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Top 10: Premier League debuts

Ravanelli shows off his trademark celebration (©GettyImages)
Ravanelli shows off his trademark celebration (©GettyImages).

An impressive debut is one of the best ways to make a name for yourself at your new club and it can shape your future image at the club.

It is always nice for a footballer to start on the right foot when they move to a new club, and debuts come with a great deal of pressure, especially if the club has forked out millions for you.

It can be hard to judge a good debut because, technically, the new fans won't be expecting much straight away from you. So, in a way, it can be quite a relaxed performance where the player can just do what they do best.

Now just scoring goals doesn't mean someone has done well and I must make that clear but, in this list, we are showing who has been impressive in front of goal on their debut.

There will be other players who you remember having a good debut and I'm sure there will be plenty, but this is just the top 10 of players who were deadly in front of goal on their debuts.

There will be goalkeepers and defenders who have had impressive debuts in the past, but this list is for the ones that had that goalscoring touch right from the start of their career at their new clubs.

Top 10 debuts:

1. Fabrizio Ravanelli | Middlesborough | August 1996 

Ravanelli scored a superb hat-trick in a 3-3 draw with Liverpool.

2. Michu | Swansea City | August 2012

The Spaniard scored twice in a 5-0 thrashing of Queens Park Rangers.

3. Mladen Petric | Fulham | August 2012

Petric found the back of the net twice in a 5-0 thrashing of Norwich.

4. Sergio Aguero | Manchester City | August 2011

Aguero notched a double twice in a 4-0 victory over Swansea.

5. Mido | Tottenham Hotspur 2005 | February 2005

Mido grabbed a brace in a 3-1 win over Portsmouth.

6. Gary O'Neil | Portsmouth | November 2003

Although this wasn't Gary O'Neil's Portsmouth debut, it was his Premier League debut. He scored twice in a 6-1 thumping of Leeds.

7. Milan Baros | Liverpool | September 2002

Baros scored twice in a 3-2 victory over Bolton.

8. Ruud van Nistelrooy | Manchester United | August 2001

The Manchester United goalscoring legend scored twice in a 3-2 win against Fulham.

9. Kevin Nolan | Bolton | August 2001

Nolan netted a brace in a 5-0 thrashing of Leicester.

10. Alen Boksic | Middlesborough | August 2000

Boksic cored twice in a 3-1 win against Manchester City.

 

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