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Top Five Best Strikers To Look Out For In The World Cup 2018

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World Cup has been entertaining their fans for more than eight decades. Players have also been showing their best in every tournament. Considering the best player, here we come with the list of top five strikers, FIFA 18.

5. Luis Suárez

Uruguayan professional and often regarded as the best player in the world, Luis Suarez is the top scorer of the national squad with 50 goals.

CAPTION: Luis Suarez SOURCE: Daily Express

Suarez has a unique style of play and creates goal scoring chances with his powerful shot and remarkable technical ability.

Honors

Club

Nacional

  • Primera División: 2005–06

Ajax

  • Eredivisie: 2010–11
  • KNVB Cup: 2009–10

Liverpool

  • League Cup: 2011–12

Barcelona

  • La Liga: 2014–15, 2015–16
  • Copa del Rey: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • Supercopa de España: 2016
  • UEFA Champions League: 2014–15
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2015
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2015
International

Uruguay

  • Copa América: 2011
Individual
  • Ajax Player of the Year: 2008–09, 2009–10
  • Ajax Top Goalscorer: 2008–09, 2009–10
  • Dutch Footballer of the Year: 2009–10
  • Eredivisie Golden Boot: 2009–10
  • IFFHS World's Best Top Division Goalscorer: 2010, 2014, 2016
  • Copa América Player of the Tournament: 2011
  • FIFA Ballon d'Or: 6th place 2011, 5th place 2015
  • Premier League PFA Team of the Year: 2012–13, 2013–14
  • Liverpool Player of the Year: 2012–13, 2013–14
  • Liverpool Top Goalscorer: 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14
  • Premier League Player of the Month: December 2013, March 2014
  • Premier League Player of the Season: 2013–14
  • Premier League Golden Boot: 2013–14
  • European Golden Shoe: 2013–14, 2015–16
  • UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2014–15, 2015–16
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2015
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Boot: 2015
  • FIFA Club World Cup MVP of the Final Match Trophy: 2015
  • La Liga Pichichi Trophy: 2015–16
  • La Liga World Player of the Year: 2015–16
  • La Liga top assist provider: 2015–16, 2016–17
  • Barcelona Player of the Season (Trofeo Aldo Rovira): 2015–16
  • Copa del Rey top goalscorer: 2015–16
  • UEFA La Liga Team of The Season: 2015–16, 2016–17
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2016
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI 2nd team: 2014, 2015, 2017
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI 4th team: 2013
  • La Liga Player of the Month: May 2016, December 2017

Records (As of 23 April 2018)

England
  • Most league goals in a 38-game season: 31 Premier League goals (shared with Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Mohamed Salah)

4. Robert Lewandowski

Bayern Munich’s professional striker, Robert Lewandowski, captain of the Polish national squad, has won honors including two consecutive Bundesliga titles and a season as the league's top scorer.

CAPTION: Robert Lewandowski SOURCE: Goal.com

Honors

Club

Lech PoznaƄ

  • Ekstraklasa: 2009–10
  • Polish Cup: 2008–09
  • Polish SuperCup: 2009

Borussia Dortmund

  • Bundesliga: 2010–11, 2011–12
  • DFB-Pokal: 2011–12
  • DFL-Supercup: 2013
  • UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2012–13

Bayern Munich

  • Bundesliga: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • DFB-Pokal: 2015–16
  • DFL-Supercup: 2016, 2017

Individual

  • II liga Top Goalscorer: 2006–07 (15 goals)
  • I liga Top Goalscorer: 2007–08 (21 goals)
  • Ekstraklasa Best player: 2009
  • Ekstraklasa Top Goalscorer: 2009–10 (18 goals)
  • Polish Revelation of the Year: 2008
  • Polish Footballer of the Year: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Bundesliga Top Goalscorer: 2013–14 (20 goals), 2015–16 (30 goals)
  • Bundesliga Team of the Year: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
  • UEFA Euro qualifying Top Goalscorer: UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying (13 goals)
  • Best player of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying
  • Polish Sportspersonality of the Year: 2015
  • UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2015–16, 2016–17
  • IFFHS World's Top Goal Scorer of the Year: 2015
  • Bundesliga Player of the Year: 2016–17
  • FIFA World Cup qualification Top Goalscorer: 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (16 goals)

3. Neymar

Star of the French club Paris Saint-Germain and Brazilian national squad, Neymar is the most expensive player in the world.

CAPTION: Neymar SOURCE: CNBC.com

Scoring 53 goals in 83 matches for his country since the age of 18, Neymar is the fourth-highest scorer of the Brazil national team at present.

Honors

Club

Santos

  • Copa do Brasil: 2010
  • Copa Libertadores: 2011
  • Recopa Sudamericana: 2012

Barcelona

  • La Liga: 2014–15, 2015–16
  • Copa del Rey: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
  • Supercopa de España: 2013
  • UEFA Champions League: 2014–15
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2015

Paris Saint-Germain

  • Ligue 1: 2017–18
  • Coupe de la Ligue: 2017–18
International

Brazil

  • FIFA Confederations Cup: 2013

Individual

  • Neymar with the Golden Ball award for best player at the 2013 Confederations Cup.
  • World Soccer Young Player of the Year: 2011
  • Copa Libertadores Most Valuable Player: 2011
  • FIFA Club World Cup Bronze Ball: 2011
  • South American Footballer of the Year: 2011, 2012
  • FIFA Puskás Award: 2011
  • FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Ball: 2013
  • FIFA Confederations Cup Dream Team: 2013
  • FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2014
  • UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2014–15
  • La Liga Best World Player: 2014–15
  • La Liga Player of the Month: November 2015
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2015, 2017
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI 2nd team: 2013, 2014, 2016
  • IFFHS World's Best Playmaker Bronze award: 2017
  • IFFHS Men's World Team: 2017

2. Lionel Messi

Argentine professional and the star of the Spanish club Barcelona, Lionel Messi is often considered as the best player in the world and the greatest of all time.

