The Greatest Strikers of All-Time

Definition of striker covers these items;

1. Target Striker : Attackers who had main duty to be the best finisher of teams, are great in approaching in penalty box, instinct of striking and strength.
2. Fast Striker : Fast attackers with instinct of striking who sometimes base on penalty box and sometimes operate the game outside penalty area to more find the opportunity to shot than assist.

The goalscoring stats is one of the most important factors to rate players in this list since scoring has been being of their main duty. The goal stats is considered base on opponent level, is also considered in ratio against team goals and league goals to find level of influence. In the beginning era of football, There is basically average around one goal per game for several strikers, and one goal per twice game in the current era, but it is still depend on standard of leagues that is investigated by number of goals with player in the same league and era. Some striker didn’t score as many as another one although they played the same era and league but he was ranked higher because his better technical player or harder style of play. In beginning decade of football, they were called “Center Forward.”

*Goals Stats In Club Level Is Considered Only The Top Tier Of The League.




50. Ian Rush

Date Of Birth  :   20 October 1961, Height :   183 cm
Nation  :  Wales, Caps :  73 Games (28 Goals)
Position  :  Target Striker, Major Club : Liverpool
World Cup Participation, International Honours  : None
Professional Score Record  :  346 Goals/ 660 Games
Club Honours :  6 Times English Top Division
3 Times FA Cup, 5 Times League Cup
2 Times European Cup Winners (1981, 1984), 1985 Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1 Time English Top Division Top Scorer
1984 European Golden Shoe
1984 PFA Players’ Player of The Year- FWA Footballer of The Year
1984 Wales BBC Sport Personality of The Year
1984 Silver Ball World Soccer Player of The Year
Highest scorer in 20th Century FA Cup
Liverpool All-Time Top Scorer, Wales All-Time Top Scorer

Total Skill :  B, Peak Performance A, Total Performance : C+

Ian Rush is considered as one of the greatest finishers in history of British football. He was one of the most famous players of Liverpool in their golden era. Rush was a pure striker who was a specialist in penalty box with his great approaching and instinct of finishing, but he limited in technique. He was constantly on the prowl and always had an air of danger about him and never let defenders settle. He was quick, of foot and mind. His most cherished performance was his 4 goals in the 5-0 victory over Everton in 1982. Rush scored not less than 30 goals per season for Liverpool five times. He ever played for Juventus just a season but fail to success and back to Liverpool again. Unfortunately Wales never qualified for a major tournament, although they would narrowly miss out on qualifying for the Euro 92 as well as the World Cup 1994. Rush holds the record all-time highest scorer of English league cup and also the FA Cup highest scorer in the 20th Century.  He was selected in PFA team of the year five times. 1984 is his best year and finished fourth place Ballon'Dor and also finished sixth place in 1987 World Soccer Player of the Year.
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49. Alberto Spencer

Date Of Birth  :   6 December 1937
Nation  :  Ecuador, Height : 180 cm
Major Club : Penarol, Position : Target Striker
Caps :  17 Games (6 Goals) (Split Into Ecuador and Uruguay)
World Cup Participation : None
Professional Score Record : 186 Goals/ 280 Games
Club Honours : 6 Times Uruguay League
2 Time Copa Libertadores Cup (1961, 1966)
2 Time Intercontinental Cup (1961, 1966)
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement : 4 Time Uruguay League Top Scorer
2 Times Copa Libertadores Cup Top Scorer (1960, 1962)
Penarol All-Time Top Scorer
All-Time Copa Libertadores Cup Top Scorer
IFFHS Ecuador Greatest Player Ever

Total Skill :  A-, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : C+

"Magic Head" Alberto Spencer is one of the greatest players in history of South American club football and is the greatest Ecuadorian footballer of all-time. Spencer was a Caribbean origin. He still maintains the record in Copa Libertadores, with his tally of 54 goal. In fact, his Intercontinental goal tally is only one goal behind the all-time record of Pele. Throughout his professional club career, he scored a grand total of 450 goals. However, he had a hard time in national team career, was few capped due to play outside his country and the fact of matter that Ecuador was a below-average team in the continent at that time. Spencer has an ambidextrous ability, strong shot and excellent sharpness  He was spectacular heading the ball. In general, he would do it with a burst, but without actually sprinting. He was largely an unknown figure in Europe. This is presumably due to his having never participated in a World Cup. He was elected the 20th South America Player of the Century in a poll by the IFFHS in 2004. The Modelo Alberto Spencer Herrera Stadium was named for his honor.
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48. Isidro Langara

Date Of Birth  :   25 May 1912
Nation : Spain, Caps : 12 Games (17 Goals)
Height : 182 cm, Position : Target Striker
Major Club : Real Oviedo, San Lorenzo
World Cup Participation : 1934 (2 Games/2 goals)
Professional Score Record :  318 Goals/ 298 Games
Club Honours : 1 Time Argentinean Nacional League
1 Time Mexican League, 1 Time Mexican Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 3 Time Spanish La Liga Top Scorer
1 Time Argentinean League Top Scorer
2 Time Mexican League Top Scorer
1940 South American League Top Scorer
1946 CONCACAF Player of The Year

Total Skill :  B+, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance :  C+

Isidro Langara was the greatest Spanish attacker in the pre-war era. He start playing with Real Oviedo in Spanish second division, had to wait until next three years before the club was promoted to the top tier. He immediately was a top scorer of the league three consecutive times and won the all-time record most consecutive hat-tricks in history of La Liga wit 3 games. With the onset of Civil War, He emigrated to Mexico after that war made him out of the game for two seasons. Then, He signed to play with San Lorenzo for four years, holds the record of scoring most goals in a match in Argentina with 7 that still stands today. Langara also scored five goals per game in the match Spain versus Portugal in the 1934 World Cup qualifier, is a record of highest scoring in a single game for his nation. However, He was not called for Spain national team any longer since he moved out from his country. He is the only player to be top scorer in major leagues on three different continents. 
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47. Heleno De Freitas

Date Of Birth  :  12 December 1920
Nation : Brazil, Caps : 18 Games (15 Goals)
Height  :182 cm, Position  : Target Striker
Major Club : Botafogo, World Cup Participation : None
South American Championship Score Record : 
2 Tournaments (9 Goals/10 Games)
Professional Scores Record  : 268 Goals/ 342 Games
Club Honours : 1 Time Brazil State Championship                   
International Honours : 2 Times Copa America Runner-Up(1945,1946)
Individual Achievement : 1945 Copa America Top Scorer
1 Time Brazil State Championship Top Scorer

Total Skill:  A-, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : C+

"White Diamond" Heleno De Freitas is one of the most talent Brazilian strikers of all-time, was one of the greatest strikers in the South America in the mid-40s. His playing was admired and recognized for the great elegancy, excellent ball control, splendid header and brilliant technique; Heleno invented a move which consisted to smooth a long crossing ball on the chest and then kick it without let it fall on the pitch, was an inventive dribble in which the ball intersects the opponent’s legs. He was also able to let his teammates in front of the goal post with precise passes. However, his career was not fulfilled the potential because his bad-temper and his careless, irresponsible life-style. He was always in big troubles, involved in constant disagreements with teammates and coaches, ever leading him to many expels and ruining the entire performance of his teams. The worse intrigue of him resulted in his absence in the 1950 FIFA World Cup after fight with the coach Flávio Costa.
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46. Christian Vieri


Date Of Birth  :   12 July 1973
Nation : Italy, Caps : 49 Games (23 Goals)
Height  : 186 cm, Position : Target Striker
Major Club : Inter Milan
World Cup Participation : 1998, 2002 (9 Games / 9 goal)
Professional Score Record : 215 Goals/ 395 Games
Club Honours : 1 Time Italian Series A,1 Time Copa Italia
1996 Intercontinental Cup, 1999 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
1997 UEFA Champion league Runner-Up
International Honours  : 1977 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Spanish La Liga Top Scorer
1 Time Italian Series A Top Scorer
2 Times Italian Footballer of The Year (1999, 2002)
1998 FIFA World Cup Silver Shoe
1999 Italian Series A Footballer of The Year

Total Skill :  A-, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : C+

Christian Vieri was the greatest striker in the World during the late 1990s to early 2000s. He was an all-round striker who was excellent in strength, aerial ability, shot technique combined with above average skillful and pace. He start well-known when he could be a starter of Juventus in 1997 at his 24 years old. Next season, He signed for Atletico Madrid, and done one of his best seasons in his career. Once again, He moved to play for Lazio just a one season which he receives the highest seasonal average rating in his whole career before settle down for five years with Inter Milan. He could be considered in 2.5 world-class domestic seasons according to media rating. Nevertheless, His injury always led him put of games especially missing to play in the 2000 UEFA Euro. Vieri was very successful in the two World Cup tournaments although Italy couldn't go further than quarter-final round. Vieri is named in ESM team of the month 13 times and team of the year 2 times. In 1999, he was voted in fifth place FIFA World player of the Year.
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45. Pedro Petrone

Date Of Birth : 11 May 1904, Height : 182 cm
Nation  :  Uruguay, Caps  :  28 Games (27 Goals)
Position :  Fast Striker, Major Club : Nacional
World Cup Participation : 1930 (1 Games)
South American Championship Score Record : 
3 Tournaments (10 Goals/9 Games)
Amateur Score Record : 213 Goals/ 192 Games
Club Honours : 2 Times Uruguay Champions
International Honours : 2 Times Copa America (1923,1924)
2 Times Olympic Game Gold Medal (1924, 1928)
1930 FIFA World Cup Winner
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Italian Series A Top Scorer
4 Times Uruguayan League Top Scorer
1924 Olympic Game Top Scorer, Copa America Best Player
3 Times Copa America Top Scorer (1923, 1924, 1927)

Total Skill:  B, Peak Performance A, Total Performance : B-

“The Artillery Man” Pedro Petrone was the best striker of the World during the second half 1920s, and is regarded as the greatest Uruguayan striker of all-time. He is one of the fastest footballer in his era , was timed in the hundred metres at 11 seconds, was noted for his aggressive, positional play and powerful shooting. Petrone is also one of the most prolific scorers in history of Uruguayan league. Petrone revolutionized teh scheme to change position and style of center-forward, move to play on the top area in penalty box and Petrone style become widespread. His performance for Uruguay was in the state of so impressive but he was injury at the 1930 FIFA World Cup consenting Hector Castro to be a starter instead but he still won 2 times Olympic Game which was very close level to World Cup tournament in that era. Petrone holds the record most top scorer in history of Copa America Game with 3 times.
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44. Franz Binder

Date Of Birth  :   1 December 1911
Nation : Austria, Major Club : Rapid Vienna
Height : 190 cm, Position : Target Striker
Caps : 28 Games (26 Goals) (Split into Austria and Germany)
World Cup Participation  :  None
Professional Score Record : 421 Goals/ 347 Games
Club Honours : 4 Times Austrian League,  1 Times Austrian Cup
2 Times German Gauliga, 1 Time German Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : Austrian League All-Time Most Top Scorers(6)
3 Times Austrian Footballer of The Year (1946, 1947, 1949)

Total Skill: B+,Peak Performance A+,Total Performance: C+,Age Bonus

“The Bimbo” Binder was one of the best strikers in the Europe in the very late 1930s to very early 1940s,incredibly scored 72 goals in only 54 Austrian league games and is most prolific Austrian goalscorers. He was noted for his powerful and accurate shooting even in a long-range, prominent aerial ability and excellent in positional play. Binder could be characterized as a fighting spirit, tremendous running  In his whole career he score more than 500 club official matches and 1006 goals in 756 unofficial matches. With an average-score of 1.33 goals per match, it would be a world record, so Binder would have been one of few players, scoring more than 1000 goals include unofficial matches in his career beside Gerd Müller, Arthur Friedenreich, Romario and Pelé, Pelé being the one the only from this group recognized by FIFA and many statistics institutions with all his goals tracked and the highest totals achieved by a professional footballer. Internationally he represented the Austria national football team (19 caps, 16 goals), and the Germany national football team (9 caps, 10 goals) during the Anschluss.
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43. Alan Shearer

Date Of Birth  :   13 August 1970
Nation  :  England, Caps  : 63 Games (30 Goals)
Position : Target Striker, Height  :   183 cm
Major Club  :  Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United
World Cup Participation  : 1998  (4 Games with 2 goals)
Professional Score Record  :  379 Goals/ 733 Games
Club Honours : 1 Time Premier League
International Honours   :  None
Individual Achievement  :  1994 FWA Footballer of The Year
3 Time English Premier League Top Scorer
2 Times UEFA Cup Top Scorer (2004, 2005)
1996 UEFA Euro Top Scorer - Best XI
2 Times PFA Players’ Player of The Year (1995, 1997)
Newcastle United All-Time Top Scorer
Premier League Player of The Decade- All-Time Top Scorer
                                                     1996 Bronze Ball Ballon'Dor - FIFA World Player of The Year                                                                          Officer of the Order of the British Empire     
  
Total Skill :  B+, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : B-

Alan Shearer is the most all-round striker England has ever produced. He was full of striking instinct, great strength and stamina, excellent in precision and powerful shooting as well as sense of positional play. He played in the top level of English league football for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United. A native of Newcastle upon Tyne, He became known for his classic style of play and goalscoring ability. Shearer established himself a regular in the England squad, and his 34-goal tally helped Blackburn secure their victory Premier League title. A World-Record transfer fee move to his boyhood heroes, Newcastle United and Shearer spent the remainder of his career with the club and won runners-up medals in the Premier League and FA Cup. He was named England's captain in 1996 and retired from international football in Euro 2000. Shearer holds the record all-time most goals in one Premier League game with five. He was selected in PFA team of the year six times and premier league player of the month four times.     
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42Jose Altafini

Date Of Birth  :   24 August 1938
Nation : Brazil, Position : Target Striker
Height : 176 cm, Major Club  : AC Milan
Caps :  17 Games (13 Goals) (Spilt into Brazil and Italy)
World Cup Participation  : 1962  (5 Games / 2 goals)
Professional Score Record : 380 Goals/ 714 Games
Club Honours : 4 Times Italian Series A, 1963 European Cup
International Honours : 1958 FIFA World Cup Winners
Individual Achievement   :  1 Time Italian Series A Top Scorer
1963 European Cup Top Scorer
European Cup All-Time Highest Scorer In A Single Tournament

