Each summer as a fresh season of European football kicks off in real-life, fans of the FIFA series are condemned to battling through the final leg of an arduous wait to get their hands on the latest edition of EA Sports' football simulation. Although a short-term remedy will arrive in the form of the FIFA 14 demo on September 10, you should assess your options in terms of strategy and team selection ahead of the full release no matter how badly you're itching to hear the referee blow the whistle for the first time in FIFA 14. You don't need to have the football brain of Sir Alex Ferguson to recognise that goals are essential to success in FIFA so who should you pick to capitalise on those precious goalscoring chances? We've hand-picked 15 Sensational Strikers Guaranteed To Score Goals in FIFA 14 to set you on your way. Let us know who you plan to deploy up front in the new game, and enjoy!
15. Gareth Bale
Whether he's a winger, forward, or striker, as the FIFA 14 poster boy, it's simply unthinkable that EA SPORTS could undermine his white-hot goalscoring form of last season. The last FIFA 13 squad update labelled Bale as a centre forward or CF in FIFA lingo. Truth be told he's probably still a wide man at heart, and editing his position was simply an attempt to emulate the 'free role' offered by Andre Villas-Boas. 26 goals in all competitions for Tottenham last season has proliferated his market value to astronomical heights prompting a summer-long transfer saga involving the former Southampton starlet and Real Madrid. Despite Bale's recent world-record breaking £85m switch to Spain, Cristiano Ronaldo remains the undisputed king of the Real dressing room and, it would seem, the first-choice left wing role. In saying that, Carlo Ancelotti is faced with the luxurious dilemma of formulating a line-up that accommodates both the two best wide men on the planet.
Luke is a Bachelor of Journalism (Sport) student at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. A passionate fan of football competitions across the world, he also contributes to other outlets including The Sportster, GiveMeSport and ChelseaDaft.