BBC Sport recently conducted a poll involving 32 of the best European strikers and pitted them against each other in a World Cup of voting, with the website shortlisting some of the greatest strikers to play the sport.
As per the BBC, “to be included on the shortlist, players must have scored at least 20 goals in three seasons and their international pedigree and success has also been taken into account.
It came as no surprise to many with Portugal and Juventus ace, Cristiano Ronaldo coming on top to win the mantle of being named the greatest European striker since 2000. The 35-year-old beat out competition from Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry in the final, with a massive 54 percent of the fans choosing the five-time Ballon d’Or winner over the Frenchman.
Other than the duo, Italian legend, Alessandro Del Piero and Brazilian striker, Ronaldo were the players to make the last four, with semifinal lineup, a dream one for both fans and football pundits.
Such has been the impact that Cristiano has had on the sport and on the fans, that they chose him despite the 35-year-old only moving to the striker position in 2010 during his time at Real Madrid.