Soccer Cast: Top 10 Best Premier League goal scorers

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The Premier League has exposed some genius players, but it’s the strikers who are the most sought after and have provided the most memorable moments.

How they’re rated:

Though after leaving for Spain, the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez have gone on to produce even more eye-catching exploits, thus, the ranking was based on what the players have done in the Premier League.

Alan Shearer holds the record for most Premier League goals with 260, while Ian Wright scored 113 – but who has been the greatest goalscorer of them all?

It’s all worth noting that Wright was one the initial list, but he gave up his spot for Andrew Cole.

Let’s get the ranking

Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero scored his 12th Premier League hat-trick in January – surpassing Alan Shearer’s previous record of 11

Premier League appearances: 261

Goals: 180

Goals per game ratio: 0.69

Andrew Cole 

Andrew Cole
Andy Cole has scored Premier League goals for six different clubs but his most prolific season was his first, when he scored 34 in 40 games for Newcastle in 1993-94

Premier League appearances: 414

Goals: 187

Goals per game ratio: 0.45

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Didier Drogba


Dieder Drogba
Didier Drogba won 12 major honours with Chelsea, including four Premier League titles, and scored in all nine cup finals he played for the Blues

Premier League appearances: 254

Goals: 104

Goals per game ratio: 0.41


Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry became Arsenal’s all-time leading goalscorer in 2005, breaking the record Ian Wright set just eight years earlier

Premier League appearances: 258

Goals: 175

Goals per game ratio:  0.68

Harry Kane

Harry Kane scored 29 goals in 30 games in 2016-17 at a ratio of 0.97 – the best ever ratio in a single season by a Premier League Golden Boot winner

Premier League appearances: 201

Goals: 136

Goals per game ratio: 0.68

Cristiano Ronaldo 

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo scored 18 goals in 95 games in his first three Premier League seasons – then 66 in 101 in his last three

Premier League appearances: 196

Goals: 84

Goals per game ratio: 0.43

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney won five Premier League titles but the only two seasons where he scored more than 20 league goals (2009-10, 2011-12), Manchester United did not win the title

Premier League appearances: 491

Goals: 208

Goals per game ratio: 0.42

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Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer
Alan Shearer scored 112 goals in 138 Premier League games for Blackburn, winning the 1994-95 title, before becoming Newcastle’s record signing and record goalscorer

Premier League appearances: 441

Goals: 260

Goals per game ratio: 0.59

Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez took just 15 games to reach 20 goals during the 2013-14 season – equalling Andy Cole’s record from 1993-94

Premier League appearances: 110

Goals: 69

Goals per game ratio: 0.63

Ruud van Nistelrooy

Ruud van Nistelrooy
Ruud van Nistelrooy scored in 10 consecutive Premier League games in 2003 – a record broken by Jamie Vardy in 2015 – and just one of his Manchester United goals came from outside the box

Premier League appearances: 149

Goals: 95

Goals per game ratio: 0.64

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