Meet the most lethal poachers of Premier League - The all-time PL top scorers

Several world class strikers have bemused fans for years in the Premier League. Let us look at the strikers who found the back of the net regularly.

Alan Shearer in a file photo. (Image credit: Twitter)
By Shayne Dias | Mar 17, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

English Premier League has seen the best of the players dazzle the fans with their football acumen. From Cristiano Ronaldo to Thierry Henry, Michael Owen to Didier Drogba, the league has witnessed the mightiest of footballers dominated the opposition defenders with spectacular goals. The superstars continued to shine brightly in what many consider to be the most challenging league across Europe. With no dearth of talent, the league continues to entertain fans with its competitive style.

Here are the players who topped the goal scoring charts in the Premier League:

Alan Shearer (260 goals)

Shearer was arguably the best striker to have played in the league. Physical strength, strong foot and powerful header, the English centre forward was a complete striker. He had the ability to turn the game around single-handedly. He can hold the ball for his teammates or can make clever runs behind the defence to break the deadlock.

He spent most of his league career with Newcastle and Blackburn Rovers. Despite not playing for any of traditional heavyweight, Shearer continued his red-hot goal scoring streak. Infact, he helped Blackburn win the 1994–95 Premier League title against odds. With an incredible 260 goals in league, Shearer continues to be a role model for budding strikers.

Wayne Rooney (208 goals)

The former Manchester United striker was the ultimate team player. Despite being a striker, Rooney can play a variety of positions. Be it an attacking midfield or a wide position, the English forward has always given his hundred percent and continued to score goals aplenty. His late runs into the box, out of the box strikes and well-timed free-kicks, Rooney is deadly around the penalty box.

He has scored an astonishing 208 Premier League goals and most of it has been for Manchester United. Many believe Rooney could have scored more had he not be rotated frequently in the Starting XI. Nonetheless, Rooney, the manager of Derby County, has gone about his business as a true gentleman. No wonder he was the toast of the nation during his prime!

Andrew Cole (187 goals)

Commonly referred to as Andy Cole, he was another Sir Alex Ferguson product. He was a key part of treble winning squad of 1999 for Manchester United. Cole was deadly in the box, finishing any half chance at his way. A powerful centre forward, he was very good with the link-up play.

He formed a lethal combination with Dwight Yorke at United as they both terrified opposition defences. He has also played for Manchester City, Newcasle United and Blackburn Rovers. Sergio Aguero (180) is the closest to surpass Yorke’s 187 goals in the League. Even if he drops out of the Top-3 positions in the goal scoring chart, Cole will forever remain a Premier League legend.

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