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The best football strikers ever

In football the striker is the player whose main goal is to score as many goals as possible. There have been many great strikers, but who are the greatest strikers ever?



Pele It is not surprisingly that Pelé is our greatest striker ever, if you only look at his statistics you will see why. The Brazilian scored 1281 goals in 1363 games, a number which hasn't been repeated by any player until today. Pelé scored goals on several ways, always looking for a possibility to shoot on goal. He was a great header although he wasn't the tallest, he scored several bicycle goals but the way he scored most of his goals was with he's great kick, Pelé could shoot very well with both of his legs.


Ferenc Puskás

Ferenc Puskás Hungarian player Puskás was a great striker, he had one of the best shots in football history. This helped him score a lot of goals , he scored 513 goals in 528 matches. As a captain of Hungary Puskas scored 84 times in 85 matches, helping them win a gold medal at the 1952 Olympics, and a place in the final of the 1954 FIFA World Cup.



Ronaldo Ronaldo was the greatest striker of the late '90s and early '00s. In this period he was just unstoppable, he could score from any position at any moment. The Brazilian always scored a lot of goals at any team he played with. At the 2006 World Cup Ronaldo scored his 15th World Cup goal and became record holder of scoring the most goals at World Cups.


Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona Maradona only on four, surprised? No this list is about the best strikers ever and Maradona was more an attacking midfielder, however Maradona was still a great finisher, he could score out of incredible positions, with incredible shots but he also created a scoring change from nowhere by dribbling past defenders like they were not there. It helped him score a lot of goals.



Eusébio Eusébio, nicknamed "The Black Panther" was the first big player born in Africa. He is Benfica´s all-time top scorer with 638 goals in 614 matches. Eusébio impressed with Portugal at the 1966 World Cup where he became top scorer with 9 goals.


Marco van Basten

Marco van Basten Ajax and Milan hero, van Basten was a great striker. He won the European Championship with Holland in 1988, becoming top scorer of the tournament with 5 goals. He was a very talented player but was forced to retire his career early at age 30 due to an ankle injury.


Gerd Müller

Gerd Müller Müller won the World Cup with West-Germany in 1974 , he scored a total of 68 goals in 62 matches for the national team. He was nicknamed "Der Bomber" because of his incredible scoring ability. He scored 401 goals in 441 matches as a striker of Bayern Munich.


Fernando Peyroteo

Fernando Peyroteo Few will have heard about him, but Fernando Peyroteo is the player with the highest goals per game ratio (1.68). Compare this with Pelé who has a ratio of 0.96 goals per game. Peyroteo played as a striker of Sporting during the 40's where he scored 331 goals in 187 games. Although it was a different time without European football, he remains one of the greatest strikers ever.


Arthur Friedenreich

Arthur Friedenreich Friedenreich played even before WWI, from 1909 to 1935. There is not much footage of him but his number of goals is amazing. There is confusion about the exact number, some say he scored 1239 goals in 1329 games, while others suggest it were 1329 goals in 1239 games. Friedenreich was nicknamed "The King of Football" before Pelé took this title.



Romario He is one of the few players that scored more than 1000 goals. He was the striker of Barcelona's dream team during the early 90's that was coached by Johan Cruyff. He won the World Cup with Brazil in 1994, winning the golden ball for best player.

