With Euros’ 2020 and Copa America going around, we have seen some phenomenal striking and finishing from the players. There are plenty of strikers who made their mark in the season 2020-21 and also in the ongoing tournaments. So, let us have a look at the top 5 finishers in the world currently.
5. Harry Kane – England/Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane is one of the best strikers in the Premier League. He is well known for his Playmaking, prolific goalscoring record, and Range shots. Also, he is one of those players who convert the set pieces more often. Although he hasn’t been in great form in Euros’ 2020 there’s no doubt he is one of the finest strikers.
Kane finished as leading goal-scorer and assist-maker in the Premier League 2020-21., a feat not achieved since 1994. He becomes only the third player to have won both the Golden Boot and Playmaker awards in the same season in the history of the Premier League. He scored 23 goals and provided 14 assists in the 2020-21 season.
4. Lionel Messi – Argentina/Barcelona
Like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi is considered to be one of the greatest players to have played the game, and the debate rages on as to who is the greatest player of all time.
Messi’s finishing and passing skills have always been top class. He has scored 38 goals,14 assists in 47 appearances across all competitions for Barcelona this past season. The top goalscorer in La Liga, Messi was announced as the winner of the Pichichi trophy for a record eighth time in his career in the season 2020-21. It was also a record fifth consecutive win in La Liga.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal/Juventus
One of the greatest players to have played the game. Aging like a fine wine. Although he has lost his pace there is no doubt about his physical abilities. And also, he is mentally very strong. He is well known for his dribbling skills, his finishing has always been top-notch. The one who loves to take on opponents and create chances for other players.
Ronaldo is in great form in the Euros’ 2020. He currently leads the way with five goals in three matches. He scored the 109th goal for Portugal against France in Euros’ 2020 and equal former Iran striker Ali Daei’s all-time international scorer.
Ronaldo won the Serie A Golden Boot this season. He ended the league campaign with 29 goals, winning the Capocannoniere award for the highest goalscorer and becoming the first footballer to finish as top scorer in the English, Spanish, and Italian leagues.
2. Erling Haaland – Norway/Borussia Dortmund
One of the youngest and talented players in the world currently. He is well known for his goal-scoring ability and utilizing precise off-the-ball movement. He was in top form during the 2020-21 season. His finishing skills are rated very highly and also a very intelligent footballer.
Haaland finished the 2020-2 season with 41 goals in all competitions, including 27 in the league. He also finished the season as the top scorer of the Champions League with ten goals. He won the fan-voted Bundesliga Player of the Season award this season.
1. Robert Lewandowski – Poland/Bayern Munich
Easily, one of the best striker in the world currently. He is well known for his goal-scoring ability, positioning, and finishing too. Overall, he is a complete package. Also, one of the most successful players in Bundesliga history.
He was awarded the Best Men’s FIFA player 2020.
Robert Lewandowski was in a flying form in the season 2020-2. He scored 48 goals from 40 appearances across all competitions for Bayern Munich this season. He also won his first European Golden Shoe award.