Top 5 Best Strikers In Europe 2023

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The European football season has entered the decisive races. This is the time when the teams start to accelerate, the stars are expected to shine and also the time when the race for the European Golden Shoe title becomes hotter than ever. There are a lot of great strikers who are showing great scoring form at the moment. Who are they? Let's take a look at the list of 5 best strikers in European football at the moment.

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Erling Haaland - Manchester City

When it comes to scoring goals, it is impossible to ignore the scariest scoring machine in Europe this season, the Manchester City striker, Erling Haaland. Haaland's strong sprints help the Norwegian striker temporarily separate from the top players in the race to the title of the European Golden Shoe.

The Premier League has only gone through 23 rounds, but Haaland has pocketed 26 goals for himself. The above number is enough to help him become the top scorer in the last 4 seasons. And if he continues to maintain this scoring performance, Haaland can completely aim to break the record of 34 goals in a Premier League season of two legends Andy Cole and Alan Shearer. The above achievements are too impressive for a player who has only joined this tournament less than a year.

Although there are many opinions that Haaland is affecting the overall play of Man City when the Norwegian striker does not contribute too much to the overall play, it is the price in exchange for his terrific scoring performance - a real scoring machine.

In fact, his critics often do not have much time to gloat because this season, Man City's No. 9 has never lost more than two matches. Every team facing The Citizens has to find a way to stop Haaland from scoring, but the number of times they succeed is rare.

Behind this striker, there is a solid system built under the hands of coach Pep Guardiola. The Norwegian striker is fueled by some of the most creative passers in the world. And it didn't take long for him to build a good connection with his predecessor Kevin de Bruyne who is leading the Premier League's assists list with a stellar season. And for Erling Haaland, just being excellent is not enough. All records are waiting for this guy to break.

Marcus Rashford - Manchester United

However, if only in the post-World Cup 2022 period, Erling Haaland is still not the best performing name in the Premier League. That person must be Marcus Rashford from Manchester United. The English striker is even the highest performing striker in Europe at this time.

Since the end of the World Cup, Rashford has continuously scored 16 goals in just 17 matches. When being asked if Marcus Rashford is one of the best strikers in Europe at the moment, coach Erik ten Hag confidently replied that he is definitely among the best. Ten Hag is not the type of coach who often gives praise to his students in the media, but when witnessing Marcus Rashford's performances in recent times, it is hard to deny the excellence of this striker.



Not only showing impressive form in the Premier League, United's No 10 also shone with a very important goal in the match against Barcelona in the play-off round of the Europa League. The fact that coach Erik ten Hag created conditions for Rashford to play closer to the penalty area helped the 25-year-old star promote his greatest strengths of penetrating and finishing, becoming the main goalscorer in the Red Devil formation. Statistics show that Rashford has averaged 3.04 shots per game this season, compared with 1.61 times last season. The English striker is also the person who has the most shots in the current Man UTD squad with a total of 66 times.

As a result, Rashford has scored a total of 24 goals in all competitions this season. If the current shooting form is maintained, Marcus Rashford's scoring record will certainly be further enhanced when the season ends..

Harry Kane - Tottenham Hotspur

Besides the strong rise of two young strikers, there is still one striker who is trying to maintain a very stable form, that is Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur. This is an indispensable name in the Premier League's top scorer race in recent seasons, and this year is no exception.



The brilliance of Erling Haaland makes many people ignore the fact that Harry Kane is second in the race with 17 goals in 23 games - a number that could have helped Kane lead the scoring list for many seasons before. However, this season, he is facing an excellent opponent.

Unlike Erling Haaland and Marcus Rashford as the team's main finishers, Harry Kane plays a larger role at Tottenham. He dropped deep to support his teammates and bridged Spurs' upswings, and was frequently in the box to become a destination for assists.

In addition to providing a lot of support for the overall play, Harry Kane has also succeeded in maintaining a stable scoring performance over the past 10 years. This efficiency is probably what Erling Haaland or Marcus Rashford would like to have in the future.

Kylian Mbappe - Paris Saint-Germain

England has many excellent strikers, but other top leagues also have their own elite representatives. It would be remiss to ignore the leader of the young generation of strikers in Europe - the current World Cup scorer, Kylian Mbappe.


Perhaps there is no need to introduce too much about this golden boy of the France team. The French star has proven his class in the past seasons. He also once again confirmed his position on the football map after a brilliant 2022 World Cup in Qatar - the tournament where Mbappe is the number one striker with a total of 8 goals.

In the shirt of the Paris Saint-Germain club, the 24-year-old star still maintains his form when he has pocketed 27 goals in 28 matches in all competitions, especially in the Champions League arena. The number 7 of PSG is showing its charm with 7 goals in 7 matches.

Mbappe will still be one of the biggest expectations of the French rich guy team in the Ligue 1 race this season. And the most recent is the second leg of the 1/8 Champions League round with bad rivals Bayern Munich.

Victor Osimhen - Napoli

Besides the familiar names to the audience, this season has witnessed the emergence of a new star, that is Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen. This is the second-ranked striker following Erling Haaland in the race for the European Golden Shoe title this season. He got himself 18 goals in 19 matches in Serie A, greatly contributing to the extremely high form of the Napoli club.

Although the season has just passed more than half of the way, the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona team is now very close to the Scudetto title when the distance between them and the chasing group is now 15 points. The two main factors in the success of the Napoli team are the duo Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Victor Osimhen. These two names have contributed half of the total goals Napoli scored in the domestic league.

Along with Marcus Rashford, Osimhen is one of the highest performing players in Europe. He has shot in 7 consecutive matches - which player has done in Serie A in a Napoli shirt before.

The brilliant performance of the Nigerian striker has attracted the attention of many big men in Europe, making this player one of the hottest items in the transfer market. Osimhen is said to have caught the eye of giants like Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Chelsea.  And among them, Manchester United is the team that is most determined to get the star. Imagine the scenario when Marcus Rashford and Victor Osimhen were together in the Red Devils' aviation. This is definitely going to be one of the most watched duos in Europe!


In addition to the five names mentioned above, there are still many strikers who are showing high performance like Robert Lewandowski - La Liga's top scorer with 15 goals. The duo who have the same number of goals as Mbappe in Ligue 1 are Folarin Balogun and Jonathan David. Or van Toney - the striker is comparable to Marcus Rashford in the Premier League.

However, if you have to name the top 5 best strikers in Europe at the moment, surely Erling Haaland, Marcus Rashford or Harry Kane are the most worthy names. The season of European football is still almost halfway through and there are still exciting developments and interesting surprises waiting ahead. The race to the European Golden Shoe has also begun to heat up right now.