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Premier League: Goalscorers XI

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Shearer is the Premier League's all-time top scorer (©GettyImages)
Shearer is the Premier League's all-time top scorer (©GettyImages).

 

The ability to score goals is one of the best attributes in a footballer - and a player's goalscoring record stays with them forever.

Even though defenders are not expected to score goals for the team, a lot of the time they can produce headers from corners and sometimes even the odd sensational strike.

So in the era of the Premier League, from 1992 to the present day, there have been thousands of goals and different goalscorers - but who are the players that did it week-in and week-out and who have tallied the most impressive goalscoring records.

Surprisingly there has been moments when goalkeepers have scored. We will then have a back-four of the top-scoring defenders and fill the midfield and attack with high-profile names who are known for hitting the back of the net regularly. 

In this XI we will only use players in their correct position. So, although there may be a time where more centre-backs have scored more than a right-back, we will still choose the right-back.

Take a look at the all-time top goalscoring XI in the Premier League era, with the statistics courtesy of Transfermarkt

Goalkeeper: Paul Robinson | Goals: 1

Right-back: Dan Petrescu | Goals: 23

Centre-back: John Terry | Goals: 30

Centre-back: William Gallas | Goals: 25

Left-back: David Unsworth | Goals: 38

Right-wing: Cristiano Ronaldo | Goals: 84

Centre-midfielder: Frank Lampard | Goals: 161

Centre-midfielder: Paul Scholes | Goals: 107

Left-wing: Ryan Giggs | Goals: 109

Striker: Alan Shearer | Goals: 260

Striker: Andy Cole | Goals: 188

So, although there may be players that have scored more than certain players in this team, this is the all-time XI when taking positions into consideration.

For example, there are centre-midfielders that have scored more than Cristiano Ronaldo, but he is the highest scoring right-winger and that is why he gets chosen over the others. Make sense?

Now if there was to be a substitutes' bench, this is how it would look:

Tim Howard | Goals: 1

Ian Harte | Goals: 28

Steven Gerrard | Goals: 98

Gary Speed | Goals: 81

Robert Pires | Goals: 63

Thierry Henry | Goals: 176

Robbie Fowler | Goals: 162

 

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