Little has been heard of the man who once sauntered around White Hart Lane, Old Trafford and Craven Cottage, yet Berbatov's exploits at the weekend have seen him win a place in Opta's European Team of the Week.
Berbatov scored twice and claimed an assist as Monaco trounced Ajaccio 4-1, and his impressive performance sees him slot in alongside Lionel Messi, who is a rather more frequent member of our European XI.
Steven Gerrard may consider himself lucky to join them having suffered a rather notable slip in Liverpool's 2-0 defeat to Chelsea, but he still had 148 touches and attempted nine shots at Anfield.
For the full reasons behind each player's selection, see the table below the team graphic.
- Sports & Recreation
- Dimitar Berbatov