The Best 10 Strikers in the World
In this slideshow you'll find a list of top 10 forwards in the world based on their skill, statistics, and influence on the game.
When we watch a tournament we often catch ourselves thinking of the best players that played so far, sometimes we even go deeper and make a list in our heads that would make us pay more attention to those players. So just picture this slideshow as a huge list gathered from all around the world which describes and shows the best strikers on the planet.
I realize that when I publish this, there will be great amount of controversies over one of their favorite players not being on there. But you have to realize that this top ten strikers are based on the popular public view.
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Ronaldinho has been lately referred to as the "past". This Brazilian player had a lot of struggle in his life, he lost his form by 2007-2008 season in Barcelona and shortly after that moved to Milan.
He finished his first season at Milan with 10 goals from 32 appearances in all competitions. After a good start to the season, Ronaldinho struggled with fitness, and was often played from the bench to end a disappointing first season for Milan.His second season did not begin on a high note, although he started nearly every match before finding himself on the bench again. After a while, Ronaldinho rediscovered his form and has been arguably Milan's best player in the season.
Right now "Little Ronaldo" has most assist for his team and is rapidly increasing to his past form at Barcelona.
9. Alexandre Pato
Born on Sept. 2, 1989, Pato is only 20 years old, but he's already known as a football genius. Alexandre is is known for his lightning quick pace, skillful dribbling and powerful shot. He has developed into a formidable goalscorer who is regarded as one of the most promising young prospects in world football.
Pato started his career in Internacional following his move to Milan for an astonishing price of €22,000,000 on Aug. 2, 2007. Since then Pato has been an amazing striker and a huge force for Milan. On Jan. 18 2010, Pato was awarded the 2009 Serie A Young Footballer of the Year award at the Oscar del Calcio ceremony becoming the first Brazilian to be awarded with the title.
8. Samuel Eto'o
Eto'o is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a striker for Italian Serie A club Internazionale and is currently serving as captain of the Cameroon national team.
Eto'o scored over 100 goals in five seasons with FC Barcelona, and is also the record holder in number of appearances by an African player in La Liga. As of June 2009, he is the joint third highest goalscorer in Barça's history, along with Rivaldo. He is the second player to have ever scored in two separate UEFA Champions League finals. Samuel is also the all-time leading scorer in the history of the African Nations Cup, with 18 goals.
Playing for Barcelona Eto'o increased his skill and reputation, he scored 108 goals in 145 appearances. In 2009 Barcelona signed a contract with Zlatan Ibrahimović in exchange for Eto'o and €46 million.
7. Didier Drogba
Drogba is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays in the centre forward position. He currently plays for Chelsea in the Premier League and is the captain and all-time top scorer of the Ivory Coast national football team. He has scored more goals for Chelsea than any other foreign player and is currently Chelsea's eighth highest goal scorer of all time.
Didier is known as an amazing forward, overall he scored 125 goals in 301 games.
6. David Villa
Villa joined his current club Valencia in 2005 for a transfer fee of €12 million. He was the second highest scorer in the 2005–06 season with 25 goals, and was part of the Valencia team that won the Copa del Rey for a second time in the 2007–08 season.
Statistics (based on goal importance and the tournament they were scored in) demonstrate Villa to be the most prolific goalscorer in the world between 2005-2009, seeing the back of the net over 156 times, while The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) listed him fourth in the "World's Top Goal Scorer 2009" rankings.
David Villa scores a lot of goals for his club team and his country, for Valencia, Villa scored 104 goals in 153 games. Since 2005 David scored 36 goals in 54 official appearances.
5. Fernando Torres
Torres joined Liverpool in 2007, after signing for a club record transfer fee. He marked his first season at Anfield by being Liverpool's first player, since Robbie Fowler in 1995–96, to score more than 20 league goals in a season.
On Dec. 29, 2009, Torres scored against Aston Villa to become the fastest player in Liverpool history to score a half century of league goals.
Torres is good at everything, it seems like he could score easily with every part of his body. As of right now Torres is making huge steps towards his climax form, he scored 51 goals in 74 matches!
4. Zlatan Ibrahimović
Zlatan is a 192cm giant who plays for Barcelona. As of February 2009, Ibrahimović, along with Kaká, were the highest salaried football players in the world with an annual pay of €9 million.
Ibrahimović won the Capocannoniere on May 31, 2009, with 25 domestic goals during the season. He has been named as one of the best players of his generation by being nominated for the FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d'Or due to his playing style, technique, and goal scoring abilities.
Ibrahimović currently holds the record for the third highest transfer fee in football history, with a total of €69 million for his transfer from Internazionale to Barcelona.
The sweedish player scored 57 golas in 88 games for Inter and since the move to his new club he's stats are. 12 goals in 20 games.
3. Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney is an English footballer who currently plays as a striker for English Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team. A prolific goalscorer, he is known for his pace, agility and power while on the ball, and his overall determined and passionate style of play.
Rooney is considered one of the most greatest strikers on Earth, recently he has claimed the top scorer in English Premier League, scoring 23 goals. Wayne played for England since 2003, out of 57 games he collected 25 goals for his nation.
2. Lionel Messi
Messi is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for La Liga team Barcelona and the Argentine national team. Messi is considered to be one of the best football players of his generation, having received several Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations by the age of 21.
His playing style and ability have drawn comparisons to football legend Diego Maradona, who himself declared Messi his "successor".
Messi was the top scorer with six goals, including two in the final game of the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship. Shortly thereafter, he became an established member of Argentina's senior international team.
In 2006 he became the youngest Argentine to play in the FIFA World Cup and he won a runners-up medal at the Copa América tournament the following year. In 2008, in Beijing, he won his first international honour, an Olympic gold medal, with the Argentina Olympic football team.
Messi is known as a young a super talented footballer. Playing for Barcelona Lionel scored 71 goals in 130 games.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and serves as captain of the Portuguese national team.
Ronaldo currently holds the distinction of being the most expensive player in football history after having transferred to Real Madrid from Manchester United in a deal worth £80 million (€94m, US$132m).
His contract with Real Madrid is believed to have made him the highest-paid football player in the world.
In 2008, Ronaldo won his first UEFA Champions League title, and was named player of the tournament. He was named the FIFPro World Player of the Year and the FIFA World Player of the Year, in addition to becoming Manchester United's first Ballon d'Or winner in 40 years.
Since his move to Real Madrid from Manchester United he has shown an amazing form, scoring 13 goals in 15 matches! This player adds something incredible to the game, his style of play makes the field go wild.