FIFA 21 forwards: better, promising and good and cheap!

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Lionel Messi is the best striker in FIFA 21, after all he is the best athlete in the entire game! But besides him there are dozens of other strikers, second strikers and wingers for you to hire in Career Mode. Check out the TOP 100 of FIFA 21's offensive players and find out how much it costs to buy each one, including their salary!

In addition to the best, you will also see the young promises of the attack and the good and cheap ones! Check out:



  • 100 best strikers
  • 50 promising forwards
  • 35 good and cheap strikers

OBS.: to understand the positions in the tables below, see the legends:

  • ATA: attacker
  • TO: second striker
  • ON: left end
  • PD: right end
  • MAY: offensive midfielder
  • MC: center sock
  • ME: left sock
  • MD: right sock

100 best offensive players

# Player Overall positions Time Age Salary Price
1# Lionel Messi 93 PD, ATA, SA Barcelona 33 630K 117M
2# Cristiano Ronaldo 92 ATA, PE Juventus 35 245K 71M
3# Neymar 91 PE, MEI PSG 28 310K 149.5M
4# Robert Lewandowski 91 ATA Bayern Munchen 32 270K 125.5M
5# Kylian Mbappé 90 ATA, PE, PD PSG 21 180K 209.5M
6# Mohamed Salah 90 PD Liverpool 28 280K 136M
7# Sadio Mané 90 PE Liverpool 28 280K 136M
8# Harry Kane 89 ATA Tottenham 27 250K 138.5M
9# Karim Benzema 89 SA, ATA Real Madrid 32 390K 94M
10 # Sergio Aguero 89 ATA Manchester City 32 340K 94M
11 # Paulo Dybala 88 SA, MEI Juventus 27 215K 123M
12 # Raheem Sterling 88 PE, PD Manchester City 25 310K 129.5M
13 # Heung Min Son 88 SA, PE, ME Tottenham 28 225K 110M
14 # Eden Hazard 88 PE Real Madrid 29 390K 101M
15 # Jadon Sancho 87 SA, MD, MEI Borussia Dortmund 20 90K 140M
16 # Bernardo Silva 87 PD, MEI, MC Manchester City 26 240K 107.5M
17 # Jamie Vardy 87 ATA Leicester City 33 195K 58M
18 # Ciro Immobile 87 ATA Lazio 30 140K 88M
19 # Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 87 ATA, PE Arsenal 31 195K 76M
20 # Angel Di Maria 87 PD, PE PSG 32 180K 71M
21 # Luis Suárez 87 ATA Atletico Madrid 33 130K 58M
22 # Serge Gnabry 86 PD, ME, MD Bayern Munchen 25 125K 99M
23 # Roberto Firmino 86 SA Liverpool 29 195K 78.5M
24 # Antoine Griezmann 86 ATA, PD, PE Barcelona 29 310K 76.5M
25 # Thomas Müller 86 PD, MEI, MD Bayern Munchen 31 145K 74M
26 # Alejandro Gomez 86 SA, ATA, MEI Atalanta 32 115K 61M
27 # Kai Havertz 85 SA, MEI, MD Chelsea 21 120K 137M
28 # Marcus Rashford 85 ATA, ME Manchester United 23 170K 98M
29 # Kingsley Coman 85 PE, MD, ME Bayern Munchen 24 115K 83M
30 # Timo Werner 85 ATA, PE Chelsea 24 150K 84M
31 # Hakim Ziyech 85 PD, MEI Chelsea 27 155K 70.5M
32 # Riyad Mahrez 85 PD, MD Manchester City 29 240K 59.5M
33 # Mauro Icardi 85 ATA PSG 27 150K 71M
34 # Luis Alberto 85 SA, MEI, MC Lazio 28 115K 64.5M
35 # Lorenzo Insigne 85 PE, SA Naples 29 140K 59.5M
36 # Romelu Lukaku 85 ATA International 27 190K 71M
37 # Marco Reus 85 SA, MEI Borussia Dortmund 31 105K 50M
38 # Dries Mertens 85 SA, ATA, MEI Naples 33 130K 39M
39 # Erling Haaland 84 ATA Borussia Dortmund 20 60K 104M
40 # Lautaro Martinez 84 ATA International 23 145K 98M
41 # oyarzabal 84 PE, PD Real Sociedad 23 50K 71.5M
