Berbatov or Ibrahimovic?
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Dimitar Berbatov and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have much in common. They were born in the same year, are their respective country's most expensive footballer, and represent one of the biggest clubs in the world. Characteristically, too, they are comparable; strikers with swift footwork that belies their tall frame, a capacity to score tap-ins or from distance, and a penchant for unpredictable flair.

And while the similarities between Berba and Ibra may be apparent, FIFA.com wants you to separate them by deciding who is the better player.

Berbatov honed his skills at CSKA Sofia in his homeland, and enjoyed a prolific five-year spell with German side Bayer Leverkusen from 2001. The English capital was his next stop, and his form for Tottenham Hotspur persuaded Manchester United to sign him for £30.75m in September 2008. Berbatov has, despite turning 28 only last month, already tied the legendary Hristo Stoichkov as the record five-time winner of the Bulgarian Footballer of the Year award, and he boasts an impressive 41 goals in 70 internationals.

Ibrahimovic has 20 goals in 56 appearances for Sweden to his name, although his performances in the yellow jersey have ranged from the substandard to the sublime. At club level, however, he has evolved into one of the most feared marksmen in the sport. Having thrived at Malmo, Ajax and Juventus, he has helped establish Inter Milan as a dominant force in Italian football and won the Serie A Footballer of the Year award in 2008.

So, it's over to you: who is the better player, Berbatov or Ibrahimovic? Click 'Add your comment' to enter the debate, remembering to keep your posts clean, respectful, on-topic and in English.