Ronaldo, Kane, Salah: Players with the best goals-per-game ratio in Premier League since 2000

Harry Kane is closing in on Alan Shearer’s Premier League goals record.

The Englishman has scored 178 goals in England’s top tier, making him the fifth most prolific goal-scorer in Premier League history.

He’s now just 82 goals shy of Alan Shearer’s record. Still just 28 years old, Kane has a real chance of reaching Shearer’s mark.

Kane has been one of the best strikers in England’s top tier since 2000.

But what is his goals-per-game ratio compare and how does it compare to legendary strikers to have plied their trade in the Premier League in the 21st century?

PopFoot have answered that very question and you can view their findings below…

20. Alexis Sanchez – 0.41 goals-per-game

19. Dimitar Berbatov – 0.41 goals-per-game

18. Carlos Tevez – 0.42 goals-per-game

17. Wayne Rooney – 0.42 goals-per-game

16. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink – 0.42 goals-per-game

15. Demba Ba – 0.43 goals-per-game

14. Romelu Lukaku – 0.44 goals-per-game

13. Cristiano Ronaldo – 0.44 goals-per-game

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United celebrates their side’s victory after the UEFA Champions League group F match between Manchester United and Villarreal CF at Old Trafford on September 29, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

12. Michael Owen – 0.44 goals-per-game

11. Bruno Fernandes – 0.45 goals-per-game

10. Jamie Vardy – 0.49 goals-per-game

9. Robin van Persie – 0.51 goals-per-game

8. Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang – 0.53 goals-per-game

7. Diego Costa – 0.58 goals-per-game

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 18: Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring his sides second goal during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea at Molineux on February 18, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

6. Luis Suarez – 0.63 goals-per-game

5. Mohamed Salah – 0.63 goals-per-game

4. Ruud van Nistelrooy – 0.63 goals-per-game

3. Harry Kane – 0.65 goals-per-game

2. Sergio Aguero – 0.67 goals-per-game

1. Thierry Henry – 0.68 goals-per-game

LONDON – DECEMBER 04: Thierry Henry of Arsenal celebrates scoring Arsenals third goal during the Barclays Premiership match between Arsenal and Birmingham City at Highbury on December 4, 2004 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

Kane just falls shy of Aguero and Henry’s goals-per-game ratio in the Premier League since 2000.

The Tottenham striker’s ratio has actually gone down in the 2021/22 season as he’s ‘only’ notched 12 goals in 29 Premier League games.

Salah, despite not being an out-and-out striker, is fifth on the list, showing how ridiculous he has been for Liverpool.

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His Premier League goals-per-game ratio is just higher than Suarez and Costa’s.

Fernandes comes in at an impressive 11th, just above Ronaldo.

Also featuring in the top 20 include Ba (15th), Rooney (17th) and Sanchez (20th).

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