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Top 5 Premier League Strikers Of All-Time

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It’s a debate as old as the Premier League itself – who is the greatest striker ever to have graced England’s top division?

Over 25 years of competition we’ve been spoilt with incredibly talented Premier League strikers, making this debate an arduous task to answer. From Shearer and Van Nistelrooy to Aguero and Kane – some of football’s true heroes have entertained us from our sofas for generations.

So let’s take a closer look at how each has earned their place in history; weighing up both impressive goal tallies alongside world-class technique, skill, and commitment at the top level.

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5. Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba was a dominant and imposing striker, known for his strength, aerial ability, and finishing skills.

Drogba could operate as a target man or a second striker. The Chelsea legend possessed an exceptional ability to hold up the ball and bring his teammates into play. He also had a knack for scoring crucial goals. One of his most famous moments came in the 2012 Champions League final, where he scored the equalizer and the winning penalty.

The former Ivory Coast international scored 104 Premier League goals in 254 appearances for Chelsea. He won four league titles with the London club.

4. Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero was a clinical striker. He was renowned for his intelligent movement, positioning, and finishing ability. These qualities made him one of the most feared strikers in the Premier League at his peak.

The Argentine had excellent dribbling skills, pace, and agility. He produced important goals in big games, including his famous title-winning goal against QPR in 2012.

Aguero’s 184 Premier League goals are the most any foreign player has achieved in history. He won five league titles at Manchester City.

3. Eric Cantona

Eric Cantona’s incredible skills on the field made him a true star. His effortless ability to play as a striker and attacking midfielder allowed him to unlock defenses with his unique style. His confidence and charisma impressed everyone, which only added to his magnetic personality.

The iconic Frenchman scored some truly spectacular goals that left even the toughest critics in awe. He left the Premier League in 1997 with 70 goals for Manchester United and Leeds. Four league titles went his way.

2. Alan Shearer

Aside from his incredible skills, Alan Shearer had unmatched determination and exemplary leadership qualities on and off the field.

His deadly aerial ability and precise shooting set him apart from the rest. It’s no wonder he has held the record for the most Premier League goals for so long. His adeptness at free-kicks and penalty-taking made him a formidable opponent for any keeper.

With an incredible 260 goals in 441 appearances, Shearer is the league’s all-time top scorer. He won the league with Blackburn Rovers in 1995 and was also a prolific scorer for Newcastle United.

1. Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry’s soccer prowess was nothing short of remarkable. He possessed a skill set that made him a force to be reckoned with on the field. He had the speed, technique, and intelligence to be a lethal forward.

Henry also had an extraordinary ability to create scoring opportunities for his teammates. His ability to navigate through the defense with the ball was unparalleled. His finishing was precise. He was a dominating force in the Premier League, and his style of soccer was a work of art.

The Arsenal legend from France dazzled in the Premier League, scoring an incredible 175 goals in just 258 appearances. A true maestro of the sport, he bagged two league titles and bags of individual accolades, including four Golden Boots.