Premier League all-time top scorers: Where does Harry Kane rank in history? Can he break the record?
Tottenham's Harry Kane continued his march up the all-time Premier League scoring table as he claimed second place on May 6, 2023.
Kane (209 Premier League goals in 317 appearances) is all alone in second place, surpassing Wayne Rooney. Now his eyes are set on catching all-time leader Alan Shearer (260 goals in 441 appearances).
The Spurs captain will need a few more seasons before he can realistically catch Shearer who sits alone atop the all-time list. Shearer, Rooney and Kane are the only players in Premier League history to reach 200 goals.
Shearer achieved his total over a 14-year career, while Kane, 29, is currently in his 10th year.
Here's an in-depth look at the names Kane is still chasing as well as the full list of Top 20 all-time scorers in the league's history since 1992/93.
Will Harry Kane break Premier League scoring record?
Kane is now behind only Alan Shearer in the Premier League's career scorers list, clear of a number of certifiable greats. Here's how Shearer finished his Premier League career:4. Sergio Aguero
- Career total: 184 goals
- Club: Manchester City
- Years: 2011-2021
Sergio Aguero is the proud owner of what is probably the most dramatic goal in Premier League history, with his 2011-12 title-winning goal vs QPR enshrined into English football folklore.
Across 10 years in England, the Argentinian's consistency was a key factor behind the rise to prominence that propelled Manchester City to regularly compete at the top table of Premier League and continental football. Kane currently stands six goals behind Aguero and will be almost certain to move further up this list in due course.
With Tottenham still having 10 games to play in the Premier League before the 2021-22 season is over, Kane may even manage it in the next couple of months.
3. Andy Cole
- Career total: 187 goals
- Clubs: Newcastle United, Manchester United, Blackburn, Fulham, Manchester City, Portsmouth, Sunderland
- Years: 1993-2006
One of the greatest strikers ever to grace the English top-flight, Andy Cole was always a man that could be relied upon in attack due to his predatory instincts in the box.
He enjoyed the bulk of his success at Manchester United where he scored 95 goals in the top-flight over the course of 195 games. He also managed to contribute heavily to his career tally in spells with Newcastle United and Blackburn. He remains nine goals in front of Kane for the time being.
The No. 3 spot could be a realistic target for Kane by the end of May.–>
- Career total: 260 goals
- Clubs: Blackburn, Newcastle United
- Years: 1992-2006
The pinnacle of strikers as far as the Premier League is concerned, Shearer is way out in front on 260 goals and lays claim to the all-time record.
Shared between two blistering spells at Blackburn and Newcastle United, his ability to finish almost any type of chance on offer is something that most could never even dream of ever being matched.
Kane still needs 51 more goals to equal the record of the Magpies' talisman. That is likely to require three or four more seasons of high-level, double-digit output. It's clear that Kane has a lot of work ahead of him to finish No. 1.
Premier League top all-time goal scorers list
The list below is updated as of Monday, May 5, 2023 (active Premier League players in bold).
|1. Alan Shearer||260||1992-2006|
|2. Harry Kane||209||2012-present|
|3. Wayne Rooney||208||2002-2018|
|4. Andy Cole||187||1993-2006|
|5. Sergio Aguero||184||2011-2021|
|6. Frank Lampard||177||1996-2015|
|7. Thierry Henry||175||1999-2012|
|8. Robbie Fowler||163||1993-2008|
|9. Jermain Defoe||162||2001-2018|
|10. Michael Owen||150||1997-2013|
|11. Les Ferdinand||149||1992-2004|
|12. Teddy Sheringham||146||1992-2006|
|13. Robin Van Persie||144||2004-2015|
|14. Mohamed Salah||138||2014-present|
|15. Jamie Vardy||136||2014-present|
|16. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink||127||1997-2007|
|17. Robbie Keane||126||1999-2012|
|18. Nicolas Anelka||125||1997-2014|
|19. Dwight Yorke||123||1992-2009|
|20. Romelu Lukaku||121||2011-2022|