The best finishers of the last 20 years

DBAH0

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 5, 2004
7,928
1,413
Austin, Texas
AFL Club
Geelong
Other Teams
At least I'm not Bobby Madley
A blast from the past that no-one has mentioned, Kevin Phillips.

Think he had 19 for shooting / finishing in Football Manager in his peak.
 

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glenferry23

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 26, 2010
20,825
24,087
Melbourne
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Arsenal, New York Yankees
Trez, Raul, Batigol, RVN, Ronaldo (particularly his early seasons at Inter) were the best I've seen.
 

Pick7

Team Captain
Oct 12, 2014
551
322
GWS
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
Juventus 49ers Lakers
I think Trezeguet deserves a mention
 

Flameboy

Norm Smith Medallist
Dec 1, 2010
6,275
4,266
Melbourne
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
Chelsea
Franky Lamps ghosting into the box and slamming the ball into the back of the net. Iconic. Not to mention his ability from the spot.

Amazing finisher.
 

NUFC Tiger

Premium Platinum
Apr 25, 2011
18,681
16,929
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
NUFC, Socceroos, FGR, NewcastleJets
A blast from the past that no-one has mentioned, Kevin Phillips.

Think he had 19 for shooting / finishing in Football Manager in his peak.
Doesn't count, played for the Mackems! ;)

Has my grudging respect - believe he's the only English player to have ever won the European Golden boot (unfortunately with the Mackems).
 

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HolyRioli

Norm Smith Medallist
May 17, 2009
7,244
3,973
Perth
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Leeds Utd
Miroslav Klose? (I guess more on an International level than club)
 

jod23

TheBrownDog
Apr 2, 2000
61,864
18,183
Perth, Australia
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Liverpool, Chicago Bulls.
Others have mentioned him but Robbie Fowler was chance, goal.

Both feet, head, didnt matter. Freak.
 

jegsteam

Debutant
Jun 17, 2011
61
184
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Bergkamp. Didn't need to blast it, superb touch around the goals, some of the lobs of keepers he did were incredible. Pure precision with everything he did
 

Dixie Flatline

Saviour Sam
Jun 3, 2005
26,089
23,409
Leafy eastern suburbs
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Cartagena C.F., NYJ, A's
Bit before the 20 year cut-off, but Romario and Marco van Basten are the top two finishers, for mine. Van Basten's career ended prematurely (he formally retired in 1995, but hadn't played for two seasons due to a severe ankle injury that reoccurred during his career and was made worse by a tackle from behind by Basile Bolli for Marseille against AC Milan in the 1993 Champions Cup final).

I remember watching Romario tear Manchester United apart in a Champions Cup game for Barcelona in 1994. Between 1985 and 2009, Romario scored 313 goals in 451 league matches, including 34 goals in 46 matches for Barcelona and 96 goals in 107 matches for PSV Eindhoven. He played for Brazil between 1987 and 2005 and scored 55 goals in 70 internationals.
 

Cruyff14

TheBrownDog
Aug 16, 2011
52,780
34,631
Melbourne
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Arsenal
Yeah, Romario without a doubt one of the GOATs. Made it look as easy as walking.
 
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