Best Soccer Strikers

Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
Ronaldo
Players like Messi, C Ronaldo, Pele or Maradona would get to touch the ball well over 20 times in a match. They would get numerous deliveries of the ball. Other players surrounding them would involve them in the game. Subsequently, such players would get to score one or two goals per match. However, when R9 played for real Madrid sometimes he would not get to touch the ball for 20 minutes or more. In an entire match he would get to touch the ball only a few times. On the top of that he never got to play a full match, all the time he was at Real Madrid. Therefore, he had to make every touch with the ball count. And boy wasn't he the the most skillful player on the planet to do that! During many matches he would get to touch the ball only two or three during an entire match and he always succeeded to convert at least one of these few touches with the ball into at least a goal. Just imagine players like Messi, C Ronaldo, Pele or Maradona getting to touch the ball only a mere few times in an entire match! Firstly, this is is unthinkable, simply because other players were very keen to involve them in the match. Secondly, none of these players would have the superb ability to covert only a few touches on the ball in an entire match into goals. Only R9 could do that! You just had to pass him the ball only once in an entire match and you could be sure that he would make defenders tremble with fear, dribble pas them and score with pinpoint accuracy. This is why R9 was the hero of L Messi. R9 was the best forward to have ever graced the beautiful game.
Growing up a football fan in the late 90s, I first became aware of R9 when he burst onto the scene at the World Cup in 98. He was sensational. He had the speed, power and skill combined with an incredible eye for goal. No one could match his talent, defenders feared and respected him equally. I hadn't seen anything like it. No disrespect to the strikers of past and present, but to me he will always be and should stay a legend.
he is the best ever to bad injuries killed him what messi just achieved after playing 5-6 years for barca ronaldo did that in 1 year at the age of 19 and he won wc 2 times
More comments about Ronaldo

2Lionel Messi
Are you kidding me 3rd this has to be some joke and why is fernando torres 1st he has been horrible recently and can't compare to messi and ronaldo messi should be frist and ronaldo should be second (the reason I put ronaldo second behind messi is because he has won more than ronaldo recently)
Messi is the all time master of soccer and it will stay the king of soccer the people who say that ronaldo is better are totally wrong his strength might be regular but his skill is amazing in his full strength he can defeat real madrid liver ball chelsea ac millan manchester city manchester united and inter milan. ,.. Etc...
Messi has speed, graet control, great look at the game and he can beat any defender no matter who the defender is
More comments about Lionel Messi

3Fernando Torres
EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE OPINIONS THAT TORRES IS NOT ON FORM, HE IMPROVING HIMSELF AT CHELSEA... TOP 3 REASONS WHY HE IS ONE OF THE BEST
1) HE IS NAMED AS THE MAN OF RECORDS... SCORING GOALS IN FINAL & WINNING ALL POSSIBLE TROPHIES.
2) PROVING HIMSELF BY SCORING MORE GOALS THAN MANY STAR PLAYERS.
3) DANGEROUS STRIKER BY TAKING ALL DIFFICULT CHALLENGES WITH GOALKEEPERS AND DEFENDERS WHICH STRIKERS REFUSE.
CLUBS TARGETING FERNANDO TORRES...
1) AC MILAN
2) NAPOLI
3) ARSENAL
4) LIVERPOOL
5) F C BARCELONA
6) ATHLETICO MADRID
7) AC FIORENTINA
Torres s still one of the best striker in the world... He can prove dis once again in chelsea... He can again explode as one of the dangerous forward in the world...
He is the best he scored 60 goals for liverpool. Why do you think chelsea bought him for 50 million dollars. Without him liverpool/chelsea would never win. He is the best soccer player in the world
More comments about Fernando Torres

4Wayne Rooney
Rooney also can play as wing player and he also have powerful kick... I never see other players play like rooney
Wayne rooney is the best player in the world. He has more stamina than ronaldo, messi or fernando. He runs like a bull. His kicks are just like bullets. For I say rooney is better than all other players. His heads are better than anyone else
Wayne Rooney no competition at all
He destroyed MAN City
He is much better than Fernando Torres
More comments about Wayne Rooney

