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Famous strikers who left their mark in the history of world football

World football is also famous for its famous strikers who have left an incredible mark in the history of the game. Below are the names of some of the most famous and influential strikers:

  1. Pele – Brazilian footballer Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pele, is considered one of the greatest strikers in the history of football. He won three World Cups and numerous club titles with Santos and the New York Cosmos.
  2. Diego Maradona – Argentine footballer Diego Armando Maradona was not only an incredible striker, but also one of the most talented footballers of all time. His performances at the 1986 World Cup have remained in history as one of the most impressive.
  3. Lionel Messi – The Argentine striker who plays for Paris Saint-Germain is considered one of the modern day greats. Messi has many individual honours including winning the Ballon d’Or multiple times.
  4. Cristiano Ronaldo – The Portuguese striker who has competed for Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus and other clubs is also considered one of the best footballers of modern times. He also holds many awards and records.
  5. Gerard Muller – German striker known as the “Bomber of the Nation”, he was a master goal scorer and was the record holder for goals in World Cups for a long time.
  6. Thierry Henry – French striker who shone both in his club career (especially at Arsenal and Barcelona) and with the French national team.
  7. Alfredo Di Stefano – Uruguayan footballer who is considered one of the first multi-functional strikers, and played for Real Madrid in its golden era.
  8. Thomas Muller – German striker who was instrumental in the successes of the German national team and club Bayern Munich.

This is just a small list of famous strikers and there are many other footballers who have left their mark in the history of world football through their skills and achievements.