Top Foreign Goal Scorers in Premier League History

Sunday05 July 2020 | 15:30

It’s time to check out the Top foreign goalscorers in Premier League history.

Here are the best foreign footballers with the highest goals netted in Premier League ever. These goal machines share a sum of twelve Golden Boots with previous Atletico Madrid genius Sergio Aguero guaranteeing the top rank and behind him is the Frenchman, who went through 8 campaigns with the Gunners in the wake of a transfer from Juventus in 1999, sits at the second position of the top goal scorers platform with 177 goals. The previous Arsenal and Manchester United forward, winner of 2 Golden Boot and scorer of 144 goals in 280 matches, Robin van Persie sits in third place. He scored 48 of those goals for Man United.

Top Foreign Goal Scorers in Premier League History

Thus, right away, we provide you the rundown of Top 10 foreign goal machines in Premier League history.

10- Didier Drogba - (104 Goals)

  • Name in home country: Didier Yves Drogba Tebily
  • Date of birth: Mar 11, 1978
  • Place of birth: Abidjan
  • Height: 1,89 m
  • Citizenship: Cote d'Ivoire
  • Position: Forward - Centre-Forward
  • Foot: both
  • Current club: Retired

A Chelsea legend, A key figure in their UCL triumph of 2011/12 and a four-time PL winner, Didier Drogba sits in 10th place. He won two Golden Boots in 2006/07 and 2009/10 seasons. He scored 104 goals in 254 matches for the Blues.

9- Romelu Lukaku - (113 goals)

  • Name in home country: Romelu Menama Lukaku Bolingoli
  • Date of birth: May 13, 1993
  • Place of birth: Antwerpen
  • Height: 1,91 m
  • Citizenship: Belgium
  • Position: Forward - Centre-Forward
  • Foot: left
  • Current club: Inter Milan

Subsequent to joining the PL as a youth player in an expensive transfer from Anderlecht, much was anticipated from Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian rarely got the game time at Chelsea however managed to make sure about a loan deal to join West Brom where he netted 17 goals in 35 appearances. He hit a great return of 15 goals in 31 matches for Everton on new loan move. A consistent eagerness to join Everton helped him seal a club-record £28m transfer and he proceeded with his great form including 25 goals in his last season. A £75m transfer to join the Red Devils followed where he was entrusted to revive them. He left United ahead of the 2019/2020 campaign with a record of 28 goals in 66 appearances. He holds the record of 0.45 goals per match in PL. The Striker has found his feet once more at Inter scoring 17 goals in 25 appearances.

8-Ryan Giggs (114 Goals)

  • Name in home country: Ryan Joseph Giggs
  • Date of birth: Nov 29, 1973
  • Place of birth: Cardiff Wales
  • Height: 1,79 m
  • Citizenship: Wales
  • Position: Midfielder - Left Midfield
  • Foot: left
  • Current club: Retired
Ryan Joseph Giggs is a Welsh football manager and previous footballer. He is currently the director of the Wales national team and a co-proprietor of Salford City. Giggs played his whole career for Man United for over 24 years.
Ryan Giggs turned into a United player only 2 days after his seventeenth birthday celebration. At that point, he made his first senior appearance in the league and next month he netted his initial goal in a 1-0 win against Manchester City at home. One of the extraordinary careers of football history had started. Giggs netted 114 goals in 672 matches for Man United. An entire generation of soccer fans has grown up with Giggs.

7- Dwight Yorke - (123 goals)

  • Date of birth: Nov 3, 1971
  • Place of birth: Canaan
  • Height: 1,78 m
  • Citizenship: Trinidad and Tobago
  • Position: Forward - Centre-Forward
  • Foot: both
  • Current club: Retired

Subsequent to being found by then Aston Villa director Graham Taylor Dwight Yorke was welcomed for a preliminary at Villa Park in 1989. He became well known in the last season where he netted 11 goals in 32 matches struggling for game time, in the initial 3 campaigns of PL football. It was somewhere in the range of 1995 and 1997 when he truly settled himself in the PL with 34 goals over 2 campaigns. It was sufficient to persuade Sir Alex Ferguson who at long last figured out how to take Yorke to his side where he shaped an imposing combination with Andy Cole in 1998. He had his best campaign in England netting 20 goals in 32 matches in United jersey. Tragically, he never scored double figures again in a PL campaign with his next sides Birmingham, Blackburn, and Sunderland. In general, he holds a record of 0.33 goals per match. Dwight Yorke's displays at Man United was apparently his most memorable, yet that came following 9 fruitful years at Villa Park, where he netted 73 goals and he included 52 more with Red Devils.

