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Best Forwards in 2021

Mon 02 August 2021 | 12:00

In any match, it is the strikers who make the game exciting. In this article, we will introduce you to the best forwards in 2021, players who work hard to make their fans all happy and satisfied.

With the onset of the Corona pandemic, the excitement of football in the world subsided, and after several months of stagnation, the excitement returned to competition and football returned to normal. The teams had to work harder to get the players back to their heyday and at the same time take care of their health. Despite all these difficulties, the leagues finished their work last season and the Euro tournament ended with all the controversies. Now is a great opportunity to take a look at the performance of the forwards in 2021, the players who, with every move, make the hearts of the spectators beat.

Top 10 forwards in the world in 2021

In the following article, we have compiled a brief list of the most prominent and successful attackers of 2021. Stay tuned. 

Andre Silva (Eintracht Frankfurt)

The first player on our list of the

 Best Forwards in 2021

 is the young Andre Silva. Andre was born on November 6, 1995, and started playing football at a very young, once he turned 8. Having spent eight years, he started playing football in Porto's second team. Gradually, Andre found his footing in Europe and was able to make his way to a big team like Milan. After gaining experience at

Sevilla

and

AC Milan

, Andre first joined

Eintracht

on loan and then signed a permanent contract. He played in the Bundesliga last season, 2020/21, and showed a very good performance in the main squad of Eintracht. He fought for his team and played a key role during last season, just like a goal-machine. The young Portuguese striker joined Leipzig after the end of last season in Bundesliga. During last season, he played in 34 games and managed to score 30 goals and 5 assists. His record is 0.88 goals per game.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)

In any list of the best, the name of Cristiano Ronaldo is certainly included. Ronaldo shocked many by leaving La Liga and Real Madrid, with some believing he could not reach the pinnacle of his success at Real Madrid. But he proved that wherever he is, he can achieve success and glory. Although Ronaldo and his team, Juventus, were not very successful in the last season in Serie A, and Ronaldo himself failed during Euro 2020, but without a doubt, his name should be considered one of the

best forwards in football  2021

. During the last season, he set a very impressive record and secure his first Capocannoniere (Italy’s top scorer award).Despite the fact that his team did not win the championship.

Throughout the 2020/21 season, Ronaldo took more shots (168) and hit the target more times (69) than any other footballer in Serie A. As we said, the Portuguese national team did not succeed during Euro 2020, but this failure did not stop Ronaldo from working. He scored so many goals that he broke the world record. By scoring 109 goals for his national team, he broke the previous record (103 goals) held by Ali Daei, an Iranian footballer. During last season, Ronaldo played in 55 games, scoring 41 goals and providing five assists. His record in the 2020/21 season is 0.75 goals per game.

 Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid)

The third person on the list of the

Best Forwards in 2021

is the famous Luis Suarez, who, in addition to his goal-scoring skills, also has skills in making controversies.  Just like Cristiano Ronaldo, he suffered a lot of criticism after leaving Barcelona. But his situation was slightly different from Ronaldo's. With the change of

Barcelona

coach; Suarez was told that he was no longer needed, which is not a pleasant thing for a footballer. But after joining

Atletico Madrid

, Suarez proved to everyone that every team needs a striker like him. Suarez responded to all his critics with his stunning performance over the past season. At the age of thirty-four, he continues to run on the field with the agility and strength of a young player, showing off his innate goal-scoring skills. During the 2020/21 season, Suarez played in 38 games and scored 21 goals, and finished his debut season as Atletico's top scorer. He also had 3 assists and his record in the 2020/21 season is 0.55 goals per game.

Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)

The fourth person on our list of the Best Forwards in 2021 is no one but, the young French footballer,

Kylian Mbappe

, the wonder of recent years in France. It is true that Kylian Mbappe missed his penalty against the Swiss national team and the Les Bleus returned to Paris unsuccessfully, but no one can deny the young French striker's footballing ability and talent. Mbappe's excellent performance proves that no other player in League One has been able to help his team as much as he has. Throughout the last season, he managed to score 30% of his team’s tally. It is enough for his teammates to deliver the ball to Mbappe and, with his high speed, he breaks the defense line of the opposing team and he can knock the ball into the arch of the opponent's goal and bring happiness to his team'.

This level of professional play may seem unlikely to a young player, but in fact, Mbappe is only twenty-two years old and could dazzle everyone. During last season, Mbappe played in 58 games, scoring 48 goals and providing eleven assists. His record in the 2020/21 season is 0.83 goals per game and 1.15 goals per 90 minutes. 

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

Liverpool

's defensive performance in the English Premier League last season may not be so acceptable. But his attacking line was excellent thanks to the powerful and influential presence of

Mohamed Salah

. Although Liverpool has other strikers, Mohamed Salah carried the burden of the team, especially he was able to compensate for the poor performance of Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. Salah, with his high technique and power, not only acts effectively in the team's attacks but can also act flawlessly in leading and managing the team. During last season, Salah, the fifth on our list of the

best Forwards in 2021

, played in 37 games, scoring 22 goals and providing five assists. His record in the 2020/21 season is 0.59 goals per game. 

