Jamie Vardy 100 goals: Premier League centurions ranked by goal-per-game ratio (29th-15th)

  • Kobe Tong

Jamie Vardy has made history by joining the Premier League 100-goal club.

The former England striker moved to 21 goals this season and 101 strikes overall in England's top flight by finding the back of the net twice during a comfortable 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.

The Premier League break brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic meant that Vardy was stewing on 99 goals for some time, but now he can count himself amongst illustrious company.

Tapping into an open net from Harvey Barnes' square-ball means that Vardy has achieved something that only 29 players have, including Wayne Rooney, Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry.

However, if Vardy's incredible rise through the Football League and determined playing style tells us anything, merely being in the Premier League 100 club won't be good enough for him.

Vardy reaches 100 Premier League goals

Well, Jamie, we've decided to give you some statistical ammo for your most recent achievement by comparing just how lethal you've been in front of goal compared to the other members.

We ranked the whole Premier League 100 club by their goal-per-game ratios during lockdown and now we've updated the list to include Vardy as well as some minor adjustments for other players.


Ranking the 100-club

Let's just say the data proves that Vardy finds himself right at home alongside the Premier League's greatest ever strikers - check out the rankings down below: 

29. Ryan Giggs - 0.17

Games: 632

Goals: 109

Club(s): Manchester United

28. Emile Heskey - 0.21

Games: 516

Goals: 110

Club(s): Leicester City, Liverpool, Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic and Aston Villa


27. Paul Scholes - 0.21

Games: 499

Goals: 107

Club(s): Manchester United

26. Peter Crouch - 0.23

Games: 468

Goals: 108

Club(s): Aston Villa, Southampton, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City


25. Steven Gerrard - 0.24

Games: 504

Goals: 120

Club(s): Liverpool

24. Frank Lampard - 0.29

Games: 609

Goals: 177

Club(s): West Ham United, Chelsea and Manchester City


23. Jermain Defoe - 0.33

Games: 496

Goals: 162

Club(s): West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, Sunderland and Bournemouth

22. Dwight Yorke - 0.33

Games: 375

Goals: 123

Club(s): Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City and Sunderland


21. Nicolas Anelka - 0.34

Games: 364

Goals: 125

Club(s): Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion

20. Teddy Sheringham - 0.35

Games: 418

Goals: 146

Club(s): Nottingham Forest, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Portsmouth and West Ham United


19. Robbie Keane - 0.36

Games: 349

Goals: 126

Club(s): Coventry City, Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, West Ham United and Aston Villa

18. Dion Dublin - 0.36

Games: 312

Goals: 111

Club(s): Manchester United, Coventry City and Aston Villa


17. Matt Le Tissier - 0.37

Games: 270

Goals: 100

Club(s): Southampton

16. Darren Bent - 0.38

Games: 276

Goals: 106

Club(s): Ipswich Town, Charlton Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, Aston Villa and Fulham



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