Total Skill : A-, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : B-

“Mazola” Jose Altafini is one of the great legends in history of Italian Series A. He was born in Brazil but played much of his remarkable club career in Italy since he signed from Palmeiras to AC Milan at his age of 20 year olds. He was a complete striker with a strong physical ability combined with excellent close control, passing and shooting ability. He is the joint-third highest scorer in Serie A history (along with Giuseppe Meazza) with 216 goals. He currently holds the record for the highest number of goals scored by any individual in a single European Champion Cup season with 14 goals. Altafini played international football for both Brazil and Italy. He played in the 1958 World Cup for the Winner Brazil, but didn't play in the later stages, having been replaced by Vavá. His Italy debut came in 1961 and played in the 1962 World Cup for Italy.
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41. Ferenc Deak

Date Of Birth  :  16 January 1922
Nation : Hungary, Caps : 20 Games (29 Goals)
Position : Target Striker, Height : 174 cm
Major Club : Szentlőrinci, Ferencvaros
World Cup Participation  :  None
Professional Score Record : 302 Goals/ 232 Games
Club Honours : 1 Time Hungarian League
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 3 Times Hungarian League Top Scorer
3 Times European/World League Top Scorer (1946,1947,1949)
1947 Balkan Cup Top Scorer
Hungarian League All-Time Highest Scorer In A Single Season
World’s All-Time Highest Goalscorer In A Single League Season

Total Skill :  B+, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : B-

Ferenc Deak was the most prolific scorer in Europe in the beginning of post-war era. He played in Hungarian league in the same era as Ferenc Puskas, and he could score a lot more than him in the same number of seasons. He scores 66 goals in a single season of Hungarian league in 1946 that was partially regional competition and it is still a record until nowadays. He also holds the record most goalscores in a single match of Hungarian league with 9 goals in the 1945 – 1946 season. His best season is the 1948 - 1949 when the league was the wholly national competition and scored 59 goals in 30 games. Unfortunately, He was restricted to play outside Hungary due to communist regime, not like Puskas who was allowed to move aboard after that rule had passed. Even Deak scored a large number of goals, He won just a Hungarian league and had a short prime career. He scored four goals twice times for Hungary in international matches. Deak is ranked by rsssf as the sixth most prolific scorer in football history.
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40. Fernando Peyroteo

Date Of Birth  :   10 March 1918
Nation : Portugal, Caps : 20 Games (15 Goals)
Height : 178 cm, Position : Target Striker
Major Club : Sporting Lisbon
World Cup Participation  :  None
Professional Score Record : 524 Goals/ 300 Games
Club Honours : 5 Times Portuguese League
5 Time Portuguese Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 6 Portuguese League Top Scorer
Sporting Lisbon All-Time Top Scorer - Greatest Player Ever
Portuguese League All-Time Highest Goal In One Match
Portuguese League All-Time Top Scorer 

Total Skill :  B, Peak Performance A, Total Performance :  B

Fernando Peyroteo is the most prolific scorer in history of Portuguese domestic competition. He spent 12 seasons and 187 games to be all-time Portuguese League top scorer with 331 and incredible 52 hat-tricks. However, the standard of Portuguese Liga in his era is much inferior to the modern era as it was very higher in league goal ratio. He is also the soccer player with best rate of goal by game, had a two prime periods covers 83 games in five Portuguese liga seasons and incredibly made 2.00 goal ratio with 166 goals. In 1942, he made the Portuguese record highest scoring in  a single game with 9 goals against Leca in Portuguese Liga,  However, his goal stats in international was just in average. Peyroteo was one-of-kind player that was great in bulk force, he was a force of nature without anyone capable of stopping his tremendous physical power. Not only he was strong, he had a very strong shooting as well always making the keepers tremble upon his presence in the last 30 meters. He scored from everywhere and from heading too, he used physical advantage to gain position and then head towards the net. He was also very determined to win every game as he simple never gave up of tormenting the defenses. The best ratio of his seasonal league game is 2.45, scored 34 goals in only 14 games during the 1937 - 1938 season.
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39. Careca

Date Of Birth  :  5 October 1960
Nation  :  Brazil, Caps : 60 Games (29 Goals)
Height  : 183 cm, Position : Target Striker
Major Club  : Napoli, Sao Paulo
World Cup Participation  : 1982, 1986, 1990  (9 Games / 7 goals)
Professional Score Record  :  196 Goals/ 351 Games
Club Honours  : 2 Times Brazil National Championship
2 Times Brazil State Championship
1 Time Italian Series A, 1 Time Copa Italia, 1989 UEFA Cup
International Honours : 1983 Copa America Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1985 Brazilian State Top Scorer
1986 Brazilian National League Top Scorer
1986 Brazilian League Footballer of The Year
1986 Silver Ball South American Footballer of The Year

Total Skill : B+, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : B-

Careca was the greatest Brazilian Striker during the 1980s. He was an archetypal striker, had the technique and cottage to score many goals from all angles in the penalty box. Careca first broke into the national side of Brazil, and was forced to miss the 1982 World Cup due to an injury. Later, He had an excellent World Cup goal record on Brazilian team that finished just short of greatness. Careca moved from Brazil to Italian Serie A champions Napoli, where he was part of the "Ma-Gi-Ca" forward lineup. Careca's first season at Napoli was an unsuccessful one, the team were knocked out in the first round of the European Cup. However, his second season was far more successful media rating to him could be considered in world-class. The team won the UEFA Cup, with Careca scoring a goal in each leg of the final, one a memorable lobbed goal, and finished second in Serie A. In 1990 Careca finally won the Scudetto with Napoli. He also won the 1990 World Cup qualification in COMEBOL zone and the 1986 World Cup Silver Shoe, finished 4th and 5th South American Footballer of the Year in 1989 and 1990 respectively.
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38. Didier Drogba

Date Of Birth  : 11 March 1978
Height :  189 cm, Position  : Target Striker 
Nation :  Ivory Coast, Caps : 95 Games (60 Goals)
Major Club   : Chelsea
World Cup Participation:  2006, 2010 (2 Games/1 Goal)
Professional Scored Record :  248 Goals/ 548 Games
Club Honours : 3 Times English Premier League
3 Times FA Cup, 2 Times English League Cup
International Honours : 2006 Afrcian Nation Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 2004 French League Player of The Year
2 Times African Footballer of The Year (2006, 2009)
2 Times Silver Ball African Footballer of The Year (2004, 2005)
4 Times Bronze Ball African Footballer of The Year (03,07,10,13)
2 Times English Premier League Top Scorer (2007, 2010)
2004 UEFA Cup Top Scorer,2009 BBC African Footballer of The Year
2012 UEFA Champion League Best Player
2013 Turkish League Footballer of the Year, Golden Foot
3 Times African Cup of Nation Best XI
Ivory Coast All-Time Top Scorer

Total Skill :  A-, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : B-, Age Bonus

Drogba is considered as the most successful African player to ever play in English league and UEFA Champion League. Drogba was one the strongest players, his physical pace, strength and stamina always took advantage to opponents’ defender. He also possess a deadly short and is renowned for scoring many decisive goals in the meaningful game in his career, scoring 10 goals in 10 final matches winning trophies, winning man of the match in the 2012 UEFA Champion League final and has an impressive assist record with 71 to Chelsea club. A specialist in beating goalkeeper by pace and depth, he has another option with his powerful free-kick. Drogba start his great career rather late ay his 24 years old in French league. He was very successful in international career but his domestic club career is filled with inconsistency. He won Once’z Dor in 2004 and in 2007 he was named in ESM team of the year, UEFA team of the year, is named as Chelsea players of the year twice as well as twice times PFA team of the year. Prominently, he finished in top ten Ballon’Dor include FIFA World Player of the year in five different years, achieving the best place at fourth in 2007 and he was also named in FIFPro World XI in the same year.
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37. Nat Lofthouse

Date Of Birth  :  27 August 1925
Nation : England, Caps :  33 Games (30 Goals)
Height  : 176 cm, Position : Target Striker
Major Club :  Bolton Wanderers
World Cup Participation : 1954 (2 Games/3 Goals)
Professional Scores Record : 255 Goals/ 452 Games
Club Honours : 1 Time FA Cup
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement : 1 Time English Top Division Top Scorer
1956 FWA Footballer of The Year

Total Skill :  A-, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : B-

“The Lion of Vienna” Nat Lofthouse is one of the greatest English strikers of all-time. He possessed one of the best shooting skills ever with combination between accuracy and power. His scoring record in NT career gives himself as one of the greatest goal ratio among any players to ever represent England. Lofthouse is the traditional English center-forward – the talismanic figurehead given the jobs of leading the line, taking more than his share of knocks and scoring most of goals. His nickname was bestowed on him for his bravery and performance in scoring the winning goal in England 's 3-2 win over Austria in Vienna in 1952 – a match billed as an unofficial championship of Europe. Such sportsmanship, allied to his loyalty to Bolton, his only club, added to his public appeal. Lofthouse spend his prime career between early 1950s to mid-1950s. In 1958, he was voted third place BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
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36. Rene Pontoni

Date Of Birth  : 18 May 1920
Nation  :  Argentina, Caps  : 19 Games (19 Goals) 
Height : 180 cm, Position : Fast Striker
Major Club  :  Newell’s Old Boy, San Lorenzo
World Cup Participation : None
South American Championship Score Record :
2 Tournaments (8 Goals/8 Games)
Professional Scores Record : 160 Goals/ 256 Games
Club Honours  : 1 Time Argentina Champion
International Honours  : 3 Times Copa America (1945, 1946, 1947)
Individual Achievement  :   None

Total Skill : AA-, Peak Performance A-, Total Performance :  B-

Rene Pontoni was one of the greatest forwards in the South Americas during the middle 1940s and is considered as one of the greatest legends of San Lorenzo and Newell's Old Boy. Pontoni is considered as the highest peak forward-performers in history of South American football, however his club career was great performed in a short range of period. Specifically as a center forward was the best Argentine soccer: skills, brain, luxurious and exquisite definer. Pontoni was not a natural machine scorer but technical dribbling was his best skill. He was an indispensable player for the great of Argentina during the late 1940s that the team won three Copa America, and was the only top-class Argentinian player in that time not be from River Plate in their golden era. Even he won the only trophy in club level, His performance for Argentina was highly regarded as a prolific scorer and remembered for the fan. Nevertheless, he played for his nation until 27 years old only due to his tending down in his late career.
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35. Samuel Eto'o

Date Of Birth : 10 March 1981, Height  :  179 cm
Nation : Cameroon, Caps : 112 Games (55 Goals)
Position :  Fast Striker, Major Club : Barcelona, Inter Milan
World Cup Participation  : 1998, 2002 (4 Games with 1 Goals)
Professional Score Record  :  305 Goals/ 605 Games
Club Honours : 3 Times Spanish La Liga, 2 Times Copa Del Rey
1 Time Italian Series A, 1 Time Copa Italia
2 Times UEFA Champion League (2006, 2009), 2010 Runner-Up
International Honours  : 2000 Olympic Game Gold Medal
2003 FIFA Confederation Cup Runner-Up
2 Times African Cup of Nations Winners (2000,2002), 2008 Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  : 1 Time Spanish La Liga Top Scorer
2005 Bronze Ball FIFA World Player of The Year
2 Times African Cup of Nations Top Scorer (2006, 2008)
4 Times African Footballer of The Year (2003, 2004, 2005, 2010)
2 Times Silver Ball African Footballer of The Year (2006, 2009)
2006 UEFA Champion League Best Forward, 2006 Silver Ball World Soccer Player of The Year
Mallorca All-Time Top Scorer, 2013 Russian Premier League Most Valuable Player
Cameroon All-Time Top Scorer, African Cup of Nations All-Time Top Scorer - Greatest Player Ever

Total Skill:  B+, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : B-

Samuel Eto’o is considered as the second greatest African footballer of all-time only to George Weah, however he is regarded as the greatest player in history of African international competition. He is the most winners African footballer of the year with four times. Eto'o was the young star of Real Madrid since his only 16 year olds. Regrettably, there is no place for him due to their Galacticos era. That led him to be an brilliant player for Mallorca for years before Barcelona brought him. Eto’o scored a lot of goals and very much helping Barcelona win two UEFA Champion League, including triple champ in 2009. Eto’o is a technical striker who is great in positioning, scoring ability and team work. He is now playing for Inter Milan after exchanging of transfer with Ibrahimovic to find the new challenge. It is unlucky of him that Cameroon failed to qualify in World Cup 2006 when he was performing his peak in club level. He made 18 consecutive years of international caps. Eto'o was named in UEFA Team of the year twice times and FIFPro World XI once time. Eto'o also won 5th FIFA World Player of the Year in 2006 and the same place in 2009 Ballon'DOr.
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34. Gary Lineker

Date Of Birth  :  30 November 1960
Nation  : England, Caps :  80 Games (48 Goals)
Height : 180 cm, Position : Target Striker
Major Club : Leicester City, Barcelona, Tottenham
World Cup Participation : 1986, 1990 (12 Games / 10 goals)
Professional Score Record : 282 Goals/ 567 Games
Club Honours : 1 Time FA Cup, 1 Time Copa Del Rey
1989 European Cup Winners’ Cup
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement : 3 Times English League Top Scorer
1986 PFA Players’ Player of The Year
2 Times FWA Footballer of The Year (1986, 1992)
1986 FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe - All-Stars Team
1986 Silver Ball European Footballer of The Year
1991 Bronze Ball FIFA World Player of The Year

Total Skill :  B, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance :  B

"Mr. Niceguy" Gary Lineker was the best British footballer in the second half 1980s, is regarded as the best striker to play for England national team. A clinical finisher, He was a quick and excellent approaching, possessing goal-scoring prowess with both feet and head. He never won any league title in his club career. Even so, he is also the only player to have won the English golden boot with 3 different English clubs. His career at Barcelona was seen to be unsuccessful when he was put as a left-side forward which is not his natural position. Lineker finished as England's all-time second highest scorer, note for no goal in his last six games and notably scored four goals against Spain in the 1987 friendly match. Lineker finished third place BBC Sports Speronality of the Year in 1991. He was selected in PFA team of the year in 3 times. He also finished fifth place Ballon'Dor in 1987.
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33. Jimmy Mcgrory

