Who are the the all time Premier League top scorers? Which Premier League players have scored 100 goals or more? Who has scored the most goals in each Premier League season? And who is the top Premier League scorer this season?
Below we’ve answered all of the above questions – all players in the Premier League 100 club, the golden boot winners from previous Premier League seasons and the goalscoring charts from the most recent (2013/2014) Premier League season.
The top five Premier League goal scorers get their own little write up and a link to video of their goals. Everyone outside of that gets just their name, the clubs they played and scored for (or club, in the case of Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Matt LeTissier) and, of course, their total number of Premier League goals.
Premier League Top Scorers This Season
All Time Premier League Top Scorers
The top ten all time Premier League top scorers are:
- 1. Alan Shearer: 260 goals in 434 appearances
- 2. Wayne Rooney: 201 goals in 471 appearances *
- 3. Andy Cole: 187 goals in 408 appearances
- 4. Frank Lampard: 177 goals in 586 appearances
- 5. Thierry Henry: 175 goals in 258 appearances
- 6. Robbie Fowler: 163 goals in 375 appearances
- 7. Jermain Defoe: 159 goals in 415 appearances *
- 8. Michael Owen: 150 goals in 362 appearances
- 9. Les Ferdinand: 149 goals in 347 appearances
- 10. Teddy Sheringham: 147 goals in 407 appearances
All-Time Premier League Top Scorers – Profiles
ALAN SHEARER: Blackburn (1992-1996), Newcastle (1996-2006)
Alan Shearer, OBE, was born on 13th August 1970. Having started his career at Southampton, he went on to become one of the most prolific scorers of all time with Blackburn and his beloved Newcastle.
Great in the air, predatory from close range and deadly from distance, Shearer was at one time the complete striker. A series of knee injuries robbed him of some pace, but Shearer adapted his game in his later years and continued to find the net.
After the first ten years of the Premier League, Shearer was named as the outstanding player of the decade. He is also listed in the FIFA 100 greatest living footballers.
Shearer played 63 times for England, scoring 30 goals. He captained the side on 34 occasions.
Now working as a pundit on BBC television’s Match of the Day, Shearer had a brief spell as Newcastle United manager in 2008/9, when he took charge for the last eight games but was unable to save the club from relegation.
WAYNE ROONEY: Everton (2002-04), Manchester United (2004-2017), Everton (2017-Present)
Wayne Rooney was born on 24th October, 1985 and made his international debut in 2003 as the youngest player to represent England, until Theo Walcott debuted.
Widely regarded as the country’s best player, he has won the England Player of the Year award twice. In his 89 international caps, he has scored 38 goals and along with David Beckham, he is the most red carded player for England.
Rooney joined the youth team of Everton at the age of nine and he made his professional debut in 2002. He spent two years with the senior team at the Merseyside club before Sir Alex and Manchester United scooped him up for £25.6 million in 2004. Since then, United have won the Premier League four times, the 2007/08 Champions League and two League Cup.
On 17 October, a brilliant pass from Ander Herrera helped Rooney find the back of the net against his former club Everton. It was the third goal for Red Devils, who won the tie 3-0 at Goodison Park.
In the summer of 2017, Rooney rejoined Everton, returning to where it all began for England all-time top scorer.
ANDY COLE: Newcastle (1993-95), Manchester Utd (1995-2001), Blackburn (2001-04), Fulham (2004-05), Man City (2005-06), Portsmouth (2006-07), Birmingham (2007), Sunderland (2007-08)
Andy Cole, or Andrew Cole, as he now prefers to be called was born on 15th October 1971. He began his career with Arsenal, but played just one game before moving to Bristol City. His goal scoring exploits for The Robins caught the attention of Kevin Keegan at Newcastle, who signed the striker in 1993. Cole partnered Peter Beardsley, won the First Division and continued scoring in the Premier League for he following two seasons.
He was sold controversially to Manchester United in 1995, where he went on to achieve huge success. He was the top scorer in Europe for United in the treble winning season of 1998-99, a season in which he and Dwight Yorke contributed 53 goals between them overall. Cole scored the goal that won the Premier League title, and the goal that took them to the Champions League final. He has five Premier League winners medals, one Champions League winners medal and two FA Cup winners medals.
Since leaving United Cole has played at Blackburn, Fulham, Mancheser City, Portsmouth, Birmingham and Sunderland, without quite recapturing his best goal scoring form. Cole finished his career with a loan move to Burnley and a brief spell at Nottingham Forest before retiring in 2008.
Cole was awarded the PFA Young player of the year award in 1994, and played 15 games for England, scoring just one goal.
FRANK LAMPARD: West Ham Utd (1995-2001), Chelsea (2001-2014), Manchester City (2014-2015)
Frank Lampard was born on 20th June, 1978 to the former West Ham player and manager, Frank Lampard, Sr’; Harry Redknapp is Lampard’s uncle. He is considered to be one of the best English footballers of his time.
Lampard is a box-to-box midfielder and is known for his work-rate, range of passing and exceptional goal-scoring ability. He began his career at West Ham United and secured a place in the first team in his third season with the club. The following season, he helped the team finish in the highest ever Premier League placing, at 5th.
In 2001, Lampard moved to rival club Chelsea for £11 million and he has been ever-present in the Chelsea first team since his debut. He holds a record of consecutive 164 English Premier League appearances.
In 2008, he signed a new contract with the West London club and became the highest paid Premier League footballer at the time. He had his most prolific season with Chelsea in 2009/10, where he won the Premier League title, the FA Cup, scored 22 league goals and assisted another 17 goals.
In the 2011/12 season, Lampard captained Chelsea to their first UEFA Champions League title. Lampard is the only midfielder to have scored 150 or more goals in the Premier League and he is second in the Premier League’s all-time assists table with 91 assists.
He left Chelsea as a free agent and joined Major League Soccer outfit New York City FC. He returned to Premier League on a short loan spell, joining Manchester City.
On the international level, Lampard has been capped 103 times by England since 1999 and he has scored 29 goals.
THIERRY HENRY: Arsenal (1999-2007), Arsenal (2012)
Thierry Henry was born on 17th August 1977. He moved to Arsenal after a relatively successful career in France and Italy, but was regarded by many as an overrated wide player. Arsene Wenger converted Henry to be a striker and the rest, as they say, is history. Pacy, classy, goalscoring history.
Henry’s goals won the Premier League twice for Arsenal, including the 30 league goals he scored as Arsenal’s famous Invincibles went the entire 2003/4 season unbeaten. Henry was twice awarded the PFA Players Player of the Year award, and also won the Football Writers Player of the Year award on two occasions.
For France, Henry scored 51 goals in 123 appearances and has World Cup and European Championship winners medals.
Henry left Arsenal for Barcelona in 2007, where he won La Liga, the Champions League, Copa Del Rey and the Club World Cup. He currently plays for New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer. Henry made an emotional loan return to Arsenal in January 2012, playing for 7 weeks and scoring a few crucial goals, including 2 in the league.