View Full Version : great strikers

06-01-2003, 22:43
You definetly have to buy henry and schevchenko because these are the greatest strikers in pes2

06-01-2003, 23:23
michael owen is pretty deadly with his pace as well. my other favourites are nistelrooy (great finishing), ronaldo (just great all rounder) and shearer!!!

08-01-2003, 15:05
I agree with you on Owen and Ronaldo!! But both of them have problems with injuries. Ronaldo easily gets injured and that is pretty annoying.

I think Diouf and Vieri are some of the best strikers. Vieri is not very fast, but he is strong and good in the air. He scores very often out side the area!!

09-01-2003, 17:23
And Olisadebe, fantastic, very cheap in master league, and what about Kaviedes. ;) Great players, just need to search for them.

See you in Euro 2004 in Portugal??? You'll see the beautifull New Estadio da Luz (SL Benfica stadium) :)

09-01-2003, 17:27
vierri has probably the best shot in the game.

17-04-2003, 10:10
Van Basten is good. Always scoring.
E. Mpenza is useful too as a sub.

But Shevchenko is the king!

17-04-2003, 15:12
nistelrooy is also a good striker, finishing wise anyway. he hardlyz ever misses on the game

18-04-2003, 15:01
the first three attacking playes you should buy in the master league are Olisadebe, Agahowa and Babangida. There are free agents and are very cheap. They will score the goals you need to get into the first division

28-04-2003, 13:50

28-04-2003, 14:10
Maradona and the other striker from Always Argentina...his name eludes me at the moment

28-04-2003, 19:53
you go into options in your user cp and then change your avatar.

and shearer isnt crap, i think hes about right. great shooting ability and heading, but slow pace.

04-05-2003, 12:01
Ronaldo....just don't fake the goal keeper as he is injured very easily.

Henry...great ball control and accurate shots from anywhere inside the area.

Recoba...great pace...good shot...a little short for headers though.

Batistuta...smacks it in from anywhere near or in the area. Very forceful shots.

These are my fav strikers...Ronldo takes the cake but you need to be very careful with him when he is under pressure.

12-05-2003, 19:21
I tend to keep the historic partnerships, Raul & Morientes or my favourite Puskas & Di Stefano. Geniuses

12-05-2003, 19:52
I like playing with Henry 'cos of his raw pace! Olisadebe is awesome! bags of pace, great skill, not bad in the air either.
Beschatsnykh is also quality. loads of strength on the ball, good powerful accurate shot and very good in the air.

Diouf is also really good, a little bit unrealistic but i like the guy! I like shooting from 30-40 yards with Recoba, his left foot is mint!

12-05-2003, 19:57
Or Maybe the 'classic' english type partnership of big, strong target man and deadly finisher. I like to use Owen playing off the giant Koller. Lethal against the right defense.

12-05-2003, 20:10
what about the wrong defence?

12-05-2003, 20:51
Then that is when the use of a large squad of quality players with different abilities comes into play and I can use the dreaded ' rotation system'. . . . . or be forced into embarrassed substitutions by reading the opposition incorrectly.

12-05-2003, 21:48
Isn't it great to have both your best strikers on full stamina and up red form arrows before a big match?

13-05-2003, 12:47
chance would be a fine thing......ronaldo is either injured or recovering, and when he plays more than 2 in a row he gets injured again.

19-05-2003, 16:33
my team

1.lebinez(promising player)
2.eliot(promising player)
3.fareinheit(promising player)
9.titanes(promising player)


20-05-2003, 16:42
crespo and recoba are great forwards you can even try tomasson. he has a powerful shot and can aim for top corners. great player one of the best in the game definately

20-05-2003, 16:45
has anyone tried tombe lorro and tahir iqbal up front. these both have pace class and manage to pulll all the gyals. their ability to score goals is highly rated and definately takes the game to another level

20-05-2003, 16:46
has anyone seen jade she is fuckin bum

21-05-2003, 10:50
Terry, what you on about?

Are tombe lorro and tahir iqbal created players?

What's jade (whoever she is, although it could be the ex-big brother one) got to do with great strikers in a footie game?
Maybe that one should be in the Off-Topic section.

And does bum mean good or bad?

21-05-2003, 18:11
But seriously , the best striker on the game , although I do agree that people have named classy players , is in fact Zipparo from Anhalt (Bayern), or cheeky zips as I refer to him .... does any one actually know who he is in real life !!?

