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List of Premier League players with 100 or more goals

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Alan Shearer was the first player to score 100 Premier League goals, and only player to score 100 goals for two clubs.
Thierry Henry scored 175 Premier League goals, the most by a foreign player and the most for a single club by any player.
Frank Lampard is the Premier League's highest scoring midfielder of all time.
Ryan Giggs was the only player to have scored in each of the first 21 Premier League seasons.
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, 24 players have managed to accrue 100 or more goals in the Premier League.

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. Since Shearer's century, 23 other players have reached the milestone.[1][2]


List of Premier League players with 100 or more goals
Rank Player Premier League Club(s) Goals
1 England Shearer, AlanAlan Shearer Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United 260
2 England Cole, AndyAndy Cole Newcastle United, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Manchester City, Portsmouth 187
3 England Rooney, WayneWayne Rooney Everton, Manchester United 184
4 England Lampard, FrankFrank Lampard West Ham United, Chelsea, Manchester City 176
5 France Henry, ThierryThierry Henry Arsenal 175
6 England Fowler, RobbieRobbie Fowler Liverpool, Leeds United, Manchester City 162
7 England Owen, MichaelMichael Owen Liverpool, Newcastle United, Manchester United, Stoke City 150
8 England Ferdinand, LesLes Ferdinand Queens Park Rangers, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Leicester City, Bolton Wanderers 149
9 England Sheringham, TeddyTeddy Sheringham Nottingham Forest, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Portsmouth, West Ham United 146
10 Netherlands van Persie, RobinRobin van Persie Arsenal, Manchester United 144
11 Netherlands Hasselbaink, Jimmy FloydJimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Leeds United, Chelsea, Middlesbrough, Charlton Athletic 127
12 England Defoe, JermainJermain Defoe West Ham United, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland 126
12 Republic of Ireland Keane, RobbieRobbie Keane Coventry City, Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, West Ham United, Aston Villa 126
14 France Anelka, NicolasNicolas Anelka Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion 125
15 Trinidad and Tobago Yorke, DwightDwight Yorke Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Sunderland 123
16 England Gerrard, StevenSteven Gerrard Liverpool 117
17 England Wright, IanIan Wright Arsenal, West Ham United 113
18 England Dublin, DionDion Dublin Manchester United, Coventry City, Aston Villa 111
19 England Heskey, EmileEmile Heskey Leicester City, Liverpool, Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Aston Villa 110
20 Wales Giggs, RyanRyan Giggs Manchester United 109
21 England Scholes, PaulPaul Scholes Manchester United 107
22 England Bent, DarrenDarren Bent Ipswich Town, Charlton Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, Aston Villa, Fulham 106
23 Ivory Coast Drogba, DidierDidier Drogba Chelsea 103
24 England Le Tissier, MatthewMatthew Le Tissier Southampton 100
(Italics denotes players still playing professional football; Bold denotes players still playing in the Premier League)[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bent poised to join 100 club". Premier League. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bent delighted to join 100 goals club". Premier League. 2 February 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Players Index". Premier League. Retrieved 2 February 2012.