I understand the reasoning for your selections and as you have stated Centre Forwards then I would put them as follows based on ‘peak‘ performance at Boro, and in brackets the position of my fondness i retained on their leaving. Where is Beck btw?I think its fair to say we've had 5-6 of these, most in the Robson/McClaren era. Yakubu was perhaps not as globally renowned, but a big name in the PL. There may be a small argument for Alves or even Maccarone, but I've dismissed them.
Am I right in thinking that JFH is remembered by far the most fondly? If so, its odd because I remember he got tons of stick for being lazy back in 2004-2006. Has history been the kindest to him?
In my view Viduka was easily the best of the bunch, but I don't remember him too warmly for the way he left (and where he went, he could have gone anywhere else).
1. Viduka (1)
2. Boksic (4)
3. Ravanelli (3)
4. JFH (2)
5. Yakubu (6)
6. Negredo (5) although I am not sure he should be on the list if Ricard, Maccarone, Beck and Branca aren’t, I personally would put them all above Negredo tbh. I thought he was thought more highly of than he deserved, but hey
An honourable mention for Joseph Job, but i accept he wasn’t a CF despite playing the role occasionally.