5Didier Drogba
A physical monster and has a commanding presence on the field.. Such a deadly finisher with amazing technique and nowadays has been assisting goals as well.. A perfect guy to have up front
He has very powerful shots, most of the shots and goals are from long range. He is also have the speed, skill and more. Besides that, he is scary for the defender midfield, defenders and especially, keeper
You guys gotta be kidding me? That Dwarf [messi] above DIdi? He's not even a striker for the heaven's sake, he's a midfielder! He usually plays on the flanks, can be considered a winger... Silly dumb asses voting with eyes closed! DiDi's the killer striker go ask Arsenal about his bullish nature always sabotaging them...
More comments about Didier Drogba

6Cristiano Ronaldo
#11. Relly. He is 1 of the best players of all time. Can play anywhere. Wing, striker. And not to mention his free kicks. Should be in the top 5. Greatest finisher ever.
at the moment(2010) he is surely one of the best

MatrixGuy

Given his pace and finish he has got to be the best besides his movement is clever and hi tricks are gut wrenching for the defenders
More comments about Cristiano Ronaldo

7Zlatan Ibrahimovic
NOW in 2011 and 2010, he is the best striker, he is perfect, too good, this player, in this list I saw roberto carlos:)))), he is defender. WE SPEAK AT PERSENT, wd don't speak about pele, zidane, Shevchenko. Zidane was the king of football. BUT Ibrahimovic is the best! (no torres)
He is a magician. He creates new moves. He is very strong. If he could use his aerial power in front of goal he would have had no match. Still his crazy moves make him the best of the best.
Nobody can do what zlatan can. He's extremely versatile. He's got amazing physique, good technique for his size, speed, acrobacy and a lot of force behind his shooting.

He is currently the best player.
More comments about Zlatan Ibrahimovic

8Thierry Henry
he is a great striker, a complete striker, he has speed, has a high skill, he should be ranked first!
just legendary the best of all time even if he is at ny red bulls he will bring that team to the top
The best striker ever to play the modern game, he had it all.
More comments about Thierry Henry

9Robin van Persie
This guy is my favorite player. He is amazing! Robin van Persie jumped over a defender and scored! He should at least be #5 for he is the "Flying Dutchman. "
Robin is not only a great striker, but also very complete, he works hard, and can pass dribble score. Above that he is an outstanding captain.

And comparing him with other great footballers, he is not in the best team.

Therefor he is my favorite. Dennis Bergkamp has been my favorite.
HE SHOULD BE THE BEST, NUMBER 1. FABULOUS FINISHING, YOU GOTTA LOVE HIS GOALS AND LEFT FOOT
HE IS THE BEST OF THE BEST
More comments about Robin van Persie

10Pele
I may love Torres, but let's admit it, when Pele's on the field, he's unstoppable. He was and still is, in my opinion, the only player who was born to make football the phenomenon it is now.

kusanagi_sanasara

This is a crazy question.
Needless to say, PELE is GOD KING of soccer for all time and unrepeatable.
They can't realize, please refer to some his clips during Santos and national Brazil team.
Pelé is magic. He won 3 World Cups in 1958, 1962, and 1970. The man won his first World Cup at 17 years old. He scored 77 goals in 92 international appearances. He had 541 league goals and a total of 1281 goals in 1363 games. The Black Pearl will never be forgotten.
More comments about Pele

The Contenders

11Miroslav Klose
He has scored 14 goals for his national team which places him 2nd after Ronaldo

LucasMota

Klose is by far the best striker I have seen. His enormous hunger for goal is the symbol of a great player. As a fan of this great game, I can never forget his goal scoring abilities.
The most fantastic striker in this world
I think he will never stop trying to be the most fantastic striker in this world!
Good luck Klose, I will always support you!
More comments about Miroslav Klose

12David Villa
Villa is the best spanish striker he is a legend 56 goals in 93 caps for spain and his best career is with valencia 107 league goals in 166 league caps and all tournament 128 goals in 217 caps silver shoe in 2010 world cup, golden boot in euro 2008 bronze ball in 2010 world cup and bronze shoe in confederation cup 2009
I think that Neymar. Jr is the best but Villa gets like no credit and he does a lot of work. So, he definitely deserves to be in the top 10.
I think Drogba is the best, but villa should be in top ten... Easy!