42 # Julian Brandt 84 SA, MEI, MC Borussia Dortmund 24 80K 68.5M
43 # Anthony Martial 84 ATA Manchester United 24 175K 69M
44 # Raul Jimenez 84 ATA Wolverhampton 29 155K 47.5M
45 # Memphis Depay 84 SA, PE, MEI Lyon 26 120K 63.5M
46 # Josip Ilicic 84 SA, ATA Atalanta 32 100K 38.5M
47 # Wissam Ben Yedder 84 ATA AS Monaco 30 100K 47.5M
48 # Isco 84 PE, MEI, MC Real Madrid 28 240K 47.5M
49 # Iago Aspas 84 ATA, PD Celta Vigo 33 50K 38.5M
50 # Jose Callejon 84 PD, MD Fiorentina 33 95K 30M
51 # Edinson Cavani 84 ATA Manchester Unites 33 195K 31M
52 # Ousmane Dembele 83 PD, PE, Barcelona 23 195K 64.5M
53 # Gabriel Jesus 83 ATA Manchester City 23 170K 59M
54 # Marcos Llorente 83 ATA, MD, MC Atletico Madrid 25 80K 53.5M
55 # Nabil Fekir 83 ATA, MEI, MD Real Betis 27 43 k 48.5sq.m
56 # Duván Zapata 83 ATA Atalanta 29 95K 41.5M
57 # Gerard Moreno 83 ATA, SA, MD Villarreal 28 60K 42M
58 # For your 83 PD, SA, MD Real Sociedad 28 55K 41.5M
59 # Thorgan Hazard 83 SA, ME Borussia Dortmund 27 90K 43.5M
60 # Dusan Tadic 83 SA, PE, MEI Ajax 31 33K 34.5M
61 # Wilfried Zaha 83 SA, ME Crystal Palace 28 100K 44.5M
62 # Douglas Costa 83 PE, PD, ME Bayern Munchen 30 115K 40M
63 # Muniain 83 PE, PD, MEI Sevilla 27 46K 43.5M
64 # Coutinho 83 PE, MEI, MC Barcelona 28 215K 41.5M
65 # Oscar 83 PE, MEI, MC Shangai SIPG 29 27.5K 41.5M
66 # Edin Dzeko 83 ATA Rome 34 90K 19.5M
67 # Radja Nainggolan 83 SA, MEI, MC International 32 140K 32.5M
68 # Gareth Bale 83 PD Tottenham (loan) 31 225K 39.5M
69 # Carlos Vela 83 PD, PE, MEI LAFC 31 19K 34M
70 # Ibrahimovic 83 ATA AC Milan 39 55K 14M
71 # João Felix 83 SA, ATA Atletico Madrid 21 60K 76M
72 # Steven Bergwijn 82 PE, ME, MD Tottenham 23 105K 53.5M
73 # Marco Asensio 82 PE, PD Real Madrid 24 180K 49M
74 # Andrej Kramaric 82 ATA, MEI Hoffenheim 29 60K 34.5M
75 # Anderson Talisca 82 ATA, MD Guangzhou Evergrande 26 26.5K 46M
76 # Angel Correa 82 ATA, MD Atletico Madrid 25 75K 46M
77 # Dele Alli 82 ATA, MC, MEI Tottenham 24 105K 49M
78 # Lucas Ocampos 82 PD, PE Sevilla 26 45K 41.5M
79 # Florian Thauvin 82 PD, ME Marseille 27 70K 36.5M
80 # Morata 82 ATA Juventus (loan) 28 80K 37M
81 # Lucas Moura 82 SA, ME, MD Tottenham 28 125K 36.5M
82 # Steven Berghuis 82 PD Feyenoord 28 28K 34.5M
83 # James Rodriguez 82 PD, MEI Everton 29 120K 34.5M
84 # Rodrigo 82 ATA MEI Leeds United 29 155K 34.5M
85 # Alexandre Lacazette 82 ATA Arsenal 29 130K 34.5M
86 # Marko Arnautovic 82 ATA Shangai SIPG 31 26.5K 29M
87 # Ivan Perisic 82 PE, ME International 31 130K 28M
88 # Dimitri Payet 82 PE, MEI Marseille 33 70K 21.5M
89 # Mesut Ozil 82 PD, MEI Arsenal 32 115K 28M
90 # Gonzalo Higuain 82 ATA Inter Miami 32 17K 27.5M
91 # Moussa diaby 81 PE, ME Bayer Leverkusen 21 60K 58M
92 # Raphinha 81 PD, MD Leeds United 23 115K 42M
93 # Richarlison 81 ATA, PE Everton 23 100K 59M
94 # Christian Pulisic 81 PE, PD, ME Chelsea 22 95K 47M
95 # Nicolas Pà © pà © 81 PD, MD Arsenal 25 100K 38.5M
96 # Gonçalo Guedes 81 ATA, MEI, ME Valencia 23 44K 46M
97 # Wout Weghorts 81 ATA Werder Bremen 28 70K 31.5M
98 # James Maddison 81 PE, MEI, MC Leicester City 23 90K 42M
99 # Matteo Politano 81 PD, MD Naples 27 120K 31.5M
100 # Inaki Williams 81 ATA, PD Sevilla 26 39K 38.5M

