A Striker (or a forward) is a football player who is the closest to the other team's goal. The forwards are the players that are known to score the most goals.
Coaches usually send a forward that scores all the goals (the centre forward) and sends another forward that makes the assists (second striker).
The attackers are normally the last part of the formation numbers, for example:
- 4-3-3 is the formation. This formation shows that there are four defenders, three midfielders and three attackers.
- 4-4-2 is the formation. This formation shows that there are four defenders, four midfielders and two attackers.
- 3-4-3 is the formation. This formation shows that there are three defenders, four midfielders and three attackers.
- German Bundesliga:
- Premier League:
- La Liga (Spain):
- Ligue 1 (France):
- Carlos Bianchi: 179 goals
- FIFA World Cup
- UEFA Champions League
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