English Premier League is considered by players, fans, and pundits as the most competitive league in Europe. It is, therefore, something special to score 100 goals in England. The very best footballers have done it over the years but they will tell you it is not easy. Today, we take a look at 7 men who needed the least number of matches to score 100 goals in Premier League.
7. Les Ferdinand- 100 Goals in 176 Matches
.#PL FIXTURE FACT: #THFC v #NUFC – LES FERDINAND is leading scorer in the fixture with 5 goals – 3 for Spurs and 2 for Newcastle while TEDDY SHERINGHAM is the only player to score a hat-trick, in the 1994-95 game a 4-2 Spurs win. pic.twitter.com/cel8FpPv40
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English legendary striker Les Ferdinand spent a big chunk of his career at Queens Park Rangers. He netted his first 100 goals for the London Club in just 176 matches. He went on to play for Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspurs, and West Ham United.
6. Robbie Fowler- 100 Goals in 174 Matches
🗓 | On this day in 2006, Liverpool beat Portsmouth 3-1 at Fratton Park in the Premier League. #LFC
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🔴 Peter Crouch (84)
🔵 Ognjen Koroman (85)
🔴 Djibril Cisse (89) pic.twitter.com/vhnF1PJGzg
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Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler will never be forgotten by the Anfield faithful for years to come. He was a ruthless striker who did not mind playing dirty to help the team win. He helped the Reds lift a number of titles during his prolific spell in Merseyside. He scored his 100 goals after only 174 matches. The bullish attacker also played for Liverpool, Manchester City, and Leeds United.
5. Ian Wright- 100 Goals in 173 Matches
Arsenal second player in the list is Ian Wright. The former England international needed only 173 matches in Gunners colors to strike 100 goals. He could play in several positions up front. He also played for West Ham United. The English legend has three sons playing professional football today.
4. Sergio Aguero- 100 Goals in 147 Matches
Sergio Aguero remains one of the fiercest strikers in the World today. He smells goals all the time. The Argentine is actually the reason why Manchester City lifted their first ever Premier League crown in 2012.
The 29-year-old forward might not be blessed with height but his energy compliments everything. The prolific attacker needed only 147 matches to net his first 100 goals in the English League.