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Luis Suárez celebrating after his goal against Espanyol | MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Luis Suárez has been named the best goalscorer in the world by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).

The Uruguayan star demonstrated his lethal prowess in front of goal, topping the league scoring charts with 40 goals, finishing ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic (38), Gonzalo Higuain (36) and Cristiano Ronaldo (35).

Barça’s no.9 has now won the award for a third time: the first came in 2010 with Ajax Amsterdam and the second was during his spell at Liverpool in 2014.

Leo Messi got into the top ten with 26, which meant Barça were the only club to have two representatives on the leaderboard.

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