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Over the past few weeks we’ve had the pleasure of indulging in the talents of some of the best right forwards on the planet.
Using our unique rating system, we’ve narrowed them down from the top ten to the final five, and now it’s time to announce the ultimate final ranking of the best right-forwards on the planet.
We have awarded the following players as the best of the best, the players who can truly claim to be “world class” right forwards. But enough talk, it’s time to get down to business.
Who is our number one striker in the world?
Hakim Ziyech’s qualities have never been in question, having produced some sensational figures during his time with Ajax in the Eredivisie and against
The European elite in the Champions League.
If you had to pick a player in the world to unlock a defense just by swiping his left boot, Ziyech wouldn’t be too far off the top of your list. The Moroccan has truly turned crossover into an art form, and is already starting to settle in the Premier League with Chelsea.
Some people will argue that crossover is not as important in modern football as it used to be; Ziyech is proving otherwise.
Hakim Ziyech ranks fifth on the 90-minute Welcome to World Class right forwards list. Read more about why Ziyech is world class here.
Most of the players we have been fortunate to highlight in our Welcome to World Class series are at the top of their respective careers. Of course they are, to think that a player could be considered a genuinely world-class footballer years before his prime is ridiculous, right? Maybe not.
Jadon Sancho is beyond the stage of being brilliant considering his age, he’s just brilliant, in the end.
A mix of cunning, creativity, and sheer finishing ability, the 20-year-old is on his way to reaching the top of world football and it’s honestly scary to think how good he could be once he hits his prime.
Jadon Sancho ranks fourth on the 90min Welcome to World Class right forwards list. Read more about why Sancho is world class here.
Could be a little bit of a stretch to call Serge Gnabry’s career a ‘football fairy tale’, but be honest, if you were to write such a book, they would probably tell your protagonist that he was not good enough to play for West Brom and carry on to become champion of Europe.
The German is a vital part of the best team on the continent right now and he got the medal table to prove it.
One of the scariest things about Gnabry is that at only 25 there is still room for him to grow as a player; the sky is really the limit for the Bayern Munich player.
Serge Gnabry is third on the list of right forwards Welcome to the 90 minute world class. Read more about why Gnabry is world class here.
In a strange way, Mohamed Salah doesn’t really fit in with the rest of his Liverpool teammates. While Jurgen Klopp’s team is praised for being so selfless and working for each other, the Egyptian is just a cold-blooded finisher who lives to score goals, and that’s what makes him so brilliant.
Being the best is what drives Salah, and his ruthless nature has propelled him to a level few in world football can claim to have reached.
The 28-year-old’s 32 goals in 2017/18 is a record for a 38-game Premier League season, and the numbers he has continued to accumulate since his incredible first campaign with Liverpool make him truly world class.
Mohamed Salah is second on the list of right forwards Welcome to the 90 minute world class. Read more about why Salah is world class here.
It is absolutely impossible not to consider this man the best right forward in the world.
Even at the age of 33, Lionel Messi continues to produce the products in one of the best clubs in the world. Not only is he always brilliant, but he’s there when his team needs him most at key moments – and that’s what distinguishes the good from the brilliant.
The Argentine recently surpassed Pele’s record for goals scored for a single club, and it’s hard to imagine an individual having such an enormous impact on one of the world’s greatest teams over as long a period as him.
Messi is world class, has been for years and is our number one striker.
Lionel Messi ranks first on the 90min Welcome to World Class right forwards list. Read more about why Messi is world class here.