Date Of Birth  :  26 April 1904
Nation : Scotland, Caps : 7 Games (6 Goals)
Height : 168 cm, Position : Target Striker
Major Club  : Glasgow Celtic
Professional Score Record  :  550 Goals/ 543 Games
Club Honours : 1 Time Scottish League
2 Times Scottish Cup, 2 Times Scottish League Cup
World Cup Participation/International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 3 Times Scottish League Top Scorer
2 Times European League Top Scorer (1927, 1936)
1927 World League Top Scorer
Scottish League All-Time Most Goal In Single Match
Glasgow Celtic All-Time Top Scorer 
Scottish League - Cup All-Time Top Scorer 

Total Skill :  B+, Peak Performance AA, Total Performance : B-

“Mermaid” Jimmy Mcgrory is the most prolific goalscorers in history of British football club as he scored the most goals ever in domestic club top division and holds the European Record most hat-tricks in domestic first level matches with 55. Although he was so short, but was still great in heading ability. Despite McGrory's success, Celtic had to wait a decade after 1926 before again winning the Scottish league championship. He holds the record most goal in a single game in history of Scottish League with 8 against Dunfirmline in 1928. McGrory was often overlooked by the Scottish national side. It has been suggested that there was some anti-Celtic bias on the part of the Scotland selectors, and some successful Celtic players did have surprisingly few caps. McGrory, though, had the misfortune to be contesting with the troubled, great Hughie Gallagher for the centre-forward spot. Mcgrory's prime was done during the second half 1920s, scored more than 40 goals in every domestic season in that period. He also played for Scottish league XI in 6 games and scored 6 goals. Mcgrory is ranked by rsssf as the 10th most prolific scorer in football history.
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32. Rudi Voller

Date Of Birth : 13 April 1960
Nation : Germany Caps : 90 Games (47 Goals)
Height : 180 cm, Position : Target Striker
Major Club : Werder Bremen, AS Roma
World Cup Participation : 1986, 1990, 1994 (15 Games / 8 Goals)
Professional Score Record :  206 Goals/ 448 Games
Club Honours : 1 Time Copa Italia, 1993 European Cup
International Honours  : 1992 UEFA Euro  Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1983 German League Top Scorer
1983 German Footballer of The Year
1984 UEFA Euro Best XI, 1991 UEFA Cup Top Scorer
Werder Bremen Greatest Player Ever
AS Roma Hall of Game

                                                   Total Skill :  B, Peak Performance A, Total Performance : B                 
                 
“The Little Duck” Rudi Voller is regarded as one of the greatest players to play for Werder Bremen. He was an agile and determined forward who scored many important goals, and noted for his strength and great as target man. During his career in Bundesliga, He was rated by kicker in one world-class season and 10 international-class seasons but kicker didn't rate him in world-class in 1983 despite winning German Footballer of The Year. He started his outstanding performance with 1860 Munich in 2nd Bundesliga that he scored 37 goals in 37 games. Then, He was moved for Werder Bremen. Voller later signed to play with AS Roma, had 3 satisfying seasons and 2 seasons of failure. Voller won few trophies in his club career but he finally won European cup with Olympic Marseille in his lately career before retire with Leverkusen. Internationally, He was rated as a world-class player by kicker in the 1990 World Cup. According to German footballer of the year voting, he was German forward of the year four times and was named in Bundesliga team of the season five times. His best place in Ballon'Dor is 11th in 1985. 
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31. Luis Artime

Date Of Birth : 2 December 1938, Height : 174 cm
Nation : Argentina, Caps : 25 Games (24 Goals)
Position : Target Striker, Major Club : River Plate
World Cup Participation : 1966 (4 Games/3 goals)
South American Championship Score Record :
2 Tournaments (5 Goals/5 Games)
Professional Score Record : 261 Goals/ 300 Games
Club Honours : 1 Time Argentinean League
3 Times Uruguayan League, 1971 Copa Libertadores Cup
International Honours : 1967 Copa America Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 4 Times Argentina League Top Scorer
3 Times Uruguay League Top Scorer
1967 Copa America Top Scorer
1971 Copa Libertadores Cup Top Scorer
1971 Bronze Ball South American Footballer of The Year

Total Skill : B+, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance :  B-

Luis Artime is the greatest Argentinean footballers during the 1960s. He scored more than 1000 goals including unofficial matches during his career. Artime was a heavy scorer, possessed exceptional intuition to locate within the right place with  short touch superb goal poacher and finisher without a special technique. He had a remarkably successful career in club football. His best skill was shot accuracy. Artime played for Argentine giants River Plate for three years. Then, He also played for Independiente, Palmeiras, and soon left to join Nacional of Uruguay where his first spell was the most productive of his career. In late career, He tried his luck in Brazil for a second time, but returned to Nacional again after only one season at Fluminense. His strike rate of 0.96 goals per game for Argentina also makes him one of the most prolific goalscorers in Argentine international football. In 1966, he is regarded as one of the very top players in the South Americas.
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30. Wlodzimierz Lubanski

Date Of Birth : 28 February 1947, Height :178 cm
Nation : Poland, Caps : 75 Games (48 Goals)
Position : Fast Striker, Major Club : Gornik Zabrze
World Cup Participation :  1978 (5 Games/No goal)
Professional Score Record : 264 Goals/ 461 Games
Club Honours : 6 Times Polish League, 6 Times Polish Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement : UEFA Jubilee Award (Poland)
2 Times Polish Footballer of The Year (1967, 1970)
2 Times Cup Winners Cup Top Scorer (1970, 1971)
Gornik Zabrze Greatest Player Ever
Polish League All-Time Most Top Scorers (4 Times)
UEFA Jubilee Award (Poland)
Soviet Merited Master of Sports

Total Skill : A-, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance :  B-

Wlodzimierz Lubanski is considered as the greatest Polish striker of all-time. For his national team, Lubański amassed the numbers of caps become 80 caps and 50 goals if Olympic matches are considered. He scored five hat-tricks in his international career. A brilliant young superstar, Lubański made his international debut at the age of 16 years and 188 days, becoming the youngest player ever to appear for Poland. He missed the 1974 FIFA World Cup after a Roy McFarland tackle during the match against England in the qualifier damaged his cruciate ligament and put him out of football for two years. Lubański returned to play in the 1978 FIFA World Cup, but never quite reached his previous levels of football prowess. He scored four and five goals once time of each for Poland in international macthes. At club level, Lubański spent most of his career at Górnik Zabrze and also played at KSC Lokeren. Lubanski reached his highest place in 1972 Ballon'Dor at 7th with mutual 3 players.
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29. Arthur Friedenreich

Date Of Birth  :  18 July 1892
Nation : Brazil, Caps : 22 Games (10 Goals)
Height :  175 cm, Position : Fast Striker
Major Club : Paulistano, Olympic Games Participation : None
South American Championship Score Record : 
2 Tournaments (5 Goals/ 7 Games)
Amateur Score Record : 557 Goals/ 562 Games
Club Honours : 6 Times Brazil State Championships
International Honours : 2 Times Copa America Winners (1919,1922)
Individual Achievement  : 9 Times Brazil State League Top Scorer
1919 Copa America Top Scorer - Best Player

Total Skill : A-, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : B-

“The Tiger” Arthur Friedenreich is one of the greatest goalscorers in the first era of football history. He was the first famous Afro-Brazilian player in the previously white world of Brazilian football, and was arguably the sport's first black superstar. He was born to a German who immigrated to Brazil with an African Brazilian. At that time football was dominated by whites and blacks were not accepted. He faced many barriers because of racism. He started his career for SC Germania, a Brazilian team composed of German immigrants. After playing with a succession of São Paulo club sides from 1910 onwards, On Brazil's tour of Europe, He was feted as the King of Football. He also has a claim to the high scoring record but FIFA cannot prove these goals because of faulty record-keeping. He was not picked up by Brazil for 1930 FIFA World Cup because there was a serious misunderstanding between the Football Leagues of the States of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo; only players from Rio travelling. He played over 1200 games, scoring over 1200 goals and 60 of them were hat-tricks, was mostly done in regional amateur league but this statistics cannot be confirmed.
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28. Just Fontaine

Date Of Birth  :  18 August 1933
Nation : France, Caps : 21 Games (30 Goals)
Height : 174 cm, Position : Target Striker
Major Club : Stade De Reims
World Cup Participation :1958 (6 Games with 13 Goal)
Professional Score Record : 200 Goals/ 240 Games
Club Honors : 3 Times French League, 1 Time French Cup
1959 European Cup Runner-Up
International Honours : 1958 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement : 2 Times French League Top Scorer
1958 FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe - Best Forward
1958 European League Top Scorer
1958 Bronze Ball European Footballer of The Year
1959 European Cup Top Scorer
European International Highest Top Scorer In a Single Year (26 Goals)
UEFA Jubilee Award (France)    

Total Skill :  A-, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance :  B-, Greatness Bonus

Just Fontaine is the French greatest scorer of all-time and was the most prolific scorer in the Europe in the late 1950s and is the greatest player ever to born in North Africa. He was born in Marrakech, French Morocco, with Spanish ancestors. He holds the record for most goals scored in a single FIFA World Cup finals tournament, with thirteen and four assists in 1958, most notably scored four goals against former World Cup champion West Germany. He has also scored the third most goals of any player in the World Cup finals overall. Fontaine became the second player after Alcides Ghiggia to score in every match of a World Cup. He was a classic forward. At the root of his prolific scoring rate was an ability to score from any angle, with both feet and his head. He played for Stade de Reims in their golden era alongside Raymond Kopa and Roger Piantoni. He is a top scorer in the 1960 European nation cup qualification. Fontaine is forced to retire early at 29 years old because of a recurring injury that effect his longevity was so short.
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27. Jozsef Takacs

Date Of Birth  :  30 June 1904
Nation : Hungary, Caps : 32 Games (26 Goals)
Height :   175 cm, Position :  Fast Striker
Major Club : Vasas, Ferenvaroc
World Cup Participation : None
Professional Scores Record : 448 Goals/ 307 Games
Club Honours : 3 Times Hungarian League
2 Times Hungarian Cup, 1 Time Mitropa Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 5 Times Hungarian League Top Scorer
1 Time Mitropa Cup Top Scorer

Total Skill :  A-, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : B-

Jozsef Takacs was one of the best strikers in the Europe in the late 1920s to early 1930s. Takacs scored 40, 41 and 42 goals in 22 league games in those three seasons. This record is by far a leading ratio in his era. He made a international record score 6 goals in single game against France in 1927. In 1928, he also made a special record score 10 goals in 6 Mitropa Cup games. Between 1931 and 1932, he was the most important player to lead Ferencvaroc won consecutive 32 league games and this is the all-time record until nowadays. Even he could only shot with right foot and he has a small body, he was a great header and also good technique. He was a great dribbler and exceptional sense of being employed winger. In every situation he invented himself. Instinctively, well located, almost felt the expected path of the ball. Turning very few Hungarian strikers was able to shoot it like him. He also good to score from long distance and constituted a danger to port. In 1927, He scored seven goals against France in an international friendly game.
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26. Hugo Sanchez

Date Of Birth : 11 July 1958, Height  :  175 cm
Nation : Mexico, Caps : 58 Games (29 Goals)
Position : Target Striker, Major Club :  Real Madrid
World Cup Participation : 1978, 1986, 1994 (8 Games/1 goal)
Professional Score Record : 510 Goals/ 880 Games
Club Honours : 4 Times Mexican League
5 Times Spanish La Liga, 2 Times Copa Del Rey
2 Times CONCACAF Champion Cup, 1986 UEFA Cup Winner
International Honours : 1977 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Individual Achievement  : 1 Time Mexican League Top Scorer
5 Times Spanish La Liga Top Scorer
1990 European Golden Shoe - World League Top Scorer
1987 Spanish La Liga Best Player, 1990 Best Foreigner 
IFFHS Mexico Greatest Player of The Century
IFFHS North and Central America Greatest Player of The Century
Mexico Best Sport Man of The Century

Total Skill :  A-, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : B-

"Pentapichichi" Hugo Sanchez is the CONCACAF greatest player ever, with excellent technique, athleticism, and enthusiasm for the game. He became famous worldwide for his bicycle kicks with which he scored many goals and somersaults. Sánchez played twelve seasons in the Spanish La Liga and is the second highest goalscorer in the history of the league. He also played for the Mexico national team for 17 years. In comparison to his "domestic" club success, Sánchez did not have a successful international career. His years as a Mexican international coincided with a difficult period for the nation's football. Sánchez's brash personality is often cited as the reason he did not play many games at the 1994 World Cup, purportedly as a result of internecine frictions between Hugo and the Mexican Football Federation. He was named in Don Balon Spanish Lia Liga XI for five seasons. In 1999, the IFFHS voted him the 26th best footballer of the 20th Century.
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25. George Weah


Date Of Birth : 1 October 1966, Height  : 184 cm
Nation : Liberia, Caps : 60 Games (22 Goals)
Position : Fast Striker, Major Club : Paris-SG, AC Milan
World Cup Participation, International Honours : None
Professional Score Record : 169 Goals/ 407 Games
Club Honours : 2 Times Italian Series A
1 Time French League, 1 Time French Cup  
Individual Achievement : 1991 French Ligue Foreign Player of The Year
3 Times African Footballer of The Year (1989, 1994, 1995)
3 Times Silver Ball African Footballer of The Year (1991,1992,1996)
1995 European Cup Top Scorer, 1995 Ballon'Dor
1995 BBC African Footballer of The Year
1995 FIFA World Player of The Year, 1996 Silver Ball
1996 Bronze Ball World Soccer Player of The Year
1999 IFFHS African Player of The Century         

Total Skill :  A-, Peak Performance AA, Total Performance : B-, Age Bonus        
                           
George Weah is basically known as the greatest African footballer of all-time. He was an elegant and rapid striker with great touch, balance and heading ability, who migrated from clubs in Liberia and Cameroon to perform brilliantly on the European soccer stage. He won FIFA World player of the year when he remained playing for Paris-SG and this led AC Milan to buy him as their player. Weah didn’t disappoint them, one-man-showed his wonderful dribbling and technical ability as a routine. On the other hand, He could not be expected as a prolific scorer and never made scores more than 20 goals per a season. He is rated by media which could be considered in twice world-class Series A seasons. Weah’s World Cup experience was like none other. Coming from a small country with great players but little organization, Weah almost single-handedly willed Liberia into the 2002 FIFA World Cup. After Liberia led their group for much of the qualifying competition, Nigeria finally beat out by a solitary point. 
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24. Denis Law

