Top 10 football strikers of all time
The game of Football has witnessed some of the remarkable performers since its inception. The same goes with the strikers who have had the onus of striking when it mattered the most.
Here we list the top 10 amazing strikers, the footballing world has ever seen.
- Thierry Henry
Thierry Daniel Henry is a retired French professional footballer, who played as a forward. He played for Monaco, Juventus, Barcelona, New York Red Bulls and spent eight years at Arsenal where he is the club’s all-time record goal scorer. He scored 338 career goals 284 in his club career and 54 for his country France. He holds the club record of 174 goals for Arsenal.
- Alfredo Di Stéfano
Alfredo Stefano Di Stefano Laulhé was an Argentine-Spanish footballer and coach, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He scored 376 goals in his club career and scored 6 goals for Argentina, 23 goals for Spain and 6 for Columbia. Many football legends consider him one of the greatest player in the history.
- Marco van Basten
Van Basten is a Dutch football manager and former football player, who played for Ajax and A.C. Milan, as well as for the Netherlands national team, in the 1980s and early 1990s. He scored 218 goals in his club career. He is known as the best Dutch striker of all time also. He is Netherlands’ football legend scoring 37 goals for his country.
- Gerd Muller
Muller is a German retired footballer. A prolific striker renowned for his clinical finishing, especially inside the penalty box, he is regarded as one of the greatest goal scorers of all time. He scored 487 goals in his 555 appearances for his clubs. He also scored 63 goals for his country in 68 appearances.
- Ferenc Puskas
Ferenc Puskás was a Hungarian footballer and manager, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He scored 84 goals in 85 international matches for Hungary, and 514 goals in 529 matches in the Hungarian and Spanish leagues. Stats shows how great he is with his ability to score in difficult situations for both of his clubs and country as a leading goalscorer.
Ronaldo, is a retired Brazilian footballer. Popularly dubbed “the phenomenon”, he is considered by experts and fans to be one of the greatest football players of all time. He scored 247 goals in his 343 club appearances. He holds the record for being the leading goal scorer for Brazil scoring 73 goals.
- Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is the Argentine national football captain who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona with a phenomenal scoring record. He is only 27 but has broken more than 125 football records. He has scored 286 goals for Barcelona and 47 for Argentina till date. FIFA has declared him the best ever club footballer of all time recently.
- Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona is a former Argentine footballer. He has served as a manager and coach at other clubs as well as for Argentina. He scored 259 goals during his club career and 47 goals for Argentina. He has also won the world cup for Argentina. Consider his ability and match winning skills, he is without a doubt one of the greats of the game.
Pele is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who is widely regarded to be the greatest player of all time. 650 goals in his club career, 77 goals for Brazil an 3 World Cups for Brazil speak for the greatness of this champion footballer.