European Football's Greatest Striker Of The Last 20 Years Has Been Revealed
Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the greatest European striker of the 21st century by fans in a poll.
BBC Sport shortlisted 32 players for the contest and current Juventus and Portugal superstar Ronaldo came out on top.
The 35-year-old defeated Thierry Henry in the competition, which had the stipulation of players needing to have scored at least 20 goals in three separate seasons.
Check out the entire tournament and results below.
Last 32 results:
Match 1: Kylian Mbappe vs Harry Kane - Mbappe (58%)
Match 2: Gareth Bale vs Alessandro Del Piero - Del Piero (72%)
Match 3: David Villa vs Romelu Lukaku - Villa (90%)
Match 4: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar vs Diego Costa - Costa (66%)
Match 5: Antonio Di Natale vs Edin Dzeko - Dzeko (63%)
Match 6: Thierry Henry vs David Trezeguet - Henry (97%)
Match 7: Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs Andriy Shevchenko - Zlatan (76%)
Match 8: Alan Shearer vs Thomas Muller - Shearer (77%)
Match 9: Wayne Rooney vs Michael Owen - Rooney (72%)
Match 10: Henrick Larsson vs Mario Mandzukic - Larsson (77%)
Match 11: Patrick Kluivert vs Totti - Totti (71%)
Match 12: Cristiano Ronaldo vs Ruud Van Nistelrooy - Ronaldo (90%)
Match 13: Luca Toni vs Robin van Persie - Van Persie (90%)
Match 14: Karim Benzema vs Dimitar Berbatov - Benzema (66%)
Match 15: Miroslav Klose v Lewandowski - Lewandowski (78%)
Match 16: Raul v Fernando Torres - Raul (70%)
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Last 16 results
Match 1: Mbappe vs Del Piero - Del Piero (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%)
Match 1: Del Piero vs Villa - Del Piero (56%)
Match 2: Henry vs Ibrahimovic - Henry (77%)
Match 3: Rooney vs Ronaldo - Ronaldo (89%)
Match 4: Van Persie vs Lewandowski - Lewandowski (70%)
Match 1: Del Piero vs Henry - Henry (83%)
Match 2: Ronaldo vs Lewandowski - Ronaldo (78%)
Match 1: Henry vs Ronaldo - Ronaldo (54%)
WINNER - CRISTIANO RONALDO
It's hard to argue against Ronaldo coming out on top considering his insane goal record.
Ronaldo has scored 626 goals across 838 first team appearances for some of the world's greatest clubs.
His impressive trophy haul domestically as well as internationally with Portugal is also a testament to the high level he's played all of his career.
The individual awards have also proven his class, most importantly the five Ballon d'Or victories.
Who do you think is the greatest European striker of this century?
Let us know in the comments below.
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