Using a blend of cold hard statistics and personal opinion this website rates the imports that have added value since August 1996.
Goals scored against the number of games started by any forward will carry a lot of weight in judging a striker's worth.
Though a striker must ultimately score goals, he is part of a team which calls for him to also provide assists, do defensive work from the top, give the opposition a torrid time while creating space for his teammates and also have input in the general functionality of the team instead of just merely waiting for ‘service’.
He must also be a serial winner.
30 - Victor ‘Vitinho’ dos Santos
The pony-tailed Mozambican forward didn’t really get to play so much football in the PSL but has some encouraging numbers to back up his stay in the country.
He arrived at the beginning of the 2002-03 season from Costa do Sol in Mozambique and went into double figures in his debut year, slamming 10 goals in 15 starts at Mamelodi Sundowns.
Upon the start of the next season he wasn’t registered by The Brazilians following the arrival of three players from Ivory Coast along with Rotson Kilambe from Zambia.
After spending the season as a surplus foreigner Vitinho was then moved out to Silver Stars on loan where he scored once in the single game that he played during an injury-ravaged season.
Vitinho then left the country afterwards but wherever he is now he will know that 11 goals in 16 games is the kind of return that many strikers that have played in the PSL can only wish for.
While Vitinho was given limited opportunities his strike rate alone - which stands at 69% (worked out by goals scored from games started) - ensures he sits amongst the best to have made their way to the PSL