The Top Three Strikers in the World…and Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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The Top Three Strikers in the World…and Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Last year an English newspaper or tabloid ran the headline “The best players of the world (and Xavi)”—evidence of the blatant ignorance the English media display. Since a Barcelona player has been involved, and the transfer of Ibrahimovic to AC Milan is hailed as the second coming of the Messiah, let’s give it a little twist.

Everybody—in Milan at the very least—seems to believe that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the top three strikers, if not the best striker, in the world let’s see if there is any truth to it.

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Only recognized strikers are listed, hence the omissions of slideshow favorites Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, though their strike rate puts even the best of strikers to shame.

In order to maintain quality, only those who have finished in the top three of the big three leagues (England, Italy, Spain) are being considered. Further, only those who have been shortlisted for the Ballon D’Or in the past qualify, thus the absence of taly’s Antonio Di Natale.

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