Date Of Birth  :  24 February 1940
Nation : Scotland, Caps : 55 Games (30 Goals)
Height : 175 cm, Position : Target Striker
Major Club : Manchester United
World Cup Participation  : 1974 (1 Game/No goal)
Professional Score Record : 297 Goals/ 507 Games
Club Honours : 2 Times English Top Division
1 Time FA Cup, 1968 European Cup Winner
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement : 1964 European Footballer of The Year
1969 European Cup Top Scorer
Scotland All-Time Top Scorer
IFFHS Scotland Greatest Player of The Century
UEFA Jubilee Award (Scotland)

Total Skill :  A-, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : B

“The King” Denis Law is regarded as one of the best Scottish footballers of all-time and is one of the top legends in history of Manchester United club. He was a rapid, skillful and intelligent goal maker and scorer. Law's career as a football player began at Second Division Huddersfield Town. After four year, Manchester City signed him for a transfer fee setting a new British record. Law spent one year there before Torino bought him, setting a new record fee for a transfer between English and an Italian club. Although he played well in Italy, he found it difficult to settle there and signed for Manchester United, setting another British record transfer fee, and spend time for the eleven years at United. He is the only Scottish player in history to have won the prestigious European Footballer of the Year award. Law is also United's second highest goalscorer behind Bobby Charlton. Law holds a United record for highest scoring 46 goals in a single season. Denis Law also finished 4th place in 1963 Ballon'Dor.
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23. Jean Pierre-Papin

Date Of Birth  :  5 November 1963
Nation  :  France, Caps : 54 Games (30 Goals)
Height  :  177 cm, Position : Fast Striker
Major Club : Olympique Marseille
World Cup Participation : 1986 (4 Games / 2 goals)
Professional Score Record : 296 Goals/ 554 Games
Club Honours : 4 Times French League, 1 Time French Cup
2 Times Italian Series A, 1 Time Belgian Cup, 1996 UEFA Cup
1994 European Cup Winner, 2 Times Runner-Up (1991, 1993)
International Honours : 1986 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement : 2 Times French Player of The Year (1989, 1990)
French League All-Time Most Top Scorers (5 Times) 
3 Times European Cup Top Scorer (1990, 1991, 1992)
1991 European Footballer of The Year
1991 World Soccer Player of The Year
1991 IFFHS International Top Scorer of the Year
                                                   Olympique Marseille All-Time Top Scorer - Greatest Player Ever

Total Skill :  A-, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : B

Jean-Pierre Papin was the best French player in the early 1990s. He was fast and lethal striker. He also had impressively basic technique. Papin was best in his career at Olympique Marseille in their greatest era. After six seasons for the club, Papin joined AC Milan for a world record fee. However, he never established himself as a regular first team member due to injuries and adaptation problems. He was transferred to Bayern Munich where he was again plagued by injuries before became a part of the side that won the UEFA Cup against Bordeaux, a club that he joined later. Papin was a prolific striker on the French scene but, contrary to many other French great players, never really became dominant abroad. He was also part of the 'cursed generation' of French players that came between the Platini's era of the 80's, and fared disappointingly, missing the 1990 and 1994 World Cups with France. He was also voted 5th place FIFA World Player of the Year in 1992.
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22. Telmo Zarra

Date Of Birth  :  20 January 1921
Nation : Spain, Caps  : 20 Games (20 Goals)
Height : 180 cm, Position : Target Striker
Major Club :  Athletic Bilbao
World Cup Participation : 1958 (6 Games with 4 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 333 Goals/ 352 Games
Club Honors : 1 Time Spanish La Liga, 5 Times Copa Del Rey
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement : Sports Merit Medal
Copa Del Rey All-Time Top Scorer   
Spanish La Liga All-Time Most Top Scorers (6 Times)
Athletic Bilbao All-Time Top Scorer - Greatest Player Ever 

Total Skill : B+ , Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : B

Telmo Zarra was the greatest Spanish footballer in the 2nd half 1940s, is the greatest Spanish goalscorer of all-time. He was a header specialist and was excellent in his instinct, shot technique and aggression as well as a great poacher in penalty box. Zarra holds the record spanish La Liga all-time top scorer for 64 years until being broken by Lionel Messi. He also holds the record for most goals scored in a single season of Spnish La Liga for 60 years until being broken down by Cirstiano Ronaldo. He performed his peak between 1945 and 1947 when he produced 57 goals in only 42 La Liga games. Zarra did the most famous score in his national team career in the 1950 FIFA World Cup against England, gave the victory to the Spanish team in their first semifinals of World Cup. Although Zarra won top scorer of Spanish league for many times but he just won a league trophy due to the golden era of Barcelona. Zarra trophy is honored after him as the award to the Spanish domestic players with the highest goal total in La Liga.
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21. Imre Schlosser

Date Of Birth  :  11 October 1889
Height  :  185 cm, Nation  :  Hungary
Position  :  Fast Striker
Major Club  : Ferencvaroc, MTK Hungary
Caps  : 68 Games (59 Goals)
Olympic Games Participation :  1912 (4 Goals/3 Games)
Amateur Score Record  : 430 Goals/ 340 Games
Club Honours : 13 Times Hungarian League
2 Times Hungarian Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement : All-Time Hungarian League Top Scorer   
Hungarian League All-Time Most Top Scorers (7 Times)
4 Times European and World League Top Scorer (1911 – 1914)

Total Skill :  B+, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : B

Imre Schlosser was a phenomenon prolific scorer and the greatest footballer in the World during the first era of the 20th century in the second half 1910s, and is one of the most domestic decorated footballers of all-time. Schlosser won the highest top scorer in domestic leagues around the World in consecutive four times and note that Hungarian league had turned professional status in his era. He scored 8 goals in a single match in the 1911 - 1912 NB I as a Hungarian record for first level match. Schlosser primarily performed as inside-forward. He was noted for his aggressive, shot accuracy, positional sense and skillful dribble. His consistent performance led him to win 68 caps and there is no player in his era won caps near him. He also holds all-time record most league title winners in European domestic competition with 13. Schlosser fist retired from his career at age of 33 year olds while he was still a prolific scorer but he decided to come back again in next three years, and not the same as his prime anymore. He formally retired in his 39 year olds.
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20. Ruud Van Nistelrooy

Date Of Birth : 1 July 1976, Height : 189 cm
Nation : Netherlands, Caps : 64 Games (33 Goals)
Position : Target  Striker, Major Club : Manchester United
World Cup Participation : 2006 (3 Games / 1 Goal)
Professional Score Record : 325 Goals/ 514 Games
Club Honours  : 2 Times Dutch League, 2 Times Spanish La liga
1 Time English Premier League,1 Time FA Cup,1 Time League Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 2 Times Dutch League Top Scorer
1 Time English Premier League Top Scorer
1 Time Spanish La Liga Top Scorer
2 Times Dutch Player of The Year (1999, 2000)
1 Time UEFA Champion League Top Scorer
2002 PFA Player’s Player of The Year
2002 IFFHS International Top Scorer of the Year
2003 UEFA Champion League Best Forward
                                                    2004 UEFA Euro Team of The Tournament

Total Skill :  B+, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : B+

Ruud Van Nistelrooy was the greatest target striker in the World during the first half 2000s. By the time he start famous with his prime, He had already 25 years old when he moved from PSV to Manchester United. He proved that the club worth in every penny to buy him after he scored 150 goals in 219 games during five seasons and won the record most consecutive games scorer in history of Premier League with 10. Van Nistelrooy was known for his superb instinct, strength and ability to approach to penalty box, and combined with his considerable technique and speed.  He still scored many goals with Real Madrid in the late career. He scored not less than 30 goals per season for six times during his career. Internationally, He played the same position as Patrick Kluivert who born the same day and year as him. That led him not caps as many as he should have won. He several times out of game for matches due to his injury. He was named as the Barclay premier league player of the season in 2003, was awarded premier league player of the month three times, is named in ESM team of the month 9 times and team of the year 1 time and finished 6th place in 2003 and 2007 Ballon'Dor. 
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19. John Charles


Date Of Birth   :  27 December 1931
Nation  :  Wales, Height   :  188 cm
Position  :  Target Striker
Major Club    :  Leeds United, Juventus
Caps. :  38 Games (15 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1958 (3 Games With 1 Goal)
Club Honours :  3 Times Italian Series A
2 Times Coppa Italia
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement : 1 Time English Top Division Top Scorer
1 Time Italian Series A Top Scorer
UEFA Jubilee Award (Wales)
IFFHS Wales’ Greatest Player Ever
Azzuri Hall of Fame, Welsh Sports Hall of Fame

Total Skill :  B+, Peak Performance AA, Total Performance : B+

“The Gentle Giant” John Charles is considered by many to have been one of the most all-round players of all-time. He was considered as a world-class performer in both center-half and center-forward position. Charles played as center-half in his early career in 2.5 seasons prior to switch to forward permanently. Such was his versatility that he managed to break the Leeds United club scoring record with 38 goals in an English top division season at a time. His accomplishments with Juventus led to him being voted as the greatest foreign player ever in Serie A in 1997. Charles dominate the aerial game and is one of the best ever in this ability. Charles also finish 4th place Ballon'Dor in 1958. In 2001 he became the first non-Italian inducted to the Azzurri Hall of Fame. Charles was the most influential player to lead Wales to qualify for the only World Cup final in its history but the rest of career saw limitation in international opportunity and mostly played in second division for Leeds and Cardiff City around 10 seasons.
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18. Jurgen Klinsmann

Date Of Birth  :  30 July 1964
Nation : Germany, Caps : 108 Games (47 Goals)
Height : 182 cm, Position : Target Striker
Major Club : VFB Stuttgart, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich
World Cup Participation : 2006 (17 Games/11 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 254 Goals/ 566 Games
Club Honours : 1 Time Bundesliga Champion
2 Times UEFA Cup (1991, 1996)
International Honours :1990 FIFA World Cup Champion
1996 European Championship Winner, 1992 Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Bundesliga Top Scorer
2 Times German Footballer of The Year (1988, 1994)      
1990 FIFA World Cup All Star Team, 1996 UEFA Cup Top Scorer
1995 FWA Footballer of The Year, Silver Ball Ballon'Dor
1995 Bronze Ball FIFA World Player of The Year
                                                       1995 IFFHS International Top Scorer

Total Skill :  A-, Peak Performance A+, Total Performance : B  
                                                          
“The White Shark” Jurgen Klinsmann was one of the most popular footballers who reached the prime in the mid-1990s. He was a mobile central striker who roamed all along the forward line probing for weaknesses and opportunities, and finding them with a consistent scoring record, Always in the shape, he could punish the defenses lapses, and his excellent technique with both feet and head ensured his effort was rewarded. Klinsmann was not a kind of prolific scorer but his style of play was exciting. His state of goals in overall career was in average of international-class player. However, He always was an remarkable scorer in major international tournaments, was voted 5th place best player of the 1990 FIFA World Cup tournament. Klinsmann holds the record most goals in a single UEFA Cup tournament with 15. He was rated by kicker for his performance in Bundesliga and national team in big tournament in 3.5 World-Class seasons and 6.5 seasons of international-class. According to German footballer of the year voting, he was German forward of the year for six times. He was also voted 5th place in the 1996 FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon'Dor, and finished six place Ballon'Dor in 1990 and 1994.
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17. Arsenio Erico

Date Of Birth  :  30 March 1915
Nation : Paraguay, Caps : No Official Match Available
Height  : 178 cm, Position :  Target Striker
Major Club  : Independiente
World Cup Participation  : None
Professional Score Record : 293 Goals/ 325 Games
Club Honours : 2 Times Argentinean League
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement : 3 Times Argentinean League Top Scorer
3 Times South American Top Scorer (1937 – 1939)                     
2 Time World League Top Scorer (1937, 1938)
Argentinian League All-Time Highest Scorer In A Single Season
Independiente All-Time Top Scorer – G
reatest Player Ever

Total Skill :  A+, Peak Performance AAA-, Total Performance : B     
            
Arsenio Erico is the greatest Paraguayan footballer of all-time, and was the phenomenon striker in the World in the late 1930s. Erico was an inspiration to Alfredo Di Stéfano, who considered him one of the greatest players ever. Leônidas da Silva and Delfín Benítez Cáceres also consider him as the one of the best players in history. Erico is one of the most complete strikers of all-time. He was remembered as a player who would excel in scoring headers due to his high jumps, acquired the nickname 'red jumper'. He was also a top-class dribbler as another option to make score on his own.  Before the 1938 FIFA World Cup, Erico was offered an extravagant amount of money to play for the Argentine national football team but he rejected it. He holds the all-time record the highest goals in a single season in Argentinean League with 47, scored 132 goals in only 96 Argentine league games in his prime between 1937 and 1939. Erico never played an official game for Paraguay but he did score an incredible 56 goals in 26 unofficial matches. He is regarded as the best player in the World in 1937 and 1939.
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16. Andrei Shevchenko

Date Of Birth : 29 September 1976, Height : 183 cm
Nation : Ukraine, Caps : 103 Games (46 Goals)
Position : Fast Striker, Major Club : Dinamo Kiev, AC Milan
World Cup Participation : 2006 (5 Games/2 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 330 Goals/ 654 Games
Club Honours : 5 Times Ukrainian League, 3 Times Ukrainian Cup
1 Time Italian Series A, 1 Time Copa Italia
1 Time FA Cup, 1 Time English League Cup
2003 UEFA Champion League Winner, 2005 Runner-Up
International Honours : 1958 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement : 6 Times Ukrainian Footballer of The Year
1 Time Ukrainian League Top Scorer, 2 Time Series A Top Scorer
1999 UEFA Champion League Best Forward
2000 Series A Foreign Footballer of The Year
3 Times UEFA Champion League Top Scorer (1999, 2001, 2006)
2004 European Footballer of The Year, 2 Times Bronze Ball (1999,2000)
                                             2004 Bronze Ball FIFA World Player of The Year, Ukraine All-Time Top Scorer
                                                   3 Times Bronze Ball World Soccer Player of The Year (1999,2000,2004)

