If there’s one position on the pitch where it’s essential to have a top player, it’s upfront. It’s impossible to be a good team or a winning team without a goalscorer.
That’s particularly important in club football but essential when it comes to international football. The international teams that don’t have a regular goalscorer are the ones that often struggle the most.
Indeed, in international football, have a striker that will score goals regularly is often the difference. It’s been proven down the years and continues to be the case.
This week saw Cristiano Ronaldo ascend to the top of the goalscoring charts internationally (more on that later), but who are the other top goalscorers in international football?
We’ve taken a look at the numbers and listed the top six, active top goalscorers in international football for you. And yes, Ronaldo is in there.