Bulgarian Berbatov is 21st Century's 9th Best Goalgetter

Sports | March 7, 2012, Wednesday // 15:28|  views

Manchester United`s Dimitar Berbatov (L) vies for ball with Ajax`s Vurnon Anita (R) during their UEFA Europa League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, Britain, 23 February 2012. EPA/BGNES

Manchester United's Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov is ninth in the World Goalgetter of the 21st Century current ranking of the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).

The World Goalgetter of the 21st Century is determined by adding the goals scored annually in all full "A" international games, Olympic final tournament, FIFA Club World Cup, continental club competitions of UEFA, CONMEBOL, CONCACAF, AFC, CAF and OFC, continental Super Cup matches of the six confederations and the official matches between the topical continental club champions, which take place among the direction of the continental confederations.

Berbatov shares the 9th place with Andriy Svevchenko.

The list is topped by Didier Drogba of Cote-d'Ivoire - 92 goals, followed by Miroslav Klose of Germany - 88, Ruud Van Nistelrooij of the Netherlands - 87, Thierry Henry of France - 85, Samuel Eto'o of Cameroon - 84 goals, David Villa of Spain - 80, Raul of Spain - 75, Amado of Angola -74.

The list is expected to change yearly as more goals are scored by those at the forefront of football right now.

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