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All week we have unveiled the winners of our Team of the Year voting with a mixture of regular and guest writers. Here’s your winner for every position, starting with TB’s take on the strikers.

There are a multitude of fantastic strikers plying their trade in Serie A, but for the 2010-11 season, two names rose to the top: Napoli’s Edinson Cavani and Inter’s Samuel Eto’o.  The former garnered 32% of your votes while the latter picked up 25% to narrowly hold off Alexis Sanchez (18%) for the second spot.

These two men struck fear into the hearts of opponents and cut through defensive lines like a knife. Their combined goal scoring tally equaled an impressive 47 goals in Serie A alone. Both Cavani and Eto’o became the offensive focal points of their respective teams early in the season, but were also able to maintain consistency and form throughout the rest of the year. Not only did these two strikers deliver the ball into the back of the net with regularity, but both proved to be instrumental in the overall attack, as Eto’o was credited with nine assists and Cavani with six.

Cavani was undoubtedly the breakout star of the season, as he led Napoli to Champions League football for next year. His 26 goals led him to finish second in the capocanonniere race, even though he was unable to play the last three matches of the season due to a dubious red card. The Uruguayan has become a smashing success and has made his move to the San Paolo permanent, all the while delighting his adoring public by declaring he wants to win with Il Partenopei for many years to come.

As for Eto’o, what can be said that has not already been said? The veteran striker is as lethal as ever, scoring at will for the Nerazzurri all season long. With a total of 37 goals in all competitions (21 exclusively in Serie A), the pitch belonged to Eto’o and the opposition were merely pawns in his game.  The Cameroonian scored in every final played by Inter this season, bringing home the Club World Cup and yet another Coppa Italia title to his already impressive trophy collection.  Eto’o, like a fine wine, has only gotten better with age as he continues his winning ways at Inter.

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  • john ndi

    Eto’o is really a good wine. I wanna see him in BPL with Arsenal or chelsea

  • DavidYB

    All three (Cavani, Eto’o and Sanchez) deserve to be lauded, truly brilliant season from each of them.

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