Copa América: Which striker will top the scoring charts?
13 June 2019
Brazil are looking to put on a party as they prepare to open the 2019 Copa América Bolivia in São Paulo.
Seleção have won the tournament every time they’ve hosted it and will be hoping that record continues this year.
Some of the biggest names in the world will descend on Brazil and here are some of the world class strikers that could light up the competition.
The Brazilian forward joined Manchester City in January 2017 and has been a consistent performer in his time under Pep Guardiola.
In the 2017-18 campaign, the 22-year-old found the net 17 times, helping City to the Premier League title and Carabao Cup.
Last season the striker was even more prolific, scoring 21 goals in 46 games including four goals in the UEFA Champions League.
With Brazil looking for a first Copa América title in 12 years, Jesus could be Seleção’s main hope in their home competition.
An MLS star at Atlanta United, Josef Martínez has is ready to take Copa América by storm this summer.
The 26-year-old moved to United in 2017 and has been a prolific scorer in MLS.
The Five Stripes won the title in 2018 with the sharpshooter bagging an impressive 35 goals in 39 matches.
The 2019 season has been no different for the forward, who will be hoping to team up with Salomón Rondón up front for Venezuela in Brazil.
Radamel Falcao has been a star of the Colombia team since making his debut for the nation in 2007.
El Tigre has 34 goals in in 85 matches for Los Cafeteros, the highest in the nation’s history.
At club level, Falcao has been spearheading the AS Monaco attacking after signing for the Ligue 1 outfit in 2013.
His 21 goals in 29 appearances helped Monaco to a first Ligue 1 title since 2000.
Falcao will now be looking to improve on his two goals from two Copa América competitions when he lines up for Colombia in Brazil.
Argentina’s Copa América drought spans 26 years but could that all change this summer?
One man who will be crucial to their chances is Sergio Agüero who is expecting to lead the line for La Albiceleste.
The Manchester City striker comes into the tournament off the back of 32 goals in the 2018-19 season and four more trophies to his name.
For Argentina, the striker has 39 goals in 89 appearances and with the likes of Lionel Messi providing the 31-year-old service, Agüero will be confident of topping the scoring charts.
One of Uruguay’s leading lights for the last decade, Edinson Cavani is one of the best strikers heading to Brazil this summer
El Matador is the all-time leading scorer for Paris Saint-Germain, bagging 193 since making the move to the French capital in 2013.
For La Celeste, Cavani has formed a devastating partnership with Luis Suárez up front in a golden age for the nation.
Uruguay’s last Copa title came in 2011 but with Cavani in devastating form for PSG, anything could be possible.