Best Soccer Strikers

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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
[Newest]He's my favorite player but he's 2nd best in the world Messi is at first
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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 enjoys playing you can see it in his face when he scores! He enjoys playing more than any other player and he is fast, faster than the legendary Diego Maradona, he is the best player right now, but I wont dare call him the best to have ever played football either!

boocarolina1234567890

[Newest]Messi rocks. He is better than Ronaldo. Messi also has more records than Ronaldo as he is the best player in the world. Ronaldo sucks! He can't even play
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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
[Newest]Best player before chelsea

4Wayne 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
Rooney also can play as wing player and he also have powerful kick... I never see other players play like rooney
Wayne Rooney no competition at all
He destroyed MAN City
He is much better than Fernando Torres
[Newest]The best striker in man you and the great one in his generation with his power foot

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
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...
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
[Newest]Didier hits cracking strikes.

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
[Newest]He is tall and runs fast and a good winger also

7Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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.
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.
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)
[Newest]Absolutely amazing and cannot seem to understand why he is 7th.. and why suarez is 11th. They are the best in the world right now and deserve to be one and two respectively

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.
[Newest]Why is torres ranked higher than Henry

9Robin van Persie
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.
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. "
HE SHOULD BE THE BEST, NUMBER 1. FABULOUS FINISHING, YOU GOTTA LOVE HIS GOALS AND LEFT FOOT
HE IS THE BEST OF THE BEST
[Newest]Best player ever. Another great Dutchman for Manchester United.25 goals this season a very great achievement. The first Barclays Premier League Trophy for him.

10Luis 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
[Newest]He bites he scores he gets red cards

The Contenders

11Pele
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.
What is going on. Why is he tenth. Fernando Torres sucks, he should be at like 50. Pele is the god of soccer.
[Newest]How did he come 10

12Miroslav 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!
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The Oldest and the Greatest German Striker, with age comes experience

13David Villa
What is Torres doing at number 3, I mean really? I like him as a player but he has not played well since he moved to Chelsea, and his accomplishments as a striker are far less than Villa or Raul, so he is not even the best in Spain. Something is seriously wrong with this list.
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.

14Gerd 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

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

16Ronaldinho
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
Number 1 is number 1

17Diego Maradona
20? What why is Torres second.
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.

18Sergio Aguero
Torres number 1? , how about Sergio Agüero? Nuber 59? ,
Very smart and a piece taker
I like wht AGUERO IS DOING IN THIS LEAGUE. It seem to me he is good striker, I hope he will work hard for him to be the best striker in the world...

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.

21Neymar
Neymar plays amazing. I love the way he dribble, attacks, tackles people and shoots. He's simply amazing... !
He was the best striker
Neymar is awesome, plays well

22Javier 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
Great player never stops never gives up and always skillful to find the goal! Definitely needs more time in the field to do more.
The new Ole Gunnar... He can kill any keeper if he could... every time he played... He use teamwork to win... The SUPERB SUBSTITUTIONS.. !

23Kaka
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...

24Radamel 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

25Alfredo di Stéfano

26Romário
No one was more fun to wath no one had his intelligence nor technique he was just made to score goals

27Omar 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

28Zidane
Best Player of the world
What Torres and zidane switch places now.

29Luca Toni
The best player at heading the the ball straight into the net
Exellent striker with great head playing skills
Great player, won golden boot and 2007-2008 bundesliga top scorer with 25 goals.

30Ferenc Puskás

31Thomas Muller
He is a hard working player and last champions league season he scored the same amount as Messi who is the best forward

32Dimitar Berbatov
He is best player best best player in man utd after rooney! He is doing hat trick every match

33Andriy Shevchenko
shevchenko has scored so many goals for ac milan and ukraine, he is a truely epic striker.


34Marco 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

35Raul 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

36Carlos 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

37Dennis Bergkamp

38Karim Benzema
KARIM BENZEMA GO TO JUVE! PLEASE..

BY, JUVENTINI INDONESIA

39Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

40Johan Cruyff

41Filippo Inzaghi
Always at the right place, at the right time. He scores in any way possible.

42Landon Donovan
Has made usa a amazing team and is a soccer star for us and as socered many gouls in his life

43Diego Costa

44Henrik 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


45Hakan 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.
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He is Goal Machine. He is King. Best of striker.

46Eusébio
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

47Davor Šuker

48Alan Shearer

49Gareth Bale

50Frank Lampard
He is the best he is also the best header

51Edinson Cavani
You know Forlan suraez and cavani is the Best striker in Uruguy I think suarez is the best.

52Robinho

53Alexandre Pato
Alexandre Pato is a duck that is bad at soccer

54Hugo Sanchez
No I do not believe that

55David Trézéguet

56Gonzalo 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
Totally underrated definitely in top 8 at least

57Diego Forlan

58Djibril Cisse
Top striker.
PANATHINAIKOS FOR EVER!

59Andik Vermansyah

60Michael Ballack

61Gabriel Batistuta

62Ivelin Popov

63Gheorghe Hagi
Hagi galatasaray and Romania best of player. Hagi arif hakan.

64Xabi Alonso
He is The Best Passing And Shot From Long Range In The World...

65Hristo Stoichkov

66Vincenzo Montella
Dynamite when he played with Roma alongside Totti and Cassano with Mancini et al supporting

67Shinji Kagawa
One of my favorite man you players
He had a hattrick when he was vs with norwich at primeer legue.

68Arjen Robben
He is so good at soccer

69Nicolas Anelka
as good as drogba
the sulk:(

70Michael Laudrup

71Farhad Majidi
He is the best player in iran and asia he is 444444444444444444444444444444
Hot like his Skills!

72Titus Bonai

73Francesco Totti

74Boaz Solossa

75Alessandro Del Piero
Best striker ever so much talent

76Syamsir Alam

77Michael 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

78Baichung Bhutia
THE Indian LEGEND IS REALLY AN ATTACKER OF VERY HIGH LEVEL

79Rafael

80Christian Eriksen

81Demba Ba
Good CHEALSEA player and scores cracking goals!

82M. Ilham

83Lorenzo Cabanas

84Jamie Murphy

85David Silva
Name is silva goals are gold

86Alberto Gilardino

87Safar Iranpak

88Loic Remy

89Michu

90Romelu Lukaku

91Antonio Di Natale
Most underrated! Tremendous talent!

92Olivier Giroud
Giroud can be the best striker in Premier League. Let me tell you why. For one reason, he is fully adapted. He scored 11 in his first premier league matching experienced players like Carlos Tevez. Next reason, time is on his side. He is only 26. The next things is that he have a strong physical attribute. He is very strong. He have a whole lot of control and power which makes him perfect for up front. He is supported by Walcott and Cazorla which makes him better in every match.
He had most goal when he was playing in pimieer legue.

93Daniel Sturridge

94Just Fontaine
He set a record 13 goals in the World Cup Finals in 1958. This man's speed was astounding; his style fantastic.

95Paolo 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

96Martín Palermo
The best centre forward of Boca Juniors. Palermo the man with a lot of records in football. PALERMO THE BEST

97Nwankwo Kalu
KALU SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 20 HE IS ONE OF THE GREATEST PLAYER ON THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH TODAY

98Safee Sali

99Liedson

100Jose Antonio Reyes

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