English football first tier top scorers

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A list of English Football First Tier Top Scorers from 1888 (as the Football League First Division[1]) to current (as the Premier League)

List of winners[edit]

See List of English football champions

Top Scorers[edit]

By Player[edit]

Rank Player Country Titles Seasons
1 Jimmy Greaves  England
6
1958/1959, 1960/1961, 1962/1963, 1963/1964, 1964/1965, 1968/1969
2 Steve Bloomer  England
5
1895/1896, 1896/1897, 1898/1899, 1900/1901, 1903/1904
3 Thierry Henry  France
4
2001/2002, 2003/2004, 2004/2005, 2005/2006
4 John Campbell  Scotland
3
1891/1892, 1892/1893, 1894/1895
4 Gary Lineker  England
3
1984/1985, 1985/1986, 1989/1990
4 Alan Shearer  England
3
1994/1995, 1995/1996, 1996/1997
7 Jack Southworth  England
2
1890/1891, 1893/1894
7 Albert Shepherd  England
2
1905/1906, 1910/1911
7 David McLean  Scotland
2
1911/1912, 1912/1913
7 Dixie Dean  England
2
1927/1928, 1931/1932
7 Jack Bowers  England
2
1932/1933, 1933/1934
7 Tommy Lawton  England
2
1937/1938, 1938/1939
7 Ron Davies  Wales
2
1966/1967, 1967/1968
7 Malcolm Macdonald  England
2
1974/1975, 1976/1977
7 Alan Smith  England
2
1988/1989, 1990/1991
7 Michael Owen  England
2
1997/1998, 1998/1999
7 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink  Netherlands
2
1998/1999, 2000/2001
7 Didier Drogba  Ivory Coast
2
2006/2007, 2009/2010
7 Robin van Persie  Netherlands
2
2011/2012, 2012/2013
20 John Goodall  England
1
1888/1889
20 Jimmy Ross  Scotland
1
1889/1890
20 John Campbell  Scotland
1
1895/1896
20 Fred Wheldon  England
1
1897/1898
20 Billy Garraty  England
1
1899/1900
20 Jimmy Settle  England
1
1901/1902
20 Sam Raybould  England
1
1902/1903
20 Arthur Brown  England
1
1904/1905
20 Alex Young  Scotland
1
1906/1907
20 Enoch West  England
1
1907/1908
20 Bert Freeman  England
1
1908/1909
20 Jack Parkinson  England
1
1909/1910
20 George Holley  England
1
1911/1912
20 Harry Hampton  England
1
1911/1912
20 George Elliott  England
1
1913/1914
20 Bobby Parker  Scotland
1
1914/1915
20 Fred Morris  England
1
1919/1920
20 Joe Smith  England
1
1920/1921
20 Andy Wilson  Scotland
1
1921/1922
20 Charlie Buchan  England
1
1922/1923
20 Jimmy Trotter  England
1
1926/1927
20 Wilf Chadwick  England
1
1923/1924
20 Frank Roberts  England
1
1924/1925
20 Ted Harper  England
1
1925/1926
20 Dave Halliday  Scotland
1
1928/1929
20 Vic Watson  England
1
1929/1930
20 Tom Waring  Scotland
1
1930/1931
20 Ted Drake  England
1
1934/1935
20 W. G. Richardson  England
1
1935/1936
20 Freddie Steele  England
1
1936/1937
20 Mick Channon  England
1
1973/1974
20 Dennis Westcott  England
1
1946/1947
20 Ronnie Rooke  England
1
1947/1948
20 Willie Moir  Scotland
1
1948/1949
20 Dickie Davis  England
1
1949/1950
20 Stan Mortensen  England
1
1950/1951
20 George Robledo  Chile
1
1951/1952
20 Charlie Wayman  England
1
1952/1953
20 Jimmy Glazzard  England
1
1953/1953
20 Ronnie Allen  England
1
1954/1955
20 Nat Lofthouse  England
1
1955/1956
20 John Charles  Wales
1
1956/1957
20 Bobby Smith  England
1
1957/1958
20 Dennis Viollet  England
1
1959/1960
20 Derek Kevan  England
1
1961/1962
20 Ray Crawford  England
1
1961/1962
20 Andy McEvoy  Ireland
1
1964/1965
20 Willie Irvine  Northern Ireland
1
1965/1966
20 George Best  Northern Ireland
1
1967/1968
20 Jeff Astle  England
1
1969/1970
20 Tony Brown  England
1
1970/1971
20 Francis Lee  England
1
1971/1972
20 Pop Robson  England
1
1972/1973
20 Ted MacDougall  Scotland
1
1975/1976
20 Andy Gray  Scotland
1
1976/1977
20 Bob Latchford  England
1
1977/1978
20 Frank Worthington  England
1
1978/1979
20 Kevin Keegan  England
1
1979/1980
20 Phil Boyer  England
1
1979/1980
20 Peter Withe  England
1
1980/1981
20 Steve Archibald  Scotland
1
1980/1981
20 Luther Blissett  England
1
1982/1983
20 Ian Rush  Wales
1
1983/1984
20 Kerry Dixon  England
1
1984/1985
20 Clive Allen  England
1
1986/1987
20 John Aldridge  Ireland
1
1987/1988
20 Ian Wright  England
1
1991/1992
20 Teddy Sheringham  England
1
1992/1993
20 Andrew Cole  England
1
1993/1994
20 Chris Sutton  England
1
1997/1998
20 Dion Dublin  England
1
1997/1998
20 Dwight Yorke  Trinidad and Tobago
1
1998/1999
20 Kevin Phillips  England
1
1999/2000
20 Ruud van Nistelrooy  Netherlands
1
2002/2003
20 Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal
1
2007/2008
20 Nicolas Anelka  France
1
20082009
20 Dimitar Berbatov  Bulgaria
1
2010/2011
20 Carlos Tévez  Argentina
1
2010/2011
20 Luis Suárez  Uruguay
1
2013/2014

