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Top 10 Young Players to Reach 100 Goals

Thu 06 May 2021 | 10:30

Football fans usually follow the articles introducing the list of players under various topics. In our today's article, we will go through the list of the top 10 young players to reach 100 goals and talk about the players whose name of most of them are familiar to you. Stay with us till the end.

Going through football history reveals that there have always been players who earned much success from their very early age and even later brought their names among the players who have been the best. For the following article, we will present a list of 10 footballers as the top 10 young players to reach 100 goals.

As a big football fan, you will not see an unfamiliar name on the list because they are also prominent stars in the football world or have retired as a professional and excellent player. The belief that reaching 100 goals will take longer than that a player can do in his youth does not work most of the time.

Through the presented list, you will see the names of players who could reach the point and the age they did, which proves nothing can block the talented and skillful players' way to achieve the success they deserve.

The rich career history of the players did not let us present a complete account of them within the text, and we have referred the full version to a separate article that our team in Sportmob have published. So, we have just focused on their brilliant performance in scoring goals and the awards which they have earned.

To know more about the young players on the list, who are now outstanding footballers, football clubs' managers, or have retired, read the text till the end.

Taking a Look at Top 10 Young Players to each 100 Goals

To get a short overview of players who could set a record by scoring 100 goals or more in their youth, keep reading the article till its end. 

Robbie Fowler

  • Nationality: British- English

  • Age: 23 years 282 days

We will start our list of top 10 young players to reach 100 goals with Robbie Fowler, a former brilliant footballer, who is currently the head coach of

SC East Bengal

in the Indian Super League.

The talented player played as a striker in his career history, and his skills earned him the title of a natural scorer with an instinctive goal-poaching ability. Besides holding the record of seventh-highest goalscorer in the history of Premier League, Fowler also left notable performance for his tenure at Liverpool.

By scoring a total of 183 goals for Liverpool, there is no wonder why the Anfield crowd nicknamed him "God." Having played for Leeds United and Manchester City, which took five consecutive seasons, Fowler returned to

Liverpool

in 2006.

However, since then, Fowel's playing did not last more than a season for each club he joined, for example, Cardiff City, that he was there during the 2007-08 season. In 2008, due to a short-term deal, Fowler transferred to Blackburn Rovers and then to North Queensland Fury and

Perth Glory

.

Having changed several clubs, he moved to Mangthong United, and though he was supposed to play for them, became their player-manager and ended his career and retired from the team in 2012.

Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Nationality: Portuguese

  • Age: 23 years 255 days

By looking at most lists related to the top or best footballers with various topics, you will see the name of Cristiano Ronaldo there, like our today's list regarding the

top 10 young players to reach 100 goals

.

The Portuguese player, full name

Cristiano Ronaldo

dos Santos Aveiro, is the current forward for

Juventus

, the Serie A club, and the captain of Portugal national team. Winning five Ballon d'Or awards, four European Golden Shoes, as two records for a European player, have caused Ronaldo to be one of the best players of all time.

It is clear how the skillful player displayed brilliant performance in his youth which brought his name among the young footballers with 100 or more goals. The outstanding goalscorer has scored more than 780 senior career goals for his national team and the clubs he played. Ronaldo is the first European player who has held the record of second male footballer to score 100 international goals. 

Harry Kane

  • Nationality: British- English

  • Age: 23 years 213 days

Now, it is Harry Kane's turn, the player who could bring his name amongst the

top youngest players to reach 100 goals

, when he was 23 years and 213 days.

Harry Kane

is the current striker of the Premier League club,

Tottenham Hotspur

, and captain of the England national team.

Kane is one of the best strikers in the football world and famous for his prolific goalscoring record and talent as a playmaker. Within two consecutive seasons, Kane's excellent performance caused him to end them as the league's top goalscorer and won the PFA Fans' Player of the Year prize during 2016-17.

