These rankings will mainly be based on the importance of the player to the team’s way of functioning, and the other statistical metrics, including goals, assists, and chances created. After all, a forward is what win you football games; down is some of the Best Forwards In World Football.
10. Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang –Gabon
The Gabonese is the sharp tip of the very dangerous spear that is Borussia Dortmund. The winner of last season’s Bundesliga golden boot with 31 goals; has started this season on fire as well; netting 8 times in his last 7 league appearances.
He looks in no mood to give up that hard-earned title of top-scorer in Germany.
9. Radamel Falcao –Colombia
The great Colombian was the top scorer for the top-scoring team in Europe last season (21 goals) and has started this season in a similar vein has already scored 12 goals in just 8. He seems to ensure his team does not miss the magical talents they have lost this summer.
He’s back to scoring for his nation too; an important goal that salvaged a point for Colombia against high-flying Brazil.
8. Paulo Dybala –Argentine
This time around he already has 10 goals in 7 matches – and that’s in Serie A alone. Considering he had just 11 Serie A goals to his name last time around, this is a big step up for the young Argentine. Quick on his feet and even quicker in his thinking, Dybala is the ultimate modern no.10
Like his fellow Argentines, though, his form with the national team is nothing to write home about.
7. Sergio Aguero –Argentine
Dybala’s senior teammate Sergio Aguero exploded into life in the beginning of this season, scoring 7 goals in 8 matches, and creating 14 chances (just in the Premier League); he seems capable of winning matches all by his lonesome, his pace, skill, dribbling and quite incredible ability to hit the target from just about anywhere
His recent car accident, which is said to have resulted in a couple of broken ribs, will keep him out of action for a while, though, and that may see him slip off this list soon
6. Robert Lewandowski –Poland
Tall, fast, unbeatable in the air and a player capable of any kind of goal; from the long-range screamer to the 2-yard tap in; from the thumping header to the curled freekick; Lewandowski is the ideal centre-forward.
Add to this his scintillating form for Poland; for whom he has 12 in 8; you’ve got yourself a pretty in-form striker.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo –Portugal
The Portuguese was so incredible last season; especially when it really mattered most; that it was impossible to keep the great man out of the top 5 list; even if he is suffering a goal drought of sorts at the moment. There is little doubt he deserves to win the Ballon d’Or this year, but for the moment he has a bit of improvement to do.
He has, of course, netted 4 times in 2 Champions league games; and he can’t quite stop scoring for his national team (14 in 7); but he hasn’t scored a goal yet in La Liga.
4. Romelu Lukaku –Belgium
There is no mistake; Lukaku is better than Ronaldo at the moment, solely on the basis of current form. Apart from the obvious physical attributes of pace and power that he has brought to United, it’s his incredible movement on and off the ball that has made United look like a genuine contender.
For Belgium, he has been on fire and has helped those seal World Cup qualification by smashing in 10 goals in the past 7 appearances.
3. Harry Kane –England
Last season’s Premier League golden boot winner is the ultimate goal-scoring centre-forward; he is a brutal, ruthless, finisher. No one, apart from Lionel Messi, has scored more goals in 2017 than Kane who also has 3 in 4 for England; and he doesn’t look he’ll slow down anytime soon.
Tottenham is what they are simply because of Kane. Pep Guardiola wasn’t kidding when he said the “Harry Kane team” is real candidates for the League title!
2. Lionel Messi –Argentine
The Lion King has started this season just like he has started so many; like he wants to win everything all by himself; and already has 14 goals in 11 games this season (including 11 from 7 La Liga games); while he’s created 13 chances just in La Liga already.
If there is one thing that has disappointed, though, it’s his form for Argentina; can we expect him to guide La Albiceleste to the 2018 World Cup?
1. Neymar Jr. –Brazil
Shouts will be “No one has scored more goals than Leo Messi in 2017, so how in the hell can anyone but the great Argentine be no.1?”
The Brazilian has 8 goals in 8 at the moment, but has also chipped in with 7 assists; and created a quite astounding 30 (THIRTY) chances in Ligue 1, in just 6 games!
His form with Brazil just accentuates this point; Brazil is the only South American nation to qualify for the World Cup and he looks like to be the man of the tournament on the biggest stage of them all!