All Time Greatest Strikers

In the modern game it’s becoming harder and harder to find out and out strikers as more dynamic individuals like Messi and Ronaldo prove their skill from more varied positions.

Today, we’re going back to look at some of the world’s greatest strikers.



All Time Greatest Strikers: Romario
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In a long and successful career, which spanned for close to 24 years, Romario cemented his legacy as one of the greatest goal scorers ever to play the game. He is one of the few players that scored more than 1000 goals and was the striker of Barcelona's dream team during the early 90's that was coached by Johan Cruyff.

Arthur Friedenreich

All Time Greatest Strikers: Arthur Friedenreich
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Many claim that Arthur Friedenreich holds the record for the most number of goals in the history of professional football, having scored an incredible 1329 goals in his 26-year long career. Nicknamed the Tiger, he was the game’s first outstanding black player and faced widespread racism throughout his career.

Fernando Peyroteo

All Time Greatest Strikers: Fernando Peyroteo
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While few may have heard of him, Fernando Peyroteo holds the record for highest goals per game (1.68 ratio). For comparison, Pele has a ratio of 0.96 goals per game. He played as a striker for Sporting during the 40’s where he scored an unbelievable 331 goals in 187 games.

Gerd Müller

All Time Greatest Strikers: Gerd Muller
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Gerd Muller scored 68 goals in 62 appearances for his country and an incredible total of 711 goals in his career. He was a lethal finisher, and Lionel Messi only recently broke his record for goals in a calendar year. He still remains the all-time top goalscorer for the German Bundesliga.

Marco van Basten


All Time Greatest Strikers: Marco van Basten
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Ajax and Milan hero, van Basten was a great striker. His greatest moment came in the 1988 Euro Final where he scored a stunning volley to give Netherlands their only major international trophy. Van Basten’s career was tragically cut short due to injury at the age of 28 but this didn’t prevent him from winning two Ballon d’Or awards in his time.




All Time Greatest Strikers: Eusébio
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The “Black Panther” Eusebio was one of the greatest goalscorers of all time. Even Pele regarded him as the undisputed king of football. He is best remembered for his time at Benfica where he scored an incredible 473 times in 440 matches and still considered by many to be the greatest Portuguese footballer of all time.


All Time Greatest Strikers: Ronaldo
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Ronaldo Nazario is a three-time FIFA World Player of the Year and two-time Ballon d’Or winner. “El Phenomeno” was hugely successful for Brazil and was instrumental in leading them to their World Cup title in 2002. He also played for a range of successful clubs including Cruzeiro, PSV, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Corinthians.

Ferenc Puskás

All Time Greatest Strikers: Ferenc Puskás
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The Hungarian is easily one of the greatest players ever to grace the game. Blessed with a marvelous left foot and superb positioning, he was the key man in the Magical Magyars that led Hungary to the 1954 World Cup Final. He was the La Liga top scorer for 4 seasons in a row and scored an incredible 616 goals in 620 appearances for his club.


All Time Greatest Strikers: Pelé
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Pele tops our list as the greatest striker of all time. Having scored 1281 goals in 1363 games, his record remains unmatched. With 3 World Cup titles to his name and many more club titles with Santos, he will forever be a reminder of Brazilian dominance in football.

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Published: 02/08/2019