Luis Suarez, Robert Lewandowski, Sergio Aguero, Wayne Rooney, Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema. It is but a few of the very best strikers of the last ten years in world football. They are now all in their thirties and have one thing in common: their statistics pale in comparison to that of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Not a surprise, and already much longer known, but a comparison over the years brings great insights to light.
A dynamic graph, which is shared on social media, shows the evolution of the aforementioned contemporaries through the years. To start with the number of goals that the different topschutters on their 20th behind their name. Noteworthy: at that time in their life harnessed Sergio Aguero and Wayne Rooney to the crown. Especially Aguero showed up to his 23rd a real vroegbloeier with more than 120 goals. Cristiano Ronaldo was in his 23rd year of life than again have the worst pupil of the class with ‘less than’ 40 goals.