Scoring goals is beautiful, but being a striker means you may take a bit of a battering from opposition defenders - particularly if you're any good.
There are all sorts of different characteristics that make up a good striker.
Owen has a thirst for goals
Michael Owen and Thierry Henry have fantastic pace, while others rely on strength and power.
What some strikers lack in pace, they make up for in speed of thought and ability to move away from markers to create chances.
But most of the top strikers in the world are selfish in front of goal - and their finishing skills are deadly.