The Top 20 Strikers In Europe Today, Part Two

A countdown of the top twenty men playing 'up front' in Europe's biggest leagues...
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A countdown of the top twenty men playing 'up front' in Europe's biggest leagues...

10. Luis Suarez

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Were it not for the Ivanovic incident, Suarez would be even higher up this list. The Uruguayan scored some incredible goals last year, hoisting Liverpool up by the scruff of the neck on many occasions.

9. Sergio Aguero

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Aguero would have been many people’s choice for the 3rd best player in the world 12 months ago (behind you know who), but a season in the doldrums has lowered his stock significantly. Still, if he truly has overcome his injury woes, Aguero could be back to his brilliant best this season.

8. Mario Mandzukic

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Never showed anything particularly special during his time at Wolfsburg, but to the surprise of many Mandzukic became Bayern Munich’s first choice striker last year and deserves inclusion for this fact alone.

7. Antonio Di Natale

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Di Natale shouldn’t be this high up the list, should he? The ruthless Italian continues to confound his critics at Udinese, and was the Serie A top scorer last year in a poor Udinese team.

6. Karim Benzema

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Often underrated due to the exalted company he plays with at Real, Benzema is very much the real deal. He’s started this season with 2 goals and 2 assists from 3 games.

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5. Edinson Cavani

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Formerly the catalyst for Napoli’s meteoric rise up the table in Italy, Cavani slots into a PSG team built around the pace and power that he thrives off of. Expect plenty more goals this year.

4. Robin Van Persie

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Watching RVP at Arsenal was often a thing of beauty, and since joining Man United he’s become a brilliant goal-poacher as well. Injury should be the only thing between him and the BPL golden boot this year.

3. Robert Lewandovski

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It’s a bit of a football hipster’s choice, but I Lewandovski more than silenced the doubters with his 4 goal demolition of Real Madrid last Spring. Not only does he score an incredible ¼ of all the shots he takes, but his selfless link up play sets up countless goals for his teammates as well

2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Zlatan only misses out on top spot marginally, due in part to his failure to fit in at Barca. He’s nonetheless an all round incredible player, who has been a guaranteed 20+ goals a season to clubs around Europe for a good 8 years now.

1. Radamel Falcao

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The definition of a 'complete forward', Falcao combines strength, pace technique and an incredible eye for goal. Mainly here for his incredible form at Atletico Madrid, but there are no signs of his goalscoring prowess abating at Monaco either, and he could still be moving to Real in the near future.