Premier League: Top 3 goalscorers of all time

Premier League is one of the most watched football league and has seen a number of remarkable goalscorers.

Right on this note, here’s the list of top three Premier League goalscorers of all time

#3 Andrew Cole

The former Manchester United player enjoyed a blissful career from 1988 to 2008 and scored 187 Premier League goals, making him the third highest PL goalscorer of all time.

Cole transferred to Newcastle United in 1993 and his debut season for the Magpies was nothing short of extraordinary. He was awarded the PFA Young Player of the Year award in 1993-94 along with the English Golden Shoe. The same season, he was also the top assist provider in the Premier League. He made a total of 70 appearances for the Magpies, scoring 55 goals before moving to Manchester United in 1995.

The former Newcastle United striker is most notably known for his term with the Red Devils, where he spent six years of his career, making 195 appearances and scoring 93 goals. He was also included in the PFA Team of the Year 1999-2000 during his stay at the Old Trafford.


#2 Wayne Rooney

The former English International entered the senior career with Everton in the 2002-2003 season. With 491 appearances in the Premier League, Rooney scored 208 goals, which makes him the second highest Premier League goalscorer of all-time.

Rooney joined Manchester United in 2004, where he spent most of his career and won the Premier League title five times along with several other titles.

The former United captain won numerous honors including the PFA Player’s Player of the Year (2009-10), PFA Young Player of the Year (2004-05 and 2005-06), Golden Boy Award 2004 and many more. He was also included in the PFA Team of the Year on three different occasions. He is currently playing for the MLS side, DC United.


#1 Alan Shearer

With 260 goals, Alan Shearer holds the record of scoring most goals in the history of the Premier League. Along with this, the former Newcastle United forward holds several other records such as the most PL hat-tricks (11), most PL penalties scored (56), most goals scored in a single PL game (5), and many more.

The former English international started his senior career with Southampton in 1988 and later joined Blackburn Rovers in 1992. He won the Premier League title with the Riversiders in the 1994-95 season, however, he left the Ewood Park to join Newcastle United in 1996 and spent the rest of his career there, appearing 303 times and scoring 148 goals.

He won the Premier League Golden Boot on three occasions and the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award on two. He also won the Premier League Player of the Year award and was included in the PFA Team of the Century (1907-2007) in 2007.

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