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Premier League’s all-time goals per game top scorer named – and it’s not Alan Shearer

The Premier League’s all-time goals per game top scorer has been revealed and fans will be shocked to find out that it’s not in fact Alan Shearer.

Although the former Newcastle and England legend is the Premier League’s all-time top goalscorer with a staggering 260 goals – 52 ahead of second-placed Wayne Rooney, who has 208 – the all-time goals per game top scorer is none other than Thierry Henry.

Daily Star Sport took the list of the Premier League’s top 50 goalscorers, before looking at their goals per game ratio.

And although Henry has scored some 84 goals less than Shearer, the former Arsenal forward came out on top with a ratio of 0.68 goals per game making the consistent striker in the Premier League’s history.



Thierry Henry is the Premier League's all-time goals per game top scorer
Thierry Henry is the Premier League’s all-time goals per game top scorer

Ex-Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero – who left the club in favour of a move to Barcelona this summer – is joint second in the list alongside Harry Kane who has 0.67 goals goals per game respectively.

Kane is also the only current Premier League player in touching distance of Henry’s all-time goals per game record and the 28-year-old has the potential to eclipse the Frenchman at the top of the chart before retirement.

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Alan Shearer is the Premier League's leading all-time top scorer with 260 goals in 441 games
Alan Shearer is the Premier League’s leading all-time top scorer with 260 goals in 441 games



Premier League's all-time goals per game top scorer named - and it's not Alan Shearer

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Former Manchester United forward Ruud van Nistelrooy is fourth on the list with a 0.63 ratio, slightly ahead of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah who has a ratio of 0.62 thanks to his 100 goals in 162 games.

Surprisingly, Shearer, the all-time top goal scorer in Premier League history, ranks sixth on the list with a 0.59 rate. He has scored 260 goals in 441 Premier League games.

Other top goal-scorers, including Andy Cole, Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov, rank lower in the goals-per-game list.

Below is a list of the Premier League’s top 50 all-time goalscorers ranked by their goals-per-game ratio:

Thierry Henry 0.68
Sergio Aguero 0.67
Harry Kane 0.67
Ruud van Nistlerooy 0.63
Mohamed Salah 0.62
Alan Shearer 0.59
Ian Wright 0.53
Robin van Persie 0.51
Jamie Vardy 0.48
Andy Cole 0.46
Michael Owen 0.46
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 0.45
Romelu Lukaku 0.45
Cristiano Ronaldo 0.44
Robbie Fowler 0.43
Les Ferdinand 0.43
Wayne Rooney 0.42
Sadio Mane 0.42
Carlos Tevez 0.42
Didier Drogba 0.41
Dimitar Berbatov 0.41
Emmanuel Adebayor 0.40
Fernando Torres 0.40
Darren Bent 0.39
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 0.39
Yakubu 0.38
Mark Viduka 0.38
Matt Le Tissier 0.37
Robbie Keane 0.36
Dion Dublin 0.36
Teddy Sheringham 0.35
Nicolas Anelka 0.35
Kevin Phillips 0.35
Olivier Giroud 0.35
Eden Hazard 0.35
Jermain Defoe 0.33
Dwight Yorke 0.33
Raheem Sterling 0.33
Chris Sutton 0.33
Christian Benteke 0.32
Louis Saha 0.30
Frank Lampard 0.29
Dennis Bergkamp 0.28
James Beattie 0.27
Steven Gerrard 0.24
Peter Crouch 0.23
Emile Heskey 0.22
Paul Scholes 0.21
Kevin Davies 0.20
Ryan Giggs 0.17

Premier League's all-time goals per game top scorer named - and it's not Alan Shearer
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