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Top 5 world Class Strikers Who Could Not Win Golden Boot During Their Playing Days

Every striker's dream is to win the Golden Boot and players such as Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Sergio Ageruo and many more have won it. Today, we look at the most notable players missing out on it.

1. Milito

He is an Argentine former professional footballer who played as a striker. He is currently a sports manager. Despite his ability, Milito often struggled with injuries throughout his career.

After retiring as a professional soccer player, Diego took over as the sports manager of the club Racing.

2. Rooney

Rooney, one of the most decorated English player in history, had been one of the most consistent performers in the Premier League in the last decade.

In a truly long and illustrious career of Wayne Rooney, he won every trophy available but despite scoring 208 league goals for Manchester United and Everton he never managed to win the Golden Boot. He is the all-time leading goal scorer for Manchester United and England.

3. Adriano

Brazilian former professional footballer. A powerful striker known for his long range left footed strikes, Adriano's career was however marked by inconsistency.

One of the best strikers in the world in the mid 2000s, he had five prolific seasons in Italy with Parma and Inter Milan.

4. Torres

Torres currently plays for Japanese professional football club Sagan Tasu. Fernando Torres, was one of the most hyped in Europe once upon a time.

Although, very successful on club and country level, he never touched the individualistic heights of the 2007-08 season again. When he reached upto second, only behind Ronaldo in goalscoring charts, who would also go on to win the European Golden shoe that season.

5. Villa

As a Spanish striker, Villa’s ability is unquestionable. At the peak of the period, he organizes the offense, which is definitely a gem-level player on the offensive line.

However, he and Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are in an era, which is doomed to have no fate with the Golden Boot. It’s not that Villa is incompetent but he could not manage to win.

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