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Cristiano Ronaldo wins best European striker of the 21st century

Cristiano Ronaldo was today voted the best European striker of the 21st century according to an online poll conducted by BBC Sports today June 4, 2020.

BBC Sport journalists had earlier shortlisted 32 players, who faced off in a day-long knockout competition until the final ultimate winner is picked

The main criteria to be included on the shortlist, players must have scored at least 20 goals in three seasons and their international pedigree and success should also been taken into account.

The final which was between Thierry Henry and Cristiano Ronaldo was keenly contested and it was the Portuguese who took the title.

Below is a breakdown of how the votings went:

Final

Thierry Henry –    46%
Cristiano Ronaldo – 54%

Semi-final results

Match 1: Del Piero vs Henry – Henry wins with 83%

Match 2: Ronaldo vs Lewandowski – Ronaldo wins with 78%

Quarter-final results

Match 1: Del Piero vs Villa – Del Piero wins with 56%

Match 2: Henry vs Ibrahimovic – Henry 77%

Match 3: Rooney vs Ronaldo – Ronaldo 89%

Match 4: Van Persie vs Robert Lewandowski – Lewandowski 70%

Last 16 results

Match 1: Mbappe vs Del Piero – Del Piero wins 65%

Match 2: Villa vs Costa – Villa 83%

Match 3: Dzeko vs Henry – Henry 97%

Match 4: Ibrahimovic vs Shearer – Ibrahimovic 51%

Match 5: Rooney vs Larsson – Rooney 70%

Match 6: Totti vs Ronaldo – Ronaldo 89%

Match 7: Van Persie vs Benzema – Van Persie 73%

Match 8: Lewandowski vs Raul – Lewandowski 62%

Last 32 results:

Match 1: Mbappe vs Kane – Mbappe wins 58%

Match 2: Bale vs Del Piero – Del Piero 72%

Match 3: Villa vs Lukaku – Villa 90%

Match 4: Huntelaar vs Costa – Costa 66%

Match 5: Di Natale vs Dzeko – Dzeko 63%

Match 6: Henry vs Trezeguet – Henry 97%

Match 7: Ibrahimovic vs Shevchenko – Zlatan 76%

Match 8: Shearer vs Muller – Shearer 77%

Mach 9: Rooney vs Owen – Rooney 72%

Match 10: Larsson vs Mandzukic – Larsson 77%

Match 11: Kluivert vs Totti – Totti 71%

Match 12: Ronaldo vs Van Nistelrooy – Ronaldo 90%

Match 13: Toni vs Van Persie – Van persie 90%

Match 14: Benzema vs Berbatov – Benzema 66%

Match 15: Klose vs Lewandowski – Lewandowski 78%

Match 16: Raul vs Torres – Raul 70%

What do you think?

Written by IJAM.ng

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