With prodigal son Fernando Torres leaving the club at the end of the season and heavy speculation linking Antoine Griezmann with a move away we felt it was worth taking a look at the wealth of striking talent that Atletico Madrid have had, let go, re-signed and will soon be struggling to hold onto!
Now removing the obvious glacticos of Messi, Ronaldo and Mo Salah (he deserves a mention in any footy topic these days) and Atleti have had the best of the rest at one time or another.
Take a look below and the names on this list and their goals / games ratios:-
There is clearly something special about the goal scorers who pull of those famous red and white striped shirts in the Spanish Capital.
Currently boasting an attacking force of Griezmann, Torres, Costa and Gameiro they are gunning for Europa League glory with only Marseille standing in their way.
Their prior goal machines will equally be household names to many.
Aguero, Forlan and Falcao have had stints in the Premier League with mixed fortunes and the world Cup winner David Villa was captured for under £5m to see out his final years in La Liga.
Rewind to the end of the previous decade and you’ll find the days of Christian Vieri and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, these two had a combined record of 62 goals in 75 appearances in the late 90’s.
Not to mention a cost-cutting measure of closing their youth academy cost them Real legend Raul!
They have recently moved to the Wanda Metropolitano and will be hoping their frontmen feel equally at home here as they used to be at the Vicente Calderon.
Atletico Madrid striker image sourced from; goal91.com