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Posted on 20 June 2008  - 12:00

Is Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane the best ever Spurs strike partnership...?

The goal-den boys

What is the best Spurs strike partnership of all time? Well here's your chance to have your say...

We've put up five contenders for this striking crown with partnerships from each of the last five decades - 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and the 2000s - all listed below.

Today, we look at our current pairing - Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane.

In the meantime, the voting remains open - click on the relevant email below...

A grand total of 91 goals between them over the last two seasons means the latest Spurs strike partnership ranks among the best in the Club's history.

Robbie Keane is already something of a Spurs legend, having surpassed the 100-goal mark back in January and playing his 250th game for us in April.

Bringing the best out of him during the last two campaigns, however, has been Bulgarian international Dimitar Berbatov, who we signed from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2006.

During his first season at the Lane, ‘Berba' hit 23 goals in all competitions and became an instant hit with the fans. He followed that up with another 23 last season, including that unforgettable ‘nerves of steel' penalty in the Carling Cup Final.

For ‘Keano', lifting that trophy was somehing of a career fulfilment. Before joining Spurs from Leeds United as a 22-year-old in 2002, the Republic of Ireland international had been with four clubs. But he has certainly found his home in North London and anyone could tell how much that day at Wembley meant to him.

And few can argue he has found the form of his life alongside ‘Berba', scoring an incredible 45 goals over the last two seasons and becoming the leading goalscorer in the Barclays Premier League for the 2007 calender year.

Is the Berbatov/Keane partnership the best?

Here are the contenders...
Jimmy Greaves and Bobby Smith:
One of the most feared partnerships both in England and Europe, they helped us to the FA Cup in 1962 and Cup Winners Cup in 1963. CLICK HERE TO VOTE

1970s: Martin Chivers and Alan Gilzean: After the departure of Greaves, Chivers and Gilzean led the line as we won the League Cup in 1971 and 1973 and UEFA Cup in 1972. CLICK HERE TO VOTE

1980s: Steve Archibald and Garth Crooks: Partnership a key part in the return of the glory days of the early 1980s with FA Cup wins in 1981 and 1982. CLICK HERE TO VOTE

1990s: Jurgen Klinsmann and Teddy Sheringham: No trophies but a memorable partnership in 1994-95 with 52 goals between them in all competitions and that great FA Cup win at Anfield. CLICK HERE TO VOTE

2000s: Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane: Scored 45 and 46 goals between them respectively in 2006-07 and 2007-08, helping us to fifth place in 06-07 and the League Cup last term. CLICK HERE TO VOTE

We'll have the results on Monday.