Scoring goals is the most exciting part of any football match. Different kinds of goals are normally scored, including shots from distance, tap-ins, and headers. Some players have excelled in the art of the headed goal, and today, we highlight some of the best currently excelling right now. Here are some of the top header goal scorers in football in 2021.
1. Dominic Calvert-Lewin
The England international has been in fine form in this season’s campaign. The 24-year-old has found the back of the net 15 times during this ongoing 2020/2021 English Premier League (EPL)season. More impressively, the Toffees striker has scored 7 out of those 16 goals from headers, highlighting his aerial superiority and dominance in the air. Dominic currently leads the EPL stats for most goals scored this season from headers. He has been a key figure for Everton last season, and cemented his place as one of the top headers in football right now.
2. Edinson Cavani
The Uruguayan attacker has built his reputation over the years, scoring headed goals, and this has been no different. Cavani has in the colors of English side Manchester United already notched up 6 headed goals out of the 10 goals he has scored so far for the Red Devils this season. Edinson will be keen to add to his tally with the 2020 Copa America fast approaching. Edinson Cavani was also one of the best super-subs in 2021.
3. Christian Benteke
The Belgian attacker has enjoyed a renaissance of sorts this season. The Crystal Palace forward has been more effective in front of goal this season, scoring 10 goals in 30 league matches, 6 of which were headers. The 30-year-old still has a lot to do to get back to the form that made him one of the most sought after strikers in English football some years back. However, 60% of his EPL goals where with his head, and that makes him one of the best header goal scorers in football right now.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo
This list would not be complete without the Portuguese superstar Ronaldo. The 36-year-old just seems to get better with age. Cristiano currently lead the Serie A goals scorer’s chart with a monstrous 29 goals, 7 of which came from headers. The Juventus forward was able to pick up the top scorer’s award for the Italian league.
5. Robert Lewandowski
The Polish goal machine has been in amazing form yet again this season. The Bayern Munich forward has found the back of the net an incredible 41 times in the German Bundesliga. 6 out of these goals were headed goals. Despite missing some games due to injuries, Robert will be looking to end the season on a high and continue his impressive goal-scoring streak in the 2021 UEFA European Championship that is coming up very soon.