Football is not complete without goals and those who are expected to bang in the goals in every match are the strikers. Hence, the more a striker scores for his team, the higher such a striker is expected to rank among the list of best strikers in the world.
It is important to note that this list of best strikers in the world is specifically for prolific goalscorers who majorly play as center-forwards or top 9 for their various clubs especially since the commencement of the 2020-2021 season.
Hence, players like Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Paris Saint Germain‘s Kylian Mbappe, and even Barcelona’s Lionel Messi would not be considered for this ranking because they are mostly used so far this season as wingers, not as center-forwards.
Below is the current best strikers in the world 2020:
- Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid)
Luis Suarez was practically forced out of Barcelona during the 2020 summer transfer window. He joined Atletico Madrid after a series of back and forth. Since he successfully made the switch, the 33-year-old Uruguayan striker has not disappointed his new club.
So far this season, Suarez has scored 5 goals in 6 league matches. Though he has not scored any goal in three UEFA Champions League appearances for Atletico Madrid this season, his performance so far in the league is a sign that the Uruguayan still have more goals in him.
- Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
Karim Benzema has continued to be a very important player for Real Madrid this season. Though it has not been very smooth for the 32-year-old French footballer this season, he has managed to score some match-winning goals for Real Madrid.
So far this season, he has scored four goals in 8 league matches and he has scored a total number of 6 goals in 11 matches in all competitions for Madrid.
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
This season has been very rough for Cristiano Ronaldo. He just recovered from the dreaded coronavirus. After the infection, he went out of football again with an ankle injury.
Still, a couple of times the 35-year-old Portugal international had the opportunity to play for Juventus this season, he has proven that though he is a natural left-winger, he can perform the role of a center-forward perfectly.
So far, Ronaldo has managed to score 6 league goals in 4 appearances. He has scored a total of 6 goals in 5 games in all competitions.
- Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan)
Romelu Lukaku has continued the 2020-2021 season how he ended last season. So far this season, the 27-year-old Belgium international has helped his team to remain a title contender.
Lukaku has scored 5 goals in 6 league games for Inter Milan. He has scored a total of 7 goals in 8 games in all competitions.
- Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)
Jamie Vardy is already 32-year-old but he is still firing in goals like a striker in his early 20s. The consistency of the former England international has made him one of the best strikers in Europe and indeed the world.
So far this season, the Leicester City talisman has scored 8 Premier League goals in 7 league games which have helped his team to sit at the top of the league table with 18 points. He has scored a total of 9 goals in 8 games in all competitions so far this season.
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still performing his magic in front of the goalpost even though he is now 39-year-old. The veteran goalscorer is currently the highest in Serie A and he looks unstoppable this season.
So far this season, the former Sweden international has scored 8 league goals in 5 appearances for AC Milan. He has scored a total of 9 goals in 9 games in all competitions.
- Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)
Erling Haaland is currently the hottest youngster in the world and his goals return has been almost second to known so far this season.
The 20-year-old Norway international has established himself as Borussia Dortmund’s talisman in less than two seasons at the club, thanks to his goalscoring prowess.
So far this season, Haaland has scored 6 league games in 6 league matches. While he has scored a total of 11 goals in 11 games for Borussia Dortmund in all competitions.
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)
The 2020-2021 season is arguably the breakout season of England international Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The 23-year-old center-forward has made a huge impact on Everton this season as the club enjoyed 5 league games unbeaten run at the start of the season, thanks to his influence.
So far this season, Calvert-Lewin has scored 8 league goals in 8 games for Everton. In total, the England international has scored 11 goals in 10 appearances in all competitions for Everton.
- Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
Harry Kane has been having one of the best seasons of his football career at Tottenham Hotspur. This season, coach Jose Mourinho has been able to find the style that will favor Kane, and the England captain has been riding on it very well.
So far this season, the 27-year-old England international has scored 7 league goals in 8 games and has provided 8 assists. He has scored a total of 13 goals in 14 games in all competitions for Tottenham.
- Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
Robert Lewandowski has continued with his unmatchable goalscoring form. The 32-year-old Polish striker has been scoring like the goalpost was designed specifically to fit any ball coming from him.
So far this season, the Poland international has scored 11 goals in 6 league matches. Lewandowski has scored a total of 13 goals in 11 appearances in all competitions for Bayern Munich. No player in the world has scored as many goals as he has done in such a short number of games, hence, Robert Lewandowski is the best striker in the world.