More comments about David Villa

13Luis Suarez
Luis suarez is a very good soccer player.
And 2011 he won the copa america. Now he plays for liverpool. When he plays in the field he plays very good he defends and makes goals and that is a good soccer player
omg! luis suarez
35 goals in 33 league games
49 in total last season
he is amazin!

LucasMota

Luis Suarez is the best he scored 31 goals in just 34 matches he is cool. EVERYONE VOTE FOR LUIS SUAREZ
More comments about Luis Suarez

14Ronaldinho
What?! Are you kidding me?! He is a 2 time fifa player of the year award
winner. Sure he messed up a bit in milan but if you see his performance now in
brazilian league, you would surely want him to be in the top 10.
He is god gifted player and will be always on number 1..
I want to see drogba torres C. Ronaldo and ronaldhino as forwards in one team
He's the best in the whole world
More comments about Ronaldinho

15Ruud van Nistelrooy
What is he doing here? He is one of the best ever. He is one of the most prolific striker. Can score from nothing. Also he has done well in all the leagues he has played in. Has been top scorer in Dutch league, premier league, Spanish league and even champions league. I've never seen anyone who is more consistent in front of goal. He deserves to be in top 5
He is a player with many adjectives like agility and best offensive characteristics. He is well prepared to score goals and scoring goal is so easy for him.
I believe him because of his impressive playing in Manchester united. He was mvp of man united in those days or maybe mvp in the world.
The deadliest finisher of all time is languishing at number 18, RVN is the best finisher, he is an ace in the box, should be in the top 5
More comments about Ruud van Nistelrooy

16Gerd Muller
At least 1 goal in each national game he played. Don't think anyone else did that till today. Also still record holder in German ladder for the most goal scored in the ladder and back in his day there where 4 games less a season than today.
He scored 68 goals in 62 international appearances, and had fantastic dribbling ability.
Bit of a joke list if Muller is 51
More comments about Gerd Muller

17Hakan Sukur
is a goal machine.. he scored 240+ goal only on Turkish League 50+ goals in National Team and ++++
He is the best. Thats all. He scored the fastest goal in fifa world cup history.!
he scored 395 goals in his whole career. That means c. ronaldo have to score 3-4 time more goals than he do now, to reach sukur.
More comments about Hakan Sukur

18Sergio Aguero
Torres number 1? , how about Sergio Agüero? Nuber 59? ,
Very smart and a piece taker

19Lukas Podolski
Someone commented -"plays arsenal, so is sick"..
He is a very talented player who always looks to improve.
And please no one can hate arsenal.
Plays for arsenal so is sick

20Samuel Eto'o
He is the only player in history to win back-to-back Trebles with different squads. He is one of ONLY 2 players to ever score in two Champions League Finals. He has scored well over 200 goals in his career. He is undoubtedly the greatest African Footballer of all time. Has the player of the year trophies to prove that. Top strikers do not just score goals... they score goals when their team needs it most.
I THINK HE COULD BE THE ICON OF AFRICAN FOOTBALL SOCCER IS ONE OF THE BEST EVER IN THE WORLD JUST CHECK OUT HOW MANY TITLE GRABS BY THIS LEGEND OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE AFRICAN CUP SPANISH ITALIAN SUPER CUP OLYMPIQUE GAMES
I think eto`o should be in the first 3 because he is the only player I have seen who have changed club but still perform briliantly. so for me, he is one of the best with King Ronaldo.
More comments about Samuel Eto'o

21Javier Hernandez
lol he's the best he's new in man utd but look how much goals he made and also his a perfect header he can make a goal with his back of his head
The new Ole Gunnar... He can kill any keeper if he could... every time he played... He use teamwork to win... The SUPERB SUBSTITUTIONS.. !
Always finds a way to score for man.U. and never gives up, and that is what it takes to be great.
More comments about Javier Hernandez

