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List of Premier League players with 100 or more goals

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Shearer
Alan Shearer was the first player to score 200 Premier League goals, and only player to score 100 goals for two clubs.
Rooney
Wayne Rooney is the second Premier League player to score 200 goals or more, behind only Shearer and the only active player as of 2017 to do so.
Lampard
Frank Lampard is the Premier League's highest scoring midfielder of all time.
Henry
Thierry Henry scored 175 Premier League goals, the most by a foreign player.
Giggs
Ryan Giggs is the only player to have scored in each of the first 21 Premier League seasons.
Drogba
Didier Drogba is the only African player to score 100 Premier League goals.

Since the Premier League's formation at the start of the 1992–93 season, 26 players have managed to accrue 100 or more goals in the competition.

During the 1995–96 season, Alan Shearer became the first player to score 100 Premier League goals, and holds the record for the fewest games taken to reach 100, doing so in 124 appearances. He also holds the record for most goals scored in the Premier League.[1][2] After Shearer, Sergio Agüero is the second-fastest to 100 goals, doing so in 147 games.[3]

Players

As of 10 December 2017. Sources:[4][5]
List of Premier League players with 100 or more goals
Rank Player Position Premier League club(s) Goals Played Gls/Game
1 England Shearer, AlanAlan Shearer S Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United 260 441 0.59
2 England Rooney, WayneWayne Rooney F Everton, Manchester United 206 474 0.43
3 England Cole, AndyAndy Cole S Newcastle United, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Manchester City, Portsmouth 187 414 0.45
4 England Lampard, FrankFrank Lampard MF West Ham United, Chelsea, Manchester City 177 609 0.29
5 France Henry, ThierryThierry Henry S Arsenal 175 258 0.68
6 England Fowler, RobbieRobbie Fowler S Liverpool, Leeds United, Manchester City 163 379 0.43
7 England Defoe, JermainJermain Defoe S West Ham United, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, Bournemouth 161 481 0.33
8 England Owen, MichaelMichael Owen S Liverpool, Newcastle United, Manchester United, Stoke City 150 326 0.46
9 England Ferdinand, LesLes Ferdinand S Queens Park Rangers, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Leicester City, Bolton Wanderers 149 351 0.42
10 England Sheringham, TeddyTeddy Sheringham S Nottingham Forest, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Portsmouth, West Ham United 146 418 0.35
11 Netherlands van Persie, RobinRobin van Persie F Arsenal, Manchester United 144 280 0.51
12 Argentina Agüero, SergioSergio Agüero S Manchester City 131 192 0.68
13 Netherlands Hasselbaink, Jimmy FloydJimmy Floyd Hasselbaink S Leeds United, Chelsea, Middlesbrough, Charlton Athletic 127 288 0.44
14 Republic of Ireland Keane, RobbieRobbie Keane F Coventry City, Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, West Ham United, Aston Villa 126 349 0.36
15 France Anelka, NicolasNicolas Anelka F Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion 125 364 0.34
16 Trinidad and Tobago Yorke, DwightDwight Yorke S Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Sunderland 123 375 0.33
17 England Gerrard, StevenSteven Gerrard MF Liverpool 120 504 0.24
18 England Wright, IanIan Wright S Arsenal, West Ham United 113 213 0.53
19 England Dublin, DionDion Dublin F Manchester United, Coventry City, Aston Villa 111 312 0.36
20 England Heskey, EmileEmile Heskey S Leicester City, Liverpool, Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Aston Villa 110 516 0.21
21 Wales Giggs, RyanRyan Giggs MF Manchester United 109 632 0.17
22 England Scholes, PaulPaul Scholes MF Manchester United 107 499 0.21
23 England Bent, DarrenDarren Bent S Ipswich Town, Charlton Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, Aston Villa, Fulham 106 276 0.38
23 England Crouch, PeterPeter Crouch S Aston Villa, Southampton, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Stoke City 106 443 0.24
25 Ivory Coast Drogba, DidierDidier Drogba S Chelsea 104 254 0.41
26 England Le Tissier, MattMatt Le Tissier MF Southampton 100 270 0.37
Italics show players still playing professional football; Bold shows players still playing in the Premier League.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Bent poised to join 100 club". PremierLeague.com. Premier League. 30 January 2012. Archived from the original on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bent delighted to join 100 goals club". PremierLeague.com. Premier League. 2 February 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Chick, Alex (19 April 2016). "Sergio Aguero second-fastest to 100 PL goals, but was he offside?". Eurosport. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Premier League Player Stats: Goals". PremierLeague.com. Premier League. Retrieved 10 December 2017. 
  5. ^ "Premier League Players – Overview and Stats". PremierLeague.com. Premier League. Retrieved 10 December 2017. 
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