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Top Goal Scorers of the English Premier League

Football can be defined using the excitement we feel the minute the ball touches the back of the gate. In other words, the art of goal scoring is always the most lauded element of football.


Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

Premier League Clubs: Manchester United

Premier League Goals: 84

Golden Boot Wins: 2008

Though Ronaldo is not the best in our list, we all know that he is one of the best football players in the world. Many players have scored more goals than Cristiano in the Premier League history, but few have done so, in such prolific and spectacular fashion.

The talented well known football star, joined Manchester United in 2003 and in the age of 18, after leaving Portuguese club, Sporting CP in the same year.

After winning the FA Cup in his first season, he helped The Red Devils win three successive Premier League titles, the UEFA Champions League, and the FIFA Club World Cup; at age 23, he won his first Ballon d'Or. Finally, in 2009, Ronaldo left the Premier League to join Real Madrid with the transfer fee of €94 million (£80 million), which was the most expensive football transfer back in that time.

It is interesting to know that Ronaldo played out wide in a three-man attack in the beginning, but interchanged with the central striker with devastating impact.


Ruud Van Nistelrooy

Ruud Van Nistelrooy

Premier League Clubs: Manchester United

Premier League Goals: 95

Golden Boot Wins: 2003

Ruud Van Nistelrooy is a famous 43-year-old striker who is the sixth-highest goalscorer in UEFA Champions League history with 56 goals.

Van Nistelrooy began his career with Den Bosch, and played for two other clubs in Netherlands before joining Manchester United in 2001.

His time at United was successful, winning the Premier League, FA Cup, Football League Cup and FA Community Shield, along with winning the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year twice. Van Nistelrooy hit 150 goals in just 219 games for United, as well as becoming, at the time, their all-time European record goalscorer. After Man Utd he joined Real Madrid, Hamburger SV, Malaga and finally announced his retirement in 2012.

It has to be mentioned that he is a three-time UEFA Champions League top scorer, as well as a top scorer in three different European domestic leagues.


Matt Le Tissier

Matt Le Tissier

Premier League Clubs: Southampton

Premier League Goals: 100

Golden Boot Wins: None

Not only a former famous professional footballer, Matt is also a football television presenter.

Mostly known for his exceptional technical skills as an attacking midfielder, he played most of his professional career for Southampton before kicking the ball shortly for Eastleigh and Guernsey.

It is good to know that Le Tissier is the second-highest ever scorer for Southampton behind Mick Channon and was voted PFA Young Player of the Year in 1990.


Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba

Premier League Clubs: Chelsea

Premier League Goals: 104

Golden Boot Wins: 2007, 2010

Known as all-time top scorer and former captain of the Ivory Coast national team, Didier was born on 11 March 1978 and started his professional career at the age of 20, with playing for French club, Le Mans. He is best known for his career at Chelsea, for whom he has scored more goals than any other foreign player and is currently the club's fourth highest goal scorer of all time. It also has to be mentioned that Chelsea was the only premier League club he kicked the ball for. Widely regarded as one of Chelsea FC's greatest players of all-time, in December 2019, he was named in the Chelsea team of the decade on the clubs website as voted for by Chelseas' fans. He was also named African Footballer of the Year twice, winning the accolade in 2006 and 2009.


Darren Bent

Darren Bent

Premier League Clubs: Ipswich Town, Charlton Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, Aston Villa, Fulham

Premier League Goals: 106

Golden Boot Wins: None

The 36-year-old striker is one of the best strikers in the world in his generation. He started kicking the ball in the premier league in 2001 by playing for Ipswich Town, scoring his first EPL goal against Middlesbrough in 2002. His next club was Charlton Athletic before moving to Tottenham in 2007. He has also played for Sunderland, Aston Villa, and Fulham.

It is interesting to know that he was a nightmare for EPL defenders, but he announced his retirement from playing on 25 July 2019 and let the nightmare end.