When it comes to winning games at the top level there’s nothing more crucial than boasting a fine striker. A competent, well rounded and instinctive forward who can sniff out a goal and make something out of nothing is an invaluable member of any squad and those with real prowess are in short supply. The new Premier League has started and we’ve already seen some front man hit top form. As we head into another weekend of fixtures, we take a gander at the highest goal scorers in the history of the Premier League who are still active today in the league.


The man who hit the last-gasp winner against QPR that clinched Manchester City the title in 2012 will always be remembered fondly for producing that moment of brilliance but Aguero is also the most prolific striker still plying his trade in England’s top division. In just 124 appearances for City, the Argentine front man has bagged a mightily impressive 79 goals, and injury permitted, if Aguero hangs around the Etihad he will surely be on course to break the Premier League’s most goals tally.


The enigma that is Togolese forward Adebayor first made his appearance in the Premier League for Arsenal back in 2006. Since then he’s gone on to have (relative) successes with Manchester City and now with current club Tottenham Hotspur. Despite being outcast by Spurs boss Pochettino since her arrived at White Hart Lane, Adebeyor has still managed to bag 96 Premier League goals and he is his nation’s all-time top goal scorer, despite his apparent refusal to continue playing for his country.



Lanky legend Peter Crouch often gives the impression that he shouldn’t even be able to score the sort of goals he does. Measuring in at 6 foot 7 inches, the 34-year old striker currently plies his trade for Stoke City but has played for numerous Premier League sides including Liverpool and Spurs throughout his career. In total the Englishman has put away 96 goals and will be hoping he can surpass the 100 mark for the potters this season.


With a massive 130 goals, mostly incurred during his two stints at Tottenham Hotspur, is Jermain Defoe. It’s easy to forget that the England striker started out at West Ham before making his mark with Spurs and he has since played for the likes of Portsmouth and now, interrupted by a move to the MLS, Sunderland. Defoe has started the season in fine form and is just 14 goals behind Robin Van Persie in the all-time goalscoring charts.


Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been all over the news recently after overtaking Bobby Charlton to become England’s all-time leading goal scorer and he also picks up the number one spot on our list with an impressive 185 goals scored for Everton and latterly United. His first strike was a memorable rocket against Arsenal at the tender age of 16, and leading bookmakers at have him amongst the favourites to continue his impressive form and clinch this season’s golden boot.