Our take on the ten best number nines in world football.
The number nine shirt is the most iconic of all the positions at a number of clubs across the world, with the club’s centre forward, their focal point and goalscorer often still considered to be the key player in a team.
With this in mind, we’ve taken a look at the finest players currently plying their trade in world football who wear the number nine for their club and decided on a top ten.
10) Jackson Martinez (FC Porto)
FC Porto striker Jackson Martinez impressed sporadically for Colombia at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, with the tournament coming on the back of a season for the Portuguese club where he more than did their number nine shirt justice.