The most fallen strikers in football: Morata also forgives with the national team

Alvaro Morata

Alvaro Morata returns to the focus of criticism after the first game of the Spanish team in the European Championship. The forward had a very clear chance, in a one-on-one against goalkeeper Olsen in the first half to overtake the Red, but he sent his shot wide, unleashing the desperation of the stands.

However, in recent years, Morata is not the only striker who has won the Fame of forward ‘fallón’ and, in fact, social networks rescued some of them during the match against Sweden, making them TT (‘trending topic’) on Twitter.

The Argentine forward is one of the VIP members of this club. After his departure from Napoli, his career plummeted, reaching Juventus for 90 million that sounded very expensive for his 66 goals in 150 games. Higuaín tried his luck in big teams like Chelsea or Milan but in those two seasons together, he added a total of 13 goals. Their most remembered failures, in the finals of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Copa América, for which it is one of the great highlights of Argentina’s failures.

If the Real Madrid player had more success on goal, he would be one of the best on the planet. The Brazilian runs, dribbles and then stays at the gates to score. In his two and a half seasons in white and 118 matches barely managed to score 14 goals… by 10 in the previous 49 with Flamengo. Although his potential in his early 20s is quite hopeful, he will need to polish his definition as soon as possible to meet expectations.

A historic LaLiga striker, but not precisely because of his goals. In their 417 games scored 152 goals, a somewhat scarce figure considering that he went through important teams such as Atlético de Madrid, FC Barcelona or Athletic Club. Among his great blunders, the most remembered would have broken the “fourth curse” in the fateful match against Italy at the 94 World Cup. With 1-1, he forgave a heads up only against the goalkeeper and a few minutes later, Baggio scored to eliminate La Roja.

El Niño went from angel to demon in just half a season. After his explosion at Atlético and becoming the idol of the Liverpool fans, on his arrival at Chelsea he made his gift disappear from face to door. With the ‘blues’, 45 goals in 172 games and only one in his time yielded by Milan.

The Sevilla forward has left something to be desired in his two years at Sánchez-Pizjuán. Despite the fact that this second season he seemed to be more successful on goal, especially in the first part of the campaign, more was expected after his numbers at PSV. In 94 games with the Hispanics, he has only scored 19 goals. Neither with the Dutch team has historically had great efficiency in front of goal, although with his three goals in three games in March he reached the 8 goals in 37 games.

Williams is another footballer who has not been able to meet the expectations placed on him when he left Lezama, although at Athletic he has become a fixture. Not surprisingly, it goes straight for the record for the most matches in a row in LaLiga, for now, with 194 consecutive games. However, he is not a forward recognized for his ability to face goal, with a maximum of 13 goals in a league season (the only one with more than 10) and averaging 6 goals per season.

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