Most Overrated Strikers in World Football

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Most Overrated Strikers in World Football
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The notion of being "overrated" is somewhat difficult.

It's hard because, at the end of the day, being overrated is often rarely about a player's talent. It's about the public perception of their talent and the expectations around them, which is tough for many players who seemingly get a bad reputation based on unrealistic expectations.

If Marouane Chamakh was dubbed as a world-class striker, then we'd call him overrated. But in that hypothetical example, the onus of Chamakh being overrated wouldn't be his fault at all. It would be on the unrealistic expectations that were put on him and his ability.

That's important to note here, because as we look at some of the most "overrated" strikers in world football, it isn't necessarily meant to be a shot against them. It's just as much a shot at the playing personnel, media and fans, when combined, can put unrealistic expectations on a player. Maybe not every time, but that's certainly the case in a number of situations.

So who, then, are the most overrated strikers in world football? Here's five guys who have either been hyped too much or haven't lived up to expectations on them.

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