December 27, 2023

Top 5 Greatest Strikers of All Time

Although it might seem unfair, when it comes to individual football honours, strikers often receive more merit than their counterparts in other positions.

Perhaps it’s because everyone, including the fans, depend on them for scoring goals – one of the biggest factors of the game.

Considering the achievement, performances and records, here are our Top 5 greatest strikers of all time;

5. Alfredo di Stefano

Di Stefano triumphed during the mid-20th century. He remains Real Madrid’s third highest scorer of all time with 216 goals in a span of 10 years.

4. Ferenc Puskas

This Hungarian legend has recorded incomparable records that up to date, they are beyond the hands of great footballers to achieve. He won three European Cups (1959, 1960, 1966), 10 national championships and 8 top individual scoring honours.

3. Gerd Muller

The Bundesliga’s all-time top scorer with 365 goals in 427 games. One of his greatest achievements was scoring 85 goals in one calendar year in all competitions.

2. Ronaldo Nazario

Brazil is known for producing the best strikers but to date no one has managed to erase his performance. The Brazilian scored 414 goals in 616 appearances for club and country throughout his career.

1. Pele

The Black Pearl of football won three FIFA World Cups in 1958, 1962 and 1970, he remains the only player to do so. He still holds many unbroken records, such as the youngest World Cup winner, Brazil’s record goal scorer, and youngest World Cup hat-trick scorer.

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