Total Skill : A-, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : B

"Sheva" Andrei Shevchenko was the greatest Eastern European footballer and one of the best forwards in the World during the first half 2000s, He is a all-round striker, possesses high acceleration, considerable dribbling, intelligent positional play and deadly strike in both foots. Moreover, His stamina and header-shooting are in the good criteria. He started a prominent player with his impressive performance for Dinamo Kiev especially in UEFA Champion League 1999. That led AC Milan to buy him. During his seven seasons in Italy, He established himself as one of the best strikers in the league, and scored more than 25 goals per season five times. On the other hand, He failed to achieve as an important role for Chelsea at the late career. That was because of being unable to adapt with English style of game that seems too fast for him. Shevchenko is a top scorer in 2002 World Cup qualifying in UEFA Zone. Shevchenko prominently made 18 consecutive years of caps for Ukraine. Shevchenko is named in ESM team of the month 18 times and team of the year 3 times. He was also voted in 5th place in the 2000 FIFA World Player of the Year and 4th place in 2003 Ballon'Dor.
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15. Luigi Riva

Date Of Birth : 7 November 1944
Nation : Italy, Caps : 42 Games (35 Goals)
Height : 180 cm, Position : Fast Striker
Major Club : Cagliari
World Cup Participation : 1970, 1974 (8 Games / 3 goals)
Professional Score Record : 170 Goals/ 338 Games
Club Honours : 1 Time Italian Series A
International Honours  : 1968 UEFA Euro Champion
1970 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  : 3 Time Italian Series A Top Scorer
1968 UEFA Euro Team of The Tournament
1969 Silver Ball European Footballer of The Year
1970 Bronze Ball European Footballer of The Year
Italy All-Time Top Scorer   

Total Skill :  A-, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : B

"Roar of Thunder" Luigi Riva is regarded as the all-time greatest goalscorer of Italy national team, He was one of the best forwards of his time and had a fantastic scoring record for Cagliari thanks to his great heading ability, fantastic left foot and composure in front of goal. The former Cagliari striker, who possessed a shot so hard, once broke a spectator in the crowd’s arm with one of his trademark left foot drives. His career was blighted by major injuries. He broke his left leg playing for the national side against Portugal shortly before the 1966 World Cup. He broke his right leg, again on international duty, this time against Austria just after the 1970 World Cup. In his early international career, Riva superbly scored 19 goals in only 13 games for Italy primarily in the 1968 UEFA Euro as a top scorer includes 1970 World Cup qualifier matches. In 1976, he ruptured a tendon in his right thigh playing for Cagliari against Milan. He never successfully recovered and, despite comeback attempts, eventually retired at his 34 years old. Riva also finish 6th place in 1968 Ballon'Dor.
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14. Silvio Piola

Date Of Birth : 29 September 1913
Nation : Italy, Caps  : 34 Games (30 Goals)
Height : 180 cm, Position :  Target Striker
Major Club : Lazio, Club Honours : None
World Cup Participation : 1938 (4 Games with 5 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 317 Goals/ 589 Games
International Honours  : 1938 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement : 2 Times Italian Series A Top Scorer
Italian Series A All-Time Most Goals In One Match
All-Time Lazio Top Scorer - Greatest Player Ever
All-Time Italian Series A Top Scorer
1938 FIFA World Cup All-Stars Team        

Total Skill : A-, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : B      
        
Silvio Piola is the greatest target striker in the Europe in the late 1930s. He is known as a highly prominent figure in the history of Italian football due to several records he set. Piola won the 1938 FIFA World Cup with Italy, scoring two goals in the final. Piola holds the all-time highest average goalscoring records of the Italian national team. Piola also holds the record most goals in one Italian Series A game with 6 for Pro Vercelli against Fiorentina in 1933. He is also considered as the "inventor" of the bicycle kick. Piola began his career with Pro Vercelli at the age of 17. In 1934, he moved to Lazio, who had been on the receiving end of his first Serie A goal. He was to spend the next nine seasons there and has long been considered as the club's greatest player ever. After leaving Lazio, he spent the rest of his career with Torino, Juventus ad Novara. Piola did a great stats in national level, a tally that would surely have been greater if not for the interruption caused by World War II. 
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13. Gabriel Batistuta

Date Of Birth  :  1 Febuary 1969
Nation : Argentina, Caps : 78 Games (56 Goals)
Height : 185 cm, Position : Target Striker
Major Club :  Fiorentina
World Cup Participation : 1994, 2008, 2002 (12 Games/10 goals)
Copa America Score Record : 3 Tournaments (13 Goals/16 Games)
Professional Score Record : 279 Goals/ 480 Games
Club Honours : 1 Time Italian Series A, 1 ime Copa Italia
International Honours  : 2 Times Copa America Winners (1991,1993)
1992 FIFA Confederation Cup Winner
Individual Achievement : 1991 Copa America Top Scorer
1991 El Mundo South American Footballer of The Year
1 Time Italian Series A Top Scorer
1998 Argentinean Footballer of The Year
1999 Italian Series A Foreign Footballer of The Year
1999 Bronze Ball FIFA World Player of The Year
                                                      Fiorentina Greatest Player Ever, Argentina All-Time Top Scorer

Total Skill :  B+, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : B+

“Batigol” Gabriel Batistuta is the greatest Argentinean striker of all-time. He was a crafty and courageous goalscorer, possessing a booming but accurate shoot which is regarded as the best ever in this skill. Batistuta was not a kind of technical player but he was very much in his instinct, and had excellent strength, considerable in air. One of the his famous goals is the volley shot as soon as the ball across his head from the long passing. He played most of his club football at Fiorentina, and he is the ninth top scorer of all time in the Italian Serie A. When Fiorentina was relegated to Serie B in 1993, he stayed to help it return to the top-flight a year later. A popular sporting figure in Florence, the Fiorentina fans erected a life-size bronze statue of him in 1996. He never won the Italian league with Fiorentina and he finally won the Series A with AS Roma to crown his career in Italy. He holds the record most consecutive goals in Series A with 11 achieved in the 1994 - 1995 season. Batistuta holds the record most goals in a year for Argentina national team with 12. Batistuta is named in ESM team of the month 13 times and team of the year 2 times. He also finished 5th and 4th place FIFA World Player of the Year in 1998 and 2000, respectively.
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12. Gyula Zsengeller

Date Of Birth  :  27 December 1915
Nation : Hungary, Caps : 39 Games (33 Goals)
Height : 177 cm, Position : Fast Striker, Major Club : Ujpest
World Cup Participation :1938 (4 Games/5 Goals)
Professional Scores Record : 387 Goals/ 327 Games
Club Honours : 4 Times Hungarian League, 1 Time Mitropa Cup
International Honours : 1938 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 5 Times Hungarian League Top Scorer
1 Time Mitropa Cup Top Scorer
2 Times European League Top Scorer (1939, 1945)
1939 Time World League Top Scorer
Ujpest Greatest Player Ever

Total Skill :  A-, Peak Performance AA+, Total Performance : B+

Gyula Zsengeller is one of the top legendary Hungarian strikers of all-ime, was a rising star of World football at the turn of the late 1930s and the early 1940s. Zsengeller was also very injury prone, he had several heavy injuries, especially his knees but he was still really phenomenal striker, very complete - amazing dribbler, booming shooter, lightning pace, stamina, good header, good short passer, great in and out the penalty box. He was so amazing in WC 1938, was one of the biggest stars. In the 1938 - 1939 Hungarian league season, he made phenomenon record with 56 goals in 26 games which is one of the highest ratios in history of professional football league game. He then moved to AS Roma after the war but spent twice failure years there. He is the third-highest goalscorer of all-time in the Hungarian league as a holder of record the most Hungarian league top scorers with five. IFFHS named him the 7th most successful Top Division Goal Scorer of all time.
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11. Jimmy Greaves

Date Of Birth  :  20 February 1940
Nation  : England, Caps : 57 Games (44 Goals)
Height  :  173 cm, Position :  Fast Striker
Major Club :  Chelsea, Tottenham
World Cup Participation : 1962, 1966 (7 Games with 1 Goal)
Professional Score Record : 422 Goals/ 602 Games
Club Honours : 2 Times FA Cup
1963 European Cup Winners’ Cup
International Honours : 1966 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement : 1964 European League Top Scorer
English League All-Time Most Top Scorers (6 Times)
1963 Cup Winners Cup Top Scorer
1963 Bronze Ball European Footballer of The Year
English League, Tottenham All-Time Top Scorer

Total Skill :  B+, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance :  B+

Jimmy Greaves is the most prolific scorer in history of English football. He was a dribbler and goal finisher extraordinaire for both club and national level. He scored not less than 30 goals per season five times. Greaves was an outstanding scorer as soon as his debut at age of 18 year olds. He briefly joined the Italian side A.C. Milan in 1961, after reportedly turning down a huge offer from Newcastle Utd and scored 9 goals in 12 games but failure to settle led to a quick departure, and finally settle down with Tottenham. Greaves regrettably could not establish himself as a great scorer in World Cup tournament. He was a reserved player in World Cup 1962, and did not quite fit in with the work-rate England squad in World Cup 1966. Geoff Hurst acquired his striker position and went on to score a hat-trick in the final match. He failed to his prime in his age of 29, and finally retired when he was 31 years old. He totally made 27 hat-tricks in first-level games, scored 4 goals twice times in international matches for England. Greaves also finished 6th, 7th Ballon'Dor in 1962 and 1964 respectively.
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10. Dixie Dean

Date Of Birth  :   22 January 1907
Nation  :  England, Position  :  Target Striker
Height : 178 cm, Major Club  :   Everton
Caps  : 16 Games (18 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :  None
Professional Score Record  : 353 Goals/ 409 Games
Club Honours : 2 Times English Top Division, 1 Time FA Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement : 2 Times English Top Division Top Scorer
1928 European and World league Top Scorer
Everton All-Time Top Scorer- Greatest Player Ever
English Top League Most Consecutive Games Scorer
English Top League All-Time Highest Scorer In A Single Season

                                              Total Skill A+, Peak Performance AAA-, Total Performance : B

Dixie Dean is regarded the greatest British footballer in the first era of football history. He is best known for his phenomenon exploits in 1927-28 season which saw Dean score 60 league goals - a record which stands to this day, led Everton to the English league champion in that season surprisingly as the club finished in the previous season . He also holds the record most consecutive games goalscorer in history of English Top Division with 12. However, other seasons were not closely performed to that level. Dean's athletic skills, in particular dribbling, running, shooting and ability to create goals for others, were considered exceptional by sports writers of the time. According to his peers, however, his greatest ability was heading, a skill he often practiced using a medicine ball with fellow player Tommy Lawton. About a third of the goals credited to him came from headers, and his skills are compared to Pelé and Alfredo Di Stéfano. Regrettably, He did not participate in World Cup because England was not affiliated to FIFA at that time. There is a season he had to play in second division with Everton. His career was ended after getting heavy injury when he was 30 years old and decided to retire 3 years later. Dean hold the English record most hat-tricks in first-level games with 37.
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9. Ademir De Menezes

Date Of Birth  :  8 November 1929
Nation : Brazil, Caps : 38 Games (31 Goals)
Height : 176 cm, Position : Fast Striker
Major Club : Vasco Da Gama
World Cup Participation : 1950 (6 Games / 9 Goals)
South American Championship Score Record : 
3 Tournaments (14 Goals/ 15 Games)
Professional Score Record : 301 Goals/ 429 Games
Club Honours : 6 Times Brazil State Championship
International Honours : 1949 Copa America Winners
3 Times Copa America Runner-Up (1945, 1946, 1953)
1950 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 2 Times Brazilian League Top Scorer
1949 Copa America Best Player
1950 FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe - Best Player
Vasco Da Gama Greatest Player Ever

Total Skill :  A, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : B+

“Queixada” Ademir Marques de Menezes is regarded as one of the best forwards in the history of the Brazil national team. He is best known for his exploits in the World Cup 1950 held in his native Brazil, playing in an outstanding forward trio involving Zizinho and Jair. Despite he was a top scorer in that tournament, he could not bring victory to Brazil in the decisive match against Uruguay – national tragedy which was later dubbed the Maracanazo. Ademir was very fast and powerful striker, with a strong shot in both feet. Ademir began his career as a left winger before moving to the centre, causing havoc in opposing defences with his skill and sublime finishing. People at the time considered him an unequalled ball juggler who knew every trick in the book. He used to wreak havoc among defenses with his quick changes in tempo, fooling his opponents with deceptions carried out almost at lightning speed, his mastering of the ball in all situations and the ability to accelerate rapidly.
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8. Josef Bican


Date Of Birth  :  25 September 1913
Nation : Austria, Major Club : Slavia Prague
Height  :  178 cm, Position : Fast Striker
Caps : 34 Games (34 Goals) (Czechoslovakia and Austria)
World Cup Participation : 1934 (4 Games with 1 Goal)
Professional Score Record : 749 Goals/ 482 Games
Club Honours : 3 Times Austrian League
1 Times Czechoslovakian League, 1938 Mitropa Cup
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Austrian League Top Scorer
Czechoslovak League All-Time Most Top Scorers (11 Times)
Czcehoslovak League All-Time Top Scorer
1 Time Mitropa Cup Top Scorer
5 Times European and World  League Top Scorer (1940 – 1944)
IFFHS Golden Ball The Greatest Goalscorer of The Century

Total Skill :  B+, Peak Performance AA, Total Performance : B+, Age Bonus

Josef "Pepi" Bican is the most prolific scorer in history of the game. It is estimated by respected footballing statistics page RSSSF that Bican scored around 800 goals in all competitive matches, not including friendly games. Bican had the ability to play with both feet, he also had considerable pace and was able to run 100 metres in 10.2 seconds, which was as fast as many sprinters of the time. Bican was born in Austria and played in his country until 24 year olds before moved to play in Czechoslovakia throughout the World War II, as well as transferring his race to play for Czechoslovakia. He won the 1938 Mitropa Cup top scorer. In the 1939 - 1940 season, He made the World record the highest seasonal goal ratio 2.5 in history of football league game with 50 goals in 20 matches. In 1943, he made 8 goals in a single domestic league game as a Czechoslovak record of first-level match. Bican was a special striker, still was a prolific scorer until his retirement at 42 year olds. He played early played for Austria in World Cup 1934 that he failed to be a superstar of such the great tournament. 
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7. Gunnar Nordahl

Date Of Birth  :  19 October 1921
Nation : Sweden, Caps : 33 Games (43 Goals)
Height : 185 cm, Position : Target Striker
Major Club :  AC Milan
World Cup Participation  :  None
Professional Score Record : 446 Goals/ 520 Games
Club Honours : 4 Times Swedish League, 2 Times Swedish Cup
2 Times Italian Series A, 4 Times Copa Italia
International Honours  : 1948 Olympic Game Gold Medal
Individual Achievement : Swedish League All-Time Top Scorers (4)
Italian Series A All-Time Most Top Scorer (5)
1948 Olympic Game Top Scorer
Latin Cup All-Time Top Scorer
AC Milan All-Time Topscorer
IFFHS Sweden Greatest Player of The Century