6- Nicolas Anelka - (125 goals)

  • Name in home country: Nicolas Sebastien Anelka
  • Date of birth: Mar 14, 1979
  • Place of birth: Le Chesnay
  • Height: 1,86 m
  • Citizenship: France
  • Position: Forward - Centre-Forward
  • Foot: right
  • Current club: Retired
Nicolas Anelka joined Arsenal at only 17 with a £500k contract. It was in the 1997/1998 campaign when Ian Wright suffered a physical issue and Anelka got his break to find his feet. He ended the campaign with 6 goals in 26 games.
The next campaign he truly delivered winning the PL PFA Young Player OF The Year Prize with netting 17 goals. Ineffective spells at Santiago Bernabeu, Le Parc des Princes and Anfield followed ahead of settling at Manchester City where he netted 31 goals in 89 matches.
The French Striker's best campaign came during his time at Chelsea where he netted 19 goals in the 2008/2009 campaign winning the Golden Boot prize. He holds the record of 0.34 goals per match in his most prolific spells.

5- Robbie Keane - (126 goals)

  • Name in home country: Robert David Keane
  • Date of birth: Jul 8, 1980
  • Place of birth: Tallaght
  • Height: 1,75 m
  • Citizenship: Ireland
  • Position: Forward - Centre-Forward
  • Foot: right
  • Current club: Retired

Robbie Keane is the most noteworthy Irish goal machine in PL history who has netted 126 goals scored in his 349 appearances. In the wake of becoming well known as outstanding amongst other youthful talents in the nation with Wolves, Coventry City signed him with a £6m contract, which was a then-record. Keane netted 12 goals in 31 appearances for his new side. In the wake of joining Inter Milan for a half-year ahead of coming back to the PL with Leeds United, it was with Spurs where his best displays grabbed the attention of football fans in any case and he figured out how to arrive at double figures in an entire six-season career at the club. In 2008/2009 season he left Spurs to join Liverpool and the transfer never worked out. Robbie Keane had a decent average of 0.36 goals per PL match. The Irishman later played at Aston Villa and West Ham on loan, yet the final days of Keane's soccer career in MLS were prolific were with LA Galaxy he became one of the league’s most prominent ever.

4- Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink - (127 goals)

  • Name in home country: Jerrel Hasselbaink
  • Date of birth: Mar 27, 1972
  • Place of birth: Paramaribo
  • Height: 1,78 m
  • Citizenship: Netherlands
  • Position: Forward - Centre-Forward
  • Foot: right
  • Current club: Retired

The Dutch goal machine joined Leeds United ahead of 1997/1998 season where he netted 16 goals in 33 appearances. A far superior 1998/1999 season, where he netted 18 goals, seen him draw in the consideration of El Atleti. Regardless of an immensely effective spell there netting 24 goals in a single campaign with his side, he was back in Premier League where he exceeded expectations with the Blues. It is anything but difficult to overlook exactly how great Hasslebaink was for the Blues, with the achievement which came after he left because of Roman Abramovich's investments, yet his record justifies itself with real evidence. He hit double figures in every season with The Blues, remembering 23 goals for every one of his initial two at the club. Good records at both Middlesbrough and Cardiff gave him an amazing PL record of 0.44 goals per match. He made his name in world football by featuring Leeds United from 1997 to 1999. The double Golden Boot winner turned into a Chelsea most loved while netting 81 goals in 169 matches for 4 years. In the end, he could win a single FA Charity Shield. Hasselbaink turned into Chelsea's record breakers when he arrived from Atletico Madrid in 2000 subsequent to winning the Golden Boot with Leeds two seasons previously for £15m. He was a hit at Stamford Bridge, netting 69 objectives in 136 matches and dominating another Golden Boot in 2000/01. Despite the fact that he probably won't be remembered for the discussion with regards to the absolute best forwards to have graced the PL, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was one of the most pleasant goal machines to watch. Two brilliant seasons at Leeds United, where he netted 34 goals in 69 matches resulted in joining Atletico Madrid, yet it was a tragic move as the club were dropped regardless of his amazing tally of 24 goals. Hasselbaink later arranged for Middlesbrough, Charlton Athletic, and Cardiff City before retiring in 2008. Despite the fact that he was a double Golden Boot award holder, he was consistently neglecting to win a league title and completing on the losing side in Uefa Cup, Copa del Rey and two FA Cup finals.