21-05-2003, 19:31
pizarro, i suppose

21-05-2003, 22:17
Claudio Pizarro of Peru.
Is he that good?
What are his strengths?

22-05-2003, 17:15
Pizarro is indeed a superb forward on the game. About a year ago he was rated as Europe's best all-round striker.

Good in the air, good on the deck, fair share of pace, excellent finisher. He particularly likes slotting home off-the-post-and-in for me. Very good player. Part of the reason I like playing as Bayern Munich. :D

23-05-2003, 15:40
I think shevchenko is the best striker in the game. 'cause he always scores and is very fast and his technique is outstanding!!

23-05-2003, 21:57
raul is the greatest...he can put the ball to the net in places that no one else can......his goals are always beautiful and not normal..

23-05-2003, 22:32
Apparently, at that pes2stats site, Bayern are the best rated club team. I was suprised!

I'm not really a fan of Raul. But he can be special at times.

Shevchenko is always a star for me!

24-05-2003, 18:01
That site that doesn't like me. And refuses to work. What exactly is on that site?

24-05-2003, 18:35
Loads of number basically.
Stats of teams and players and averages and ratings.

There is a list of teams in order of how good they are statistically (based on average points per player) and you can compare any number of players or teams manually.

24-05-2003, 22:29
Originally posted by Zygalski
Apparently, at that pes2stats site, Bayern are the best rated club team. I was suprised!

I'm not really a fan of Raul. But he can be special at times.

Shevchenko is always a star for me!

I prefer players with pace so Shevchenko, Claudio Lopez (Suprisingly good), Hernan Crespo, Owen, Henry etc are good for me.

Does anyone else prefer to play with pace?

24-05-2003, 22:38
Why quote me?
I never said I didn't prefer pace, I do!

24-05-2003, 22:42
Originally posted by Zygalski
Why quote me?
I never said I didn't prefer pace, I do!

We misunderstand each other again! I was trying to say I agree that pace players are the best, unless you have a strong player who can hold the ball, such as Heskey (The shame I know).

24-05-2003, 22:46


Seriously, I never play him. He can only hope to get in my England team if on a red up arrow and if everyone else has got the flu and even then I'm still sceptical.

The guy used to be quite good IRL.
What happened that made him so bad?

24-05-2003, 22:48
Originally posted by Zygalski


Seriously, I never play him. He can only hope to get in my England team if on a red up arrow and if everyone else has got the flu and even then I'm still sceptical.

The guy used to be quite good IRL.
What happened that made him so bad?

As you should know IRL and in game are different. I think he is a good ingame player. He is strong, quite quick, can hold off defenders and win the headers. That to me is quite useful for a striking partner.

25-05-2003, 03:57
better than Vassell?

25-05-2003, 15:14
Originally posted by Zygalski
better than Vassell?

Well I normally play 4-3-3 anyway so they are all in. But yes I do choose Heskey a lot as he is a perfect striker for the 'little and large' combination.

25-05-2003, 18:24
Eusebio is the best striker IMO. He has pace, dribbling, amazing accuracy and power that Carlos would be jealous of! Don't expect him to score many headers though...

It depends a lot on your style of play. Eusebio fits my style perfectly. People I know like Cruyff and Pele better but they just dont have the pace and power I like.

Van Basten is class, little big for my liking, not very agile at turning. Puskas has got an excellent shot, but just not agile or quick enough.

Maradona is quality, but more of an AMF, that way he can dribble, do through balls, 1-2s, long shots and basically run the play up front.

As for who to play up front for England, I made Wayne Rooney (made the stats realistic though) and play him with Owen.

lfc nut
26-05-2003, 08:59
i love a pacey team so i usually go 4


26-05-2003, 10:31
Who does olisadebe play for?

26-05-2003, 22:12
olisadebe plays for poland. and some greek team. panathinaikos?

Conor Ryan
27-05-2003, 17:22
has anyone ever bought olisalibe wrong spelling but he's the black polish striker he's amazing in divson 3 and divison 2 and a great back up striker in divison 1 also what i find playing with any tall striker like morales of uraguy hie's about 197 height and jump and header are in the 80's so he gets a good few goals from ste plays and a good few assits

Conor Ryan
27-05-2003, 18:04
he's not a striker or the best player but just want to say has anyone ever seen nioka for parma he's om who is japanese but isn't in the national team and he's better than any of them by far

27-05-2003, 18:29
I bought Olisadebe too and he is very classy.

