Top 8 Forwards to watch for in this World Cup 2022

The FIFA World Cup 2022 is just a few days away. Final squads of all the nations are announced and teams started practicing for this highly competitive tournament that happens only once in four years. For many great players, this will be the last world cup. 

Best Forwards in the world 2022

Best Forwards in the world 2022
Top 8 Forwards

The list of top 10 forward players to watch for in this world cup.

8. Vinicius Junior

Nation: Brazil

Club: Real Madrid

Vinicius Junior is considered as the most lethal attacker in the present soccer world. He played a crucial role in Real Madrid’s triumph in La Liga and the Champions League last season. He has netted 10 goals and 5 assists in 21 appearances for Real Madrid. He mostly plays as a winger and is known for his excellent dribbling and finishing abilities.

The combination of Neymar, Vinicius, and Raphinha makes Brazil the most brutal attacking force at the forward position and the number one contender for winning the world cup.

He is also one of the favorites to win the Best Young Player Award at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

7. Robert Lewandowski

Nation: Poland

Club: Barcelona

Robert Lewandowski was one of the most successful players in the Bundesliga playing for Bayern Munich. He has scored more than 500 goals at the senior level for the club and country.

He is known for his technique and finishing. Lewandowski won the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award (in 2020 and 2021) and the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award in 2020.

6. Karim Benzema

Nation: France

Club: Real Madrid

Karim Benzema is the current Ballon d’Or champion, the highest honor in men’s football. He was recalled to the French national team after facing 6 years of the ban since then scoring 10 goals in 16 games. Benzema is known for his exemplary style of play and goal-striking capability.

Benzema is the key player in Real Madrid’s success in recent years. He has scored 329 goals which is the second-highest for the club.   

5. Harry Kane

Nation: England

Club: Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane won the golden boot award in the world cup 2018 and he was the leading goal scorer that helped England to finish fourth. He is known for his exceptional goal-scoring capability.

Kane has scored 51 goals in 75 games for England. Also, he has been consistent in the list of top 5 goal scorers, by scoring 30 goals or more in the last three seasons of the Premier League.

He was the captain of the England national team that reached the final of EURO 2020. Kane is also known for his exceptional leadership skills that make him a complete player.

Also Read: Top 8 Midfielders to watch for in World Cup 2022

4. Cristiano Ronaldo

Nation: Portugal

Club: Man. Utd.

Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record for the highest number of goals scored in men’s international soccer. He is the winner of 5 Ballon d’Or awards that comes second after Messi (7 times).

The Portugal star has 117 goals in 191 senior appearances for his country. The Portuguese international has scored 698 goals in 933 club appearances to date making him arguably the greatest footballer of all time.

Ronaldo is Known for his speed and physicality, Ronaldo plays on the left wing, as well as a striker.

3. Neymar Jr.

Nation: Brazil

Club: Paris St. Germain

Neymar Jr. is known for his speed, dribbling skills, and innovative style of play. The versatile forward plays on the left wing but also plays on the right wing as well as a striker or second striker. Neymar has 202 club goals from 346 matches and 53 goals from 83 international caps.

This time Brazil is one of the favorites for the trophy and the team is full of world-class players for every position. Neymar along with others will be the vital attacking forward force that can make opponents anxious at any point in the game.

2. Kylian Mbappé

Nation: France

Club: Paris St. Germain

Kylian Mbappé is making his second appearance in the world cup. He scored a crucial goal in the final match of the world cup 2018. He became the second teenager after Pele to score a goal in the final of a world cup match. Mbappe is known for his exceptional dribbling abilities and speed. 

Kylian Mbappé is the most expensive player in the world. The monthly salary of Mbappe is 4 million euros. The French National Team is ready to claim the world cup trophy third time with the combination of the forwards Benzema, Mbappe, and Griezmann.

1. Lionel Messi

Nation: Argentina

Club: Paris St. Germain

This list will remain incomplete if the name of Lionel Messi was not there. Lionel Messi is the dominant name in the soccer world for the past decade. He was the winner of the golden ball in the 2014 world cup and won 7 Ballon d’Or awards. Messi’s current form at PSG is good and that makes him one of the complete forward players in the tournament.

Lionel Messi has several world records under his name but now he is desperate for a well-deserving title of world champion for his country. Argentina is unbeaten for the past 26 matches, and the crucial role in this phenomenal run is played by Lionel Messi.

If Argentina lifts the world cup of 2022 then no doubt, Messi will be the shining star.

8.Vinicius Junior
7.Robert Lewandowski
6.Karim Benzema
5.Harry Kane
4.Cristiano Ronaldo
3.Neymar Jr.
2.Kylian Mbappe
1.Lionel Messi

This is the list of the world’s best forward players. For the players like Messi, Ronaldo, Benzema, and Lewandowski, this could be the last world cup. They will try hard to give their best performances and make sure to win the trophy. Other world’s best forwards playing in this world cup who can make a greater impact are Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Sadio Mane, Phil Foden, and Raheem Sterling, etc.

Also Read: 2022 FIFA World Cup: All countries squad list for Qatar


Who is the best forward in the world?

Karim Benzema

Who is the best forward in the Premier League?

Erling Haaland

Who is the best forward in the England team?

Harry Kane

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