By Club[edit]

Coventry City and Stoke City are the only clubs with top league scorers whose teams have never finished in the top three.

Club Titles Seasons
1 Everton
12
1893/1894, 1901/1902, 1906/1907, 1908/1909, 1914/1915, 1923/1924, 1927/1928, 1931/1932, 1937/1938, 1938/1939, 1977/1978, 1985/1986
2 Arsenal
11
1934/1935, 1947/1948, 1976/1977, 1988/1989, 1990/1991, 1991/1992, 2001/2002, 2003/2004, 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2011/2012
3 Tottenham Hotspur
9
1957/1958, 1962/1963, 1963/1964, 1964/1965, 1968/1969, 1980/1981, 1986/1987, 1989/1990, 1992/1993
4 Sunderland
8
1891/1892, 1892/1893, 1894/1895, 1911/1912, 1922/1923, 1928/1929, 1949/1950, 1999/2000
5 Derby County
7
1895/1896, 1896/1897, 1898/1899, 1900/1901, 1903/1904, 1932/1933, 1933/1934
5 Aston Villa
7
1895/1896, 1897/1898, 1899/1900, 1911/1912, 1930/1931, 1976/1977, 1980/1981
5 Chelsea
7
1958/1959, 1960/1961, 1984/1985, 2000/2001, 2006/2007, 2008/2009, 2009/2010
5 Manchester United
7
1959/1960, 1967/1968, 1998/1999, 2002/2003, 2007/2008, 2010/2011, 2012/2013
5 Liverpool
7
1902/1903, 1909/1910, 1983/1984, 1987/1988, 1997/1998, 1998/1999, 2013/2014
9 West Bromwich Albion
6
1919/1920, 1937/1936, 1954/1955, 1961/1962, 1969/1970, 1970/1971
9 Blackburn Rovers
6
1890/1891, 1925/1926, 1964/1965, 1994/1995, 1995/1996, 1997/1998
12 Bolton Wanderers
5
1905/1906, 1920/1921, 1948/1949, 1955/1956, 1978/1979
12 Southampton
5
1966/1967, 1967/1968, 1973/1974, 1979/1980, 1981/1982
12 Newcastle United
5
1910/1911, 1951/1952, 1974/1975, 1993/1994, 1996/1997
15 Sheffield Wednesday
3
1911/1912, 1912/1913, 1926/1927
15 Preston North End
3
1888/1889, 1889/1890, 1952/1953
15 Manchester City
3
1924/1925, 1971/1972, 2011/2012
18 Middlesbrough
2
1913/1914, 1921/1922
18 West Ham United
2
1929/1930, 1972/1973
18 Norwich City
2
1946/1947, 1975/1976
18 Nottingham Forest
2
1907/1908, 1992/1993
18 Leeds United
2
1956/1957, 1998/1999
23 Sheffield United
1
1904/1905
23 Stoke City
1
1936/1937
23 Blackpool
1
1950/1951
23 Huddersfield Town
1
1953/1954
23 Ipswich Town
1
1961/1962
23 Burnley
1
1965/1966
23 Watford
1
1982/1983
23 Leicester City
1
1984/1985
23 Crystal Palace
1
1991/1992
23 Coventry City
1
1997/1998

By Country[edit]

Country Titles
 England
87
 Scotland
16
 France
5
 Netherlands
5
 Wales
4
 Ireland
2
 Northern Ireland
2
 Ivory Coast
2
 Chile
1
 Trinidad and Tobago
1
 Portugal
1
 Argentina
1
 Bulgaria
1
 Uruguay
1

All-Time Topscorers[2][edit]

Only goals in first level of championship (First Division then Premiership) are considered.

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Jimmy Greaves 1957–1972 516 357 69%
2 Steve Bloomer 1892–1910 536 317 59%
3 Dixie Dean 1924–1938 362 310 86%
4 Gordon Hodgson 1925–1940 456 287 63%
5 Alan Shearer 1988–2006 559 283 51%
6 Charlie Buchan 1912–1928 482 257 53%
7 Nat Lofthouse 1946–1960 452 255 56%
8 Joe Bradford 1921–1935 410 248 60%
9 Hughie Gallacher 1925–1938 355 246 72%
10 Joe Smith 1925–1938 410 243 59%

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