In what is about 29years since it was first inaugurated and change to English Premier League, the league had produced some goal poachers and scoring magnificent within that time-frame. However, the EPL had been filled with some great goal scoring machines in human throughout the history of the game in general.
And from midfielders who launch a ballistic range of shots into the top corner to goal poachers or some that fancy beautiful curl to some that made some solo goals but the best in the league have consistency as their watchword.
Currently, Mohamed Salah is the most prolific goal scorers in the competition who hold the most goal in the current campaign with 17goals and 0.64 goals per game since his arrival with two highest goal scorers in his previous three seasons with Liverpool.
Although, the he would have love to trade the golden boot with EPL trophy as they currently languish on sixth position on the EPL log with +2500 odds to win the league only behind the two Manchester Clubs.
Over the years, several top-rated strikers have graced the Premier League and have bewildered one and all with their goal-scoring prowess. However, below are the top players with the most Premier League goals in history of the competition.
Frank Lampard (177 goals)
The veteran midfielder is one of the top prolific goal scorers despite his position as a midfielder. There is no midfielder in history of the beautiful game who is more potent in front of the goal than the former WestHam United, Chelsea and Manchester City player who signaled his proficiency at his 13years spell at the Stamford Bridge club.
The England international is considered by fans and other football exploits as one of the greatest midfielders of his generation and having 280 goal involvement (177 goals and 103 assists) in 15years of EPL time with 609 Premier League appearances to his name. Super Frank played for 13 years for Chelsea and won numerous trophies at Stamford Bridge. He is also Chelsea’s leading goal scorer with 211 goals across all competitions.
Sergio Aguero (180 goals)
The Manchester City legend is a constant threat to opposition balance and a reason for all defender to constantly stay on their toes whenever he is on the pitch.
The Argentine is the leading goal scorers in history of the Cityzen and will mostly be remembered for his goal against QPR in the 3-2 win over the relegation threatened team and the goal which allow the Etihad Stadium’s club to become the champion of England while winning trophy for the first time in 44 years.
The Argentina’s magician have 180 beautiful and different type of goals in his 268 appearances, which range from missile-like shot to beautiful curl, from solo goal to ordinary tap-in goals, from free kick to penalty and from the best goal of the season contender to the worst-like goal of the season. Aguero had seen it all in all type of manner in which the goal can go in the back of the net.
More so, the 33-year-old attacking genius is versatile from left, right to the center of the attacking side of any team, but he is surely one of the most prolific in the history of the league and the only non-English player to be part of the four most prolific in the EPL goal scoring chart. Although, would have had more than his present number, but the veteran attacker is always rocked with injury throughout his Premier League stay.
Andy Cole (187 goals)
From Arsenal youth system to the pivot in ensuring Newcastle promotion, Andy surely made name for himself in the Premier League. He is fondly known and was a potent striker who netted 34 times in 40 appearance with Newcastle while played for 16 years at the top level. The Englishman is mostly remembered for his amazing Premier League career.
Cole is the third highest goal scorer in the history of the tournament, with 187 goals in 414 matches, while recording 0.45 goals per game in the process. More so, the England striker won five EPL title with his goals scoring feat as he was instrumental in Manchester United’s treble winning feat in 1998/99.
Andy Cole will be forever remembered as a match-winning striker in the Premier League’s history. While he was blessed with electrifying pace and a remarkable topnotch finishing ability with exquisite touch from any angle and height, the Englishman can be tricky with his timing and positioning.
Wayne Rooney (208 goals)
The highest goal scorer for Manchester United was often revered and regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation, Wayne Rooney may have announce himself to the world with such beautiful
goal against Arsenal in 2004, but it was in United part of Manchester that the England’s highest goal scorer made his mark in football as he netted for the club 183 times in his 393 appearance while the other 25 times comes when he represented Everton in the league.
Rooney had two spectacular seasons at Everton, and was the hottest young property in English football when he sealed his 25.6 million-pound move to Manchester United.
Additionally, Rooney is the youngest player and goal scorer for England. Coupled with his fantastic international career, the genius’ attacker Premier League career was brilliant.
Although he is the current second highest goal scorer in EPL while he also boasts of the third highest number of assists in the league. But his tally of 208 goals in 491 appearances is somewhat remarkable and through his United career, he had 253 goals across 550 games.
Alan Shearer (260)
When it come to the most prolific goal scorers in the rich history of EPL that had produce so many great goal poachers, the position of Alan Shearer is not even up for debate. The English genius scorer is so lethargic in front of goal which made many opposing teams fear his presence alone on the field.
For some perspective, the game with the current second on the log of the EPL greatest goal scorers is wide with 42goals, while the next in the line to catch up is far with 80 goal difference is more than what the legendary Cantona’s in the competition scored himself and this is a reference to the class of Shearer against the rest. Scoring over 100 goal for the two clubs he ever played for in the EPL is a pure master class.
Without much of a say, no one come close to the divination prowess of the Englishman as the most potent scorer in the history of the English Premier League. But what makes Shearer’s achievements more impressive was his style of play in scoring those goals.
He began his career with lightning pace and made a living chasing balls down, while smashing home the goals from all angles. Despite losing a yard of pace, he packed with some extra muscle due to knee injury, he placed more emphasis on playing with his back to goal. He is truly impeccable!