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1. Son Heung-min

Son Heung-min is a 29-year-old South Korean professional footballer currently playing as a forward for Tottenham Hotspur and the South Korea national team.

Six years ago, Son was signed to Tottenham While at Tottenham, he became the top Asian goalscorer in both Premier League and Champions League history, and surpassed Cha Bum-kun's record for most goals scored by a Korean player in European competition. Two years ago, he made history by becoming the second Asian in history to reach and start a UEFA Champions League final.

With the South Korea national team, Son played at the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups and is his country's joint top scorer in the World Cup. Son has also played for South Korea at the 2018 Asian Games and the 2011, 2015 and 2019 editions of the AFC Asian Cup.

Widely regarded as one of the current best forwards in the world and also one of the best three Asian players in European football history, Son was the first Asian player in history to score more than 50 goals in the Premier League, and was nominated for the Ballon d'Or in 2019, the highest-ever rank so far by an Asian player. Often considered an icon of South Korean culture, Son is viewed as a symbol of national pride in South Korea for his achievements, and has been listed in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40.

2. Timo Werner

Timo Werner is a 25-year-old German professional footballer currently playing as a forward for Chelsea and the Germany national team.

One of the current best forwards in the world, Werner is known for his acceleration, hard-work, and pace.

Werner was signed to Chelsea last year, lifting the UEFA Champions League in his first season at the club. He was a prolific goalscorer at youth international level for the Germany national team, scoring 34 goals in 48 appearances across the various age group levels. He made his first senior appearance four years ago and helped Germany win the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, where he won the Golden Boot as the tournament's highest goalscorer. He also played for Germany at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2020.

3. Raheem Sterling

Raheem Shaquille Sterling is an English professional soccer who plays for Manchester City and the England national team as a forward.

Known for his pace, low centre of gravity, and dribbling skills, Sterling is one of the current best forwards in the world.

Sterling started his professional football career at Queens Park Rangers before signing for Liverpool eleven years ago. He was awarded the Golden Boy award in 2014. He later moved to Manchester City, where he was named to the PFA Premier League Team of the Year and won the PFA Young Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year.

Sterling made his senior debut for England nine years ago and was chosen in England's squads for the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and 2018, and the UEFA European Championship in 2016 and 2020.

4. Gabriel Jesus

Gabriel Fernando de Jesus is a 24-year-old Brazilian professional football player currently playing as a forward for Manchester City and the Brazil national team.

Considered as one of the current best forwards in the world, Jesus is known for his pace, technical skills, dribbling ability, creativity, finishing, movement, and work ethic.

He joined Manchester City four years ago and won the Premier League in 2018, 2019 and 2021, the EFL Cup in 2018, 2020 and 2021, and the FA Cup in 2019.

With the Brazil national team, Jesus made his first professional appearance five years ago, and was part of the Brazil squad that participated in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2019 and 2021 Copa América.

5. Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford is a 23-year-old English activist and professional soccer player currently playing for Manchester United and the England national team as a forward.

Currently regarded as one of the best forward in the world, Rashford is a pacey and direct player, and often moves to central positions to create chances and get into goalscoring positions.

A Manchester United player from the age of seven, Rashford scored two goals on both his first-team soccer appearance against Midtjylland in the UEFA Europa League five years ago. With the Manchester United, Rashford has so far won the FA Cup, EFL Cup, FA Community Shield and Europa League.

With the England national team, Rashford scored his first goal for the country in 2016, becoming the youngest English player to score in his first senior international match. He also represented England at the 2016 UEFA Euro, 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2020 UEFA Euro respectively.

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