One of his latest achievements in 2021 is gaining Tottenham's second-highest all-time goalscorer title in official competitions. Besides Kane's outstanding playing in club competitions, he has appeared well in international ones. Through appearing in 52 matches for England, he has scored 33 times, that one of them refers to the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying tournament. 

Michael Owen

  • Nationality: British- English

  • Age: 23 years 133 days

The English former footballer is one of the other

top 10 young players to reach 100 goals

, who spent his career history as a striker in some outstanding clubs, Liverpool,

Real Madrid

, Newcastle United, Manchester United, and

Stoke City

.

Playing in the Liverpool youth team earned much progress for him that he could end his debut match by scoring a goal in May 1997. Owen continued his excellent playing during his first complete season in Premier League, and by scoring 18 goals, he ended as joint top scorer.

Among the clubs he played for them during his playing time, Liverpool is the one he spent most of his time, eight consecutive seasons from 1996-2004, and subsequently achieved more at the time.

By taking part in 216 competitions for the club and netting 158 times as one of the best Liverpool players, Owen placed 14th in the "100 Players Who Shook The Kop," based on an official Liverpool fan vote.

Taking a look at his career history reveals his name is among the nine players to have scored 150 or more goals in the Premier League and the youngest footballer to have reached 100 goals there. 

Wayne Rooney

  • Nationality: British- English

  • Age: 23 years 37 days

The next footballer on the list of top youngest players to reach 100 goals is an English former player, who is now a football manager. Though Rooney played most of his playing period in the role of a forward, he was able to play in the midfield role very well.

Regarded to be one of the best players of his generation, Wayne Rooney is the record goalscorer for both Manchester United and the

England national team

. The number of goals he scored for

Manchester United

, 253 ones, made him the top goalscorer of all time for the club, and by netting 183 Premier League times, he became the most scored by a player for any single club.

Additionally, Rooney's 208 Premier League goals earned him the Premier League's second-top scorer of all-time title. Rooney also had 103 successful assists that made him the third-highest number of it in the Premier League. 

Lionel Messi

  • Nationality: Argentine- Spanish

  • Age: 22 years 206 days

Born on 24 June 1987, Lionel Andres Messi is one of the other top 10 young players to reach 100 goals. The Argentine professional footballer did it when he was 22 years and 206 days. Few people have not heard his name and his extraordinary performances that have led him to gain a wide range of achievements.

Being often considered the best player in the football world,

Lionel Messi

is one of the greatest players of all time that has achieved a record six Ballon d'Or awards and a record six European Golden Shoes. The 33-year-old player has spent the whole period of his career in

Barcelona

and meanwhile achieved a club-record 35 prizes.

Holding the records for most goals in La Liga, 469, Messi has introduced himself to the football world as a prolific goalscorer and creative playmaker. Based on his career history, Messi has netted more than 750 senior career goals for his national team and club and holds the record for the most goals ever by a player for a single club. 

Sergio Aguero

  • Nationality: Argentine

  • Age: 22 years 147 days

Another name amongst the

top 10 young players to reach 100 goals

belongs to an Argentine professional footballer of Premier League club

Manchester City

and the Argentina national team.

Known as Kun Aguero,

Sergio Aguero

wears a childhood nickname, "Kun," on his shirt, which refers to a character from the cartoon Kum-Kum. The talented striker was born on 2 June 1988 and entered the football world in 1997, when he was only a 9-year-old child, and started to play for Independiente.

Aguero started his senior career by keeping playing for the club and took part in Argentine Primera Division on 5 July 2003, when he was 15 years and 35 days. He could surpass Diego Maradona's record in 1976 and became the youngest player to play in it.

In 2006, through signing a €23 million-worth contract, Aguero joined

Atletico Madrid

and became one of the best young players in Europe. Also, by displaying his brilliant performance, he could win Tuttosport Golden Boy, Don Balon, and the World Soccer Young Player of the Year.

