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Alan Shearer was the first player to score 200 Premier League goals, and is the only player to score 100 goals for two clubs.

Since the Premier League's formation at the beginning of the 1992–93 season, a total of 32 players have scored 100 or more goals in the competition;[1] collectively, these players are collectively referred to as the Premier League 100 Club.[2][3] 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 the figure, doing so in 124 appearances. Additionally, he also holds the record for most goals scored in the Premier League with 260.[4] Harry Kane is the second-fastest to 100 goals, doing so in 141 games.[5] At 23 years and 133 days, Michael Owen is the youngest player to reach the 100 goal milestone.[6]

Didier Drogba was the first African player to join the list with two further Africans—Mohamed Salah in September 2021 and Sadio Mané in October 2021—becoming the 30th and 31st players respectively to reach the landmark.[7][8] In December 2021, Raheem Sterling became the most recent player to reach 100 goals.[9]

Five of the 32 players have accomplished the feat without scoring a penalty – Sadio Mané, Peter Crouch, Emile Heskey, Les Ferdinand, and Andy Cole.[10]

Players[edit]

Sergio Agüero holds several Premier League goal scoring records. Notably, he has scored the most goals for a single Premier League club, and is the highest scoring foreign player in the league.
Frank Lampard is the Premier League's highest scoring midfielder of all time.
Ryan Giggs is the only player to have scored in each of the first 21 Premier League seasons.
Didier Drogba was the first African player to score 100 Premier League goals.
Michael Owen is the only player to score more than 100 Premier League goals and also win the Ballon d'Or.[11] He is also the youngest player to reach the 100 goal milestone, at the age of 23 years and 133 days.

