Erling Haaland’s remarkable start to the PL season has fans salivating about the records he can feasibly break. However, while he has the talent and ability to match the titans of the PL, he has a long path ahead of him.
Here are the top-5 scorers in Premier League history:
05: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City – 184 goals)
The astonishing Manchester City great is the club’s all-time leading scorer sitting fourth on the Premier League list. The 34-year-old is the highest-scoring player for the Sky Blues with 184 goals in just 275 appearances.
The Argentine was bought from Atletico Madrid to Manchester City for a then-record fee for a youngster and went on to become a club legend at the Etihad.
04: Andy Cole (Manchester United – 187 goals)
The former English striker is known for his successive tenure with Manchester United where he banged 187 goals in 461 appearances. He won 5 Premier league titles, 2 FA Cups and the UEFA Champions League with the Red Devils.
03: Harry Kane (Spurs – 200 goals )*
Already a Tottenham Hotspur legend and one of the best English strikers of all time to play in the Premier League. Harry Kane has scored more than 250 goals for Spurs surpassing Jimmy Greaves’ 267, and becoming their all-time leading goal scorer.
The 29-year-old Englishman has also scored 20-plus goals in five of those Premier League seasons. The Three Lions captain also became the top goalscorer for a single club when he scored his 185th goal for Spurs in the Premier League, surpassing Sergio Aguero’s tally of 184. As it stands, he’s the prime contender to break Alan Shearer’s record of 260 goals.
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02: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United – 208 goals)
The Manchester United legend is the all-time top scorer for Manchester United. Having registered 208 goals to his name, the aggressive attacker aimed to break the record for all time Premier League record but fell short.
He recently was appointed as DC United manager after a brave fight against relegation in Derby County in the Championship.
01: Alan Shearer (Newcastle United – 260 goals)
The unstoppable striker was one of the best Premier league has ever seen. With 260 league goals to his name, he was unfortunate to have won the title only once in his remarkable career.
Shearer was proficient with his head and was a penalty kick specialist with 58 of his goals coming via the spot. He represented Southampton, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United in the English Premier league.