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10 best forwards in world football at the moment

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar Jr. all feature prominently in the top 10 list... but who is no.1?

Top 5 / Top 10 09 Nov 2017, 18:03 IST

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Who is the best of the best?Football is all about goals - talk as much about tactics and intricate passing and vision as you want but if you do not have the right men at the business end, well, everything goes out the window.

Here we take a look at the 10 best forwards in world football - based on current form while taking into account their exploits from the beginning of the season as well as the closing months of the previous one.

Romelu Lukaku and Paulo Dybala had prominently featured in a similar list we drew up recently, but their poor form of late - and the incredible performances of their competitors - sees them being pushed out. For now.

Oh, and a shout out to Alvaro Morata and Dries Mertens, both of whom missed this list by the proverbial hair's breadth!

#10 Sergio Aguero

Manchester City v Crystal Palace - Premier League
Sergio 'Kun' Aguero has been brilliant this season

Club: Manchester City

Games played: 11

Goals: 10

Minutes played: 826

Shots per 90 mins: 4.91

Goals per 90 mins: 1.09

Goals per Shot: 0.22

Everyone wrote Sergio Aguero off when Pep Guardiola rocked up to the Etihad with ideas of passing and positioning and more passing... but what people forgot was just how good a player Aguero is... and that Pep ain't no fool.

The Argentine has been in devastating form this season, and while he is regularly rotated with Gabriel Jesus (he does have the lowest minutes played on this list), the fact that he is the preferred pointy-tip to what is arguably world football's most potent attacking unit is a testament to his ageless skill.

Oh, and a doff of the hat for his breaking of Manchester City's ancient record of top goalscorer for the club. Proper legend material.

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