50 best promises for offense

# Player Potential Overall positions Time Age Salary Price
1# Kylian Mbappé 95 90 ATA, PE, PD PSG 21 180K 209.5M
2# Jadon Sancho 93 87 SA, MEI, MD Borussia Dortmund 20 90K 140M
3# Kai Havertz 93 85 SA, MD, MEI Chelsea 21 120K 137M
4# João Felix 93 82 SA, ATA Atletico Madrid 21 60K 76M
5# Vinicius Jr. 93 80 PE Real Madrid 20 105K 56.5M
6# Erling Haaland 92 84 ATA Borussia Dortmund 20 60K 104M
7# Marcus Rashford 91 85 ATA, ME Manchester United 23 170K 98M
8# Lautaro Martinez 91 84 ATA International 23 145K 98M
9# latch 91 78 PD, PE, MEI Barcelona 20 120K 38.5M
10 # Rodrygo 90 79 PD Real Madrid 19 100K 42.5M
11 # Ansu Fati 90 76 PE Barcelona 18 26.5K 19.5M
12 # oyarzabal 89 84 PE, PD Real Sociedad 23 50K 71.5M
13 # Ousmane Dembele 89 83 PE, PD Barcelona 23 195K 64.5M
14 # Mason Greendwood 89 77 ATA, ME Manchester United 19 36K 27.5M
15 # Takefusa kubo 89 75 SA, MD, MC Villarreal 19 70K 15M
16 # Thiago almada 89 74 PE, MEI, MC Velez Sarzfield 19 9.8K 11.5M
17 # Moussa diaby 88 81 PE, ME Bayer Leverkusen 21 60K 58M
18 # Richarlison 88 81 ATA, PE Everton 23 100K 59M
19 # Ferran Torres 88 80 ATA, PE, PD Manchester City 20 115K 52.5M
20 # Antony 88 79 PD, PE Ajax 20 19K 43.5M
21 # Phil Foden 88 79 PE, ME, MEI Manchester City 20 95K 43.5M
22 # Dejan Kulusevski 88 78 PD, MEI Juventus 20 60K 35M
23 # Jonathan David 88 77 ATA, SA, MEI LOSC Lille 20 32K 26.5M
24 # Giovanni Reyna 88 73 SA, MEI Borussia Dortmund 18 5.5K 8M
25 # Jéremy Doku 88 71 PE, PE Stade Rennais FC 18 12.5K 5.5M
26 # Gabriel Jesus 87 83 ATA Manchester City 23 170K 59M
27 # Steven Bergwijn 87 82 PE ,, ME, MD Tottenham 23 105K 53.5M
28 # Christian Pulisic 87 81 PD, PE, ME Chelsea 22 95K 47M
29 # Gonçalo Guedes 87 81 ATA, ME, MEI Valencia 23 44K 46M
30 # Mason mount 87 80 PE, MEI, MC Chelsea 21 80K 48.5M
31 # Dani Olmo 87 79 SA, MEI RB Leipzig 22 55K 44.5M
32 # Matheus Cunha 87 79 ATA, MEI, ME Hertha Berlin 21 41K 44.5M
33 # Victor Osimhen 87 79 ATA Naples 21 60K 44.5M
34 # Ismaila Sarr 87 78 ATA, MD Watford 22 20.5K 36M
35 # Adam Hlozek 87 74 ATA, ME, MD Sparta Prague 18 3.8K 10.5M
36 # Reinier 87 71 SA, MEI Borussia Dortmund (loan) 18 34K 5.5M
37 # Facundo Pellistri 87 71 PD, MD Manchester United 18 21.5K 5.5M
38 # Christos Tzolis 87 71 PD, PE, ATA PAOK 18 3.9K 3.9M
39 # Joelson fernandes 87 69 PD, PE Sporting 17 1.6K 3.9M
40 # Karim adeyemi 87 69 ATA RB Leipzig 18 6.2K 4M
41 # Luis Henrique 87 67 PD Marseille 18 5.6K 3.1M
42 # Christopher Nkunku 86 80 ATA, MEI RB Leipzig 23 55K 38.5M
43 # Marcus Thuram 86 80 ATA, ME Borussia Monchengladbach 23 44K 38.5M
44 # Diogo Jota 86 80 PE, ATA, SA Liverpool 23 100K 37.5M
45 # Dominic Calvert-Lewin 86 80 ATA Everton 23 95K 37.5M
46 # Allan Saint-Maximin 86 80 ATA, PE, ME Newcastle United 23 49K 37.5M
47 # Alexander Isak 86 79 ATA Real Sociedad 21 31K 39.5M
48 # Calvin Stengs 86 78 PD, MEI AZ 21 12.5K 36M
49 # Donyell Malen 86 78 ATA PSV 21 19K 36.5M
50 # Samuel Chukwueze 86 77 SA, PD, MD Villarreal 21 25.5K 26.5M

