Defenders being awarded Player of the Season honors, some argue, is a waste of time and resources. The fact that scoring goals are the most difficult thing to do in football means that the striker’s position on the field is the most vital.
The transfer market, on the other hand, would undoubtedly agree. The highest prices are often demanded by the most frequent goal scorers, and a good striker may cover up a plethora of crimes on your team’s behalf.
Of all, being a striker isn’t simply about getting the ball in the net anymore. You must maintain your position, connect play, push, run the channels, and bully defenses. There’s no doubt about it, these boys know what they’re doing…
Here Is The List Of The Top 5 Strikers In The World Ranked For 2021-22
5. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
We’ve reached a moment in time when we can fairly refer to CR7 as a genuine striker in the modern era. He plays upfront for Manchester United these days, and he’s still as timeless and stunning as he was when he first came on the scene.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a walking advertisement for the power of one’s own attitude to see one through difficult times. Have you seen him play in the Champions League this season? If not, you should. In the past, he’s been ranked first or second on these lists, but considering that he’s 36 and that Manchester United has crumbled around him due to his lack of all-around ability, we think he’ll be OK with being ranked fifth in the world… or maybe not.
4. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
We were perplexed as to what type of striker Harry Kane was for a time. He felt like a throwback, a box-dwelling Shearer-type player who could smash the ball really hard but couldn’t do much more other than hit the ball extremely hard.
Perhaps we just weren’t paying attention enough to what was going on. A striker with a passing range that would make the ordinary deep-lying playmaker cry and off-the-ball mobility that would rip defenders apart, the England captain has gradually matured into a Swiss Army knife of a forward. To be honest, he was a major reason for Tottenham Hotspur’s success last season.
He used to be the best player in the league in the penalty area, and he’s getting fairly close to being the best player in the league outside of the penalty area right now as well.
3. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)
Was there ever a guy who seemed less poised to reach the pinnacle of his profession?
Ever since his spectacular entrance into European football, Kylian Mbappe has progressed tremendously, becoming a great left-winger last season and the main focus of the MMN attack this season. He moves with breakneck speed, has an uncanny ability to see the ball in the back of the net, and exudes subtle flair.
Oh, and he’s still just 22 years old. Just in case you haven’t had enough of feeling old.
2. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)
Haaland scored has scored 17 goals in 16 league games for Red Bull Salzburg and for Borussia Dortmund, he has scored 49 goals in 49 league games. When you consider how excellent Erling Haaland will be when he is 22 years old – much alone when he is 25 or 30 – it’s terrible to think about.
Over the course of 18 months, the ungainly blonde behemoth has risen to become the most sought-after player on the planet. It doesn’t matter if he’s quick or muscular, or whether he can find the corner of the goal with his eyes closed; what counts is that he has an uncanny ability to produce when the situation demands it. Dortmund had a shaky campaign in their previous season, but think what they would have been like without this really world-class player at the helm.
1. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
If Robert Lewandowski had been available to play against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter-finals last season, the outcome of the match may have been different, to say the least. The season as a whole may be shifting into a different domain.
That is the effect of the imposing Pole, which is one of a dozen world-class players that are part of Bayern Munich’s squad. When Bayern won the treble last season, Lewandowski scored 55 goals in 47 games in all competitions; this season, he has 16 goals in 12 games. That is just absurd. And, at 33 years old, he’s supposed to be slowing down, as is expected.
Lewandowski carries everything he needs in his locker and is always one step ahead of the competition. His finishing ability is unrivaled, and he has an uncanny ability to be in the right place at the right time at any given time. The fact that the ball has fallen to him is not by chance: there is only one possible consequence.
In another reality, he has won his second Champions League medal in as many seasons and is now on the verge of winning his third. In this game, he’s still the finest striker in the world, and he’ll continue to remain such.