The Premier League generation in the football world is one of the most anticipated sport events that are packed with energy and excitement. Majority of the best players in the world collide with each other to help their own club to grab the winning title.
Here we look at the Top 10 Premier League Goal Scorers of All Time as there is nothing more game changing than locating the ball to the back of the net. This list will take the amount of Premier League goals, goals per game and also Golden Boot holder into account.
2020 Premier League Goal Scorers in Premier League
- Ian Wright – 113 goals
Ian Wright is already a master of goal scoring before the Premier League even exist, Wright recorded 28 top division goals for Crystal Palace, and scored 24 goals in the final season of the old First Division. Wright continue scoring goals with his amazing pace and aced 104 Premier League goals for Arsenal. Wright finalized his Premier League career with West Ham United, putting nine goals under his name. Therefore, having a total of 113 Premier League goals in his career.
- Les Ferdinand – 149 goals
Les Ferdinand is someone that dominated the forward line at his time with his size, pace and also physical power. Although it is common to have all these values in a forward now, it is not as common during the old time. Ferdinand scored a total of 60 Premier League goals for Queens Park Rangers. After his wonderful performance leads him to Newcastle United where he aced a total of 41 Premier League goals in just two seasons. Ferdinand shifts to Tottenham and scored 33 goals before changing clubs to West Ham United, Leicester City and Bolton Wanderers. He performed fairly well in every Premier League club. One of the worthy mentions is that Ferdinand is the one who scored the 10,000th Premier League goal while playing for Tottenham.
- Ruud Van Nistelrooy – 95 goals
Van Nistelrooy is one of the living legends for the Red Devils for his scoring abilities. His stay in the Premier League was considered short compare to the players in this list but his average Premier League goals per game of 0.63 is simply exceptional. Van Nistelrooy recorded a total of 95 Premier League goals in just 5 seasons, scoring more than 20 goals in four of those seasons. He was the winner of 2002/2003 Golden Boot scoring 25 Premier League goals which help Manchester United, one of the best football teams in the world to win the Premier League title that season.
- Didier Drogba – 93 goals
Drogba is one of the pioneers to execute the lone forward formation which are super popular in today’s football match. Since joining Chelsea in 2004, Drogba played for seven seasons with Chelsea, scoring 93 Premier League goals and also winning three Premier League titles. Drogba has won the Golden Boot Award twice in year 2007 and 2010. One of his best seasons is in 2009-2010, where he helped Chelsea to win the Premier League title by scoring a shocking 29 goals in just 32 Premier League games.
- Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink – 127 goals
Hasselbaink is one of the great Premier League goal scorers known for his jackhammer strikes that pushes the net to its limit. He joined Leeds United in 1997 and scored 16 Premier League goals in his first season. He then won the Golden Boot Awards the following year scoring 18 goals. Hasselbaink joined Chelsea in the year of 2000 and scored 23 Premier League goals in his first two seasons with Chelsea. During his leave in 2004 to join Middlesbrough, Hasselbaink also scored a total of 70 goals for Chelsea. He then enjoyed two seasons at Middlesbrough and scored 23 goals before joining Charlton Athletic.
- Robbie Fowler – 163 goals
Robbie Fowler joined Liverpool when he was the age of 10 and turned professional when he was 17 on his birthday. Fowler have a successful career at Liverpool scoring Premier League goals record of 120 and given a reputation as one of the best finishers in football. Fowler also holds a record of the fastest hat-trick in Premier League, the match was against Arsenal which Fowler scored the hat-trick in 4 minutes and 33 seconds. Fowler left Liverpool in 2001 and joined Leeds United and Manchester City which did not really work out. He returned to Liverpool for two seasons before leaving again to Blackburn Rovers and ended his football career there.
- Michael Owen – 148 goals
Michael Owen is another footballer who achieved a legendary status playing in Liverpool. He debuted in Liverpool when he is 17 years old and scored against Wimbledon at 1996/1997 season. Owen spent 7 seasons and recorded 118 Premier League goals for Liverpool before shifting to Real Madrid. After just one season in Spain, Owen went back to Premier League with Newcastle United. Similar to Fowler, Owen find it tough to meet his standard like he is in Liverpool. Owen scored 26 Premier League goals with Newcastle United in four seasons and scored 4 goals with Manchester United.
- Andy Cole – 187 goals
Andy Cole is one of the footballers in the Arsenal youth academy, but the did not pass the grades to enter the club. He was playing in the shadows before joining Newcastle United. He skyrocketed Newcastle’s rank and also achieve tremendous success in the Premier League. Cole aced the Premier League goals record of 34 in 40 games in his first season with Newcastle. He was then transferred to Manchester United. Without fail, Cole continued to pursue in excellence scoring 93 Premier League goals and win five Premier League titles with the Red Devils.
- Thierry Henry – 174 goals
Henry is one of the most iconic players in the football world on what he could do when a ball is at his feet. He joined Arsenal from Juventus as a left winger to a striker and did wonders to the club. He holds the Premier League goal scoring record of 174 for the Gunners with a goals per game of 0.69. He also dominated the Golden Boot Awards with 4 titles ranging between the year 2002 to 2006. The Frenchman scored 30 Premier League goals on the 2003-2004 season leading Arsenal to win the Premier League title undefeated. Check out the other major leagues in the football world.
- Alan Shearer – 260 goals
Many footballers placed in this list might be questionable but the first place is undeniably the best of its class. Alan Shearer is simply the best and iconic goal scorer in the Premier League. Shearer have the Premier League goals record of 112 for Blackburn Rovers and won three consecutive Golden Boot Awards in the year 1995, 1996 and 1997. Shearer scored 34 goals for Rovers leading them to their only Premier League title till now. He then continues his domination with 31 Premier League goals in 35 games on the following year. He shifted to Newcastle United at 1996 and won his third Golden Boot Award delivering 25 Premier League goals in 31 matches. He ended his career in Newcastle with a Premier League goals record of 148 earning his title as the greatest goal scorer.
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