I think Nioka is really supposed to be a copy of Nakata who is also in the Japan team but for some reason the Parma one is much better.
Something to do with keeping all the Japan players of a similiar ability or some weirdness like that...

Do you think Morales is better than Koller of Dortmund who is also a giant?

27-05-2003, 22:12
maradona is with zico, cruijff, beckam, van ho´don, batistuta, van istelroy, tristao , asselbank, gullit ,and argenti the best sriker!!

28-05-2003, 00:29
I guess a real challenge would be not to buy any players over a certain value of wages. Kind of like a budget team or something.
That would show who is a decent player and who relies on the star players too much.

Conor Ryan
29-05-2003, 19:31
koller is better but morales is free agent so he's a great player for lower divisons

03-06-2003, 01:40
best striker in the world at the mo van nistrelrooy

03-06-2003, 06:44
There is a difference between good players IRL and good players in the game.
We are talking about the game here.

03-06-2003, 22:47
vieri and batty are the best! dont give me all this henry and ronaldo crap! owen is decent

04-06-2003, 00:04
I didn't know david batty was a good striker!

04-06-2003, 16:14
:) I didn't even know he was in the game!

04-06-2003, 17:34
RVN is a little slow. Ronaldo is dogs but gets injured. Haven't actually tried Henry (believe it or not!). As a starting player (and all the time) Babsy is fantastic. I always buy him first....sorry Babangida! The only other I use at the mo is Olisadebe. I think I will experiment a bit more to see what everyone is like.

10-06-2003, 22:22
Has anyone mentioned Recoba yet? I play him on the left side of a three pronged attack. His 96 dribbling speed comes in handy quite often! (I play Recoba, Cruyff, Eusebio)

11-06-2003, 10:41
Zamarano is ok. Seems like he doesn't get into good positions to use his head (his best attribute) from corners tho. Keep scoring headers from Babsy!

09-07-2003, 00:21
Whenever i play Delveccio in my side,He always comes up trumps.I think it depends on your style of play which strikers you prerfer.Edmilson is a good striker,who is on the bench for Brazil.This is besides the obvious choices.

09-07-2003, 08:45

They are my top 5.

09-07-2003, 09:00
Van Basten is a dude if classics are OK.
My strike force at the moment:-
Henry (LCF) -- Van Basten (CF) -- Shevchenko (RCF)

Or van Nistelrooy can easily replace the other Van Man in the middle.

09-07-2003, 11:49
If ur talking classic what abaht Eusebio?

09-07-2003, 12:50
i personally think Guillet and pele aare the best strickers on the game... well they work wonders for me anyway

09-07-2003, 13:27
PelÚ does more all round for the team when played in OMF for me.
Great passing and top assist man.

09-07-2003, 13:32
true pele is great all round player but he is the perfect foil for guillet and is probably the best shooter in the game

zico is the assist king

11-07-2003, 14:15
Here is my front 3 forwards with the AMF behind. The names at the top denote who starts and the ones beneath show possible replacements I make:

Recoba------- Van Basten------- Eusebio
Rivelino------- Cruyff------------- Olisadebe
C. Lopez------ Di Stefano-------- E. Mpenza

----------------- Maradona ---------------------
----------------- PelÚ ----------------------------

11-07-2003, 14:43
I may suggest that \/an Basten is a better shooter, if not possibly the best shooter in the game, but I'm not certain so will be back after I check!

Good squad there Mambo. Do you choose using form arrows and stamina?

11-07-2003, 18:38
Usually yes but I tend to be a bit biased towards my top 3 forwards, espescially Eusebio. My teams just not quite the same without him! But more than two arrows difference (if you know what I mean!) then I would definately change them. At least one of 'em is always injured anyway...

12-07-2003, 10:01
Incidentally, does anyone use Ronaldinho?
He OK but in WE6:FE he's been made amazing - with Zidane, Rivaldo or Tottie-esque abilities!
Or maybe that was the decision of the patch-makers...

