Whether you think he's world-class or not, there's no denying that Harry Kane knows where the back of the net is.
Since a breakthrough year in which he was teased as a 'one season wonder' the Tottenham forward has garnered two Premier League Golden Boots and elevated his club to consecutive title challenges.
The season is only two months old but Kane has already accumulated an enviable tally of 18 goals in 18 appearances for club and country.
The 24-year-old has now started to transfer his glittering form to the European theatre, too, impressing in Tottenham's heroic 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu.
And Kane earned himself a seat alongside the very Real Madrid players he tamed at FIFA's 'The Best' ceremony on Monday with a well-deserved initial nomination.
There were no accolades on this occasion for the Englishman, even if Vanuatu did rank him above Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, with the likes of Gianluigi Buffon, Olivier Giroud and Zinedine Zidane collecting awards.
Nevertheless, there was certainly indications that Kane will find himself higher in the rankings in coming years and a strong contender for the FIFA Pro XI.
He spoke of his goal targets for the remainder of the year, revealing: “Fifty would be nice. We will see. There are plenty of games to go, a lot of tough games coming up so we will just see.
"I don’t like to think about it too much. We’ll see by the end of the year where I am but I feel good. As I’ve said before, I feel confident. Scoring early in a game like that helps as well, so I just want to keep it going.”
There's an argument that his Tottenham loyalties may impede his recognition in individual awards and mooted interest from Real Madrid will no doubt pose a few questions.
At the very least, Kane will look to keep Arsenal at bay. The 24-year-old spent a year in the academy of his team's rivals and will forever be teased for THAT photo of him in an Arsenal jersey.
It's perhaps no surprise then that the presenters of Arsenal FanTV were keen to poke fun at their high-flying adversary. Check it out at 1:54:
Classic work from DT there but Kane remained unstirred.
There's no doubting that the Tottenham forward heard the amusing heckles yet simply stuck around for photos and carried out interviews on the 'green carpet.'
Given Tottenham's performance against Liverpool compared to Arsenal's this season, though, it's perhaps understandable that the free-scoring Kane didn't entertain the idea of himself in a red jersey again.
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