The modern football is now based on Cruyff’s concept of Total Football like never before. It feels normal to see strikers defending, and see defenders scoring goals. But who are the defenders who went too far to become goal scorers as if they were strikers? Here are the top 6 goal-scoring defenders in the world right now.
6. Marcelo – (Brazil, Real Madrid)
Marcelo is always ready to attack, ready to bomb down the left flank and has a good goal scoring record as a defender. He has already scored 33 goals in 458 appearances for Real Madrid. Marcelo often uses his clever feet in the box to lose his man and make space for a shot. He has a fabulous left foot and like most Brazilians.
5. Thomas Meunier – (Belgium, PSG)
After his fantastic 2018 FIFA World Cup, Thomas Meunier came back to score in the Champions League for his club PSG. Meunier generally scores with late runs to the penalty area, where his right foot is precise and effective. The Belgian has 48 career goals, with 42 goals from the clubs and 6 from his national team.
4. Marcos Alonso (Spain, Chelsea)
After joining Chelsea from Fiorentina ahead of the 2016/17 season, Marcos Alonso has become a goal-scoring icon. Scored 6 goals in his debut year, the left-back has a fantastic left foot. However, he has scored with his left foot, right foot and with headers for Chelsea. He is a free-kick specialist, with his left footers almost always finding the top corners.