Striker Ratings

Again, like with midfielders, “kicker” editors were smoking something real good evidently when they picked forwards. No real argument with Lewandowski – he’s a pretty hot property that most big clubs in Europe would want to get their hands on. Kiessling is a bit of a stretch, as although he’s been fantastic in the Bundesliga, he doesn’t even merit a spot on the national team. The other guys are also hardly coveted in Europe, let alone around the world. Great to have no doubt, but they need to establish a reputation first. The most interesting is that Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has fallen completely off the list due to his crap campaign. (He was certainly a legit “international” last rating)

FORWARDS

World Class:
   
    (none)

International class:

   1. Robert Lewandowski    (Borussia Dortmund)
   2. Stefan Kießling       (Bayer Leverkusen)
   3. Vedad Ibisevic        (VfB Stuttgart)
   4. Adam Szalai           (FSV Mainz 05)
   5. Mario Mandzukic       (Bayern München)

In wider circle:

   6. Mame Diouf            (Hannover 96)
   7. Max Kruse             (SC Freiburg)
   8. Nils Petersen         (Werder Bremen)

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