Total Skill :  A-, Peak Performance AA-, Total Performance : A-, Age Bonus

"The Fireman" Gunnar Nordahl is the greatest Scandinavian player of all-time, and the greatest target striker in the world during the 1st half 1950s. He was also one of the most effective striker to play the game. His style of play was base on his enormous strength, pace and remarkable shooting power. Nordahl started out at Hörnefors IF in Sweden before moving to IFK Norrköping. He ever once scored seven goals in one game. During his time in Swedish clubs, Nordahl scored 149 goals in 172 matches. With AC Milan, He would team up with his national team strike partners to form the renowned Gre-No-Li trio. He is the third highest Serie A goalscorer of all time, and is the most efficient scorer in Serie A ever with 0.77 goals per match and holds the record most hat-trick in history of the league with 13. Nordahl scored 10 goals from total 10 international club games (latin Cup and European Cup). After leaving Milan, Nordahl played for Roma for two seasons. Nordahl's transfer to Milan forced him to retire from the national team, as the rules at the time prevented professionals from the Swedish national team, being not called to 1950 FIFA World Cup.
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6. Uwe Seeler

Date Of Birth  :  5 November 1936
Nation : Germany, Caps : 72 Games (43 Goals)
Height : 170 cm, Position : Fast Striker, Major Club : Hamburg
World Cup Participation : 1958,1962,1966,1970 (21 Games /9 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 446 Goals/ 520 Games
Club Honours  : 1 Time German Champion, 1 Time German Cup
International Honours  :  1966 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
1970 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement : 1 Times Bundesliga Top Scorer
2 Times German Championship Top Scorer
3 Times German Footballer of The Year (1960, 1964, 1970)
1960 Bronze Ball European Footballer of The Year
1966 FIFA World Cup All-Stars Team
1968 Cup Winners Cup Top Scorer
Hamburg All-Time Top Scorer - Greatest Player Ever
                                                       German Sports Hall of Fame

Total Skill :  A, Peak Performance AA, Total Performance : A, Age Bonus   
                 
“Uns Uwe” Uwe Seeler is one of the most consistent strikers of all-time as well as one of the best players to have never won Ballon'Dor. Seeler is full of atheletic characteristic, He was energetic and effective goalscorer with considerable technique, working to score inside or outside the penalty area. He was also very creative and was renowned for his overhead-kick and back-heading and even got deep to midfield to win the ball from opponent. He was rated by kicker in 7.5 World-Class seasons and also 7.5 seasons of international-class which is the second best only to Beckenbauer. Note that his career was achieved the peak prior to the Bundesliga era. According to German footballer of the year voting, he was German forward of the year for 7 times. He prominently won his third German footballer of the year at his 34 years old.Seeler was also a tremendously popular player due to his fairness, modesty, and kindness. The DFB made him the second honorary captain of the German national team in 1972. In 2003 he became honorary citizen of his hometown Hamburg, the first time the honor was bestowed on a sportsman.
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5. Sandor Kocsis

Date Of Birth  :  21 September 1929
Nation    :  Hungary, Caps  :  68 Games (75 Goals)
Height   :  177 cm,  Position :  Target Striker
Major Club :  Budapest Honved
World Cup Participation  :  1954 (5 Games with 11 Goals)
Professional Score Record  :  418 Goals/ 470 Games
Club Honours   :  4 Times Hungarian League
2 Times Spanish La Liga, 2 Times Copa Del Rey
1960 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
International Honours     :  1952 Olympic Game Gold Medal
1953 Central European Champions
1954 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  : 3 Times Hungarian League Top Scorer
2 Times European and World League Top Scorer (1952, 1954)
1954 FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe - Best Player
                                                     All-Time Highest NT Scorer in a Single Year (23 goals)

Total Skill :  A-, Peak Performance AA, Total Performance : A

"Golden Head" Sandor Kocsis is considered as the greatest target striker in history of Eastern European football, and the best striker in the world during the early 1950s, is one of the greatest aerial scorers ever, is believed to be the best player in the World 1954. He was an all round forward being a magnificent finisher, very strong, great at positioning and most of all brilliant in aerial battle. Kocsis was one of the legendary Mighty Magyars. After the 1956 Hungarian Revolution he moved to Spain where he became a prominent member of the successful Barcelona team of the late although he was not in his prime anymore. With Hungary, He played as inside-right but his duty was expected as a final finisher. Kocsis was one of the most prolific scorer ever in national level with his best average goal per game in history of the game for players caps more than 40 games and made seven hat-tricks in national team games. Kocsis scored 47 hat-tricks and 2 double-hat-tricks in all competitions combined.  
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4. Romario

Date Of Birth  :  29 January 1966
Nation  :  Brazil
Position   :  Fast Striker
Height   :  169 cm
Major Club  :  Flamengo, Vasco Da Gama
Caps   :  70 Games (55 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :   1990, 1994 (8 Games with 5 Goals)
Copa America Score Record : 2 Tournaments (6 Goals/ 8 Games)
Professional Score Record  :  697 Goals/ 905 Games
Club Honours   :  4 Times Brazil State Championship
1 Times Brazil National Championship
1 Time Spanish La Liga
International Honours  :  2 Times Copa America Winners (1989,1997)
1994 FIFA World Cup Champion
1997 FIFA Confederation Cup

  Individual Achievement

1984 Bravo Award
7 Times Brazil State Championship Top Scorer
3 Times Brazil National Championship Top Scorer
3 Times Dutch League Top Scorer
2 Times European Cup Top Scorer (1990, 1993)
1994 Spanish League Top Scorer
1994 Bronze Ball World Soccer Player of The Year
 FIFA World Player of The Year : 1994 Gold, 1993 Bronze
1994 L'Equippe Sports Personality of The Year 
1997 FIFA Confederation Cup Top Scorer
2000 Brazilian Footballer of The Year
South American Footballer of The Year : 2000 Gold, 2001 Bronze
PSV Eindhoven Greatest Player Ever

Total Skill :  A+, Peak Performance AAA-, Total Performance : A, Age Bonus     
                           
"O Baixinho" Romario the greatest players in the World during the mid-90s, is one of the most prolific goalscorers in history of the game. He scored more than 1,000 goals during his career including unofficial matches. He is one of the greatest first touch goal-getters of all-time, processed great shooting and dribbling technique. While Romario was sometimes criticized for “Disappearing” during games, he would then crop up and score one or more goals. A Master of Zen-like “no-play,” He would let the action sweep around him until it was his time to strike. When man-marked, He often stopped moving, reasoning that his marker’s natural tendency was to move rather than stand still. After his markers moved, He was off in the other direction for a pass or goal opportunity. Because of his freedom style of attitude, He played for Barcelona for twice seasons and back to play in Brazil in the rest of his career. Romario also finished in top ten World Soccer Player of the Year twice in the late 1980s. He holds the record most goals in a single season in history Brazilian football league with 70 goals in 2000. Romario is the second most prolific scorer in history of football only to Josef Bican.
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3. Marco Van Basten

Date Of Birth  :  31 October 1964
Nation  :  Netherlands
Position   :   Target Striker
Height  :  188 cm
Major Club   :  AC Milan
Caps    :  58 Games (24 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :   1966 (4 Games and No Goal)
Professional Score Record  :  277 Goals/ 370 Games
Club Honours  :   3 Times Dutch League
3 Times Italian Series A
3 Times Dutch Cup
1987 European Cup Winners’ Cup
2 Times European Cup (1989, 1990)
2 Times Intercontinental Cup (1989, 1990)
International Honours  :  1988 European Championship Winner

Individual Achievement

1987 Bravo Award
4 Times Dutch League Top Scorer
1985 Dutch Footballer of The Year
1986 European Golden Boot - World League Top Scorer
European Championship : 1988 Best Player - Top Scorer
1989 European Cup Top Scorer
2 Times Italian Series A Top Scorer (1990, 1992)
World Soccer Player of The Year : 1988 and 1992 Gold, 1989 Silver, 1987 Bronze 
3 Times European Footballer of The Year (1988, 1989, 1992)
2 Times IFFHS World Best Player of The Year (1988, 1989)
1992 FIFA World Player of The Year

Total Skill : A+, Peak Performance AAA-, Total Performance : A+

"Killer of Ghost Whisper" Marco Van Basten is the greatest striker in the World during the lately 1980s, is the greatest striker in history of Italian Series A, is one of the most completed strikers ever. He was two foots grace with close control, quick on the turn and excellent in the air, He scored Spectacular goals for club and country. He was best remembered with his winning goal in Euro 1988 final. He shot from a seemingly impossible angle. The shear audacity and technique of that strike showed his supreme class. Van Basten was very success in his career with AC Milan despite playing in highest standard ever of the league due to appearances of many World-Class defenders. On the other hand, Van Basten failed to prove himself in World Cup tournament that he could not score even a goal. He played well in the 1992 UEFA Euro but failed to score once again. He was gotten big injury at age of 29 and decided to retire in next two years. he was also voted 5th place in the 1991 FIFA World Player of the Year. Van Basten was voted  8th, 9th and 12th the greatest footballer of the century by France Football, World Soccer and IFFHS, respectively, and was voted 4th by UEFA Jubilee poll.
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2. Gerd MuIIer

Date Of Birth  :  3 November 1945
Nation  :  Germany
Position   :  Target Striker
Height   :  176 cm
Major Club  :  Bayern Munich
Caps  :  62 Games (68 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :   1970, 1974 (13 Games / 14 Goals)
Professional Score Record  :  572 Goals/87 Assists/669 Games
Club Honours  :  4 Times German Champions
4 Times DFB-Pokal
1967 European Cup Winners’ Cup
3 Times European Cup (1974, 1975, 1976)
1976 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours   :   1972 European Championship Winner
1974 FIFA World Cup Champion

Individual Achievement

Bundesliga All-Time Most Top Scorers (7 Times)
2 Times German Footballer of The Year (1967, 1969)
2 Times European Golden Shoe (1970, 1972)
2 Time World League Top Scorer (1970, 1972)
 European Cup All-Time Most Top Scorers (1973, 1974, 1975, 1977)
1970 FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe - All-Stars Team
European Footballer of The Year : 1970 Gold, 1972 Silver, 1969 and 1973 Bronze
1972 European Championship Top Scorer - Best Forward 
Bundesliga Most Consecutive Games Scorers
Bayern Munich - Bundesliga - DFB Pokal All-Time Top Scorer
2000 World Football's Greatest Goalscorer of All Time

Total Skill :  A-, Peak Performance AA, Total Performance : A+             
                       
“Der Bomber” Gerd Muller is the greatest goalscorer in history of the game. He was the predominant center forward of the early 1970s. Deceptively quick and able to shoot with little waste motion. Muller was a nightmare for opposing goalkeepers, was the forerunner, whom given the slightest chance, could often find a way to put the ball in the goal. He was short, squat, awkward-looking and not notably fast; he never fit the conventional idea of a great footballer, but he had lethal acceleration over short distances, a remarkable aerial game, and uncanny goalscoring instincts. His short legs gave him a strangely low center of gravity, so he could turn quickly and with perfect balance in spaces and at speeds that would cause other players to fall over. He also had a knack of scoring in unlikely situations." There are seven seasons Muller could score more than 1.00 goal per game in average. Muller was rated by kicker just 4.5 world-class seasons and 5.5 international-class seasons, is considered to be underrated. Muller was also a top scorer in 1970 world cup qualifying round in UEFA zone and 1972 UEFA Euro qualification. According to German footballer of the year voting, he was German forward of the year six times and was named in Bundesliga team of the season five times. Muller made 56 Hat-Tricks in first level matchs totally, made seven hat-tricks for West Germany. Muller was rated 10th, 13th and 15th place greatest ever in France Football, IFFHS and World Soccer, respectively. He was also voted 5th the best player in history of World Cup by France Football.
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1. RonaIdo


Date Of Birth  :  22 September 1976
Nation  :  Brazil, Caps  :  97 Games (62 Goals)
Position   :   Fast Striker, Height  :  183 cm
Major Club  :  Inter Milan, Real Madrid
World Cup Participation : 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 (19 Games/ 15 Goals)
Copa America Score Record :  3 Tournaments (10 Goals/ 13 Games)
Professional Score Record  : 340 Goals/87 Assists/484 Games
Club Honours   :   2 Times Brazil State Champion, 2 Times Brazil
1 Time Spanish La Liga, 1 Time Copa Del Rey, 1 Time Dutch Cup
1997 Cup Winners’ Cup, 1998 UEFA Cup, 2002 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours   :   1997 FIFA Confederation Cup
2 Times Copa America Winners (1994, 2002), 1998 Runner-Up
2002 FIFA World Cup Champion, 1998 Runner-Up


           Individual Achievement

3 Times Bravo Awards (1995, 1997, 1998)
1 Time Dutch League Top Scorer
2 Times Spanish La Liga Top Scorer
1997 European Golden Boot
1997 Spanish La Liga Foreign Player of The Year
1997 IFFHS International Top Scorer of the Year
1998 UEFA Club Most Valuable Player And Best Forward
1998 Italian Series A Footballer of The Year
1998 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball
Copa America : 1997 Best Player, 1999 Top Scorer
FIFA World Cup : 1998 Golden Ball, 2002 Golden Shoe And Silver Ball
2002 BBC Sport Oversea Personality of The Year
2006 CONMEBOL FIFA World Cup Qualification Top Scorer
European Footballer of The Year : 1997 and 2002 Gold, 1996 and 1998 Silver
World Soccer Player of The Year : Gold (1996, 1997, 2002), 1998 Bronze
FIFA World Player of The Year : Gold (1996, 1997, 2002), 1998 Silver, 2003 Bronze
France Football All-Time World XI
Brazil Football Museum Hall of Fame

Total Skill :  A+, Peak Performance AAA-, Total Performance : AA-, Age Bonus

“The Phenomenon” Ronaldo Luis Nazario De Lima is regarded as the one of the greatest prime's playing of all-time. He processed great ball control and dribbling skills combined with a powerful physique and could hold off most defenders, and prolific scoring ability. Ronaldo is the youngest player ever to win Ballon d’Or, as he was a world-class player since his 20 year olds. He was famous for his scoring a large number of goals by only his abilities as the one-man-show. On the other hand, The repeated big injury led him out of the game for two years. Even he could came back to be a world-class player again particularly in World Cup 2002 that he scored 12 goals, He never reached his prime that he could perform any longer. He also never won UEFA Champion League after his transferring to Real Madrid was after their three time UEFA Champion League Winners. In his lately career, He began being unprofessional behavior, allowed himself being overweight, his speed gradually slow, and not be the remainder of the great footballer anymore. Ronaldo is named in ESM team of the month 23 times and team of the year 2 times
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Honourable Mention

