The greatest strike partnerships of all time - ranked

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Modern day football is seemingly all about having one striker up front and a pair of inside forwards either side.

But weren't things so much simpler in the good old days of two-man strike partnerships and relentless goalscoring duos? You know, good old 4-4-2 and, if you were a top team, a little bit of 4-2-4 with some wonderfully whipped crosses being delivered into the penalty area.

It's certainly something those of us stuck in a timewarp like to celebrate, so what better way to rewind time than by sifting through the best strike duos we've ever laid our eyes on?

Here's 30 of the very best in the business.

30. Luis Suarez & Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax)

Ajax Amsterdam's Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (R)
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has a feisty scoring record / MARCEL ANTONISSE/Getty Images

In one of the greatest teams of recent times to win absolutely sod all, Suarez and Huntelaar were on fire for Ajax in 2007/08.

Lining up together, a young Suarez banged in 22 goals and assisted 14 times, while Huntelaar racked up an unworldly 36 goals and ten assists in all competitions. They missed out on the Eredivisie. Don't ask.

29. Demba Ba & Papiss Cisse (Newcastle)

Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba
Once upon a time in Newcastle / Julian Finney/Getty Images

Ah, the streets won't forget.

The Senegalese duo were a hit on Tyneside and gave English football fans some proper prime Barclays stuff. Ba had started the 2011/12 season with two hat-tricks for Newcastle, but kicked into overdrive when Cisse joined that January as the pair ran rings around the league's defenders.