A Football Forward is a player in football who is stationed near the opposing team’s goal and therefore is most responsible for scoring goals. Every football team acquires the best football forwards in their squad to have strength against the opposing teams.
From Lionel Messi to Thomas Muller many Football Forwards earn their name on our list. With their exceptional goal-scoring abilities, these Football Forwards led their teams to victory many times in history. Their great heroics as a football forward are a part of football history. Here is the list of Top 10 Best Football Forwards in the world right now.
#1. Argentine Professional Football Legend Lionel Messi takes the top spot on our list. He is the best football forward in the World Right now. Besides, Messi is also regarded as the best player in the world and the greatest football player of all time. He currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain and captains the Argentina national team.
Leo Messi started his professional football career with Barcelona C in 2003. One year later he moved to Barcelona B before finally joining major Barcelona tea in 2004. He played for 17 years for Barcelona and in 2021 he became part of Paris Saint-Germain. Not only this, but Messi also debuted for Argentina National Team in 2005.
Lionel Messi is the only footballer to win Ballon d’Or/FIFA Ballon d’Or for a record six times. He was also awarded FIFA World Player of the Year in 2009 and received The Best FIFA Men’s Player in 2019. Not only this, but Messi also won FIFA World Cup Golden Ball in 2014 and 7 European Golden show Awards.
During his time with Barcelona, Lionel Messi has won 10 La Liga titles, 7 Copa Del Rey Titles, 4 European Champion League titles, and 3 UEFA Super Cups. Not only this, but he also won three FIFA Club World Cups for Barcelona as well. Last but not the least, Messi also won Gold Medalist in Beijing Olympics 2008 For Barcelona.
Above all, Lionel Messi is the best Football Forward in the world right now and he earns the top spot on our list for this feat.
#2. Portuguese Professional Football Legend Cristiano Ronaldo claims the second spot on our list. He plays as a forward for Manchester United and captains the Portugal national team. Ronaldo is often regarded as one of the best Football Players in the World and he is considered one of the greatest football players of all time. His marvelous achievements as a Forward for his teams, make him the 2nd best football forward in the world right now.
Cristiano Ronaldo began his professional football career with Sporting CP B in 2002. With stunning performances, he was immediately moved to the major Sporting CP team in the same year. One year later, he joined Manchester United in 2003. In 2009, Real Madrid acquired his services as a Forward and he remained with the club for the next 9 years.
Ronaldo moved to Juventus in 2018 and for the next three years, he played for the club. In 2021, he rejoined Manchester United for the second time.
Apart from it, he also won three Premier League titles, Two Football League Cups, and FIFA Club World Cup 2008 for Manchester United. He had the same success with Real Madrid and won 2 La Liga titles, 2 Cop Del Rey Seasons, 4 UEFA Champion Leagues titles, and 3 FIFA Club World Cups for the club. Apart from this, Ronaldo also won UEFA European Championship 2016 for Portugal as well.
#3. Senegalese Professional Footballer Sadio Mane earns the 3rd spot on our list. He is considered the best attacking forward in the world right now. Sadio currently plays as a Forward for Liverpool and Senegal National Football team.
Sadio started his professional football career with Metz in 2011. One Year later, he joined Red Bull Salzburg before moving to Southampton in 2014. In 2016, he joined Liverpool to play in the Premier League.
He was awarded Onze d’Or in 2018 and received Premier League Golden Boot in the same year. One Year later, he also won the African footballer of the year award as well.
Above all, Sadio Mane is the best attacking forward in the world right now and he earns his name on our list for this feat.
#4. Egyptian Professional Footballer Mohamed Salah takes the 4th spot on our list. He plays as a Forward for Liverpool and captains the Egyptian National Football team. Mohamed Salah is considered one of the best players in the world and he is known for his speed, dribbling, and finishing skills.
Mohamed Salah began his professional football career with Al Mokawloon in 2010. Two years later, he moved to Basel and joined Chelsea in 2014. In 2016, he was acquired by Roma for a hefty amount of money. However, he joined Liverpool in 2017 and since then he has been with the English Premier League Club.
Mohamed Salah won the UAFA Golden Boy award in 2012. He received Globe Soccer Best Arab Player of the Year in 2016.
Salah was included in the list of the top 100 most influential people in Time 100 2019. Above all, he is the best African Forward in the world right now and deserves his place on our list.
#5. Brazilian Professional Football Player Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior is also known as Neymar, grabs the 5th spot on our list. He is the best Brazilian Football Forward in the sport right now and is regarded as one of the best football players in the world. Neymar currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team.
