We take the skills of the world’s top goal machines to make the ultimate striker!

1 MOVEMENT

Lionel Messi

We talk so much about Messi’s ability on the ball, but one of his best attributes is his decision making! He knows exactly when to dribble, when to pass and when to shoot, without wasting the ball or trying to overcomplicate things. He’s a really brainy baller!

2 HEADERS

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano is massively underrated when it comes to heading! Did you see his gravity-defying leap against Sassuolo last month? He got more airtime than most professional basketball players can manage. Outrageous!

3 STRENGTH

Romelu Lukaku

Lukaku recently claimed that he’s one of the best five strikers in the world right now, but we reckon he’s actually No.1 when it comes to strength! There aren’t many players who can match him physically once he gets into beast mode!

4 WORK-RATE

Jamie Vardy

Even though he’s 34-years-old now, Vardy still doesn’t give defenders a moment’s peace! He’s constantly chasing lost causes and hassling defenders, so it’s no surprise that he’s still bagging tons of net-busters in the Premier League for Leicester!

5 TRICKS

Neymar

When it comes to jaw-dropping tekkers, Neymar is the best player in the world right now and has been for some time! He’s not afraid to try new moves during games, and has made defenders look silly on countless occasions!

6 SPEED

Kylian Mbappe

The 22-year-old’s stunning speed with and without the ball has helped him split open defences for both PSG and France! Mbappe has clocked a top speed of 22.4mph, so it’s no surprise that defenders have so much trouble trying to keep up with him!

7 FINISHING

Robert Lewandowski

No player has scored more goals over the last 12 months than Lewandowski, so we’d take his shooting boots for sure! He’s a great all-round finisher, capable of scoring with both feet and his head – and from distance or close range!

8 SHOT POWER

Erling Haaland 

Haaland’s only recently established himself as one of the most lethal strikers in Europe, and one of the main reasons for that is his shooting power! This has been recognised by EA on FIFA 21 – one player actually managed to break the net when shooting with the Borussia Dortmund hero in-game. LOL!