Swiss based 'Centre for sport studies' have today revealed their list of the top 10 strikers in the world.
Using a variety of statistics including Shooting, chance creation, taking on players, distribution, recovery and rigour, and only featuring players who have played in at least two thirds of their team's games, they have worked out who are the best strikers in the world currently.
The list is particularly interesting given the inclusion of Carlos Vela, the former Arsenal player was seen as a disaster by many at the Emirates, but has scored 11 and assisted seven times for Real Sociedad this season.
The list also includes players many don’t consider to be strikers, Marco Reus and Neymar play more of an advanced midfielder role.
Most shockingly though, Manchester City top scorer Sergio Aguero - who has bagged 21 goals to boost City past 55 goals for the season - also misses out.
As does Robert Lewandowski, who recently signed a pre-contract agreement with Bayern Munich after netting 16 times this season.
Lionel Messi also misses out, but mainly due his recent injury issues.
The Fifpro World XI is released on Monday during a ceremony where many expect Cristiano Ronaldo to pick up the Ballon D'or award.
The list of top 10 strikers in Europe is as follows:
1) Luis Suarez - Liverpool
2) Cristiano Ronaldo - Real Madrid
3) Neymar - Barcelona
4) Carlos Tevez - Juventus
5) Wayne Rooney - Manchester United
6) Diego Costa - Atletico Madrid
7) Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Paris Saint-Germain
8) Marco Reus - Borussia Dortmund
9) Carlos Vela - Real Sociedad
10) Antoine Griezmann - Real Sociedad
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