In football, one of the most important positions in a team is the striker position. This is because the striker is the major contributor to the team's success because of the goals he scores. This is why Strikers are more expensive in the transfer market than other players.
Over the years, we have seen some prolific strikers playing for some top teams in Europe. Some of these strikers broke records by scoring a handful of goal for a particular season. This year, we saw strikers like Bayern Munich's Lewandowski breaking Gerd Muller's Bundesliga record for goals in a single season. Not just Lewandowski, there are other strikers, who have been bagging in goals for their club.
I will therefore be looking at 5 Top strikers in 2021. Ranking these players will be base on the number of goals they have scored, as well as the number of assist they have in all competitions in 2021.
6. Memphis Depay
The Netherlands international striker had an excellent season in Ligue 1, where he scored a handful of goal for Lyon before moving to Barcelona. He carried his goal scoring form to the La Liga, and so far, the 27-year-old have scored 3 goals and made 1 assist in 7 appearances for the Spanish club. For 2021, he has a total of 47 goals.
5. Karim Benzema
The 33-year-old has been the player, who have stepped up since Cristiano Ronaldo departed the club. He has taken up a minor part of the scoring responsibility at Madrid, and he has been flourishing. Statistics shows that for 2021, he has a total of 47 goals in all competitions.
4. Kylian Mbappé
The 22-year-old France golden boy has been sensational since coming into the limelight. His brilliant goal against Spain yesterday is an example of how prolific he has been in front of goal. So far this year, he has scored a total of 48 goals in all competitions.
3. Lionel Messi
The Ballon d'or winner broke the heart of fans when he left Barcelona. He was sensational for the club before joining PSG this season. The 34-year-old was honoured by the Argentine federation yesterday for becoming the top goalscorer in the CONMBOL history. For 2021, he has a total of 52 goals in all competitions.
2. Erling Haaland
The 21-year-old has been making a name for himself in the Bundesliga. He has been exceptional in the matches he has played for Borussia Dortmund this year. He has a total of 53 goals in 2021
1. Robert Lewandowski
Many have tipped the Poland international player to win the next Ballon d'or because of the goal scoring record he has kept in Bayern Munich. He is considered as the best striker in the year 2021. He has a total of 58 so far.
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