Matthias Kristensen lists his top five strikers from around the globe at the current time.

5. Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund-Poland)                                                   

This Polish talisman had a brilliant season, in his previous one at Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund. The striker has netted a total of 55 goal during his three-year stint at the club.

He has been linked with several big-money moves but his new contract which will see him earning a reported £75,000-a-week indicates his desire to remain and quells fears of his departure.

I think many other names could potentially replace him here, but I think he earns his spot. His best attributes are his decent pace, fantastic finishing and decent heading. His attacking vision and positioning is also excellent.

4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain-Sweden)              

The Swedish giant enjoyed a sensational first season at French champions Paris Saint-Germain, which saw him claim the golden boot of Ligue 1 with a magnificent tally of goals.

Although recognised as the most expensive footballer around the globe, he has cost a total of approximately £164 million for all his clubs (collectively). Ibrahimovic is a name that sticks to his fans lips and is no doubt worth the money.

He stands at 6”5 and his heading, dribbling and finishing are what makes him the fourth best striker in the world.

3. Radamel Falcao (AS Monaco-Colombia)         

The French-based Colombian recently transferred away from Champions League qualifiers Atletico Madrid in favour of the southern, newly promoted, French club.

Many suggest that it was the prospect of money which drew him from joining a more prestigious club. He joined for a reported £50 million.

His heading is arguably the best offensive heading in the world and his pace, dribbling and finishing are what gives him the edge over most other strikers

2. Robin Van Persie (Manchester United-Netherlands)

The Dutchman had an incredible debut season at the Reds, scoring with his first shot for the club.

He tallied a total of 30 goals in the league, which was enough to secure the golden boot.

He also scored a serious contender for goal of the season against Aston Villa, by converting Wayne Rooney’s impeccable floated pass, by smashing it home with an outstanding volley.

Van Persie is renowned for his shot, which some consider the best in the world, and his movement and finishing.

Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona-Argentina)

Although used to sitting a bit further back, the mini-Argentine tops yet another list, and is relatively unchallenged in this department. He had a wonderful season netting 55 goals and assisting on 15 occasions.

He has been at Barcelona for all his professional career and youth career. He is incredibly nimble, agile and rapid. He is the best dribbler in the world and has a cannon of a shot.

His movement, passing and vision is among the best which swiftly guides him to his well deserved No.1 spot.

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