16-07-2003, 20:45
Good quality, cheap Stikers: -
Olisadebe (Poland)
Emile Mpenza (Belgium)
Panov (Russia)
Aghahowa (Nigeria)

Amazing Others: -
Van Basten

Chuck Morris
18-07-2003, 20:09
Dunno whether anyone has mentioned him coz i can't be arsed reading all this thread but Nuno Gomes from Fiorentina is a great striker to buy, he doesn't cost that much either, a little over 3,000 points.

18-07-2003, 21:41
the cheapest striker - he's free actually is sergi rebrov

Chuck Morris
18-07-2003, 22:16
Is he any good, i've never bought him or played as Ukraine so i wouldn't know....he was shit for Spurs, thats what puts me off about him!

19-07-2003, 09:59
Rebrov is a great striker and can also play OMF.
Fast with good shooting and passing too.
Well worth checking out if you are in the lower leagues.

19-07-2003, 10:50
yeah on extreme mode with rebrov, i got the ball from the centre and the opposition had just equalised and it was 90mins second half. i ran from the halfway line past all of the bordeaux defence rounded the keeper and scored!!

19-07-2003, 22:28
Definetely Armanio from Fiorentina. Devastating left foot, fast and strong plays well with anyone. 5 star!

19-07-2003, 22:45
is armanio supposed to be adriano? i agree he is good but a pain in the ass as an opponent.

21-07-2003, 21:31
raul is the best striker in the game he and v nistlerooy form a savage partnership.play him on the right side of ur attack and he is class!

22-07-2003, 16:15
if u want 2 world class finishers who r dirt cheap snap up BARBAREZ from hamburg and PALEBMO dont know who he plays 4

Chuck Morris
22-07-2003, 16:59
Yes Armanio's real name is Adriano.
Here is a site with all the correct players names for PES2, all the names will be at the bottom, but beware its a big arse page!


I have never liked Raul on PES2, for the few times that i have bought him, he has always been shit for me although i would have to say he provides the other striker with alot of goals, but doesn't score enough.

22-07-2003, 20:50
Is everyone forgetting Ukraine! I am always ukraine on the game and alot of people recongnise shevchenko as being a great play but people often forget about rebrov. i aint saying he is one of the greatest strikers in the world, but he aint half bad. I feel he is better than diouf.

23-07-2003, 17:39
Yeah, I must agree there is summat wrong with Raul on that game. He never does well for me and has nowt to him. Must be a bug as in real life he is great.............

23-07-2003, 17:43
shevchenko is the best pro evo 2 striker.. quick, deadly in front of goal and can hit free-kicks..

Chuck Morris
23-07-2003, 17:48
Alot of people say Van Basten, but i haven't found much use in him yet, i hope he gets better as time goes on.

23-07-2003, 17:50
Has anyone tried playing anyone other than a striker up front, eg. Ian Harte, Juninor, Veron. Must say, it works a treat sometimes.

23-07-2003, 17:59
Blue, Van Basten is the king! Wait for his teamwork to go up a bit.
Just give the ball to him near the area and watch them fly in!

Roberto Carlos can be useful up front sometimes.

Chuck Morris
23-07-2003, 18:00
Bob Carlos aswell!

24-07-2003, 14:07
I believe that the striker you need depends on your formation. I use a 4-3-3 and I need a tall guy inside the area. ricardo morales is a good choice for start. generally the best are batistuta and crepo

24-07-2003, 14:12
the striker you need depends on your formation (about master leage). for my formation (4-3-3) r. morales is a good choice for start (really tall, good header, satisfying shot). Generally batistuta and crespo are the best

29-07-2003, 19:01
Olisadebe is great!!! he is cheap and he always scores alot of goals. there something special about him. He can score the cutest goals.

01-08-2003, 20:46
4-3-3 formation with shevchenko and henry on the wings and Ronaldo or RVN in the middle is by far the best attacking foomation on pes2 and we6fe

01-08-2003, 23:45
1st of all i have a bunch of favs that i like sooooo i just bought em all i noticed that......

