A clinical finisher does more than just score goals.
They find the back of the net, yes, but they do it with a certain ease—a level of composure that is unrivaled by so many of their peers. They don't just score, they do it with a smile on their face and a recognizable attitude that says "yes, that was as easy for me as I made it look."
Scoring a lot of goals, of course, is a fortunate by-product of that skill and attitude, but it's not the only inherent attribute that makes a goal-scorer clinical.
This list is a ranking of the top clinical finishers in World Football today, as determined by a combination of career achievements, recent form, and a certain degree of my own personal opinion.
Whether you agree with the rankings or not, there's no doubt that every name on this list constitutes some of the best talent in modern World Football history. Enjoy.
**Career statistic figures were derived from Wikipedia.org and ESPN when figures have been incomplete, not up-to-date, or unreliable. Both sites had competing figures in some cases, and in those scenarios I generally went with ESPN. Goal totals and appearance totals are a combination of professional club totals and international totals.