The record scorer and closest current star for every PL club

Date published: Wednesday 18th August 2021 7:01 - Matthew Stead

Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Mark Viduka and Mo Salah

Michail Antonio drew level with Paolo Di Canio but many current players are close to the record marks of their clubs. Mo Salah could be next.

 

Arsenal
All-time top Premier League goalscorer: Thierry Henry – 175 (First half 82, second half 93, home 120, away 55)

Closest current player: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 64, 7th on all-time list (FH 24, SH 40, H 39, A 25)

There must be something about scoring a few goals for Arsenal that gets Barcelona’s motor running.

 

Aston Villa
All-time top Premier League goalscorer: Gabriel Agbonlahor – 73 (FH 34, SH 39, H 33, A 40)

Closest current player: Ollie Watkins – 14, joint 21st (FH 9, SH 5, H 8, A 6)

The departure of Jack Grealish and his 15 Premier League goals for Aston Villa promotes Ollie Watkins to leader of the Gabriel Agbonlahor-chasing pack. He used to be pretty nifty.

 

Brentford
Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard are locked in a battle for the ages.

 

Brighton
All-time top Premier League goalscorer: Glenn Murray – 26 (FH 15, SH 11, H 15, A 11)

Closest current player: Neal Maupay – 19, 2nd (FH 10, SH 9, H 8, A 11)

Both Murray and Maupay are presumably in quadruple figures when it comes to all-time top Premier League xG.

 

Burnley
All-time top Premier League goalscorer: Chris Wood – 46 (FH 27, SH 19, H 23, A 23)

Closest teammate: Ashley Barnes – 41, 2nd (FH 13, SH 28, H 21, A 20)

Burnley strikers care not whether they are playing at Turf Moor or elsewhere.

 

Chelsea
All-time top Premier League goalscorer: Frank Lampard – 147 (FH 63, SH 84, H 79, A 68)

Closest current player: Marcos Alonso – 22, joint 21st (FH 10, SH 12, H 11, A 11)

How long does Romelu Lukaku take to rule the current roost? Twenty games? Thirty minutes against Arsenal at the weekend?

 

Crystal Palace
All-time top Premier League goalscorer: Wilfried Zaha – 47 (FH 22 SH, 25, H 20, A 27)

Closest teammate: Christian Benteke – 31, 2nd (FH 14, SH 17, H 9, A 22)

Alan Pardew signed them both and probably did a little jig each time.

 

Everton
All-time top Premier League goalscorer: Romelu Lukaku – 68 (FH 28, SH 40, H 40, A 28)

Closest current player: Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 41, 6th (FH 20, SH 21, H 22, A 19)

That gap should genuinely be at least halved this season; the only question is whether Calvert-Lewin joins Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid before he closes it completely.

 

Leeds
All-time top Premier League goalscorer: Mark Viduka – 59 (FH 25, SH 34, H 34, A 25)

Closest current player: Patrick Bamford – 17, 13th (FH 7, SH 10, H 7, A 10)

Mark Viduka was mint.

 

Leicester
All-time top Premier League goalscorer: Jamie Vardy – 119 (FH 44, SH 75, H 61, A 58)

Closest teammate: Kelechi Iheanacho – 21 (FH 8, SH 13, H 10, A 11) and James Maddison – 21 (FH 9, SH 12, H 11, A 10) joint 7th

The skittle vodka, Red Bull and port clearly pays off. Scoring 31 more goals in the second half than the first just feels right. And at least 50 of those away goals were celebrated in that one corner of The Hawthorns.

 

Liverpool

All-time top Premier League goalscorer: Robbie Fowler – 126 (FH 62, SH 64, H 86, A 40)

Closest current player: Mo Salah – 96, 4th (FH 42, SH 54, H 56, A 40)

Another casual 30-goal season and selfish Salah is boxing with God.

 

Manchester City
All-time top Premier League goalscorer: Sergio Aguero – 184 (FH 88, SH 96, H 106, A 78)

Closest current player: Raheem Sterling – 78, 2nd (FH 36, SH 42, H 44, A 34)

That really is a high bar to clear. Aguero scored more Premier League goals at the Etihad than all but 27 players have ever managed at every and all stadiums.

 

Manchester United
All-time top Premier League goalscorer: Wayne Rooney – 183 (FH 84, SH 99, H 101, A 82)

Closest current player: Marcus Rashford – 55 (FH 32, SH 23, H 32, A 23) and Anthony Martial – 55 (FH 24, SH 31, H 32, A 23) joint 10th

Those are also silly numbers. The Rashford v Martial race is one nobody knew they needed.

 

Newcastle
All-time top Premier League goalscorer: Alan Shearer – 148 (FH 66, SH 82, H 95, A 53)

Closest current player: Callum Wilson – 13, joint 20th (FH 1, SH 12, H 6, A 7)

It took Wilson until the first game of his second season to score a first-half Premier League goal for Newcastle and that is fine. A couple more and Wor Cal might catch Wor Al.

Callum Wilson

 

Norwich
All-time top Premier League goalscorer: Chris Sutton – 33 (FH 17, SH 16, H 17, A 16)

Closest current player: Teemu Pukki – 11, 8th (FH 5, SH 6, H 7, A 4)

There is no data on how many of those Sutton goals were glancing headers.

 

Southampton
All-time top Premier League goalscorer: Matt Le Tissier – 102 (FH 38, SH 64, H 57, A 45)

Closest current player: James Ward-Prowse – 30, 5th (FH 14, SH 16, H 15, A 15)

A total of 132 goals from homegrown heroes, roughly 132 of which have been from some sort of set-piece.

 

Tottenham
All-time top Premier League goalscorer: Harry Kane – 166 (FH 77, SH 89, H 79, A 87)

Closest teammate: Heung-min Son – 71, 5th (FH 34, SH 37, H 39, A 32)

How weird that many Tottenham fans legitimately prefer the former to the latter. Or perhaps it isn’t all that strange whatsoever.

 

Watford
All-time top Premier League goalscorer: Troy Deeney – 47 (FH 18, SH 29, H 27, A 20)

Closest teammate: Andre Gray – 14, 6th (FH 5, SH 9, H 8, A 6)

Don’t expect either player to extend those records this season.

 

West Ham
All-time top Premier League goalscorer: Paolo Di Canio – 47 (FH 17, SH 30, H 30, A 17)

Closest current player: Michail Antonio – 47, joint 1st (FH 26, SH 21, H 21, A 26)

When Di Canio netted his 47th Premier League goal – the 89th-minute equaliser as a late substitute against Birmingham in May 2003 – few expected him to be caught by a former Nottingham Forest right-back almost two decades later. Fools, each of us.

 

Wolves
All-time top Premier League goalscorer: Raul Jimenez – 34 (FH 7, SH 27, H 18, A 16)

Closest teammate: Ruben Neves – 11, 6th (FH 7, SH 4, H 7, A 4)

They really did miss him(enez) last season.

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