From the prolific to the all-rounded, let’s order the hottest hitmen on the planet right now.
Some would say that awarding Player of the Season awards to defenders is pointless.
That the difficult thing in football is to score goals – and that makes the striker’s role the most important on the field.
Well, the transfer market would certainly agree. The biggest fees are often commanded by the most frequent goal botherers and a decent hitman can hide a multitude of sins for your team.
Of course, being a striker isn’t just about finishing anymore.
You have to hold up, link play, press, run the channels and bully defences. These lads have certainly got the role sussed…
10) Victor Osimhen (Napoli)
Number 10 on our list is Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, who has been on fire recently.
In recent weeks, the Nigerian striker has been on fire in front of goal, and he will be essential to his team’s chances of winning the Italian Serie A this season.
9) Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco)
Wissam Ben Yedder of Monaco has earned a reputation as one of the most dependable penalty box poachers in the world.
He is currently the top scorer in the French Ligue 1 league.
8) Ciro Immobile (Lazio)
Ciro Immobile, a big name in Italian football, is chasing his second Serie A golden boot in three seasons, having scored 21 goals in 24 games this season for Lazio.
7) Patrik Schick (Bayer Leverkusen)
Patrik Schick may not be well-known in the football media, but the Czech Republic striker has been shown to be one of the most lethal attackers in front of goal so far this season, finishing second only to Robert Lewandowski in the German Bundesliga goalscoring lists.
6) Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)
Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund is farther down our list solely because he hasn’t played football in a while owing to niggling ailments.
Haaland, on the other hand, is still one of the top attackers in the world, and whenever he regains full fitness, he will be a dangerous threat in front of goal.
5) Pierre Aubameyang (Barcelona)
Many thought Pierre Emerick Aubameyang had passed his prime just a few months ago.
Since joining Barcelona in January, the Gabonese striker appears to have regained his clinical form in front of goal.
4) Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
Following a failed transfer attempt to Manchester City last summer, Harry Kane has had a poor start to the season.
However, Antonio Conte’s arrival at the London club appears to have reignited the Englishman’s goal-scoring instincts, which have been on display in recent weeks.
3) Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
While PSG have had a disappointing season by their own high standards, Kylian Mbappe is one player who can hold his head high.
So far this season, the Frenchman has been in outstanding form and is PSG’s finest player.
2) Robert Lewandowski
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, who has been at his best once again this season, is ranked second on our list.
The Polish striker is unquestionably one of the best players in the world, and a part of me believes he should have been placed higher on our list.
1) Karim Benzema
Following his heroics in recent weeks, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema takes our top slot.
Benzema appears to have grown into the role of talisman at Real Madrid, with the Frenchman nearly single-handedly leading the club to La Liga and Uefa Champions League titles this season.