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)

Undoubtedly, Ronaldo's departure from

Real Madrid,

though was difficult and unpleasant for the team and the fans, was very appropriate for the rest of the strikers who have been in Ronaldo's shadow for years and have not been seen as they should be. One of these players is Karim Benzema, the current Real Madrid striker, whose good performance has established his name in the list of the best forwards in football 2021.  Following Ronaldo's departure, Benzema tried hard to fill his place, although he never succeeded in becoming like Ronaldo, he was able to keep high the level of the team's offensive line performance. His good style of play and performance over the past season once again attracted the attention of the French national team coach and invited him to the team. During last season, Benzema played in 45 games, scoring 30 goals and providing nine assists. His record in the 2020/21 season is 0.66 goals per game and 0.72 goals per 90 minutes. 

 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

The seventh person on the list of the

Best Forwards in 2021

is

Robert Lewandowski

from Poland, who has been playing in the Bundesliga and in

Bayern Munich

since 2014. The experienced striker has achieved a lot in recent years thanks to his good performance. The 32-year-old striker is now considered one of the best strikers in the world, and some even consider him the best striker of all time. This striker can score with both feet and has tremendous skills in free kicks. With good physical strength and high speed, he can get the ball from the midfield to the goal line and score a goal. During these years, Lewandowski has played a significant role in the success of Bayern Munich. During last season, Lewandowski played in 47 games, scoring 53 goals and providing nine assists. His record in the 2020/21 season is 1.28 goals per game and 1.35 goals per 90 minutes. 

Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

It is the turn of one of the most famous players in the world. The legendary

Lionel Messi

, who had an amazing performance in his country's national team this year, is undoubtedly one of the

Best Forwards in the world 2021

, even in his third decade of life. His performance and stats were both perfect for a player who does not play as an out-and-out striker. Indeed, Messi can no longer play football at his peak, as he once did, but there is no doubt that many aspects of his talent remain unknown. His speed may not be as high as it used to be, but over time, his football intelligence has greatly increased and he plays with better vision in matches and plays an effective role in scoring goals in every game. During the last season, Leo Messi played in 35 games, scoring 30 goals and providing eleven assists. His record in the 2020/21 season is 0.85 goals per game. 

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)

Though Harry Kane could not return home with the Euro Cup, he is undoubtedly one of the top strikers in the world. Many may believe that Harry Kane is not a classic striker, but in fact, the young Harry Kane knows very well how to do his job. At first, many did not believe in his talent, because Harry Kane does not look like the usual attackers in the world. But gradually, he became a versatile striker for his country's national team. In the squad, Harry Kane not only has the task of scoring goals, but he can also appear as a playmaker and break the defensive and midfield of the opposing team well. He had a very good performance during the last season. Throughout the 2020/21 season, Harry Kane played in 54 games, scoring 30 goals and providing 18 assists. His record in the 2020/21 season is 0.55 goals per game and 0.67 goals per 90 minutes. 

Stay tuned as we continue our list of the best Forwards in the world 2021.

Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)

The tenth person on the list of the

Best Forwards in 2021,

is the 21-year-old Dortmund striker. In recent years, with Haaland's dazzling brilliance and performance, many teams from around the world have competed to attract him. No matter which team Haaland plays against, he finds his way in every game and everywhere on the football field and scores goals. The youngster became one of the top players in the world after his contract with Dortmund, and now, even though many teams want to sign him,

Dortmund

is not willing to lose this key player. A key player that has only reached this level of success at the age of twenty-one and will undoubtedly become an unrivaled legend over time and with more experience. Throughout the 2020/21 season, Erling Haaland played in 52 games, scoring 49 goals and providing nine assists. His record in the 2020/21 season is 0.94 goals per game and 1.2 goals per 90 minutes. 

Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan)

The 11th player in the list of the

top 10 forwards in the world in 2021,

is the tall player of the Belgian national team who plays in Serie A and

Inter Milan.

The 28-year-old striker is left-footed and has attracted a lot of media attention in recent years with his brilliant performance, even being named by the Guardian as one of the ten most promising young players in Europe. He is one of the attackers who can use his high physical strength, especially his height, in a positive direction. With his physical strength, he crosses the barrier of the opponent's defenders and reaches the goal. Lukaku joined Serie A in 2019, bringing his many years of knowledge and experience in the English Premier League to his new team, and he has succeeded in becoming one of the best players in Inter during this period. Throughout the 2020/21 season, Romelu Lukaku played in 53games, scoring 39 goals and providing nine assists. His record in the 2020/21 season is 0.71 goals per game and 0.87 goals per 90 minutes. 

Gerard Moreno (Villarreal)

The last person on the list of the best forwards in football 2021 is the current striker of Villarreal. Gerard Moreno, 29, who has been playing for

Villarreal

since 2018, has not been seen as he should be, but the truth is that he is undoubtedly one of the most talented strikers in the world right now. Throughout the 2020/21 season, Gerard Moreno played in 33 games, scoring 23 goals and providing nine assists. His record in the 2020/21 season is 0.69 goals per game.

What you read was an overview of the performance of the Best Forwards in 2021. Hard-working players who, with their professional play, bring excitement to the whole world. What do you think about these players? Write us the best memory you have of them in the comments section.

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