Who was the best forward of the season?

Ahead of the Goal 50 announcement next week, we want to know who you think deserves to be named as the greatest forward in the world for their performances in 2013-14
As we build up to Monday's big Goal 50 announcement, we want to know who you think was the best attacker of the past 12 months.

The winner of this award in 2013, Lionel Messi, won the World Cup's Golden Ball for guiding Argentina to the final and his goals helped to take Barcelona within a whisker of retaining La Liga.

Instead, it was Diego Costa's goals that earned Atletico Madrid the Spanish title and the converted Spain striker a bumper transfer to Chelsea. A similarly boisterous centre-forward, Carlos Tevez performed an identical role in sending Juventus to their third straight Scudetto.

Cristiano Ronaldo will be bitterly disappointed with how Portugal performed in Brazil, but he claimed La Decima and the Copa del Rey as he played out of his skin for Real Madrid.

The World Cup will also be a sour point for Neymar, who looked set to guide the Selecao to glory before an injury ruled him out of the semi-finals, killing the country's campaign stone dead.

There will be no such international regrets for Thomas Muller, who was central to Germany's World Cup efforts and Bayern Munich's Bundesliga dominance, the latter of which Arjen Robben can also take a good share of the plaudits for.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic enjoyed the best goalscoring season of his career as he struck 41 times for club and country as PSG won Ligue 1.

In England, Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez had a formidable partnership as Liverpool went tantalisingly close to their first Premier League title, although the latter will be seen at Camp Nou rather than Anfield in 2014-15.


Which of these players deserve to be the highest placed in their position within the Goal 50? Vote in the poll below for a chance to make your voice heard ahead of the announcement on Monday July 28.

Alternatively, get involved via our Goal 50 section this month, give us all your views on the debate by commenting below, and by getting in touch on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #Goal50.