Who are the 10 best young strikers in the world currently?

Who are the 10 best young strikers in the world currently?

Steve Njuguna
June 4, 2023 at 9:16 AM

Goals are the main determinants of whether a team wins a football game. More often than not, the responsibility of scoring them lies with the strikers. Today, we delve into the top 10 best strikers in the world right now and learn more about what they have achieved at their young ages.

Erling Braut Haaland of Man City
Erling Braut Haaland of Man City during an EPL game in the 2022-23 season. Photo by Julian Finney
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Young players tend to cost more in the transfer market as their potential is valued over their relative inexperience. A forward aged between 17 and 24 will likely cost more than one aged between 28 and 32.

Who are the best young strikers in FIFA 23?

Several young strikers have caught the eye of the popular game EA Sports FIFA 23. Some of them have average ratings that improve as you play the game.


Overall FIFA Rating

Kylian Mbappe (PSG)


Erling Haaland (Manchester City)


Julian Alvarez (Manchester City)


Moise Kean (Juventus)


Rasmus Hojlund (Atalanta B.C)


Jonathan David (LOSC Lille)


Gift Orban (KAA Gent)


Victor Osimhen (Napoli)


Goncalo Ramos (Benfica)


Dusan Vlahovic (Juventus)


Is Victor Osimhen the best striker in the world?

Osimhen has led Napoli this season to their first Serie A league title in 33 years. His formidable partnership with Kvicha Kvaratskhelia has propelled the team to new heights. He is one of the best strikers in Italy.

Is Mbappe the best striker in the world right now?

Kylian Mbappe has built a reputation for himself as one of the best strikers in Europe. In December 2022, he led France to the World Cup final against Argentina, scoring three goals despite their loss.

Mbappe in training
Mbappe in PSG training ahead of the 2022/23 season. Photo by Aurelien Meunier/PSG
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Is Erling Haaland the best striker in the world right now?

Erling Haaland is the best striker in the world right now. Haaland has recently broken the English Premier League single-season goalscoring record of 33 goals.

10 best young strikers in the world currently

10. Moise Kean (23, Juventus)

Despite being only 23, Kean has been around for some time, making his Juventus debut while only 16 in 2016. He has had spells with Hellas Verona, Everton and PSG. His experience at a relatively young age has made him an adept striker for Juventus and the Italian national team.

Moise Kean at Juventus
Moise Kean during a pre-season training session with Juventus in 2022. Photo by Daniele Badolato/Juventus FC
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9. Julian Alvarez (23, Manchester City)

Julian Alvarez has often been deployed as an impact substitution, but his impact has been massive. He was a huge force in Argentina's World Cup-winning campaign. He has been an important fixture for Manchester City in defending the EPL title.

8. Jonathan David (23, LOSC Lille)

Canadian International David has been one of the bright lights of Ligue 1 over the last few seasons. He won the League with Lille in 2021 and has consistently scored over 15 goals a season. He also led Canada to qualification for the 2022 World Cup, the first tournament the country had participated in since 1986.

Jonathan David in Lille colours
Jonathan David in a Ligue 1 tie for Lille during the 2022/23 season. Photo by Sylvain Lefevre
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7. Rasmus Hojlund (20, Atalanta BC)

Danish forward Rasmus Hojlund has been a revelation in the Serie A. His aggressive style is similar to fellow prodigy Erling Braut Haaland. He has been linked with a move to Manchester United.

Hojlund during a match for Denmark
Hojlund's performances have attracted some big names. Photo by Ulrik Pedersen/DeFodi Image
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6. Gift Orban (20, Gent)

Nigerian sensation Gift Orban has been on fire for Belgian heavyweights Gent this season. He was discovered in 2021 at a tournament in Nigeria by the Norwegian side Stabaek. Gift is known for his speed and deadly finishing.

Gift Orban in Gent colors
Gift Orban during a game for Gent in the 2022/2023 UEFA Conference League. Photo by Isosport/MB Media
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5. Dusan Vlahovic (23, Serbia)

Vlahovic made his name in Fiorentina before earning his big money move to Juventus. He also features prominently for the Serbian national team during international competitions. Vlahovic is known for his pace, strength and ability.

Vlahovic in a Juventus jersey
Vlahovic has been linked with a move to England. Photo by Federico Tardito/Mondadori Portfolio
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4. Goncalo Ramos (21, Benfica)

Ramos is a product of Benfica's famed academy. He plays predominantly as a central striker though he has frequently been deployed in wide areas due to his speed. He recently made headlines after scoring a hat trick for the Portuguese national team against Switzerland in the World Cup.

3. Victor Osimhen (23, Napoli)

Osimhen has been a star since leading Nigeria to victory at the 2016 U-17 World Cup. He has led Napoli to their first Scudetto in 33 years. He has previously had spells in Wolfsburg and Lille.

Osimhen celebrating a goal for Napoli
Osimhen celebrates after scoring during the 2022/23 Serie A season. Photo by Francesco Pecoraro
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2. Kylian Mbappe (24, PSG)

Mbappe is the starboy of French football. Despite only being 24, he is PSG's record goalscorer. He was also instrumental in leading the French national team to the World Cup trophy in 2018 and to the runner-up position in 2022.

1. Erling Haaland (23, Manchester City)

Erling began his career early, having prolific seasons in Austria with Red Bull Salzburg and in Germany with Borussia Dortmund. The Norwegian recently led Manchester City to the 2022-23 EPL title breaking plenty of goalscoring records. His goals have also led Manchester City to the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League final.

Best young strikers in the world
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These are the best young strikers in world football at the moment. Their exciting play will be a fixture on our television screens.

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