What a year 2012 has been for strikers in the world of football. Goals are simply flying in everywhere, from all angles and areas on the pitch. Just look at Arsenal's 7-5 victory over Reading in the League Cup last month. Or the unbelievable bicycle kicks from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Philippe Mexes in the past couple of months. Just incredible.
And, of course, who could forget the magical La Liga trio who are setting the world alight with their astonishing goal-scoring form. Lionel Messi broke Germany legend Gerd Muller's record of 85 goals in a calendar year in some style, and the Argentinian maestro is far from finished. Throw Cristiano Ronaldo and Radamel Falcao into the mix, with the Colombian's form in particular nothing short of fantastic, and you could argue this is the best year to be a goal scorer.]
So, let's have a look at some other candidates who have hit a real purple patch in front of goal. It's difficult to be limited to just 20 players, and as a result some may feel aggrieved not to make the list. But that's life. To the slideshow!