Rooney, Aguero & Kane: Which Premier League record scorer has the best goal-to-game ratio?

Harry Kane is closing in on 150 Premier League goals for Tottenham

The Premier League's current 20 clubs all have a record goal scorer in the division.

However, comparing them is often hard, given that the likes of Sheffield United and Brighton have spent far less time in the top-flight since 1992 than Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United.

But one possible way to rank the 20 record holders in question is by their goal-to-game ratio and we here at GIVEMESPORT have decided to do just that.

That way the minnows have an outside chance, although matching the best is never easy, no matter how you spin it.

So enough chit-chat, let's find out how the 20 goal scorers rank...

The Premier League trophy

20. Crystal Palace | Wilfried Zaha | 0.19

Games: 205

Goals: 39

Palace strikers haven't exactly done the business in the Premier League, so Zaha - a winger by trade - takes top spot for the club and as such, his ratio is pretty underwhelming.

19. Aston Villa | Gabriel Agbonlahor | 0.23

Games: 322

Goals: 74

There was a time when Agbonlahor was viewed as a potential striking option for England, but that never really materialised and his final years with Villa were littered with woeful performances.

18. Burnley | Ashley Barnes | 0.24

Games: 156

Goals: 38

One of the most underrated strikers in the Premier League right now and averaging a goal every four games in Sean Dyche's Burnley side is pretty darn impressive from Barnes.

17. Fulham | Clint Dempsey | 0.26

Games: 189

Goals: 50

The greatest American player in Premier League history? We reckon so. A mighty fine goal-to-game ratio for Dempsey given he was rarely deployed as an out-and-out striker at Fulham.

Dempsey with Fulham

16. Brighton | Glenn Murray | 0.27

Games: 96

Goals: 26

A brilliant servant to the Seagulls and Murray also came up with some crucial goals in a blue and white striped jersey. Neal Maupay (14 goals) will have the Englishman's goal record in his sights this season.

15. West Brom | Peter Odemwingie | 0.34

Games: 87

Goals: 30

The Nigerian striker will always be remembered for his infamous failed deadline day move to QPR, but he was also pretty effective for the Baggies as a goal scorer.

14. Chelsea | Frank Lampard | 0.34

Games: 429

Goals: 147

Being the record goal getter at one of the Premier League's top six clubs as a midfielder is an outrageous achievement, so Lampard's 14th place finish here is more than acceptable.

13. Sheffield United | Brian Deane | 0.36

Games: 41

Goals: 15

The Blades haven't featured in many Premier League seasons, so Deane makes the list. The current owner of Kosovo's Ferizaj was a useful forward during his days at Bramall Lane and he actually scored the Premier League's first ever goal with United in 1992.

12. Southampton | Matt Le Tissier | 0.37

Games: 270

Goals: 100

Southampton's greatest ever player and goal scorer. A strike rate of one every three games is a stellar return as well, especially as 'Le Tiss' mostly played as a number 10 with the Saints.

Le Tissier with Southampton

11. West Ham | Paolo di Canio | 0.39

Games: 118

Goals: 47

Like Le Tiss, Di Canio spent the majority of his career playing as a deep-lying forward, making his ratio at West Ham all the more impressive. 

10. Wolves | Raul Jimenez | 0.40

Games: 80

Goals: 32

The Mexican striker is now one of the best in the world and you feel his ratio is only going to improve over the next couple of seasons under Nuno Espirito Santo.

9. Leeds | Mark Viduka | 0.45

Games: 130

Goals: 59

What a player Viduka was in his pomp. The Australian averaged close to a goal every two league games with Leeds and he even scored four in one fixture against Liverpool in a 4-3 win at Elland Road.

8. Manchester United | Wayne Rooney | 0.46

Games: 393

Goals: 183

In his prime, Rooney's ratio was likely far higher than 0.46. His rather average final years with United mean England's record goal scorer and the Red Devils have to settle for eighth.

=7. Everton | Romelu Lukaku | 0.48

Games: 141

Goals: 68

Before his ill-fated move to Manchester United, Lukaku was thriving at Everton and scoring at a better rate of close to once every two games. The Belgian is now replicating his form with the Toffees at Inter Milan.

Lukaku with Everton

=7. Liverpool | Robbie Fowler | 0.48

Games: 266

Goals: 128

The man the Anfield faithful referred to as 'God' was phenomenal in the famous red shirt. But it seems only a matter of time until Mohamed Salah (78 goals) takes top spot from Fowler.

5. Newcastle | Alan Shearer | 0.49

Games: 303

Goals: 148

Over half of Shearer's 260 Premier League goals came with his hometown club and they were scored at a splendid rate as well.

4. Leicester | Jamie Vardy | 0.50

Games: 215

Goals: 108

There's no denying it, Vardy is a Premier League legend. Given that he's arguably playing his best football in a Leicester shirt right now, his overall ratio will likely exceed the 0.5 mark in the next few months.

=3. Manchester City | Sergio Aguero | 0.68

Games: 263

Goals: 180

The foreign player with the most goals in Premier League history and possibly City's greatest ever player. Aguero might even reach the 200-goal mark in 2020/21 if he can get back to full fitness soon.

=3. Arsenal | Thierry Henry | 0.68

Games: 258

Goals: 175

Henry is level with Aguero and that seems pretty fair to be honest. The two greatest foreign strikers to have graced the Premier League neck-and-neck? You couldn't write this stuff.

Henry with Arsenal

1. Tottenham | Harry Kane | 0.69

Games: 211

Goals: 146

Put some respect on Kane's name! It's ludicrous that some fail to recognise the Spurs goal machine as one English football's all time greats. He may even have an outside shot at surpassing Shearer's record haul of 260 goals during his career.

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