:RONALDO - he gets goin 1st 2 games hes not up to scratch and then he kicks butt and makes more of an impact on harder levels

:SHEVCHENKO - hes a just the best; sprints fast (toooo easy) but he falls over abit more then RONALDO

: OWEN - he is gr8 but he can get a bit anoyin cause players can just do that leaning thing on him and he'll be on the floor

:HENRY - hes very gud on his dribblin but not as fast as SHEV OR OWEN

:RAVOLDI - hes the best dribbler bit slow got gr8 skills and very good shots (my fav shots)

:RAUL - HES VERY GOOD cause hes left footed and he can do very well playin beside players like shev and ronaldo

well thats it cause it would be tooooo much even more then now l

04-08-2003, 00:24
you cant beat a front two of shevchenko and van basten. try playing gullit up front as well

08-08-2003, 21:04
I don't really go for the big stars.One of my personal faves is the three upfront of Sergej Barbarez,Adriano and Vladimir Beschasnyck (sp?)

I agree that the superstar strikers are the best though.

11-08-2003, 15:05
for you to have a great partnership you need pace and a target man, the best target man on the game is probarly shearer and the best player with pace to reach the flick ons is owen so those 2 are leathal, also owen can get down the flanks and cross balls for shearer who 7/10 scores his headers

09-09-2003, 22:09
I agree playing 2 man up front, a target man and a 'regular', but speedy player. Shearer is very good, scores goals very easily, great header. He's an excellent striker. But what against tall defenders, like Stam? He can't do much against them. Try playing Koller, the Tsjech from Borussia Dortmund. Tall, strong fellow. A bit slow, but he can hold the ball in possession, wins a lot of duals, and has a great header. He's what I call a lethal weapon! :D

09-09-2003, 22:11
Not Ronaldo, Shevchenko, Owen, Vieri, ... but OLISADEBE is the greatest :D

17-09-2003, 21:06
ive used koller hes a clown he gets pushed off the ball easliy, ive started using a james beattie from the player creation centre he is a great player, lua lua is quality aswell they both are fantastic finishers

20-09-2003, 14:17
I agree, olisadebe is just superb.
Whenever possible, I have the best black man trio there is:
Olisadebe, Asamoah and Emile Mpenza.
They don't the high stats of the famous ones, but they are far more effective.

22-09-2003, 19:25
Olisadebe is fantastic, world-class. But don't forget Diouf!! :D

23-09-2003, 12:45
Sand is a great striker too

25-09-2003, 18:58
You definetly have to buy henry and schevchenko because these are the greatest strikers in pes2

henry is life like in this game; although good he misses v.easy shots too frequently. he would not get anywhere near my best 11

27-09-2003, 03:35
That site that doesn't like me. And refuses to work. What exactly is on that site?
whats the address im interested in seeing whats on it.

27-09-2003, 03:40
roberto carlos aint a bad striker

27-09-2003, 13:37
whats the address im interested in seeing whats on it.

01-10-2003, 15:22
i played a match yesterday with england and out of sheer interest iplayed rio ferdinand and micky owen up front, and my god it was world class partnership, rio was winnign everything in the air and owen was simply catching every flick on, does any1 else know any other defenders or goalies maybe who could be a target striker or a good striker

02-10-2003, 02:32
(From PES2)

I sign Stoichkov as my first striker as he's really powerful, great in the air, and he's a good captain. He also has a great free kick. The only disadvantage he has is to do with his pace - he's really slow.

Then, when I get higher up, I sign Vieri and Henry. Vieri to win the headers and hold the ball up, and Henry to use his skill and pace to get a good ball in or go for it himself.

Also, I've signed Pele, Maradona and Cruyff (all who can play up front as well as their main midfield positions) and each of them are great when either Vieri or Henry are missing/unfit/injured.

06-10-2003, 21:04
The best striker ever is Raul... quick on is feet, a good header and a great finisher

07-10-2003, 18:11
on the game hes alright, but im convinced on tht game the best player is maradonna, buty striker ermmmmmmmmmmm im gonna go wid owen

19-10-2003, 18:21
r u talking about pes2 or pes3??

21-10-2003, 05:12
best strikers u can get in the game for free are olisadebe from poland and e.mpenza from belgium.......best ones to start in the master leaugue

26-01-2004, 10:28
Saviola and sheva is the best striker in the game

27-01-2004, 04:17
Shevchenko And Vieri With Henry Playing Just Behind,lethal. Can't Find Batistuta Though!

Dexter T.Op.
27-01-2004, 09:11
Beckham (great for free kicks)
Recoba (great for free kicks n everything else)
n Stoichov (he's good for free kicks)

28-01-2004, 06:34
Van Basten and Maradonna with pele behind!