22Romário
No one was more fun to wath no one had his intelligence nor technique he was just made to score goals

23Omar Bravo
He is my role model since he won la Liga Mexicana with Chivas in 2006. Historic striker at international level.
He is from argentina

24Kaka
My fovorite pplayer ever forza milan hala madrid blue is the color (also a chelsea fan)
Kaka plays for ac millan. That is cool.
I LIKE KAKA VERY MUCH BECAUSE HE CAN PLAY IN ALL POSOITION IN FORWARD AN ALSO HE IS A GREAT PLAYMAKER FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. I THINK THAT HE IS THE BEST PLAYER FOREVER AND HE WILL REMAIN BEST... GO FORWARD KAKA...

25Neymar
Neymar plays amazing. I love the way he dribble, attacks, tackles people and shoots. He's simply amazing... !
He was the best striker
Driblling, controlling and he is just 20
More comments about Neymar

26Luca Toni
The best player at heading the the ball straight into the net
Exellent striker with great head playing skills

27Dimitar Berbatov
He is best player best best player in man utd after rooney! He is doing hat trick every match

28Andriy Shevchenko

shevchenko has scored so many goals for ac milan and ukraine, he is a truely epic striker.


29Diego Maradona
Devine skill, speed & passing ability.
Wins highest cups throughout the carrier without any outstanding supporting player.
Such achievements with average skilled team mates of club & national side simply implied why he is the greatest.

30Zidane
Best Player of the world

31Dennis Bergkamp

32Carlos Tevez
Half the people on this list aren't even strikers... Kaka, robinho, zidane, ballack, lampardd. Etc are not bloody strikers.. How torres made number 1 baffles me... All the voters must be fangirls

33Ferenc Puskás

34Karim Benzema
KARIM BENZEMA GO TO JUVE! PLEASE..

BY, JUVENTINI INDONESIA

35Alfredo di Stéfano

36Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

37Marco van Basten
Totally agree! Inspiration to later generations (Van Persie, Henry, and so on). Only for that reason he should be on top of this list...
Bello Marco! We still miss him in Italy... He was the best Milan ever had, in the most succesfull team Milan ever had

MARCO, MARCO, MARCO!
Best striker ever! Combining beautiful technique and efficiency. Should be
Number one on this list
More comments about Marco van Basten

38Radamel Falcao Garcia
Often said the best #9 In the world a prolific striker able to score with both feet. He spent two seasons in atletico madrid and helped them get the Europa league falcao scored twice in the final against Bilbao and also won the super cup scoring three goal agains Chelsea wich ended 4-1 making atletico madrid champions and he also helped atletico madrid defeat Real Madrid in the final copa del Rey. Falcao scored over 70 goals in 2 seasons including Europa leagues, la liga and copa del Rey he was also nominated in the fifa world xi the golden team meaning all the players best in their position along side Marcelo, ramos, iniesta the 3 forwards were messi, falcao and C. Ronaldo
HE PLAYS FOR THE COLOMBIAN NATIONAL TEAM AND STARTED WITH RIVER PLATE, THEN PORTO (LED THE PORTUGUESE LEAGUE IN GOALS) AND THE SCORED A HAT-TRICK RIGHT AFTER JOINING ATLETICO MADRID!
Falcao is the best because he is good in scoring a goal

39Filippo Inzaghi
Always at the right place, at the right time. He scores in any way possible.

40Landon Donovan
Has made usa a amazing team and is a soccer star for us and as socered many gouls in his life

41Eusébio
The Black Panther was just brilliant.
The one and only true King of World Football

And a better goal average than Péle

Péle = 0.94 goals per game
Eusebio = 1.01 goals per game

42Alan Shearer

43Henrik Larsson
This list is a joke! He should be at least in the top 5! He was unplayable on his day would have walked into any team in the world
he is the best striker ever to grace the earth he would wipe the floor with the likes of henry and rooney
so underrated he has unbelievable finishing

mikeyeggo


44Edinson Cavani
You know Forlan suraez and cavani is the Best striker in Uruguy I think suarez is the best.

