6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Manchester United
This is where it starts to get serious. There is a huge leap between the rest of the Premier League journeyman and the top six strikers in our list. You could make a case for all six being number one as they are all consider elite forwards in world soccer. At number six is Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
He has scored over 400 club goals across 6 leagues for 8 club winning 13 titles. Since the 2001/02 season he has not won the league title only two occasions. That is stellar by any standards. Despite all the fame and success there is a sense where he is actually under appreciated. Playing at the same time as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has somewhat sidelined his legacy.
One of the reasons that many have failed to fully appreciate his career is because he lacks a quality seen as essential in modern football; pace. His legacy was viewed with suspicion as he played most of his career in Italy and France and had only spent one season in Spain. There was a notion that in the faster leagues of England, Spain or Germany he would not have been as prolific.
This season he has proven that as the nonsense it always was. He has 15 goals on the season and is challenging to be the top scorer in the Premier League at the age of 35. In fact age is the only reason I have him at 6th on this list with the 5 forwards to come more set to build a team around.
His career is remarkable and the Premier League is fortunate to get a season or two of one the world greats.