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Soccer forwards are the main backbone of any team’s attacking strategy. They not only get the goals for the team but also provide crucial assists to the soccer strikers. While many have talent dribbling qualities, other has awesome aerial skills. But almost all the forwards do possess fantastic speed and passing ability. Now, we have compared all the data and statistics of the footballers to come up with this exclusive list of the best forwards in football.

1. Lionel Messi(PSG)- Best forwards in football

L. Messi is one of the greatest soccer players of all time. Messi currently plays for the French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain F.C. Besides, Lionel Messi also captains the Argentine national football team.

Top 5 best football forwards in the world right now

STATS BY CLUB
FC Barcelona: Goals:672, Assists:301
Paris Saint-Germain: Goals:4, Assists:3

Lionel Messi started his soccer journey with the youth academy system of FC Barcelona, La Masia. Shortly after, he secured his place in the first team of FC Barcelona in 2004. And in August 2021, Messi took his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain F.C. Messi is the only footballer in the world to win the FIFA Ballon d’Or seven times till now. Lionel Messi also achieved The Best FIFA Men’s Player in 2019. L. Messi has received the European Golden Shoe six times till now.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo(Manchester United F.C.)

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the highest-paid footballers of all time, Ronaldo currently plays for the EPL club Manchester United. Besides, he also captains the Portugal national football team.

Top 5 best football forwards in the world right now

STATS BY CLUB
Real Madrid: Goals:450, Assists:132
Manchester United: Goals:130, Assists:71
Juventus FC: Goals:101, Assists:22
Sporting CP: Goals:5, Assists:6

CR7 started his senior career with the team’s first squad in 2002. Ronaldo joined the Premier League side Manchester United in 2003. Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2009 before joining Juventus in 2018. And last, in August 2021, he come back to Manchester United. CR7 won the Ballon d’Or 5 times till now. CR7 won The Best FIFA Men’s Player award twice till now, in 2016 and 2017.

3. Kylian Mbappé(Paris Saint-Germain F.C.)

Kylian Mbappé is a young footballer and the best football forwards. Mbappé currently plays as a forward for the French Ligue Paris Saint-Germain. Kylian Mbappé also plays for the French national team.

Top 5 best football forwards in the world right now

STATS BY CLUB
Paris Saint-Germain: Goals:141, Assists:74
AS Monaco: Goals:27, Assists:16

Kylian Mbappé started his senior footballing career with AS Monaco in 2015. Shortly after, Mbappé went to one of the richest football clubs, Paris Saint-Germain, on loan in 2017 before joining the club permanently in 2018. Mbappé win the FIFA World Cup in 2019. Mbappé won both the FIFA World Cup Best Young Player Award.

4. Mohamed Salah(Liverpool F.C.)

Mohamed Salah is one of the best African football forwards. Salah plays as a forward for the Premier League side Liverpool and he also plays for the Egyptian national team.

Top 5 best football forwards in the world right now

STATS BY CLUB
Liverpool FC: Goals:144, Assists:56
AS Roma:34, Assists:22
FC Basel 1893: Goals:20, Assists:17
El Mokawloon SC:12, Assists:6

Mohamed Salah started his first career in the Al Mokawloon youth academy. Salah then moved to Basel before joining Chelsea in 2014. Mohamed Salah then moved to Roma in 2016 and finally joined Liverpool in 2017. Mohamed Salah won the GQ Middle East Man of The Year Award in 2019 and he won both the FIFA Puskás Award and Onze d’Argent in 2018.

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5. Neymar(Paris Saint-Germain F.C.)

Neymar is one of the most handsome footballers in the world. Neymar currently plays as a forward for the French Ligue 1 side PSG. He also plays for the Brazil national football team.

Top 5 best football forwards in the world right now

STATS BY CLUB
FC Barcelona: Goals:105, Assists:76
Santos FC:70, Assists:35
Paris Saint-Germain: Goals:90, Assists:55

Neymar started his senior football career with the team’s first team in 2009. And in 2013, he joined La Liga side Barcelona 2013. And in 2017, he took his transfer to the French league and joined PSG. He won the Bronze Boot and became a part of the Dream Team in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Neymar also achieved the FIFA Puskás Award in 2011.