Goalscorers get all the spotlights as scoring goals is the ultimate aim of this beautiful game. Many great goalscorers have plied their trade in the most competitive league in the world, which is EPL. In this article, let us have a look at some of the best strikers in Premier League history
The 10 best strikers in Premier League history are as follows.
10. Robbie Fowler
Fowler was a delicious finisher, a classic poacher, and the perfect No.9. It’s little wonder Fowler was christened ‘God’ by the Kop – few players have shown such natural instinct and ruthlessness in front of goal.
Fowler burst onto the Premier League scene in 1993, scored 25 goals in 1994-1995 and 28 the following season. That includes his famous four-minute 33-second hat-trick against Arsenal in front of an adoring Anfield crowd.
He wasn’t quite successful for Blackburn or Manchester City, but his legacy at Anfield will be remembered long. He scored 163 goals in 379 PL apps.
9. Luis Suarez
Suarez was signed by Liverpool in the winter of 2011. He didn’t hit the goal trail straight away – in 2011/12, he found the net just 11 times, though he struck the woodwork on eight more occasions.
But he reached top form a year later, scoring 31 times in 33 league matches as Liverpool nearly clinched the league in the 2013-14 season under Brendan Rodgers.
The PFA Player of the Year award and European Golden Shoe were his, as was a move to Barcelona in 2014. He scored 69 times during his stay in the Premier League.
8. Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba is one of the greatest players ever to wear Chelsea’s jersey. The four-time Premier League winner was at his devastating best during the 2009/10 season, where he smashed in 29 goals in 32 games, earning himself the Golden Boot for the second time in his Chelsea career.
His 104 PL goals earned him the respect of the majority of league defenders across the country. Drogba is well remembered for his performance against Bayern Munich in the 2012 UCL final. he not only scored the equalising goal in the dying minutes of the match to force it into extra time but also scored the winning penalty during the shootout.
7. Michael Owen
Owen replaced Fowler as the Kop’s darling and his season goal records remained remarkably consistent at Liverpool (18, 18, 11, 16, 19, 19, 16). A speed demon of the highest caliber, Michael Owen climbs into the list with his wonderfully consistent goal-scoring record for Liverpool from 1996-2004.
Winner of the 2001 Ballon d’Or, Owen bagged 118 goals in 216 Premier League games for Liverpool, but only got his hands on the Premier League trophy when playing for arch-rivals Manchester United.