Aguero has continued achieving honors since he transferred to Manchester City and displayed his professional playing, which earned him winning the Premier League Golden Boot and became Manchester City's all-time top goalscorer. The fourth all-time Premier League goalscorer has set twelve hat-ticks in his career history, which caused him to hold most hat-tricks in the Premier League's record.

Romelu Lukaku

  • Nationality: Belgian

  • Age: 22 years and 138 days

Another footballer on the list of top 10 young players to reach 100 goals is a 27-year-old striker,

Romelu Lukaku

, that plays for Serie A club Inter Milan and the Belgium national team.

Having played for

Rupel Boom

, KFC Wintam, Lierse, and Anderlecht during his youth career, Lukaku began to play as a senior with the latter in 2009. Meanwhile, he achieved several honors, such as winning the league's top goalscorer, league championships, and the Belgian Ebony Shoe.

Afterward, through signing a three-year contract with

Chelsea

in 2011, he joined the club, though he only spent one season out of three with the club and played on loan for two other ones, West Bromwich Albion and Everton. Then, in 2017, he moved to Manchester United and kept playing for two seasons.

Finally, due to missing to return for pre-season training, the club fined him, which led to a deterioration in his relationship with the club. The tall Belgian striker has appeared in 91 competitions for his country and net 59 times that made him Belgium's all-time top goalscorer.

Within the 2018 World Cup, Lukaku's brilliant performance earned a third-place for his national team and became the joint second-highest goalscorer, who also won the Bronze Boot. Regarding the details, do you think it was difficult for the talented Belgian to reach 100 goals at 22 years and 138 days?

Erling Haaland

  • Nationality: Norwegian

  • Age: 20 years 228 days

Now, it is the turn of the 20-year-old Norwegian footballer, whose professional performance has brought his name amongst the

young footballers with 100 or more goals

. Though it has not passed many years from the start point of Erling Haaland's senior career, he could attract the attention of many football fans that many of his admirers call him 'The Terminator.'

Being known for his pace, athleticism, and strength, Haaland has a high level of confidence in his playing, and uses specific off-the-ball movement, and works ethically. Erling Haaland spent all his five-year youth career playing for

Bryne

till 2015 and the following year began his senior career at the club, which was his hometown club. Haaland continued his profession by playing two consecutive seasons in Molde and then, in January 2019, joined Red Bull Salzburg. Through signing a contract in 2020, he has started to play for

Borussia Dortmund

since then, and during 40 appearances he has made for the clubs, net 36 times.

Displaying excellent performance has earned Haaland several titles that he deserves to hold, including being considered one of the best strikers in the football world and one of the best young footballers in the world.

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior

  • Nationality: Brazilian

  • Age: 20 years 

Now it is time to name Neymar da Silva Santos Junior as one of the top 10 young players to reach 100 goals. The Brazilian currently plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club

Paris Saint-Germain

, and with his brilliant performance, he could win a lot of awards and even titles so far.

Due to Neymar's extraordinary performance, several top media have ranked him amongst the world's outstanding sportsmen. For example, SportsPro named him the most marketable athlete in the world in 2012 and 2013, or ESPN called him the world's fourth-most famous athlete in 2016.

Since 2010 Neymar first appeared for the Brazil national football team, has taken part in 103 competitions, and scored 64 goals, which the number has made him the second all-time top scorer that the team has ever had.

Through a hat-trick in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification competition against

Peru

on 14 October 2020, Neymar could surpass Ronaldo's record, the former Brazilian star.

As his career history narrates, it was not hard to reach 100 goals on playing during his youth for the prominent forward, located in the fifth place of the most active top scorer in the international football list.

Through the list of top 10 young players to reach 100 goals, we tried to cover a brief of those players who could score 100 times when they were young that the oldest one on the list is 23 years and 282 days. However, the presented names may change in the future.

All in all, despite our team's effort in

Sportmonb

to prepare a detailed list, the entrance of new young excellent players may make some changes to the list and bring some new ones to it. Finally, if there are any ideas regarding the orders or names, let us know via sharing them through the comment section.

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