lungsboy   August 18, 2015 at 6:19 am
but CR7 is the best than messi
Jush   August 9, 2015 at 10:17 am
Neither messi nor Ronaldo is total striker. The best total striker ever is undoubtedly Ronaldo #9. If he didnt have that knee injury, he will break many records..
kai   August 8, 2015 at 12:51 am
Cristiano Ronaldo no doubt!!
sex   July 20, 2015 at 7:23 pm
julian   July 14, 2015 at 10:18 pm
HENRY SHOULDN't b left out of d best ten.
davson60   July 13, 2015 at 7:38 pm
this list is fake ,messi is the best no doubts.
Thor   June 21, 2015 at 1:22 am
Is this list made by a brazilian or what? Many brazilian players in this list, but lots of good players from other nations was forgotten. Not one italian player in the list and only one german player. But five brazilian players are in the list. This is a joke or what? This is not a neutral list.
mano   June 12, 2015 at 1:03 pm
fake list
Thomas   June 12, 2015 at 5:26 am
Nobody shot more goals than Gerd MĂźller. All his records still unbeaten in Bundesliga and also unbeaten internationally. Gerd MĂźller is best striker ever and Maradona is best overall-player. But here the question is "best striker" and this is Gerd MĂźller of course.
RashidMadondo   May 25, 2015 at 10:41 pm
CR7 better than all these guys stop the hating and love the game. but why are these guys against him can someone tell me please what did he do wrong
Dani Bustea   May 10, 2015 at 1:26 am
ooo and where is Zlatan Ibrahimovic..??? but we have van basten on the list..?? this is a very bad joke whoever made this list.
dani bustea   May 10, 2015 at 1:23 am
RONALDO AND THAT'S IT. the rest are just welcomed to take notes. and when I say RONALDO i don't mean CR7..
Tuga12   May 9, 2015 at 9:05 pm
Where's Cantona???
ben darmanin   April 5, 2015 at 2:11 pm
Josef (pepe) Bican, is the best striker of all time, why leave him out?
Humberto   March 27, 2015 at 8:23 am
The top scorer ever is Romario, the best player is Pele, no doubt, both incredibles players.
Andreas   February 17, 2015 at 11:30 pm
No striker is better than GERD MÜLLER and i dont say this because i am german, i say this, because it's obviously to see that he was the prototyp of a dangerous striker. From his body-structure to his strenghth of nerve in front of a goalkeeper. Look at his statistics, nobody will ever beat this. Therefore GERD MÜLLER is the best striker. How can he not be number one in this list? I don't understand this, the list is not fair.
MALHAR   February 13, 2015 at 8:06 am
Messi is the best
BecauseISaidSo   February 7, 2015 at 6:27 am
the best finisher and the most complete attacker is PEPE!! no one is as dangerous as PEPE in the box! The way he strike the leg is just magnificent!! :-ppp
Jürgen    January 27, 2015 at 6:48 pm
Gerd Müller was the best striker ever!
AMUNTVALENCIA   January 24, 2015 at 5:25 pm
willy winky   January 17, 2015 at 3:25 pm
Ronaldo is the best striker now.messi is good but not as good as c.ronaldo
Mané Garrincha   January 10, 2015 at 2:48 am
There is a lot of europeans players in the list of the greatest, but for me the latin america players are much better to watch. Their skills are wonderfull and only few europeans hit that levels of ability. Cruyf was good, but Zico was better. Zidane was masterfull, but Maradona was better, Di Stefano was a monster, but Pele was better, Puskas? hahahaha, watch Mané Garrincha and come back here to talk about football! Van Basten? Van who? Romario is mille away! Cristiano Ronaldo? CR7? hahahaha the real Ronaldo plays much better with one leg and blocked eyes. And they had 4(four very problematic knee operations) hahaha One they, but not yet guys.
R11   January 10, 2015 at 2:37 am
Henry is a excelent player but he knows that he doesn't had the same ability as god like Romario. Romario is a god in the pitch, more smart than the others, more efficient, more accuracy. Ronaldo is like people say, a fenomenom, but a god is a god hehehehe Romario forever! Just watch the videos and appreciate the art.
dlamzozo   January 6, 2015 at 6:52 am
Hw can Therry Henry is not on the list or they say football in d 60-80s was the best football cz only Romario n Ronaldo who played into the 90s n Van,Basten
Romario 11   January 4, 2015 at 4:55 pm
Romario is the best striker of all time, any comparations are possible because he have much more accuracy and efficiency. Cristiano Ronaldo is a rock. There is a lot of brazilians, dutch and argentinan players who are better than Cristiano and Messi. For a good judjement, is necessary to watch all the best players in his best moments. Garrincha, Maradona, Pelé, Zico, Rivelino, Socrates, Zidane, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho Gaúcho, there is a lot of exemples of players who in his best moments are much more plastic, beutiful to see than any others.
Raza   January 4, 2015 at 5:06 am
Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Messi and please add him to the list.
Lol   December 29, 2014 at 9:26 am
Pele is ze best
Messi   December 27, 2014 at 10:03 pm
I think Messi is the best
martin stuger   December 16, 2014 at 6:27 pm
Messi is d best striker in d world
Yash   December 13, 2014 at 9:01 am
Where is Ibrahimovic?
Nozzle   December 11, 2014 at 8:18 am
No Henry. im shocked... he might not be number 1, but he was an out and striker
Cristiano ronaldo   December 6, 2014 at 11:40 pm
Dont get flirty with me Leo.
Leo Messi   December 6, 2014 at 11:39 pm
Thanks Cristiano I think you are really good aswell. You know where I live you could always come over and we can see what happens... Please cum asap
Cristiano ronaldo   December 6, 2014 at 11:36 pm
Hey guys you all know me obviously. I personally think that ever the best striker is messi or van basten Pelle and Maradona are midfielders not strikers
Natasha   December 2, 2014 at 8:14 am
What about Luigi Riva??
Lwazi@zaro   November 27, 2014 at 11:43 am
no offence maradona,but Abedi Pele is the greatest striker of all times.
van basten nr1. Pele not    November 16, 2014 at 12:01 am
Best striker van basten,Pele literally said himself that van basten is greatest striker of all time, just like many others said as well. Surely Pele is a better player overall, but as pure goal scorer van basten is the best ever. As well, Pele is nr 10 not a striker. And lasi where is bergkamp and gullit? Go view a documentary on bergkamp and you will see. Ever one who has played with him say he's t e best t ey ever seen. Gullit needs no explaining.    November 13, 2014 at 5:43 am
Pele will be the best ever Been
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Tonardo addo   October 26, 2014 at 7:19 pm
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