35 good and cheap strikers

#



Player

Overall

Age

positions

Team

Salary

Purchase Price

1#

Franck Ribéry

81

37

SA, PE, ME

Fiorentina

55K

9M

2#

Fabio Quagliarella

80

37

ATA

Sampdoria

21.5K

7M

3#

Diego Valeri

79

34

ATA, MEI

Portland Timbers

11.5K

8M

4#

Youssef El Arabi

78

33

ATA

Olympiacos CFP

21.5K

9M

5#

Dieumerci Mbokani

78

34

ATA

Royal Antwerp F.C.

26.5K

7M

6#

Kevin-Prince Boateng

78

33

SA, MC

AC Monza

21.5K

9M

7#

Jorge Molina

78

38

ATA

Granada CF

23.5K

4.8M

8#

Carlos Tevez

78

36

ATA, SA, MEI

Boca Juniors,

16.5K

4.8M

9#

Lisandro Lopez

78

37

ATA

Racing Club

18K

4.8M

10 #

Burak yilmaz

78

35

ATA

LOSC Lille

40K

7M

11 #

Mar al soma

77

31

ATA

Al Ahli

42K

9M

12 #

Islam Slimani

77

32

ATA

Leicester City

75K

8.5M

13 #

Silvio Romero

77

32

ATA

Independent Athletic Club

22K

9M

14 #

Carlos Bacca

77

34

ATA

Villarreal CF

34K

6.5M

15 #

Giovanni Moreno

77

34

ATA, MEI

Shanghai Greenland Shenhua

16K

5M

16 #

Nikola Kalinic

77

32

ATA

Greece Verona

30K

8.5M

17 #

Matheus

77

37

PE, SA, ATA

Shijiazhuang Ever Bright FC

12.5K

3.4M

18 #

Ryan Babel

77

33

PE, PD, ATA

Galatasaray SK

65K

6.5M

19 #

Soldier

77

35

ATA

Granada CF

22K

4.5M

20 #

Andraž Šporar

76

26

ATA

Sporting of Lisbon

14.5K

10M

21 #

Vedat Muriqi

76

26

ATA

Lazio

55K

10M

22 #

Juan Dinenno

76

26

ATA

National University Club

15K

10M

23 #

Ludovic ajorque

76

26

ATA

RC Strasbourg

30K

10M

24 #

Keita Baldé

76

25

ATA, ME, PE

AS Monaco

45K

10M

25 #

Gaëtan laborde

76

26

ATA

Montpellier HÃ © rault SC

33K

10M

26 #

Maximilian philipp

76

26

ATA, ME, MEI

VfL Wolfsburg

43K

9.5M

27 #

Henry Martin

76

27

ATA, PD

Club América

39K

9M

28 #

Lucas Andersen

76

26

PE, ATA

Aalborg BK

16.5K

9M

29 #

Niclas Fullkrug

76

27

ATA

SV Werder Bremen

29K

9M

30 #

Marko Livaja

76

27

ATA, MEI, ME

AEK Athens

19K

9M

31 #

Miguel Borgia

76

27

ATA

Junior F.C.

19K

9M

32 #

Mr. Ally Samatta

76

27

ATA

Fenerbahçe SK

55K

9M

33 #

Frank Acheampong

76

26

ATA, PE

Tianjin TEDA FC

15K

9M

34 #

Derlis González

76

26

ATA, ME, MD

Olympia Club

17.5K

9M

35 #

Robin Quaison

76

27

ATA, ME, MEI

1. FSV Mainz 05

29K

9M

See also:

  • Best promises of FIFA 21
  • The best FIFA 21 players in all positions
  • Fastest FIFA 21 Players
  • End of contract players
  • Good and cheap Career Mode players
  • Career Mode free players
  • Cheap promises for Career Mode
  • Veteran FIFA 21 players
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