The FIFA World Cup is the most prestigious and respectable tournament in the world football and with Russia’s 2018 tournament edition almost at our doorstep, many strikers, wingers or many players will be seeking to show their capabilities and to write their names in the world football. Talking about the strikers and wingers, they are in the eye of football fans because they are more responsible for scoring goals. Forwards in the football team are the players who play closest to the opposing team’s goal and are therefore score more goal than other teammates. And a winger is an attacking player who is responsible to beat opposing full-backs, crosses from a wide position with their speed, skill, and vision. Here are 11 of the best strikers/wingers in the world.
11. Sadio Mane
Full Name: Sadio Mane
Birth Date: 10 April 1992
Current Club: Liverpool FC
Sadio Mane is the most loved footballer by Liverpool fans where he made an immediate impact for English premier league side Liverpool FC after the transfer from Southampton. His pace and creativity from wings is a thing to watch. His national side Senegal from South Africa was qualified after many years so Mane is the main man to lead his nation in upcoming FIFA world cup. He has 46 international caps for Senegal with 13 goals.
Full Name: Raheem Shaquille Sterling
Birth Date: 8 December 1994
Current Club: Manchester City
Raheem Sterling was regarded as the most talented young player in England where he is slowly proving his worth this season in English premier league for Manchester City under Pep Guardiola. He is scoring many goals from the wing and providing assists. So he will be the main man to lead the attack from the wing for England in upcoming FIFA world cup. His pace and vision will make attacking side of England football team more vulnerable in FIFA world cup. He has 35 international caps for England with 2 goals in all competition.
Full Name: Thomas Muller
Birth Date: 13 September 1989
Current Club: FC Bayern Munich
Thomas Muller was the main attacker for his national side Germany in previous FIFA world cup held in Brazil where he was successful in many games leading his team to win the competition. He scored many goals for Germany. Likewise in this FIFA world cup also Muller has a responsibility to take care of frontline for his side Germany and will be the player to watch this time. He will play central forward or false 9 for Germany in upcoming FIFA world cup. He has 89 international caps with 37 goals for Germany.
8.Mohamed Salah Ghaly
Full Name: Mohamed Salah Ghaly
Birth Date: 15 June 1992
Current Club: Liverpool FC
In 2017/18 season, Mohamed Salah was the man in a form where he has found the net in almost games for English premier league club Liverpool FC. He captains his national side Egypt who is qualified for FIFA world cup for the first time in many decades. His goals in qualifying round were vital for Egypt to qualify for FIFA world cup. He is capable of playing winger and second striker. As his sides were qualified after a long time he has a huge responsibility to carry his team like he did in qualifying round. For Egypt, he has 56 international caps with overall 32 goals in all competitions.
Full Name: Paulo Bruno Exequiel Dybala
Birth Date: 15 November 1993
Current Club: Juventus
Paulo Dybala also called “Next Messi” is a central forward player who has the capability to play as winger, second striker or even no.10 positions. Due to his dribbling, visions and goal scoring capacity, he is called second Messi of Argentina. Although he has not featured most for Argentina as he is young but due to his current development and form he is surely going to play FIFA world cup with the likes of other forwards like Messi, Icardi, Di-Maria, Aguero, etc. He has only 12 international caps for Argentina and has not found goal yet but we will see his goals and assist more in upcoming FIFA world cup.
Full Name: Mario Mandzukic
Birth Date: 21 May 1986
Current Club: Juventus
Mario Mandzukic is a type of player where he can play in any position up front. He has played striker role, winger and central forward role. He has offered dynamics for his club Juventus by his vision and goal scoring capability. He is a huge boost for his national side Croatia where he will play with other skilled players like Modric, Kovacic, etc. So for FIFA world cup, he will have a huge role in the front line to score a goal for Croatia. He has 81 international caps for Croatia with 30 goals in all competition.
Full Name: Eden Michael Hazard
Birth Date: 7 January 1991
Current Club: Chelsea FC
One of the best forward in English Premier League, Hazard is regarded as a wizard of skills, vision and goals after Leo Messi. He has been linked with Spanish giant Real Madrid many times. Availability of Hazard makes Belgium squad stronger in up front with Lukaku and Mertens. In front line, he will offer more creativity and goals which we will see in upcoming FIFA world cup. For his national side Belgium he has 82 international caps with 21 goals.
Full Name: Antoine Griezmann
Birth Date: 21 March 1991
Current Club: Atletico Madrid
Griezmann plays a false 9 role for his club Atletico Madrid and regarded as one of the star players in the world. Due to his versatility in up front, he was linked with several clubs like Manchester United and Barcelona. FIFA world cup will be the great platform for him to carry his national side France with many other talented players. He will surely be a central forward or winger for France in coming FIFA world cup. He has 49 international caps with 19 goals in all competition.
Full Name: Neymar da Silva Santos Junior
Birth Date: 5 February 1992
Current Club: Paris Saint-Germain
One of the most loved footballers Neymar who captains his national side Brazil in FIFA world cup has enormous skills, visions and goal scoring capability. He is the most expensive football player in the world where PSG bought him from Barcelona in record transfer fees. As Brazil is the most watched nation in FIFA world cup, Neymar is their main player who has a huge responsibility to lead Brazil in FIFA world cup. This talented forward has very good goal scoring ratio for Brazil where he has 83 international caps with 53 goals.
Full Name: Lionel Andres Messi
Birth Date: 24 June 1987
Current Club: FC Barcelona
Arguably one of the most skilled and talented player in the world, Messi captains his national side Argentina in FIFA world cup. He is the main man for his Spanish team FC Barcelona who brings revolution in world football. He has helped his club to win many trophies and trebles several times. In previous FIFA world cup also Messi was the main man to lead Argentina up to finals of FIFA world cup although they lost. In upcoming FIFA world cup, Messi will be one of the hot topics among football players alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. He has 123 international caps with 61 goals.
Full Name: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Birth Date: 5 February 1985
Current Club: Real Madrid FC
Cristiano Ronaldo was the main man to lead Portugal for world cup qualifying and Euro cup winner last year. He also captains his national side and known as the most famous footballer not only for Portugal but also over the entire world who has got most followers. He has scored many goals for his club Real Madrid and Portugal which is a record for both sides. He is one of the highest scoring wingers in football history having many technical skills like free kicks, heading, pace and vision. The five-times Ballon’dor winner Cristiano Ronaldo has 147 overall international caps with 79 goals for Portugal. He will be one of the most watched players in upcoming FIFA world cup.
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