Tuesday, August 1, 2017
It was Peter Crouch with another zinger.
The 36-year-old Stoke striker, who has 103 Premier League goals to his name, was asked by @DavidMaguire3 on Twitter when he would break Alan Shearer’s Premier League record of 260 goals.
This was his response.
As durable as Crouchy has proven, though, it is doubtful he will carry on scoring until he’s in his 60s.
But could another of the Premier League’s current forwards eclipse Shearer’s total one day?
We’ve looked at three of the most prolific modern day attackers to see how long it will take them to break the record if they carry on scoring at their current rate.
Sergio Aguero has scored 122 Premier League goals in his six seasons – keep that up, and the 29-year-old would be 36 by the time he breaks Shearer’s record.
Romelu Lukaku has scored 85 Premier League goals in the six seasons since he scored his first. If he keeps going at that rate, then the Man United striker would take another 12 seasons to break the record, when he will be 36 years old.
Harry Kane scored the first of his 78 Premier League goals in the 2013/14 season, meaning that if the 24-year-old continues scoring an average 19.5 goals each year he would be 34 years old when he surpasses Shearer.
Top 10 Premier League goal scorers
Alan Shearer: 260 goals
Wayne Rooney: 198 goals
Andy Cole: 187 goals
Frank Lampard: 177 goals
Thierry Henry: 175 goals
Robbie Fowler: 163 goals
Jermain Defoe: 158 goals
Michael Owen: 150 goals
Les Ferdinand: 149 goals
Teddy Sheringham: 146 goals