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Top 6 Strikers In The World Right Now

Soccer has seen some amazing strikers in its long history. From the mighty Brazilians such as Pele and Ronaldo, and Europeans including Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, and Africans like Didier Drogba and George Weah.The list could go on and on. You could debate and argue who the best of all time is, but it’s a bit easier to agree with the top strikers in the world right now. So, without further ado, let’s take a shot at goal – who are the top 6 strikers in the world right now?

[1] Erling Haaland (Norway/Borussia Dortmund)

The young striker, very young in fact (born in 2000!) has made headlines in all sports newspapers and magazines. He truly is something to behold right now and it’s somehow frightening how many more years he has left to develop, adapt and improve.

He’s showing a lot of similarities to a young Wayne Rooney, if not better. Whilst playing for Salzburg, he scored 16 goals in 17 appearances and as of today – has scored 49 goals in 49 appearances for Dortmund. That’s ridiculous! Could he win the ballon d’or? It’s worth checking Fanduel’s soccer betting odds to see what the thoughts are!

[2] Kylian Mbappe (France/Paris Saint Germain)

There’s a reason why Mbappe made his first professional appearance at 16 and why Real Madrid are allegedly keen to sign him in the next summer transfer window. He had a crazy spell at Monaco winning the young player of the year and golden boy awards.

After being sent on loan to the Capital, Kylian’s move was made permanent and official with a jaw dropping 180 million Euro transfer deal. The number 7 is known for his pace and his strike accuracy, to date scoring 84 goals in 92 appearances for Paris Saint Germain. Wow!

robert lewandowski[3] Robert Lewandowski (Poland/Bayern Munich)

Some people would argue that Robert Lewandowski is coming to the end of his amazing career, but aged 33 – he may say differently. The man is still belting the goals in at a rapid rate. He’s well known for his pace and positioning, and being the third top goalscorer in the Champions League.

He’s won numerous personal records and plenty of team trophies and they are thoroughly deserved. Well done Robert!

[4] Harry Kane (England/Tottenham Hotspur)

Harry Kane has often at times been England’s next coming of Alan Shearer or Michael Owen. He is honing in on multiple England records, but maybe has some more work to do to beat Wayne Rooney’s all time England scorer record.

Having said that, he seems to have plenty of time to do that. At 28 years old, he’s got some gas left in the tank and has the right skills and discipline to do it. A winner of golden boots, a World Cup semi-finalist and a Euro finalist, Harry is showing himself to be one of the best in the world.

At times, he has been questioned about his loyalty to Spurs (considering he’s an Arsenal fan!) and it looked like he was going to make the plunge to Manchester City in the 2021 transfer window – but alas to City fans, he stayed in North London. It will be interesting to see what is in store for the Englishman in the coming years.

[5] Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Manchester United)

No list would be complete without mentioning one of the greatest players ever to have graced the soccer pitch. Ronaldo has proven himself in different leagues and internationally winning golden boots, ballon d’ors, the Euros, Champions Leagues, Premier Leagues, La Ligas and every domestic title you can think of.

Since his return to Old Trafford, he’s been on the score sheet frequently, and once again – showing to the world that he has got to be one of the greatest in the world. His club might be struggling, but he shows no signs of slowing down. Viva Cristiano Ronaldo!

[6] Mo Salah (Egypt/Liverpool)

There were certainly a few eyebrows raised when Liverpool acquired the services of Mohammed Salah for a then club record, and it made sense as to why. The last time the Egyptian was in the Premier League was at Chelsea and that was a pretty dismal time with only 13 appearances and 2 goals.

Although he played well at Roma, he was far from the goal scoring star that he is now. In Salah’s first season as Liverpool, he broke countless individual, club and European records and became a Golden Boot winner. He hasn’t stopped his success either – helping Liverpool to win European glory and their first ever Premier League title.

He’s the first player in Premier League history to have scored a hat trick against Manchester United at Old Trafford and is now the record African goal scorer of the Premier League, topping the previously held record of Chelsea legend Drogba.

He’s currently on course to help his club win more success and is certainly nowhere near finished yet for individual success.

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