As we head into the brand-new domestic season of soccer, staying informative on the worlds top goal scorers is valuable information for fans and sports bettors alike. Heritage Sports mobile betting provides some of the sharpest betting odds, but deciding on which teams to bet on can become challenging for those lacking significant know-how. Fear not, as we give a list of the most talented and current goal scorers on the planet.
#1 Lionel Messi – Paris Saint Germain (French Ligue 1)
It will come as no surprise for soccer purists that Argentinian international Lionel Messi is topping our list. And after becoming the biggest sporting headline news this summer, his arrival in Paris will make them an even more extensive forced to be reckoned with.
The former FC Barcelona star ended his time with the Spanish club in tears; following a career that lasted 21-years from Barcelona youth into the senior squad, it became the most heartfelt departure in soccer transfer history.
At the age of 34, most players begin to slow down, but his form last in the Spanish La Liga last term proved why he’s still the best player in the world and why PSG was keen to sign a striker to their squad which isn’t lacking talent in the final third.
No player in Spain compiled more goals and assists combined in the 2020/21 season while making more key passes, through balls, progressive passes, dribbled past more players, and created more goal-scoring opportunities than anybody else.
#2 Neymar – Paris Saint Germain (French Ligue 1)
Eye-watering speed, unprecedented ingenuity, combined with eagle-like vision, rigorous passing, and elite soccer IQ, put Neymar as the ideal partner for Lionel Messi.
Paris Saint Germain now own the most expensive and deadly strike force globally, without forgetting Kylian Mbappe.
Neymar is often scrutinized for his willingness to become grounded when contact is made, but this doesn’t remove the fact that he’s a genius on the pitch.
#3 Erling Braut Haaland – Borussia Dortmund (German Bundesliga)
The youngest player on our list is 21-year-old Erling Braut Haaland, and rightly so.
The striker stormed onto the scene during the 2019/20 Bundesliga season when he scored 28 goals for RB Salzburg, including 8 UEFA Champions League goals.
A move to Borussia Dortmund in January 2020 has highlighted his skills evermore; through 61 appearances, he’s scored 61 goals and delivered 17 assists. To add, during Dortmund’s opening game of the 2021/22 season, Haaland’s success continued as he scored two and assisted two goals when his squad dominated Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2.
#4 Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich (German Bundesliga)
Nobody can find the net with complete ease like Robert Lewandowski. Last season alone, he managed 42 goals, more than any player in Europe, and in the season prior, he netted an impressive 55. For two years consecutively, he’s been the top goal scorer on the continent.
It’s not just the goals he scores; it’s the versatility surrounding them. From his 34 non-penalty goals last term, 6 were with his left foot, 7 were headers, and 21 came with his preferred right foot.
Despite Bayern’s opening day draw of the new season, Lewandowski still managed to score and resume position as the number one threat in Germany.
#5 Romelu Lukaku – Chelsea (English Premier League)
Lukaku has undoubtedly struggled to settle in at one club, but his goal-scoring efforts are never affected no matter where he’s playing.
Since 2014, he’s played for Everton, Manchester United, and Inter Milan whilst scoring an impressive 175 goals.
Inter Milan wouldn’t have won the Serie A title last season without his assistance; the Belgium native scored 27 goals and broke Inters decade-long drought without an Italian domestic title.
His spectacular performances in Italy didn’t go unnoticed. Champions League winners Chelsea FC came calling with a massive lump sum of $142 million, and Lukaku resigned at the club he played for during 2011-2014. His previous stint at the club will be slightly different; with only 10 appearances made, he’d failed to make his mark on the game. This time around, he’ll be the most significant goal scorer at the club.
Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel believes the hefty price tag will be an excellent investment. “For me, it’s a perfect fit for Chelsea, this kind of player upfront,” he said. “We have a very strong group, defined by a very strong bond and with a certain attitude to be ready to help each other out.
“We think that Romelu, coming through here and always having Chelsea in his heart, is the perfect addition because he embodies all that.”