Saturday, April 20, 2013

Best strikers in the World-Top 10


While it is natural for the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to be ranked as World’s best strikers, other players who do not play forward continue to ‘wow’ people and do deserve the spot for best strikers in the world.
In all reality, players who are able to score lots of goals are highly desirable during transfer seasons as their ability to score usually contributes to a successful season for their respective sides. So here goes my list of World best strikers, do you agree or not
(This list is mildly based on technicalities as well as versatility on the field.)

10.Mario Gomez (Germany, plays for Bayern Munich)
This 27-year-old German international is definitely one of the top strikers in the football today.  Gomez ability to finish is backed up by his statistics. He is able to score with both feet; his head and his shots are very powerful most of time. His natural ability to make goals earned him a big money move to Bayern from VFB Stuttgart after impressing in the Bundesliga. Gomez has netted 4 goals and an assist in his last four Bundesliga appearances, despite not playing full 90 minutes.

9.Wayne Rooney (England, plays for Manchester United)
Rooney is a force to reckon with, he is indeed, one of the best center forwards. He is virtually all over the field, when he is not involved in an assist, the 27-year-old English player is busy making connections and very often, finding the back of the net. Although several injuries has kept him on the bench this season, Rooney has been nothing but incredible for the Red Devils this season. However, despite these setbacks, Rooney has managed to produce 11 goals in 20 appearances along with 9 assists in the Premier League and 3 assists in the Champions League. His technical ability to hold and control the ball in games sets him apart from most players.

8.Sergio Aguero (Argentina, players for Manchester City)
Aguero was recently forced off at half-time in the 1-0 defeat of Wiganon Wednesday after feeling tightness in his hamstring. The 24-year-old Argentine has a natural ability to finish; his habit of scoring crucial goals came to light when he scored the goal that won his team the Premier League on the final day of last season. This season, Aguero is not doing so badly with 15 goals; his hard work continues to shine and gives the promise that there is more to come from this awesome striker in this season.

7.Stephan El Shaarawy, (Italy, plays for AC Milan)
Young fresh Stephen Italian strikers continue to create a niche for him as one of the best strikers in the world. His performances in the Champions League have also been very special—potentially providing the assist for the crucial goal against Barcelona in the first leg of round of 16—and with his combination with Mario Balotelli  guarantees success for the 20-year-old striker for many seasons  to come.
So far this season, Shaarawy has scored 16 goals and had 4 assists for Milan in Serie A.

6.Radamel Falcao (Columbia, plays for Atletico Madrid)
Falcao’s performance all through this year has been incredible, from when he was selected earlier this year in the FIFA Team of the Year 2012 after an excellent first season in Spain to his recent achievement of scoring 21 goals in 23 and after winning two successive titles he is now known as the King of Europa League. The 27-year-old Colombian striker has the ability to finish with both feet and his heading ability is arguably the best in the world at present.

5.Luis Suarez (Uruguay, plays for Liverpool)
 With his current form, Suarez is easily one of the best strikers in the World. He has hit 29 goals in all competitions with 22 of them coming in the Premier League. The Uruguayan is known as a 'Marmite' player, you love him or you hate him as he has a very controversial personality. There is no doubting his natural ability and he is one of the few players who can single-handedly win a football match with his touches of class.


4.Edinson Cavani (Uruguay plays for Napoli)
Cavani has been immense in Serie A this season for Napoli— he continues to do everything he can to keep his side from slipping even further. He is the top goal scorer in Serie A with 22 goals and has been linked with Europe's elite clubs within the past two seasons. 


3.Robin van Persie (Netherlands, plays for Manchester United FC)
The 29-year-old Dutch striker has become a household name over the past few seasons and this season again suggests he is one of the World’s finest. With his ability to finish from any positions, he managed to turn the advantage in United's favor this season. All in all, Persie has scored a total of 22 league goals this season making him one of the quickest marksmen in World football.

2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden, plays for Paris St. Germain)
Zlatan’s skillful ways of scoring goals never cease to amaze one, aside from being one of the tallest strikers out there; this 6' 5" striker is also one of the most brilliant strikers. Not forgetting his spectacular goal that will most likely go on to become the best goal next year, the Swedish international has scored about 26 league goals so far in the season and over 5 assists in France. With the addition of David Beckham and Lucas Moura, well, let’s just say, Ibra is getting warmed up for more spectacular goals for the rest of the season and year

1.Lionel Messi, (Argentina, plays for Barcelona)
No way will I complete this list without Messi. As it continues to show, it seems that football these days continues to revolve around this 25-year-old striker. Aside from winning the Ballon d’Or for the 4th consecutive time earlier this year, and breaking world records by scoring 86 goals in 2012, he is at it this year again. Already, Messi, a.k.a wonder boy has scored a staggering 39 goals and nine assists in 26 games for Barcelona this season, and it doesn't look like he is slowing down anytime soon, maybe will see him break yet another record by beating his own score last year, let’s hope not for the sake of all the other clubs.

Messi didn't play in Barcelona's last two Spanish league games after injuring his leg on April 2. He was a substitute to help Barcelona rally past Paris Saint-Germain last week. However, Barcelona says forward Lionel Messi has returned to training with the rest of his teammates in his recovery from a right hamstring pull.
Barcelona hopes to have the Argentina international fully fit for Tuesday's trip to Bayern Munich for the first leg of the Champions League semifinals.