Asia 50 Marksmen: Who are Asia's best strikers?

We've already shown you Asia's 50 best footballers, as chosen by our expert panel. Now we've pinpointed the top 10 strikers, the guys paid the big bucks to hit the back of the net on a regular basis. Those that spend time as wingers need not apply, so the likes of Wu Lei and Son Heung-Min didn't make the cut...

No.10 Igor Sergeev (No.28 in FFT's Asia 50, 2017)

Just 24, the tall striker has already packed plenty into his career. With Uzbek giants Pakhtakor, he took a little time to get settled but once he did, and the service started coming into the penalty area, Sergeev started scoring for fun.

In the past three seasons at the club, he netted well over a goal every other game.

That took him to China in 2016 for a loan-spell with Beijing Guoan that never worked out and he was soon returning back home.

Sergeev is young enough to try his luck abroad again, however, and has already shown that he can score goals in Asia, with eight in his last 12 appearances in the Asian Champions League.

The goals have dried up a little for the national team, but the headache he presents for defenders remains, as does the confidence that when Uzbekistan needs its star striker, Sergeev will be there.

No.9 Teerasil Dangda (No.26 in FFT's Asia 50, 2017)

Having demonstrated a winning mentality and leadership skills at club side Muangthong United, the striker was selected to wear the captain’s armband at the 2016 Suzuki Cup.

It was a role he clearly relished, scoring six goals to finish as the tournament’s leading scorer and lead his nation to glory for a record fifth time.

A former striker with La Liga side Almeria, Teerasil has taken over the mantle as the No.1 marksman at club and national level over the past couple of seasons.

The 28-year old scored 11 goals last season and made history by taking his tally past 100 strikes with one club in the Thai League back in March.

He is also developing into a proven performer on some of the biggest stages. As well as his Suzuki Cup exploits, Teerasil scored twice in a 2-2 draw against Australia at Rajamangala Stadium, helping Thailand secure their first point in the final round of 2018 World Cup qualifying.

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