5 Premier League players to reach 100 goals quicker than Mo Salah’s landmark

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fastest Premier League goals
fastest Premier League goals

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah scored his 100th goal in the Premier League against Leeds on September 12 at the Elland Road and became the fifth-fastest player to reach 100 Premier League goals. He achieved this feat in just 162 games. The Liverpool forward became the 30th player to net 100 times or more in the Premier League.

Salah has been consistent and in red hot form since arriving at Anfield in the summer of 2017. He scored 32 goals in his debut campaign in 2017/18 – a record tally of goals for individual players in the PL era. In 2018/19, he netted 22 goals, followed by 19 goals in 2019/20 and 22 in the last campaign.

Overall, Mohammad Salah is the eighth player in the 100 club to have represented Liverpool throughout their time in the Premier League. The other players who have achieved this feat are – Peter Crouch, Emile Heskey, Steven Gerrard, Nicolas Anelka, Robbie Keane, Michael Owen, and Robbie Fowler. Currently, he is the fourth-highest Premier League goalscorer for the Reds. Owen (118), Gerrard (120), and Fowler (128) are the only players to net 100 or more Premier League goals for Liverpool.

5 Premier League players fastest to reach 100 goals

So, now let’s have a look at the players who have scored 100 league goals in the Premier League quicker than Salah. Here are the four players who beat the Egyptian superstar to the tally.

Thierry Henry – 160 games

Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry

Arsenal’s greatest goal scorer of all time, Henry scored 175 goals, including 85 assists in 258 appearances in the competition. He won the Premier League Golden Boot a record four times, won two FA Cups and two Premier League titles with the club. In 2002-03, he became the first player to score and assist 20 Premier League goals.

Sergio Aguero – 147 games

Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero

Aguero has scored 184 goals and 55 assists in 275 games. He won five league titles with Manchester City in his 10-year stint. Undoubtedly, the most memorable moment for Aguero with City is when he scored a last-minute goal in the final league game of his debut season, to win City its first league title in 44 years. Aguero also won a Premier League Golden Boot, was twice included in the PFA Team of the Year.

Harry Kane – 141 games

Harry Kane
Harry Kane

Harry Kane is one of the best strikers in the Premier League. He is currently on 166 Premier League goals in 248 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur. Kane has scored at least 20 goals in five of his last seven Premier League campaigns. He finished as leading goal-scorer and assist-maker in the Premier League 2020-21, a feat not achieved since 1994. He became only the third player to have won both the Golden Boot and Playmaker awards in the same season in the history of the Premier League. Interestingly, Kane is the only player besides Salah in the top five who is still playing in the league.

Alan Shearer – 124 games

Alan Shearer
Alan Shearer

One of the Premier League’s greatest goal scorers, Shearer has 260 Premier League goals to his name, in 441 appearances. He is one of only two players (Rooney – 208 goals) in Premier League history to score over 200 goals in the competition. He is the only player in Premier League history to score over 100 goals in the competition for two different clubs. Shearer scored 112 goals for Blackburn Rovers and 148 times for Newcastle United in his career. In 2004, he was also named by Pele in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players.

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