Paolo Rossi

Date Of Birth  :   23 September 1956
Nation : Italy, Caps :  48 Games (20 Goals)
Height : 174 cm, Position : Target Striker
Major Club  : Vicenza, Juventus
World Cup Participation  : 1978, 1982, 1986 (14 Games / 9 Goals)
Professional Score Record  :  116 Goals/ 279 Games
Club Honours : 1 Time Italian Series A, 1 Time Copa Italia
International Honours  : 1982 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement  : 1 Time Italian Series A Top Scorer
1978 FIFA World Cup Silver Ball
1982 FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe- Golden Ball
1982 European Footballer of The Year
1982 World Soccer Player of The Year
1982 L'Equippe Sports Personality of The Year 
1983 European Cup Top Scorer

Total Skill :  B+, Peak Performance A+            
              
Paolo Rossi is the famous Italian striker from The 1982 FIFA World Cup that he won every three important awards. He was an average footballer in his club career. It was partially because of his injury after his great years for Vicenza. He was out of games for fully two seasons. On the other hand, He really born for big tournaments, won the ball in both World Cup especially his opportunism came at the best time for Italy, and he was the most important role led Italy won World Cup in 1982. His best game was match against Brazil that he did hat-trick. However, the 1982 Ballon D'or given to him has been considered as one of the least deserved in history of the awards because of his irregular domestic season. He was a prototype speedy center-forward, able to penetrate at will and deadly in front of goal, and was regarded as one of the greatest strikers in penalty box in his prime. In his last three seasons in Italian Series A, He scored less than five goals in league and finally decided to retire at age just 31 years old. Rossi also finished 5th place Ballon'Dor in 1978. He is named in 11th FIFA World Cup Best player of all-time by France Football.
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Tommy Lawton

Date Of Birth  :  6 October 1919
Nation  :  England
Position  :  Target Striker
Height   :  183 cm
Major Club  :  Everton, Nott County
Caps   :  23 Games (22 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :    None
Professional Scores Record : 235 Goals/ 383 Games
Club Honours  : 1 Time English Top Division
International Honours :  None
Individual Achievement  :   2 Times English Top Division Top Scorer

Total Skill :  A-, Peak Performance AA-

Tommy Lawton is one of the most talent strikers in history of British football, the owner of arguably the most distinctive head of hair during the war-time. In his prime, had everything required of a centre-forward. A terrific shot with either of foot, strength and accuracy with his head, the perfect physique, wonderful positional sense and a quickness off the mark that was unexpected in one of his build. Lawton started being a world-class striker since he was only 19 year olds, immediately won English league top scorer consecutive two years. Regrettably, World War II departed his career for six years and it stopped his story to become legend of the world. Nevertheless, At his peak in the late 1940s, Lawton was the central figure in the most celebrated of all England forward lines: Matthews, Mannion, Mortensen and Finney supplied the chances, but Lawton was the undisputed leader, the fulcrum, of the attack. ‘The lightest mover of any big man who played football,' said Alex James.
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Ernest Wilimowski

Date Of Birth  :  23 June 1916
Nation : Poland, Major Club : Ruch Chorzow
Height : 172 cm, Position : Fast Striker
Caps : 30 Games (34 Goals) (Split Into Poland and Germany)
World Cup Participation : 1938 (1 Games/4 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 201 Goals/ 212 Games
Club Honours : 5 Times Polish League,1 Times German Cup
International Honours :  None
Individual Achievement : 3 Times Polish League Top Scorer

Total Skill : A-, Peak Performance A+

Ernest Wilimowski is one of the best goalscorers in the history of the Polish national team and in Polish club soccer, scored more than 554 goals in official matches. An old-fashioned inside forward, who had six toes on his right foot, played on the left side as a forward and showed himself to be a very skillful dribbler as well as a natural goalscorer. He played for Ruch Chorzow in their glory year dominating the polish soccer, holds the record most goals per game in history of Polish league with ten. For the international career, he holds a record the most scores per game for 56 years with his 4 goals in the 1938 FIFA World Cup until Oleg Salenko destroyed it with 5 in World Cup 1994 and also scored four goals in a single match for West Germany. In 1939, he incredibly scored 26 goals in only 13 games in Polish league as the highest goal ratio in the league history, ten goals were scored in a single match against Union Touring-Lodz and is the World record of professional first-level match. However, World War II interrupted his peak career when he decided to re-take German citizenship and play for Germany. He played football in war-time but he had an opportunity to play in German Championship just once time with 1860 Munich in 1943. Wilimowski retired from football at 43 years old.
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Alfred Schaffer

Date Of Birth  : 13 February 1893
Nation : Hungary Position  : Target Striker
Height : 174 cm, Major Club : MTK Hungary
Caps : 15 Games (17 Goals)
Olympic Games Participation : None
Club Honours  : 3 Times Hungarian League
1 Time German League
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  : 2 Times Hungarian League Top Scorer
2 Times European/World League Top Scorer
  
Total Skill :  A-, Peak Performance A+


"Spezi" Alfred Schaffer was the best striker in Europe during the second half 1910s, is one of the first professional footballers. He was a robust, technically savvy, intuitive, very clam and possesses the strong shot. Schaffer played 21 different clubs in five central European nations through his career, reached the peak performance with MTH Hungary where he remarkably scored 159 goals in only 84 games. In Germany with Nuremberg, he was unceremoniously titled as "The Football King". Shaffer did not scored many goals but most of them is decisive and wonderful. He was an elegant and smooth style of playing but known for his phlegmatic and avoid unnecessary waste of energy. Schaffer played for Hungary in the era of very limited opportunty, 14 of total 15 games were played against Austria as a friendly match and scored hat-tricks twice.  
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Statistics

By Nations

Brazil : 7
England : 6
Hungary : 6
Germany : 5
Italy :  4
Argentina : 3
Austria : 2
France : 2
Netherlands : 2
Scotland : 2
Poland : 2
Wales : 2
Portugal : 1
Spain : 1
Uruguay : 1
Mexico : 1
Paraguay : 1
Cameroon : 1
Sweden : 1
Soviet Union : 1
Ecuador : 1
Ivory Coast : 1
Liberia : 1


By Decade

1910s : 2
1920s : 3
1930s : 7
1940s : 9
1950s : 6.5
1960s : 6.5
1970s : 2.5
1980s : 6.5
1990s : 7
2000s : 4.5
2010s : 0.5


By Position


Target Striker : 16
Fast Striker : 34
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CLASSIFICATION


Class : Crown

None

Class : King

Gold

None

Silver

None


Bronze

Gerd Muller, Ronaldo,



Class : Queen

Gold

Marco Van Basten, Romario, 
Uwe Seeler, Sandor Kocsis



Silver

Gunnar Nordahl, Josef Bican, Arsenio Erico, Gabriel Batistuta, Jimmy Greaves, Dixie Dean, 
Gyula Zsengeller,  Luigi Riva, 
 Andrej Shevchenko, John Charles
Jurgen KlinsmannSilvio Piola
Ademir De Menezes   



Bronze

 Jean-Pierre Papin, 
Gary Lineker, Jozsef Takacs, 
Luis Artime, Ian Rush
Denis Law, Careca,
Hugo Sanchez, Christian Vieri,  
Wlodzimierz Lubanski, 
Imre Schlosser, Just Fontaine, Telmo Zarra, Ferenc Deak, 
Alberto Spencer, Pedro Petrone
Ruud Van Nistelrooy,
Wlodzimierz Lubanski,
 Arthur Friedenriech, Rudi Voller, 
Isidro Langara, Alan Shearer,
Jimmy Mcgrory, Rene Pontoni
Heleno De Freitas, Franz Binder
Samuel Eto'o, Jose Altafini, 
George Weah, Nat Lofthouse,
Alan Shearer, Didier Drogba
Tommy Lawton, Alfred Schaffer
Fernando Peyroteo, Ferenc Deak,




Substitution Group : First-Class

Michael Owen : England/2000s
Paolo Rossi : Italy/Late 1970s to early 1980s
Robert Lewandowski : Poland/2010s 
Hernan Crespo : Argentina/ Late 90s to early 2000s
David Trezeguet : France/ 2000s
Davor Suker       : Croatia/ 90's
Fernando Morena : Uruguay/ 70's
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The Highest Striker's Peaks of All-Time

1.  Ronaldo
2.  Dixie Dean
3.  Marco Van Basten
4.  Arsenio Erico
5.  Uwe Seeler
6.  Romario
7.  Sandor Kocsis
8.  Gerd Muller
9. Gyula Zsengeller 
10. Just Fontaine

69 comments:

  1. nice ranking, I like that you mention a lot of players from the first half of the 20th century.
    For the striker ranking I think that Joachim Streich would deserve a place among the top 100, having scored 53 goals in 98 games for the GDR national team and 229 goals in 378 club matches.

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    1. Thanks and Welcome. Joachim Streich is named in top 100 greatest strikers of all-time in another ranking (please see in the 10X100 positional ranking list). Anyway, I have to admit that I'm not an expert on Streich and I rate him in the same class as Bierhoff and Fischer.

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  2. I think Klinsmann is too high. His club career and ability is far inferior to Shearer, Eto'o and Vieri

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    1. Klinsmann was not a remarkable prolific scorer but his diverse styles of scoring is several times spectacular. He is more all-round striker than the names you mentions. Also, the media rating of individual performance shows he is significantly superior to them.

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    2. How is he more all round? In terms of striker skills, Shearer and Vieri are very good a positioning, finishing, header and reactions. As well as this Klinsmann like Vieri and Shearer is not very good at passing and his technique is just average. In terms of abilities I would but it like this

      All Round shooting:
      1. Shearer
      2. Vieri
      3. Klinsmann
      4. Eto'o

      Positioning and Reactions:
      1. Vieri
      2. Shearer
      3. Klinsmann
      4. Eto'o

      Headers:
      1. Vieri
      2. Shearer
      3. Klinsmann
      4. Eto'o

      Strength:
      4. Eto'o


      Headers:
      1. Vieri
      2. Shearer
      3. Klinsmann
      3. Eto'o

      Technique:
      1. Eto'o
      2. Klinsmann
      3. Vieri
      3. Shearer

      Pace:
      1. Eto'o
      2. Klinsmann
      3. Vieri
      3. Shearer


      Club Career:
      1. Shearer
      2. Vieri
      3. Eto'o
      4. Klinsmann



      International Career:
      1. Klinsmann
      2. Eto'o
      3. Shearer
      4. Vieri

      I would say club career is considerably more important than international career and its not like Vieri and Shearer have bad international records. I suspect Klinsmann had plaudits during his time because he performed well in world cup. I always suspected that world cup would cause players to be inflated in greatness.

      If you compared Klinsmann and Klose, who would you say has a better club career? It would be fair to say that Klinsmann has a worse international career. So how would you compare Klinsmann and Klose's cub career?

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    3. I think Papin is too high. He has a good French league career but the rest of his career is really dissapointing and his international record isn't that good

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    4. For the Klinsmann post it was meant to be:


      Headers:
      1. Vieri
      2. Shearer
      3. Klinsmann
      4. Eto'o

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    5. Klinsmann is rated in four world-class seasons by kicker and as I saw him played, I could agree. Klinsmann was not much outstanding in his positional play but his speed, agility, ability to conduct the ball and exciting diverse scoring style. Shearer rarely conducted the ball by himself to get through defenders to finally shot because of his limited speed and technique. Shearer also played against many lower class defenders than Klinsmanns when English League during the mid-90s was still below top group. Vieri is also considered as an all-round player but he spent too long time to achieve as the top-class player (first caps at 24 years old).

      For me, Klose is slightly better than Klisnmann even Klose's method of scoring is considered in easier style but he is much more consistency in productivity. In club career, there is no competitive issue here. Klose in club career is rather poor and far from his NT performance.

      I'd say it is difficult to rank the post-20th group. Papin-Law-Nistelrooy-Klinsmann-H.Sanchez. All of them has similarity of advantageous and disadvantageous point. I rate Papin higher than the others in favor of his higher peak especially his impressive impact in European Cup and as I checked, he scored more goals against grade B team than others. Nistelrooy's NT scoring record is more produced against grade C teams. Dennis Law got big injury in his 27 years old and he could not return his great performance again, missed important games in 1968 European Cup which Man Utd won champion, he also never played in major international tournament.

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    6. Hey, just started with the comments first before reading it upwards :) Klinsmann is very low on any skill level. I like the list, but you guys just stop and think that:
      1. we are talking about very very very very little difference between these great names. They all are very very very very good!
      2. one must not judge a player just by statistics. There were/are great players that... They just seem like they know what they are doing on the pitch and that they are born for it and they love it, and it loves them... unfortunately such players had other problems outside the pitch like health, temper, politics, narcotics, mangers, club presidents/owners... I still remember watching a player like Djalminha in Deportivo La Coruña (1997-2004) and it was after I was already in love with "the new Romario in Barcelona" (Luis Nazario de Lima) and I remember thinking: Man! I Love this game!!!!
      Hee was literally making other players cry!!! Especially when he was angry and in a bad mood! He made them cry, man!!! They could not get the ball of him!!!
      But enough about him.
      3. Klinsmann had very good statistics in the international team just because he played with geniuses behind and aside him!! If they weren't there he would be just another Ulf Kirsten. It was not any different in club level.. You must NEVER forget about the support players like Klinsmann have from their teammates. Of course Klose ist better than him... At least 4 times better in creating goals himself.

      4. Klinsmann must be mentioned only as Germany's Inzaghi and nothing else. And Inzaghi ist not on the list... Even his brother Simone was a better Striker. But there is no one else in the world with the Positioning and Chance creating (taking defenders with him away from the ball) skills of Pipo Inzaghi. If There is a scale from 1 to 10 for this thing, Inzaghi will be a 15 and Klinsmann will be a 10 !!!


