Strikers are the players who play nearest to the opposition’s goal, so they are mainly responsible for scoring goals. This advanced position brings with it limited defensive responsibilities, but strikers still require intelligence, as well as speed of execution and thought, to perform well in their role.
Boots for Scoring Goals!
Preferred by the likes of Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani and the legendary scorer of five goals in nine minutes Robert Lewandowski - the new Phantom Venom is the ultimate striker's choice. It has a super thin and soft NikeSkin upper which moulds to your foot, combined with the Precision PWR zone delivers a natural and controlled strike while the studs and split toe design enhances agility and acceleration.
The Puma ONE and Future Netfit might not be the most popular models on the boot market but the attack-minded Puma silos are headlined by three of the best strikers in world football Sergio Aguero in the ONE and Antoine Griezmann & Luis Suarez in the Future.
adidas offer their X18 range for strikers through their X 18+ and X 18.1, both have been worn by freescoring Mo Salah, Tottenham's Son, Chelsea's Morata, Jesus, and Benzema. The X is a boot designed for quick movements, enhanced acceleration and deadly agility to help create chaos on the pitch thus making it the perfect silo for the forward positioned player.
The Phantom Venom isn't the only football boot made for scoring goals by Nike, the Mercurial Vapor XII and Superfly VI is worn by arguably the most deadly strikers including stand-outs Mbappe and Cristiano Roanldo in the Superfly and the likes of Hazard and Neymar in the Vapor version