Neymar started his professional football career with Santos in 2009. Four Years, he moved to Barcelona in 2013. In 2017, he was attained by Paris Saint-Germain to play in Ligue 1. Since then, he has been actively part of the Brazil National Football Club as well.
Neymar has won two La Liga titles, three Copa Del Rey Seasons, and FIFA Club World Cup 2015 for Barcelona. Moreover, he has also claimed three Ligue 1 titles and three Coupe De France for Paris Saint-Germain during his short time with the club. Not only this, but he also won FIFA Confederation Cup 2013 and A Gold Medal in the 2016 Olympics for Brazil as well.
With such marvelous stats above, Neymar surely deserves his place on our list of Best Football Forwards in the world right now.
#6. Belgian Professional Footballer Eden Hazard takes the 6th spot on our list. He is considered one of the best football forwards of his generation. Eden plays as a Forward for Real Madrid and captains the Belgium national team. He is well known for his passing, dribbling, and goal-scoring skills.
Eden Hazard started his professional football career with Lille B in 2007. He immediately became the part of major Lille team the same year due to his amazing performances. In 2012, he was acquired by Chelsea and he remained with the club till 2019. The same year, Eden joined Real Madrid and he plays for the club since then. He also debuted for Belgium in 2008 in International games as well.
During his time with Lille, he won Ligue 1 2010 and Coupe De France 2010 for the club. He claimed two Premier League titles, FA Cup 2017, and Two Europa League titles for Chelsea as well. When Eden joined Real Madrid, he won La Liga 2019 title for the Spanish Football Club. Not only this, but he also helped Belgium claim third place in FIFA World Cup 2018.
#7. French Professional Footballer Kylian Mbappe claimed the 7th spot on our list. He is the best French Football Forward in the game right now. Kylian plays as a forward for Paris Saint-Germain and France National Team. He has also been one of the most expensive players to be sold in Ligue 1.
Kylian Mbappe started his professional career with Monaco II in 2015. His excellent performances won him his place on the major Moncao team the same year. In 2018, he moved to Paris Saint-Germain and since then he has been a part of Ligue 1 club. In 2018, he also made his debut for the France National Team.
Kylian won two Ligue 1 titles, and three Coupe de France titles for Paris Saint-Germain. Moreover, he also claimed FIFA World Cup 2018 for France. Above all, he is the best French Football forward and he deserves his name to be on our list.
#8. Another French Professional Footballer Antoine Griezmann earns 8th place on our list. He is considered the best forward in La Liga and plays for Atletico Madrid and France National Team. Griezmann is known for his versatility, passing, attacking, and defensive skills.
Antoine Griezmann began his professional football career with Real Sociedad in 2009. He joined Atletico Madrid in 2014 and later moved to Barcelona in 2019. Recently, Atletico Madrid loaned him from Barcelona in 2021. Moreover, he also made his debut for France national team in 2014.
Not only this, but Griezman also received the French PLayer of the Year award in 2016. Winning a FIFA World Cup Silver Boot in 2018 is also one of his biggest achievements in football.
Greizmann won Supercopa de España 2014 and UEFA Europa League 2017 for Ateltcio Madrid. He also claimed Copa del Rey 2020 for Barcelona. However, winning FIFA World Cup 2018 for France is the biggest moment of his career.
#9. Gabonese Professional Footballer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang takes the 9th spot on our list. He is rated as the best forward in Premier League. Pierre plays for Arsenal and Gabon National Football Team. He is known for his off-ball movements, pace, and finishing among football fans.
Auba started his professional football career with AC Milan in 2008. He was loaned to Dijon in 2008, Lille in 2009, and Moncaco in 2010.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang won Ligue 1 Best African Player in 2012. He also received African Footballer of the Year in 2015. Not only this but he was also awarded Premier League Golden Boot in 2018.
#10. Finally, German Professional Football Player Thomas Muller takes the last spot on our list. He is regarded as one of the best Football Players in the world right now. Thomas played for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team. He is also considered one of the best off-ball players of all time.
Thomas Muller started his professional football career with Bayern Munich II in 2008. Due to his excellent goal-scoring skills, he soon moved to the major Bayern Munich tea the same year. Since then, he has been a part of the Bundesliga club. Muller also made his debut for Germany’s National Football team in 2010.
Thomas Muller won the FIFA World Cup, Golden Boot, in 2010. He also received World Soccer Young Player of the Year in 2010.
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