45Frank Lampard
He is the best he is also the best header

46Thomas Muller
He is a hard working player and last champions league season he scored the same amount as Messi who is the best forward

47Raul Gonzalez

Are you crazy?!?!?!?!?
He is the best by far.
Hakan Sukur, Donovan? Come on be serious... please.

Angel del real madrid
The best player in the history of real madrid


48Hugo Sanchez
No I do not believe that

49Alexandre Pato
Alexandre Pato is a duck that is bad at soccer

50Robinho

51David Trézéguet

52Gonzalo Higuain
fools what you are talking best now or best ever? you guys love the internet use it to know facts!,
I think the hunger and pasion for goals in higuian is by far the most. And his lethal finishing should count him in 1 to 10
Robben number 4? What about Higuain nmber 69?

53Diego Forlan

54Johan Cruyff
Love everyone from nederland espesially RVP

55Djibril Cisse

Top striker.
PANATHINAIKOS FOR EVER!


56Andik Vermansyah

57Davor Šuker

58Gabriel Batistuta

59Michael Ballack

60Ivelin Popov

61Gheorghe Hagi
This guy should be in the top fives

62Xabi Alonso
He is The Best Passing And Shot From Long Range In The World...

63Hristo Stoichkov

64Vincenzo Montella
Dynamite when he played with Roma alongside Totti and Cassano with Mancini et al supporting

65Shinji Kagawa
One of my favorite man you players
He had a hattrick when he was vs with norwich at primeer legue.

66Michael Laudrup

67Nicolas Anelka
as good as drogba
the sulk:(

68Farhad Majidi
He is the best player in iran and asia he is 444444444444444444444444444444
Hot like his Skills!

69Roberto Carlos
Hands down numero uno. (and I don't even like brazil)

preachinpreach


70Titus Bonai

71Francesco Totti

72Boaz Solossa

73Alessandro Del Piero
Best striker ever so much talent

74Syamsir Alam

75Michael Higdon
Not so good, but at least better than Fernando Torres. I think. Just one question, who is he. He is much better than Pele.
Top goalscorer for Motherwell so far this season (2011/12). He signed from St. Mirren in the Summer.
One of the best strikers I've seen in recent years

76Baichung Bhutia
THE Indian LEGEND IS REALLY AN ATTACKER OF VERY HIGH LEVEL

77Rafael

78Christian Eriksen

79Demba Ba
Good CHEALSEA player and scores cracking goals!

80M. Ilham

81Lorenzo Cabanas

82Jamie Murphy

83David Silva
Name is silva goals are gold

84Alberto Gilardino

85Loic Remy

86Michu

87Romelu Lukaku

88Antonio Di Natale
Most underrated! Tremendous talent!

89Daniel Sturridge

90Just Fontaine

He set a record 13 goals in the World Cup Finals in 1958. This man's speed was astounding; his style fantastic.


91Paolo Rossi
He would have broken all World Cup goalscoring records had he not retired at only twenty-nine years old.
Won Italy the World Cup

92Martín Palermo

The best centre forward of Boca Juniors. Palermo the man with a lot of records in football. PALERMO THE BEST


93Nwankwo Kalu
KALU SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 20 HE IS ONE OF THE GREATEST PLAYER ON THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH TODAY

94Safar Iranpak

95Safee Sali

96Liedson

97Jose Antonio Reyes

98Andrea Pirlo

99Fabio Quagliarella

100Helder Postiga

Comments About This List

Featured Lists
Popular Lists
New Lists

Top Remixes of This List

ni5hu

FIFAPlayer

torres29

bobmaster

12345

see more...

Posts About This List

List Info

This list was created 7 years, 191 days ago and has been voted on over 6,000 times. This top ten list contains 114 items, has been remixed 20 times.

Updated Friday, August 22, 2014


List Error Reporting

See an item on this list that's misspelled, duplicated, or doesn't belong? Let us know. Click here to report the error.