      Very nice list. I am very interested to see the other positions and are there more than 2 bulgarian players in it :) LOL

      Greetings from Bulgaria!
      Momchil Makedonski

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    7. Dear, Makedonski

      Sorry to late reply as I'm quite busy. I think you have contributed some interesting idea. The main idea of yours would be Klinsmann's overrating. He was not a machine scorer but is known as an all-round skillful striker which differentiates him from the opportunitists likes Klose and Inzaghi.

      The best Bulgarian players outside top 50 would be Asparuhov. I ever named him in FW list but he was finally excluded due to inconsistent profile.

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  3. ID personally say Klinsmann was far better positionally than he is at speed or technique. His technique and speed at not remarkable. Klinsmann only 20 goals season was in the premier league when Shearer scored 34 league goals. As for the post-20th group, id put it Law-Nistelrooy-Sanchez-Papin-Klinsmann. Id say Klinsmann was a distant 5 in that group. Id also Law had the best prime of the group.

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  4. Do you think that someone like David Trezeguet deserves to be ranked in this. He was brilliant for Monaco and Juventus. He wasn't exactly a 1 season wonder either. He was a consistent goalscorer from 1997-2010-11. I say 2010-11 because he scored 11 for Hercules in La Liga despite them getting relegated from La Liga and himself being past his prime.

    Additonally, for Juventus am I correct in thinking he didn't take penalties? This makes his goal-scoring record much better as a lot of goals would have been from open play in a league which is known for being defensive.

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    1. Now I’m making the goals statistical analysis for international country. I group the goals stats by opponent level (Grade A, B, C, D) and make it into formula calculation then multiply with Influential factor (players’ goals/team goals) and also multiply with tactic factor (depend on tactic in each era). Trezeguet is rated rather low among legendary striker for his NT scoring record because he scored too few goals when he played for top nation and most of his goals were against Grade C and D opponents. In club level, media rates him very low, I still think media underrate him and I rate him in one world-class domestic season. In overall, he is clearly inferior to the likes of Voller and Crespo in example.

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    2. That's fine. I am a little biased as I loved him. Brilliant in the box. I sort of talk about him in the same way as RvN.

      Your lists are superb. Love reading them.

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  5. Great list, you have done excellent job. I think as quite some time has passed since Ronaldo's retirement, he has began becoming the consensus choice as the greatest striker to ever play the game. I wouldn't hesitate putting him in the gold king class of yours. For me personally when we're talking 9s, the holly trinity is Ronaldo, Gerd Muller, Van Basten. Again great job on those lists.

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  6. Ian Rush wow! What a great performer! He is really a fantastic Target Striker. I am happy to know about his great historical record & achievements because of which he is always awarded as one of the best soccer players of all time.

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  7. I have read your're posts as to why you rank Shearer so high up the list, and I don't think it holds water to be fair. But even if it did you cant always quantify greatness by the team he chooses to play for or the amount of goals he scored.

    If we did that shearer would be in the top 10, looking at it from a price perspective, he was the worlds most expensive player when Newcastle bought him, He wasn't the most expensive because he only barely made the top 50(sarcasm) Or the fact that he has scored 260 goals in one of the hardest leagues which is the record and no one is even close to coming near breaking it. the great Wayne Rooney is Light years behind, as is RVN, and Henry, and many others a lot of whom played more games than shearer too. he has a lifetime goals per game average of over 0.5. half the players on this list could only dream of that, and all this with a poor Newcastle team. I Don't support England or Newcastle But I am not retarded, Shearer should easily be in the top 20 If not the top 15. this is clear evidence of someone not knowing a clue what they are talking about, using mathematical equations to try tell you how good a player was, it is lunacy. He is also considered by the English themselves and voted as such, as their greatest ever striker, ahead of a myriad of other English strikers you have ranked much lower down the list than Shearer. my point is sometimes you need your head to judge these things not a bloody calculator.

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    1. As I have made scoring statistical analysis ( for many strikers, the trial result found that great players who played in smaller team would at least not had a inferior opportunity in scoring as they’re more centralized and dependent in the front-line and could compensate lower level of teammate. Not only refer to scoring number but also style of scoring. Shearer is inferior to many strikers in conducting the ball by himself to make score. Anyway, I still have not made Calculator in this blog yet (probably would make it in the future and just start to use in top 50 best player ever).

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  8. Yeah! That’s a great list of famous football players. I never had before such a enlarge collection of those players. Many of those players are new to me like Rene Pontoni, Alan Shearer and I would love to read more about these players here.

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  9. Where is Gerd Muller in "The Highest Striker's Peaks of All-Time"?

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    1. Yes, he was omitted and now has been named in the ninth place,

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    2. Also the total performance and total skill of Dixie Dean are omitted

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    3. Van Basten has a AA+ Peak Performance but he is behind Dixie Dean (AA Peak Performance) in "Highest Striker's Peaks".

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    4. OK, Update Dixie Dean's peak performance from AA to AA+

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  10. One good addition would be best scorers ever. Considering all positions, not just strikers.

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    1. It would be called as “The most effective scorers in football history” but I already name them in World Record and Statistics.

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    2. Ok, thanks.

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  11. Dear, Readers

    Eusebio has been moved to Forward position and Alfred Shaffer is a new comer in this list.

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  12. where is john charles? he was the greatest defender & Striker in his era.

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    1. He is named in honorable mention in top 50 best ever list. For only striker position, he has only four great seasons in top divisions. His first half career is wholly performed in second division.

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  13. Who are the players with best goals ever? Maybe your personal top 10 or 5, doesn't have to be in order. Feel free to name some players who are not exactly legends but have scored some spectacular goals. Thanks in advance.

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    1. At the first thought, my top five would be Pele, Messi, Van Basten, Zico and Seeler.

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    2. I agree. And what about some less known players?

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    3. I understand you ask only style of shooting not count players who drib passed many players and scored the goal in easy way ? Florian Albert is surely made the list. He did not only possess the great fist touch but his volleying is just incredibly accurate and elegant. Luigi Riva is also very attractive shooter with an accurate volleying. Jose Altafini is impressive enough. His figure looked like a slow strong pillar but he had a great technique and considerable speed in moving pass the opponents and often made the decisive shot.

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    4. Thank you very much! I didn't only think about shooting, also about dribbling, about everything. But these suggestions are good, thanks.

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    5. Some players you mentioned shouldn't even be considered amongst the top 500 most spectacular goalscorers ever , let alone top 5. Pele,Messi,VanBasten,Zico , yeah , those were outstanding.
      But compare the rest with the like of Le Tissier and they will look normal.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJwvMkboIbo
      "Le God" was particularly known for scoring screamers on a regular besis.
      Or who can make a top 3 most spectacular goal scorers w/o Cristiano Ronaldo?
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk_Pv8fqUz0

      Even Ibrahimovic his a far faaar more spectacular goal scorer than the ones you mentioned(apart from the ones I agreed).

      You mentioned Altafini and Rive but look at Raul Gonzalez.
      You said Albert will surely make the list for dribbling goals but not Maradona , Ronaldinho or R9? I can easly make a top 10 dribbling goal scorers alone that will make Albert look average. Cruyff and George Best were also better if you want classics. I'm sorry but your post was totaly off.

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  14. How comes you didn't include Thierry Henry in your list or at least in special mention?In my opinion,he is in the same rank or slightly above Trezeguet,Inzagghi and Van Nistelrooy and also he is more accomplished in terms of skills,technique,variety of goals scored as well as assisting others.

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  15. Please find him in forward list where he is mentioned.

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  16. Why is Dixie Dean Dean rated higher than Jimmy McGrory? McGrory is the greatest British striker of all time. Please please do not say that it was because Dean scored his goals in England and McGrory in Scotland, that is a foolish answer often used by uneducated historians

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    1. The 1920s Scottish league was much stronger than later era as Scotland was one of the best football nations in the World but the standard of the league in term of difficulty of goalscoring productivity is not fully relevant and the average league goal per game in Scottish league is still higher than English league.
      Dixie Dean was not only make a phenomenon scoring record in the 1927 – 1928 with 60 goals but also no one in English football history came close his ratio and the stats is even deserved more praised of considered Everton did not dominate English domestic competition side in comparison to Celtic in Mcgrory’a era. There are also some of other Scottish players came close ratio to Macgrory’s highest seasonal goal ratios such as William Mcfadyen (52 goal), Duncan Walker (45 Goals).
      Internationally, there was a limited games played at that time but Dixie Dean still get more chance than Mcgrory to play in friendly matches due to Scottish manager’s preference.
      Outside the consideration of stats, Dixie Dean is described by article as an all-round striker who often beat defenders by his own speed and technique. For Mcgrory, he was described as a main finisher. With his limited height, he also would be struggle in taking advantage on aerial game.

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  17. Perhaps the reason the goal per game average was higher in Scotland than in England during that era is because there were more fantastic strikers playing in Scotland; McGrory, MacFadyen, Walker, William Devlin of Cowdenbeath and James Smith of Rangers all scoring high tally’s each season regularly throughout the 1920’s – 30’s.
    Celtic did not dominate Scottish football the way you think they did in that era either, in fact from 1923 -37 which were the years McGrory was active with Celtic, Rangers won the League Title 12 times compared to Celtics 2. Yet McGrory’s scoring feats throughout this era still remain remarkable
    McGrory scored 6 goals in & games for Scotland and would undoubtedly have scored many more had the selectors not chosen Hughie Gallagher instead of him so often.
    I don’t know where you got your information that McGrory would struggle in the air, thus us nonsense as he is often regarded as one of the greatest UK aerial strikers ever, if you don’t believe me read this http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/131/992/8/index.html.

    Jimmy McGrory was a phenomenon. The statistics show he scored more than a goal a game for a 15 year career which is remarkable, he was 1.68M yet managed to score almost 1/3 of his goals with his head, he could shoot, dribble, poach , was lightening quick and the ultimate poacher in and around the 6 yard box. His only crime was he didn’t play in England like so many other “superstars”. Perhaps if he had gone to Arsenal like Herbert Chapman had wanted him to he would be given much more appreciation than he gets.

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    1. OK, I am wrong in my wording use. I want to say that Celtic often played against inferior teams aside from Rangers who dominated the competition while Everton met more equal or even superior teams.

      I'm not intend to say Mcgrory was limited in his heading ability and I had read he scored by head many goals but the fact of matter that he had a wider area to meet scores than later eras because tactical formation used only 2-3 defenders and also I can't imagine how he would beat top-class defenders to win the aerial battle by his 168 cm in nowadays.

      Anyway, please wait for my final score of systematic implementation which would lead to some changes in ranking. It is still hard to rate him above Dixie Dean as a reason given.

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  18. Its true McGrory would have scored less goals in modern football, I agree totally but so would Deans, Kocsis, Pele, Fontaine etc. The point is McGrory had a better scoring record over a longer period of time against a similar standard of opposition than Deans had and therefore should be rated higher. He was better its simple

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  19. Hugo Sanchez was just as good as Romario, he had much better club numbers, but yet he is in 25th and Romario in 4th. I think they should both be in the 7th to 10th area. You just cant ignore his 5 Pichichis, its absurd.

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    1. I’m not sure why you mention Hugo Sanchez has a better goal record than Romario when Romario has a better record in both collective goals and ratio goal per game.

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  20. Why isn't John Charles in top 50, when he is 26th in the 9X100 rankings?

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    1. Oh ! That is a great notification. Charles was omitted to calculate for his performance in forward part. I set criteria that players play across one function is allowed to be counted in both position such as Breitner, Junior and Zanetti. For player play across two functions likes Charles, one of them is not permitted to be included. As I calculate, he is even 15th strikers of all-time. So I need to add him and Owen would be out of the list.

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    2. You have to put Owen in the substitution group.

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  21. You put Ian Rush two times in the Queen Bronze class and you have omitted the class of George Weah.

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  22. Do you know anything about IFFHS player of the century voting? Like who voted by what system, anything. I can't find details about it anywhere.

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  23. Rsssf just describes it was voted by journalists and former players. For more details, you may read this thread in Bigsoccer.com ; http://forums.bigsoccer.com/threads/iffhs-all-time-greatest-players-ranking.326907/

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  24. Well I dont like the idea of Ronaldo being the first since I think a lot of better players than him like Marco van Basten, Andriy Shevchenko, Just Fontain, George Weah, Romario, Lionel Messi and David Villa.
    The best strikers on my list are:
    1. Marco Van Basten
    2. Just Fontain
    3. George Weah
    4. Andriy Shevchenko
    5. David Villa
    6. Lionel Messi
    7. Romario
    8. Jurgen Klinsmann
    9. Rudi Voller
    10. Ronaldo
    And you forget to mention David Villa because to me he is also one of the greatest player since he brought his country to win European Cup in 2008 and World Cup in 2010, he is also all time top scorer in Spain.

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    1. He is excellent in international country career but his prime in club career with Verona is too short. He spent six years without any remarkable profile with Lokeren (at least was never chosen in top 5 players of the year of the league).

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  26. How is Messi's dribbling not A+. No excuse.

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  27. I find it hard to trust this site if Messi's dribbling and technique isn't an A+.

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  28. ..เลวานดอฟสกี้ ไปไหนอะครับ

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    1. ยังไม่ติดท็อป 50 ครับ เพราะผลงานสะสมยังไม่ไม่เพียงพอ แต่อยู่ในท็อป 100

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  29. Arsenio Erico must be N° 5, you do not underestimate South American football.
    Anyway, it's a great job!

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  30. Do you know anywhere that lists the top scorer of the fa cup or copa del rey by season? Like this page does for the german cup https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_DFB-Pokal_top_scorers

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  31. Etoo only B in speed and slower than drogba B+ ? in my opinion etoo is more A-. What do you think ?

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    1. I agree to revise. Anyway, These skill ratings will be improved in the near future.

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    2. Hello,
      Great ! Because I think you have the more serious website about ranking and positionning about football ! Keep on doing and updating it regularly. And if you need help people may help :)

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    3. Hello,

      I also think, in some way etoo may be seen as forward and not only a striker

      What do you think ?

      Cheers,
      P. G.

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    4. He is surely not a pure finisher but his ball control and assisting is also not good enough as a forward. I categorize Weah as a forward because his positional sense is too far from qualifying as striker.

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  32. Hello,

    Weah seems to be categorized as striker and not in forward :)

    Cheers,
    P.G.

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  33. I understand you mean he should be named in striker list in 9x100 positional ranking ? I think his positional movement and finishing skill is not great enough as a target striker. Although he played as a striker but his style of play is more fit to forward role.

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