People of a certain generation talk about the goalscoring exploits and heroics of the likes of Alfredo Di Stefano, Ferenc Puskas, Gerd Muller in glowing terms.
And you can be sure that, in 40 years time, we'll all be doing the same thing about today's world-class forwards.
We're lucky to live in an era in which so many gifted forwards are plying their trade.
But who have been the top 10 forwards of the 21st Century?
Which players will we talking about to our children and grandchildren in future years?
The players in this list are ranked based on their performances since 2000.
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