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The 30 Best Ever Premier League Strikers Ranked

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The 30 Best Ever Premier League Strikers Ranked

Alan Shearer might be the Premier League's all time top goalscorer, but the former Newcastle United striker has been beaten to the top of the league striker rankings by Thierry Henry.

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Shearer's 260 goals in the Premier League is a record that still stands, 15 years after his last appearance in the competition.

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is the closest active player to the record, with the 32-year-old on 181 goals. With a ratio better than Shearer's, Aguero would have beaten the former England captain if he'd played more of his career in England.

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For some time now there has been talk of whether Harry Kane could be the man to topple the record, if he stays at Spurs, but he has now been linked with a summer move to Real Madrid.

Even if Kane does break the record it might not make him the best striker of all time, not according to FourFourTwo at least.

They compiled a list of the 30 best strikers in the Premier League's history, based on goals, trophies and general quality as a player, and that last one might just be why Henry top the list!

30. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - Manchester United - Games: 235 Goals: 91 Titles: 6

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29. Jermain Defoe - West Ham/Spurs/Portsmouth/Sunderland/Bournemouth - Games: 496 Goals: 162 Titles: 0

28. Jurgen Klinsmann - Spurs - Games: 56 Goals: 29 Titles: 0

27. Romelu Lukaku - Chelsea/West Brom/Everton/Manchester United - Games: 252 Goals: 113 Titles: 0

Lukaku had a prolific spell in England. Image: PA Images
Lukaku had a prolific spell in England. Image: PA Images
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26. Carlos Tevez - West Ham/Manchester United/Manchester City - Games: 202 Goals: 84 Titles: 3

25. Les Ferdinand - QPR/Newcastle United/Spurs/West Ham/Leicester City/Bolton Wanderers - Games: 351 Goals: 149 Titles: 0

24. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink - Leeds United/Chelsea - Games: 288 Goals: 127 Titles: 0

23. Jamie Vardy - Leicester City - Games: 236 Goals: 115 Titles: 1

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22. Diego Costa - Chelsea - Games: 89 Goals: 52 Titles: 2

21. Nicolas Anelka - Arsenal/Liverpool/Manchester City/Bolton Wanderers/Chelsea/West Brom- Games: 364 Goals: 125 Titles: 2

20. Dimitar Berbatov - Spurs/Manchester United/Fulham - Games: 229 Goals: 94 Titles: 2

19. Fernando Torres - Liverpool/Chelsea - Games: 212 Goals: 85 Titles: 0

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18. Gianfranco Zola - Chelsea - Games: 229 Goals: 59 Titles: 0

17. Harry Kane - Spurs - Games: 237 Goals: 160 Titles: 0

Will Kane go on to be league's all time top scorer? Image: PA Images
Will Kane go on to be league's all time top scorer? Image: PA Images

16. Dwight Yorke - Aston Villa/Manchester United/Blackburn Rovers/Birmingham City/Sunderland - Games: 375 Goals: 123 Titles: 3

15. Andy Cole - Newcastle United/Manchester United/Blackburn Rovers/Fulham/Manchester City/Portsmouth/Sunderland - Games: 414 Goals: 187 Titles: 5

14. Robbie Fowler - Liverpool/Leeds United/Manchester City - Games: 379 Goals: 163 Titles: 0

13. Michael Owen - Liverpool/Newcastle United/Manchester United/Stoke City - Games: 326 Goals: 150 Titles: 1

12. Robin van Persie - Arsenal/Manchester United - Games: 280 Goals: 144 Titles: 1

11. Teddy Sheringham - Spurs/Manchester United/Portsmouth/West Ham - Games: 418 Goals: 146 Titles: 3

10. Ian Wright - Arsenal/West Ham - Games: 213 Goals: 113 Titles: 1


Wright celebrates become Arsenal's then top scorer of all time. Image: PA Images
Wright celebrates become Arsenal's then top scorer of all time. Image: PA Images

9. Ruud van Nistelrooy - Manchester United - Games: 150 Goals: 95 Titles: 1

8. Didier Drogba - Chelsea - Games: 254 Goals: 104 Titles: 4

7. Luis Suarez - Liverpool - Games: 110 Goals: 69 Titles: 0

6. Dennis Bergkamp - Arsenal - Games: 315 Goals: 87 Titles: 3

5. Wayne Rooney - Everton/Manchester United - Games: 482 Goals: 208 Titles: 5

4. Eric Cantona - Leeds United/Manchester United - Games: 156 Goals: 70 Titles: 4

3. Sergio Aguero - Manchester City - Games: 271 Goals: 181 Titles: 4

2. Alan Shearer - Blackburn Rovers/Newcastle United - Games: 441 Goals: 260 Titles: 1

1. Thierry Henry - Arsenal - Games: 258 Goals: 175 Titles: 2

Henry is arguably the greatest Premier League player of all time. Image: PA Images
Henry is arguably the greatest Premier League player of all time. Image: PA Images

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Topics: Sergio Aguero, Football, Premier League, Alan Shearer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, thierry henry, Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane

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