Top 10 goalscorers of the Premier League this decade.
A fabulous decade of Premier League football is about to end. England’s top-flight in the last 10 years has seen some incredible goal scorers.
People still remember moments such as Robin van Persie’s volley, Sergio Aguero’s last-minute winner against QPR that sealed Manchester City’s first league title in 44 years and many more.
Leicester City’s title-winning campaign was a miracle because the odds were 5000/1. The decade has seen Manchester United lifting the trophy twice, Chelsea winning the league three times, Leicester City once and Manchester City winning the most number of titles.
Having smacked 198 points in their last two seasons, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are no doubt the team of the decade. Their top striker, Sergio Aguero is the leagues’ top goal scorer in the past 10 years. Aguero fired 173 goals, which is 39 more than his nearest competitor.
Here are the top 10 goal scorers in the Premier League this decade:
10. Raheem Sterling
Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling is on the tenth spot with 75 goals in 244 appearances. However, out of these 75 goals, 18 have come from his time at Liverpool.
He’s since scored 59 times for City in four and a half seasons after joining them from the Reds for a hefty sum of £49 million.
9. Sadio Mane
Sadio Mane takes the ninth spot with the same number of goals as Sterling but in fewer appearances.. Mane’s first Premier League season was with Southampton.
He bagged these goals in just five seasons, which shows his tremendous appetite for goal scoring and he will surely reach new heights in the coming years.
He also shared the Golden Boot last season with his team-mate Mohamed Salah and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
8. Olivier Giroud
Former Arsenal striker, Olivier Giroud is number eight with 78 league goals for Arsenal in six seasons but has managed only five for Chelsea in his two-and-a-half year spell.
With a lack of game time under Frank Lampard, Giroud is likely to leave the Blues in the January transfer window.
7. Eden Hazard
Number seven spot is taken by Eden Hazard, who scored 85 goals during his time at Stamford Bridge before moving to his dream club Real Madrid.
Hazard has been known as a top player from the moment he arrived to the scene. His dribbling, passing, vision and pace were some of his many focal points.
6. Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy is one of the most shocking names on the list as he started the decade playing non-league football.
He currently sits at the sixth spot ahead of so many wonderful players. It just shows how brilliant he has been for Leicester.
In the title-winning 2015-16 season, Vardy scored 24 goals including scoring in 11 consecutive games. This season has almost been as wonderful as the title-winning one as he’s managed to rake in 17 goals in just 18 appearances.
5. Robin Van Persie
Robin van Persie left England after the 14/15 season but still sits at the fifth spot scoring 98 goals for Arsenal and Manchester United combined.
RVP was one of the most influential players in the Premier League in his prime. He had many memorable moments with both his clubs and had the ability to take the game away from the opponents single-handedly.
4. Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku did not manage any goal for Chelsea but scored 17 when loaned out at West Brom.
68 goals were then scored for Everton and then the last 28 were for Manchester United. He takes the fourth spot with 113 goals. Although,he failed to win a single trophy during his stint in England.
3. Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney, the legendary United striker managed to score 114 goals, one more than the Belgian in the Premier League this decade.
'Wazza' scored 104 goals for Manchester United, with his most prolific season being the 11/12 one, where he netted 27 goals. He scored 10 more upon his return to Everton in the 17/18 season.
2. Harry Kane
Harry Kane’s best season was in the 14-15 campaign, where he fired in 21 league goals.
In the following years, he fired 25, 29 and 30 goals before scoring 17 in an injury troubled 18-19 season. Such performances have been very fruitful as he is the current captain of the England team.
1. Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero, as mentioned above took the Premier League by storm after arriving from Atletico Madrid in the 2011 summer transfer window for JUST £35 million.
He won the Golden Boot in the 14-15 season netting 26 goals. Aguero has been in the league for eight seasons and has surprisingly scored 20 or more goals in all of them except the 12/13 and 13/14 season.
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