The best strike partnerships in Football

Are Barcelona Unstoppable? That is the question everyone is asking. Messi, Suarez and Neymar (MSN) are three of the best strikers in the world and they all play for one of the best teams in the world, Barcelona. It begs the question whether Barca are unstoppable. With Messi and Neymar it was possible, if extremely difficult, to stop both of them but with the addition of Suarez it has become impossible to stop all three of them if they are all on the pitch at the same time.

S.A.S – Shearer and Sutton 

Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton were one of the deadliest strike forces in the Premier League in the 90s. In the 1994/95 season they were together at Blackburn Rovers. They scored a combined 49 goals as Blackburn Rovers won their first and only Premier League. Shearer carried the strike partnership with a Premier League Record 34 goals in 42 games (The Premier League was 22 teams at the time.) and Chris Sutton scored 15 games and provided Shearer with a reliable strike partner.

The New S.A.S

Suarez (In another great partnership) and Sturridge. Branded by the media in Liverpool as the new S.A.S as Liverpool found two reliable strikers at the top of their games. Here is a video containing all their goals together as they blew past the original S.A.S to amass a combined 61 goals, with Suarez contributing 33 goals and Sturridge 28, as they ALMOST fired Liverpool to their first Premier League Title but they fell just short and finished 2nd. The pair only lasted one season as Suarez fell o

ut with Liverpool management over another biting incident and Sturridge has spent most of his time on the treatment table since the New S.A.S

Bergkamp and Henry 

One of the greatest and long-lasting partnerships in Premier League history. Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry. They are the only Premier League Strike Partnership to complete an undefeated since as the 2004 Invincibles of Arsenal FC became a legend. Henry and Bergkamp were key parts in turning Arsenal into perennial title contenders in the late 90s and early 2000s. Henry and Bergkamp are club legends and two of the most gifted footballers to ever play in England. Combined they scored 266 goals in a combined 610 appearances and formed one of the longest lasting and deadliest partnerships. It is a partnership that has remained unmatched in longevity both players had fantastic careers as Bergkamp retired at Arsenal and Henry left to join Barcelona and later New York Red Bulls before returning on loan to Arsenal for one more spell before retiring.

Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole

Yorke and Cole were another great strike partnership of the late 90s. They were competing against Arsenal year in year out for the title and they, along with Arsenal’s strikers, competed at the top of the goalscoring charts. Yorke and Cole were both natural finishers who could score from anywhere if given the opportunity. With a combined 129 in 285 appearances they were one of the best partnership of the late 90s. The pair helped Manchester United to the Treble with the help of backup striker Teddy Sheringham.


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