CAPTION: Messi SOURCE: FC Barcelona

A prolific scorer, Messi is best known for his finishing, positioning, quick reactions, and ability to make attacking runs to beat the defensive line.

Messi accepting the Golden Ball award, alongside his future teammate Neymar after the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup Final

Club

Barcelona
  • La Liga: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • Copa del Rey: 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • Supercopa de España: 2005[a] 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016
  • UEFA Champions League: 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015

International

Argentina
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup: 2005
  • Olympic Gold Medal: 2008

Individual

  • FIFA Ballon d'Or/Ballon d'Or: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015
  • European Golden Shoe: 2010, 2012, 2013, 2017
  • FIFA World Player of the Year: 2009
  • FIFA World Cup Golden Ball: 2014
  • UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award: 2011, 2015
  • UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2009
  • UEFA Club Forward of the Year: 2009
  • World Soccer World Player of the Year: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015
  • Globe Soccer Awards Best Player of the Year: 2015
  • La Liga Best Player: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15
  • La Liga Best Forward: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2009, 2011
  • FIFA Club World Cup Final Most Valuable Player: 2009, 2011
  • FIFA World Youth Championship Golden Ball: 2005
  • FIFA World Youth Championship Golden Shoe: 2005
  • Copa América Golden Ball: 2015
  • FIFPro Young World Player of the Year: 2006, 2007, 2008
  • World Soccer Young Player of the Year: 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Bravo Award: 2007
  • Golden Boy (Young European Footballer of the Year): 2005
  • IFFHS World's Best Playmaker: 2015, 2016, 2017
  • IFFHS World's Best Top Goalscorer: 2011, 2012
  • La Liga Player of the Month: January 2016, April 2017
  • Don Balón Award (La Liga Best Foreign Player): 2006–07, 2007–08, 2009 –10
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • ESPN World Team of the Decade: 2009
  • UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year
  • World Soccer Greatest XI of All Time
  • La Liga Team of the Season: 2014–15, 2015–16
  • FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2014
  • Copa América Dream Team: 2007, 2011, 2015, 2016
  • Copa América Best Goal: 2007
  • Best International Athlete ESPY Award: 2012, 2015
  • L'Équipe Champion of Champions: 2011

Records (As of April 2018)

World
  • Most (FIFA) Ballons d'Or: 5 (2009–12, 2015) (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Guinness World Record as top goalscorer for club and country in a calendar year: 91 goals in 2012
  • Top goalscorer in all club competitions in a calendar year: 79 goals in 2012
  • Top goalscorer in a club season: 73 goals in 2011–12
  • Longest goalscoring run in a domestic league: 21 matches, 33 goals in 2012–13
  • Only player to have won more than one FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball
  • Most appearances in the FIFPro World XI: 11 times (2007–2017) (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Portuguese footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo plays for Portuguese national team and Spanish club, Real Madrid.

CAPTION: Cristiano Ronaldo, The Star SOURCE: Football365

Regarded as the best player in the world, Ronaldo has won five Ballon d’Or awards and four European Golden shoes. He holds the records for most official goals scored in top five leagues of Europe.

Honors

Club

Sporting CP

  • Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2002
  • Manchester United
  • Premier League: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
  • FA Cup: 2003–04
  • Football League Cup: 2005–06, 2008–09
  • FA Community Shield: 2007
  • UEFA Champions League: 2007–08
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2008

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 2011–12, 2016–17
  • Copa del Rey: 2010–11, 2013–14
  • Supercopa de España: 2012, 2017
  • UEFA Champions League: 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2014, 2017
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017

International

Portugal
  • UEFA European Championship: 2016

Individual

  • FIFA Ballon d'Or/Ballon d'Or: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • FIFA World Player of the Year: 2008
  • FIFPro World Player of the Year: 2008
  • The Best FIFA Men's Player: 2016, 2017
  • UEFA Best Player in Europe Award: 2014, 2016, 2017
  • UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2007–08
  • World Soccer Player of the Year: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • Bravo Award: 2004
  • European Golden Shoe: 2007–08, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15
  • IFFHS World's Best Top Goal Scorer: 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • ESPN World Team of the Decade: 2009
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Boot: 2016, 2017
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2016
  • La Liga Best Player: 2013–14
  • La Liga Best Forward: 2013–14
  • La Liga Best Goal: 2013–14
  • La Liga Fans 5 Star Player: 2014–15

World Records (As of 7 March 2018)

  • Most (FIFA) Ballon d'Or awards: 5 (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017) (shared with Lionel Messi)
  • Most World Soccer Player of the Year awards: 5 (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
  • Most IFFHS World's Best Top Goal Scorer awards: 4 (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
  • The most expensive footballer in history: 2009–2013
  • Most FIFA Club World Cup or Intercontinental Cup (football) trophies: 4 (shared with Toni Kroos)
  • Top goalscorer in the history of FIFA Club World Cup or Intercontinental Cup (football): 7 goals (shared with Pelé)
  • Only player to win the Golden Boot in at least two FIFA Club World Cup tournaments (did it consecutively; shared with César Delgado)

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