9. Bryan Ruiz – Costa Rica
For someone widely regarded as a ‘Fulham flop’ Ruiz sure has looked like a world beater this summer. After bagging the goal to beat Italy and book their first ever appearance in the second round of a World Cup, he followed that up by notching another against Greece before tucking his penalty away in the shootout. A renewed transfer scramble for his signature is likely to ensue in the coming weeks.