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Three Records Kept by Premier League Strikers Which are Difficult to Break

The English Premier League referred to the most exciting football league in the world for no reason. The competitive games, strong teams, players and also the most notable goal scorers. There have always been great strikers in England who either play for a bigger side or small but are amazing when it comes to scoring goals.

Some of them ended their careers with various major trophies like the Premier League title and the Champions League while some didn’t win anything despite their reliable goal scoring form.

Some of these fine goal scorers included Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney, Andy Cole, Eric Cantona, Didier Drogba, Robin van Persie, Robbie Fowler, Dennis Bergkamp and Ruud van Nistelrooy. They all had a great impact in their respective clubs while some of them like Thierry Henry, Shearer and Rooney left behind records that are difficult to break and a legacy which will never be forgotten.

There are still those forwards who are still playing are some of the best in the league history like Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. They have been doing a great job but some records have been left by other strikers which won’t be easy to break.

Most Golden Boots Awards

Thierry Henry became the only player to win four English Premier League golden boot in four separate campaigns. The Arsenal legend won the top scorers award in (2001/2001, 2003/2004, 2004/2005 and 2005/2006).

No striker or forward who has ever received the honour such Henry of taking the award four times with Alan Shearer is the only closest player with only three golden boots. The record has stood for years and not even the current scorers in the league who has the capability of beating it.

Scoring 20+ Goals in five Consecutive Premier League Seasons

Sergio Aguero became the second player to score over 20 goals in five Premier League campaigns after Thierry Henry. The record is not easy for a top striker to manage to hit the 20-goal mark in five campaigns.

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and former Arsenal forward Thierry are the only players who achieved that. Not even the likes of Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah can manage to do it as they are ageing and they might do that in few coming seasons.

Alan Shearer Records goals (260)

The former Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle player have the record of most goals scored in the Premier League by a single player. Shearer netted 260 times in the league a record which has stood for two decades now.

There have been other great forwards after him but none of them managed not even get closer to his records. There are strikers Shearer tipped to break his record like Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero but they all failed.

Rooney had the better hand to outscore Shearer as he has 208 goals 52 goals shy but his form deteriorated much in his finals days at Manchester United which resulted in him being sold. 

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