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Ranking the Top 10 Strikers In The World Right Now

Ranking the Top 10 Strikers In The World Right Now
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Strikers are depended upon to put the ball in the back of the net, and they are arguably chiefly responsible for a team's success. There are many great strikers in the game today. Here are the top 10 in the world right now.

10. Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney
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10. Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney
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The Manchester United captain has enjoyed plenty of success with the Red Devils. He has been a regular for both club and country. Wayne Rooney has scored 234 career goals, 217 of those being for United. He has also scored 40 goals for England. Rooney has spent 11 seasons with Manchester United. He plays a great role there and has helped them to five Premier League titles as well as a Champions League Trophy.

9. Edinson Cavani

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9. Edinson Cavani

Edinson Cavani
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The Paris Saint-Germain striker is well known for his incredible work rate and superb goals. He is a proven goalscorer and has scored 181 career goals. Edinson Cavani made his name at Palermo, but his performances improved drastically after he left for Napoli. He scored 104 goals in 138 appearances for the club; in his three seasons there, he registered over 30 each season. Since moving to PSG he has scored 27 goals in 47 appearances.

8. Robert Lewandowski

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8. Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski
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The Polish striker is a solid front man. He made his name at Borussia Dortmund, the club he has scored 103 goals for. He made 185 appearances for the German outfit but has since moved next door to Bayern Munich. Robert Lewandowski has scored 166 career goals in 305 appearances.

7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has played for some of the biggest clubs in the world: Barcelona, Inter Milan and AC Milan -- just to name a few. He currently plies his trade at Paris Saint-Germain. The Swedish striker has scored an incredible 317 career goals in 584 appearances. Ibrahimovic is one of the most feared strikers around, and his unorthodox finishing style has made him one of the best footballers of his generation.

6. Robin van Persie

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6. Robin van Persie

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Robin van Persie spent several seasons with Arsenal; he scored a decent number of goals for them every season, but in the 2011-12 campaign, the injury-prone Dutchman remained healthy enough to bang 37 goals in 48 appearances. He left for Manchester United the following year and probably single-handedly won them the league by scoring 30 goals in 48 more appearances.

5. Radamel Falcao

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5. Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao
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Radamel Falcao, known as 'el tigre' for his bullish style of play, is probably the best striker in the world. He was sidelined for six months with a knee injury, but he seems to be fully recovered. The Colombian is a pure scorer; he has made 305 appearances in his career and has scored 200 goals. He recently joined Manchester United on a season-long loan, and the Red Devils will be depending on him to get their season back on track.

4. Sergio Aguero

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4. Sergio Aguero

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Sergio 'Kun' Aguero is an Argentine forward of the highest quality who currently plays for Manchester City. Aguero was bought from Atletico Madrid in 2011. He scored 101 goals in 234 outings for the Rojiblancos. Since his Manchester move, Aguero has found the back of the net 77 times. His career total is currently at 201, having played in 415 matches. The Argentine is injury-prone, but when healthy, he is one of the most fearsome strikers around.

3. Luis Suarez

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3. Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez
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Luis Suarez is best known for his teeth, but he's also known for scoring a few goals here and there. The Uruguayan recently moved to Barcelona, but he is currently serving a four-month ban, so we won't be seeing him play anytime soon. Suarez rose to fame at Ajax; in the 2009-10 season, he scored 49 goals in 48 appearances for the club. He later moved to Liverpool, taking the Premier League by storm. His current total stands at 220 in 363.

2. Diego Costa

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2. Diego Costa

Diego Costa
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On current run of form, Brazilian born striker Diego Costa is arguably the best pure forward in the world right now. He led Atletico Madrid to the La Liga title last season, scoring 36 goals in 52 appearances. Costa hit 56 goals for Atletico during his last two seasons, and he has scored 107 career goals in 281 outings. Signing for Chelsea this summer, he is the Blues' best player so far this season, scoring four goals in his first three games.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

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1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo
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Cristiano Ronaldo isn't an out-and-out striker, but the Portuguese forward is simply phenomenal. He made his name at Manchester United and was later sold to Real Madrid. Since his move, Ronaldo has scored a whopping 255 goals in 250 appearances for Los Blancos. His career total currently stands at an amazing 378 in 573. Ronaldo has certainly lived up to the name. What a guy!

Lou Flavius is a soccer writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @LouFlavius , “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.