Key

  • Bold shows players still playing in the Premier League.
  • Italics show players still playing professional football in other leagues
  • The list of teams for individual players include all teams that they have played for in the Premier League.
As of matches played on 2 January 2022[12]
List of footballers with 100 or more Premier League goals
Rank Player Goals Apps Ratio First Last Club(s) (goals/apps)
1 England Alan Shearer[a] 260 441 0.59 1992 2006 Blackburn Rovers (112/138)
Newcastle United (148/303)
2 England Wayne Rooney 208 491 0.42 2002 2018 Everton (25/98)
Manchester United (183/393)
3 England Andy Cole 187 414 0.45 1993 2006 Newcastle United (43/58)
Manchester United (93/195)
Blackburn Rovers (27/83)
Fulham (12/31)
Manchester City (9/22)
Portsmouth (3/18)
Sunderland (0/7)
4 Argentina Sergio Agüero 184 275 0.67 2011 2021 Manchester City (184/275)
5 England Frank Lampard 177 609 0.29 1996 2015 West Ham United (24/148)
Chelsea (147/429)
Manchester City (6/32)
6 France Thierry Henry 175 258 0.68 1999 2012 Arsenal (175/258)
7 England Harry Kane 170 262 0.65 2012 2022 Tottenham Hotspur (170/259)
Norwich City (0/3)
8 England Robbie Fowler 163 379 0.43 1993 2008 Liverpool (128/266)
Leeds United (14/30)
Manchester City (21/80)
Blackburn Rovers (0/3)
9 England Jermain Defoe 162 496 0.33 2001 2018 West Ham United (18/74)
Tottenham Hotspur (91/276)
Portsmouth (15/31)
Sunderland (34/87)
Bournemouth (4/28)
10 England Michael Owen 150 326 0.46 1997 2013 Liverpool (118/216)
Newcastle United (26/71)
Manchester United (5/31)
Stoke City (1/8)
11 England Les Ferdinand[a] 149 351 0.42 1992 2004 Queens Park Rangers (60/110)
Newcastle United (41/68)
Tottenham Hotspur (33/118)
West Ham United (2/14)
Leicester City (12/29)
Bolton Wanderers (1/12)
12 England Teddy Sheringham[a] 146 418 0.35 1992 2006 Nottingham Forest (1/3)
Tottenham Hotspur (97/236)
Manchester United (31/104)
Portsmouth (9/32)
West Ham United (8/43)
13 Netherlands Robin van Persie 144 280 0.51 2004 2015 Arsenal (96/194)
Manchester United (48/86)
14 England Jamie Vardy 127 261 0.49 2014 2021 Leicester City (127/261)
Netherlands Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 127 288 0.44 1997 2007 Leeds United (34/69)
Chelsea (69/136)
Middlesbrough (22/58)
Charlton Athletic (2/25)
16 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane 126 349 0.36 1999 2012 Coventry City (12/31)
Leeds United (13/46)
Tottenham Hotspur (91/238)
Liverpool (5/19)
West Ham United (2/9)
Aston Villa (3/6)
17 France Nicolas Anelka 125 364 0.34 1997 2014 Arsenal (23/65)
Liverpool (4/20)
Manchester City (37/89)
Bolton Wanderers (21/53)
Chelsea (38/125)
West Bromwich Albion (2/12)
18 Trinidad and Tobago Dwight Yorke[a] 123 375 0.33 1992 2009 Aston Villa (60/179)
Manchester United (48/96)
Blackburn Rovers (12/60)
Birmingham City (2/13)
Sunderland (1/27)
19 England Steven Gerrard 120 504 0.24 1998 2015 Liverpool (120/504)
20 Belgium Romelu Lukaku 118 265 0.45 2011 2021 Chelsea (5/23)
West Bromwich Albion (17/35)
Everton (68/141)
Manchester United (28/66)
21 Egypt Mohamed Salah 113 178 0.63 2014 2022 Chelsea (2/13)
Liverpool (111/165)
England Ian Wright[a] 113 213 0.53 1992 1999 Arsenal (104/191)
West Ham United (9/22)
23 England Dion Dublin 111 312 0.36 1992 2004 Manchester United (2/12)
Coventry City (61/145)
Aston Villa (48/155)
24 England Emile Heskey 110 516 0.21 1995 2012 Leicester City (33/124)
Liverpool (39/150)
Birmingham City (14/68)
Wigan Athletic (15/82)
Aston Villa (9/92)
25 Wales Ryan Giggs[a] 109 632 0.17 1992 2014 Manchester United (109/632)
26 England Peter Crouch 108 468 0.23 2002 2019 Aston Villa (6/37)
Southampton (12/27)
Liverpool (22/85)
Portsmouth (11/38)
Tottenham Hotspur (12/73)
Stoke City (45/202)
Burnley (0/6)
27 England Paul Scholes 107 499 0.21 1994 2013 Manchester United (107/499)
28 England Darren Bent 106 276 0.38 2001 2014 Ipswich Town (1/5)
Charlton Athletic (31/68)
Tottenham Hotspur (18/60)
Sunderland (32/58)
Aston Villa (21/61)
Fulham (3/24)
29 Ivory Coast Didier Drogba 104 254 0.41 2004 2015 Chelsea (104/254)
30 Senegal Sadio Mané 103 249 0.41 2014 2022 Southampton (21/67)
Liverpool (82/182)
England Raheem Sterling 103 307 0.34 2012 2022 Liverpool (18/95)
Manchester City (85/212)
32 England Matt Le Tissier[a] 100 270 0.37 1992 2002 Southampton (100/270)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Also played and scored in the top division of English football prior to the formation of the Premier League in 1992

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Wright, Chris (17 September 2021). "Will Mane, Sterling, Ronaldo follow Salah as next player to join Premier League's 100 Club?". ESPN. Retrieved 20 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Bent delighted to join 100 goals club". Premier League. 2 February 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  5. ^ Kilpatrick, Dan (4 February 2018). "Tottenham striker Harry Kane scores 100th Premier League goal". ESPN. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Lukaku joins 100 club at record age". Premier League. 2 April 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  7. ^ "MOHAMED SALAH JOINS PREMIER LEAGUE 100 CLUB WITH GOAL IN LIVERPOOL CLASH WITH LEEDS AT ELLAND ROAD". Eurosport. 12 September 2021. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  8. ^ "Sadio Mane: Liverpool winger reaches 100 Premier League goals to join Mohamed Salah in '100 Club'". Sky Sports. 16 October 2021. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  9. ^ Winters, Harry (11 December 2021). "Raheem Sterling Opens Up on Hitting 100 Premier League Goals During Career". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 11 December 2021.
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