Top 10 Solo Goal Specialists in Football 2020
- December 09, 2020
- George Fletcher
Football is the most popular game in the world and is extremely fun to play. Many international tournaments or leagues are held between players from various regions. The team with maximum goals at the end of the match is declared as the winner. More or less, the forward players have to score goals and lead their team to victory.
There is a lot of team-work, and every player co-ordinates to score a single goal. Sometimes, the situations don’t allow a player to make passes to his teammate. The opponents try to take possession of the ball as soon as possible. It is where the player has to score a solo goal. He has to make a complete run independently and dribble the ball from defenses and kick the ball right into the net. Here are the Top 10 Solo Goal Specialists in Football 2020.
1) Riyad Mahrez
Riyad Karem Mahrez is 29 years old (as of 2020) professional footballer who is the Algerian National Team captain. He is also a part of Premier League club Manchester City. No doubt he is one of the best goal specialists active for the Man. City in every league. Many times he has single-handedly scored goals to lead his team towards victory. He is even titled as the CAF’s African Footballer of the Year. After signing for Manchester City in 2018, he won FA Cup, EFL Cup, and Premier League in his maiden season.
2) Luis Suarez
Luis Alberto Suarez Diaz is regarded as an astonishing striker of his generation. He might be 33 years old (as of 2020) but has amazing fitness and has proved to be a solo goal specialist on several occasions. He has managed to win 19 trophies in his career and still earn more under his name. His dribbling skills are incredible and can penetrate through the strong defense of the opponent team.
3) Hatem Ben Arfa
Hatem Ben Arfa is a professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Bordeaux. Holding the title of “best-rated talents in Frances,” he never fails to showcase his excellent footwork and ball control. According to media and players, sometimes he is criticized for not having a disciplined nature. In many matches, he scored to make his team and prove that he is one of the best goal specialists.
4) Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah is a young footballer who plays as a forward for his Egypt National Team and Premier League club Liverpool. He scored 32 goals in a single season of the league and got Premier League Golden Boot under his name. The opponent team fears him for the dribbling skills he possesses. Salah recently scored a hat-trick in the first league match of the 2020 football season for his team against Leeds United.
5) Eden Hazard
Eden Michael Hazard is 29 years old (as of 2020) footballer from Belgium who captains his national team and plays as a winger for Real Madrid. He has got some creative skills and can dribble the ball from opponents. Hazard is considered to be one of the greatest footballers in the game. He is also the youngest player to win the Ligue 1 Player of the Year. Hazard can penetrate through the wall of players easily and is capable of scoring many goals on his own.
6) Vieira de Sousa
Only a handful of people are aware of this name as he is famously known as Hulk. Hulk is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Shanghai SIPG. He even acts as a winger for the Brazilian Nation Team and has brought many glories for his team. Hulk has eight solo goals under his name and is capable of dribbling the ball with ease. Several times he has proved to be a goal specialist for the match.
7) Arjen Robben
Arjen Robben is a professional footballer who is known widely for his immensely powerful ball-handling skills. He even plays as a winger along with acquiring captaincy of Eredivisie club Groningen. Robben proved that age is just a number and was the best solo specialist during his career peak time. It is heart-breaking that he announced his retirement in 2019 but no one can match his skills even a year after.
Neymar da Silva Santos Junior is among the greatest footballers of modern-day sports. He plays as a forward in professional football for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar holds the record of second highest goal scorer for his national team as well. He could easily dribble through the line of defense and finishes the goal in style. Even the goalkeepers can’t track his movements before it’s too late for them. It is expected that he will
9) Christiano Ronaldo
Christiano Ronaldo is known as the best player globally and widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time. He has won 30 major trophies in his career until now and holds the maximum goals and assists by any player in the UEFA Champions League. It is safe to say that nobody can match his skill level after all the goals he scored. Ronaldo is performing well in the 2020 football season and would keep on setting a high standard for international football.
10) Lionel Messi
Lionel Andres Messi is the best Argentine football professional who captains both Spanish club Argentina and his national football team. It is worth mentioning that he has won 6 Ballon d’Or awards and aims to win even more. He is extremely fast on the ground, and no player can tackle him to snatch the ball. His creative skills allow him to take sharp turns that make him a goal specialist on many occasions.
As time passes, more and more players will make their way into this list of solo goal specialists. This game is all about the ball-control skill and, most importantly, the running speed of each player of the team. But in the end, it’s the team effort that matters the most.