far away. This piece celebrates their achievements to date.
For this article I sought players not playing in one of the big four European leagues—those of Italy, Spain, Germany and England—and I also ignored the traditional heartlands of Brazil and Argentina. Naturally, considering my capacity as an African football expert, the stars of that continent are strongly represented within this list.