There are always debates about who were the best players from certain eras. In this blog, we’re going to look at the case for the best strikers of the 1990s
The Brazilian was unstoppable at his late 90s peak. 352 goals in 518 games in a career unfortunately ravaged by weight issues and injuries in the 00s. 15 goals in 20 internationals in 1997 show his class at the time. Two world cups, a UEFA Cup, 2 Copa Americas, a UEFA Cup Winners Cup and three FIFA World Player of the year show his class.
271 in 507 games doesn’t tell the story of this incredible goal scorer. He could finish from anywhere and was unstoppable from anywhere within 30 yards of goal. Included twice in FIFA’s world XI, in 97 and 98 shows how highly rated he was.
The Brazilian scored 679 goals in 886 games and won the World Cup, was FIFA World Player of the Year and was World Cup top scorer in 1994, was top scorer in the Champions League twice and was described by Johan Cruyff as “a genius of the goal area”
The German Striker could score out of nothing and was an efficient goal machine. He scored 282 goals in 614 games and won the UEFA Cup twice, once with Bayern and once with Internazionale. He was in the FIFA World XI twice, in 1996 and 1999 and won a World Cup and Euros in 1990 and 1996
Marco van Basten
Injuries put the end to the career of one of the most deadly strikers in history. He was part of an AC Milan team that was unstoppable in Europe. He won two European Cups, a Euros with the Netherlands and won World Player of the Year in 1992. He scored an incredible 277 goals in 373 games.