3- Robin Van Persie - (144 goals)

  • Date of birth: Aug 6, 1983
  • Place of birth: Rotterdam
  • Height: 1,83 m
  • Citizenship: Netherlands
  • Position: Forward - Centre-Forward
  • Foot: left
  • Current club: Retired

The record Dutch highest scorer in the PL netting 144 goals in 280 appearances, In spite of just arriving at double figures in 2 of his initial 6 campaigns, Robin Van Persie proceeded to turn into the record goalscorer for the Dutch National team as well. It was during his last two campaigns with the Gunners and first term with Red Devils where RVP was at his greatest form with scoring 74 goals in only 101 matches. He won two PL Golden Boot prize and a PFA Player Of The Year award. Robin Van Persie finished his PL career with an extraordinary average of 0.51 goals per match. Van Persie was one of the Premier League's greatest footballers of the most recent decade has featured for Arsenal and Man United. The now-resigned Dutch deadly striker scored innumerable goals with that amazing left foot. There weren't numerous center-backs equipped for taking care of business. In the wake of taking over Thierry Henry's honored position as the King of Arsenal, in any case, in 2012 Van Persie made a stunning €30m move to United. Be that as it may, joining Man United gave him a league title. Van Persie's PL record of 96 goals in 194 appearances for the Gunners was essentially magnificent, and he kept that form even with Red Devils as he made sure about a second back to back Golden Boot prize. Between 2006/07 and 2014/15, Van Persie hit double figures in 7 out of 9 campaigns. It is difficult taking over from Thierry Henry as your club's primary striker, yet Robin van Persie did as great as possible. Van Persie's 8 campaigns with Gunners resulted in winning a single FA Cup trophy, however, he was seemingly the top flight's best striker during that period. He additionally managed to net one of the unique incredible volleys while he was featuring for Man United.

2- Thierry Henry - (177 goals)

  • Name in home country: Thierry Daniel Henry
  • Date of birth: Aug 17, 1977
  • Place of birth: Les Ulis
  • Height: 1,88 m
  • Citizenship: France
  • Position: Forward - Centre-Forward
  • Foot: both
  • Current club: Retired

One of the PL's greatest footballers of all time, Thiery Henry was relentless during his days with the Gunners. Under Arsene Wenger, the Frenchman progressed from a winger into one of the world's most noteworthy strikers. Opponents frequently disintegrated against his skills. He scored 177 goals in 258 appearances. Prior to Aguero's accomplishment as the best goal scorer ever, Henry's record as the league's foreign top-scorer appeared to be indomitable. All things considered, nothing will ever remove the Arsenal legend's positioning in Premier League. Thierry was far beyond only a goal machine be that as it may his general skills were obviously fit to what Arsene Wenger was attempting to accomplish at the club. Dennis Bergkamp was his ideal partner. Henry is the first player to score more than 20 goals in 5 back to back campaigns. Henry made his best ever in the Premier League campaign with 30 goals netted during the 2003/2004 term where Arsenal went the entire league undefeated. Henry had a momentous average of 0.69 goals per match during his time in England.

1- Sergio Aguero - ( 180 Goals)

  • Name in home country: Sergio Leonel Aguero del Castillo
  • Date of birth: Jun 2, 1988
  • Place of birth: Buenos Aires
  • Height: 1,73 m
  • Citizenship: Argentina
  • Position: Forward - Centre-Forward
  • Foot: right
  • Current club: Manchester City
Thierry Henry's wonderful record of 177 PL goals appeared as though one which would stand for years.
The 31-year old striker set the pace for what might come in his first PL match against Swansea and has seldom if at any time, had a genuine goal drought through the decade. His general record is fundamentally the same as Henry's and he really rose to Henry's record of 5 back to back 20+ goal campaigns.
The Argentina international has so far netted 16 goals in the 2019/2020 season and, with 4 additional goals could turn into the footballer to register 20+ in 6 back to back campaigns. While he hopes to have solidified his place at the highest point of the foreign scorer's list for a long while to come, Aguero will have one eye on turning into the outright best goal scorer without a doubt.
He is presently just 80 goals behind Alan Shearer and just 28 behind second spot Wayne Rooney. He scored an average of 0.70 goals per match up until this point.
Following a time of staggering accomplishments with Man City, the 31-year old forward really established his PL heritage by breaking 2 records in a single day by turning into the top-scoring with most hat-tricks foreign footballer.

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