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Ranking the Best 15 Strikers in the World
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The world of football is blessed with a number of high-profile and highly skilled strikers that grace their various stages throughout any given week.

Be it the English Premier League, the Bundesliga or Serie A, so many quality strikers exist in the world of football that it's hard to narrow it down to a group of "bests."

But here we go anyway, as we try to narrow down the best 15 strikers in world football, something that needs a whole lot of criteria to help us along our way.

Firstly, focus is given predominantly to 2013 performance. That's not to suggest that career form doesn't count, but how someone performed in 2003 has little resemblance on how good they might be now, and so their ranking or non-ranking in this list will be reflective of that.

Secondly, being a striker is more than just scoring goals, though the mark of a good striker is to score goals consistently. After all, that is their job in the team.

And thirdly, Cristiano Ronaldo is a winger, not a striker.

So with that out of the way, let's count down to the No. 1 striker in the world and have a look at a whole bunch of other quality strikers along the way.

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