Ranking the five best strikers in Europe can be a very challenging task. Clubs around Europe now boast of having some of the best goals scorers around.
These marksmen however have one thing in common, and that is the insatiable hunger to score goals. Nobody loves sticking balls into the back of the net more than strikers. It is what they are trained to do, to smell blood and attack.
Everyone knows the joy that goals bring, football fans love goals, but one thing they love more than the goals is a proven goal scorer who is not tired of taking his team to new heights with his goals.
Footy Area brings you a list of the five best strikers in Europe. We have done the job of compiling the stats, and although we had quite a number of notable nominees which included the likes of Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, Dortmund wonderkid Haaland, Agüero, Aubameyang, Romelu Lukaku and a host of other revered strikers, we had to cut the list to these fine five candidates.
5. KYLIAN MBAPPÉ LOTTIN (Paris SG)
Kylian Mbappé has now become a general household name, and it is very scary what this lad can still achieve given that he is only 21 years old.
Mbappé’s rise to stardom has been phenomenal. The striker has seen a sharp rise on his development charts without any setbacks in any area. He has won it all, and is already considered as one of the best players in the world at just a tender age of 21.
Any defender coming up against him must struggle to match his trickery, lightning speed, agility and extremely faultless finishing.
KEY STATS: Mbappé has had a hand in 49 goals in 38 appearances across all competitions, scoring a total of 33 goals and providing 16 assists. He has a remarkable 0.90 goals per game ratio in the Ligue 1, 3 hat tricks and 10 man of the match awards.
4. LIONEL ANDRÉS MESSI (FC Barcelona)
Lionel Messi comes in at fourth place among the five best strikers in Europe. Messi is widely considered as one of the greatest footballers to have ever played the game. He literally has room filled to the brim with individual awards to show for a truly fairytale career.
Messi only just recently broke the record for the most golden boots ever won by a footballer (7 golden boots) in history.
KEY STATS: Messi has had a hand in 55 goals in 44 appearances across all competitions, scoring a total of 30 goals and providing a further 25 assists. He has a remarkable 0.75 goals per game ratio in the LaLiga, 3 hat tricks and 24 man of the match awards in 33 appearances. Wonderful stats from a man who is now going to 34 years.
3. CIRO IMMOBILE (Lazio)
Ciro Immobile is what we football lovers call a late bloomer. Immobile has put his poor and struggling past behind him and is now regarded by many as the best finisher in Europe.
He is most feared for his strength, his sharp eye for goal, lethal finishing with both legs and accurate penalty scoring ability. Immobile is also a player capable of playing anywhere along a front line.
KEY STATS: Immobile has had a hand in 46 goals in 44 appreciate across all competitions, scoring a total of 36 goals and providing a further 10 assists. He has a remarkable 0.91 goals per game ratio, 1 hat trick and 15 man of the match awards in 33 games in the Serie A this season.
2. CRISTIANO RONALDO (Juventus)
Cristiano Ronaldo is widely considered by many as the greatest footballer in the history of the game. He has won every individual award on the planet. Cristiano Ronaldo is more than just a footballer, he is now a globally recognized brand.
Cristiano has proven himself to be a bloodthirsty goal scorer whose appetite for scoring goals cannot be quenched. He has over seven centuries of career goals (734 goals) in all competitions.
Known for his determination, strength, speed and finishing with either foot, Ronaldo has continued to terrorize defenses around the world.
KEY STATS: Ronaldo has had a hand in 50 goals in 50 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring 45 and providing a further 5 assists. He has an astonishing 1.00 goals per game ratio in the Serie A, 3 hat tricks across all competitions and 24 man of the match awards in all competitions.
1. ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI (Bayern Munich)
Do not let his cute babyfaced smile decieve you, Lewandowski has cemented his name as the best center forward in the world right now. I can’t possibly think of anyone who desires his name on the scoresheet more than Lewandowski.
He scores goals for fun, efficiently comfortable with the ball at his feet, strong enough to wrestle the strongest center-backs, has a very fierce shot power and able to punish any team with his both legs. Lewandowski is the complete package, and we present to you the number one striker out of the five best strikers in Europe.
KEY STATS: Lewandowski has had a hand in 65 goals in 53 appearances across all competitions, scoring a whopping 57 and providing a further 8 assists. He has a remarkable 1.10 goals per game ratio in the Bundesliga, 3 hat tricks and 17 man of the match awards.
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