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Players With the Most Goals in a Premier League Season

Updated: Feb 9


Players With the Highest Number of Goals in a Premier League Season
Players With the Highest Number of Goals in a Premier League Season

The Premier League's Top 10 Highest Goal-Scorers in a Single Season


In the history of the Premier League, a select group of players have made an enduring impact by accomplishing the extraordinary achievement of topping the goal-scoring charts in individual seasons.

From the lethal finishing of legends like Alan Shearer to the modern exploits of Erling Haaland, this article features a table ranking the most prolific goal-scorers in a single season, showcasing their dazzling performances and the unforgettable seasons that defined their legacy.



Here's A Glance At The Top 10 Players, Who Have Scored The Most Goals In A Premier League Season


10. Kevin Phillips (Sunderland, 1999/00): 30 goals

A standout season for Phillips, where his high-scoring ability played a pivotal role in Sunderland's campaign. His 30 goals in 36 matches along with 1 assist secured his place in Premier League history and also propelled the Black Cats to a commendable league position, showcasing his vital impact.



9. Thierry Henry (Arsenal, 2003/04): 30 goals

Thierry Henry, the legendary Arsenal forward, showed incredible skill and played a big part in Arsenal not losing any league games. His amazing achievement of scoring 30 goals in 37 matches along with 6 assists was a key reason why Arsenal had a historic season and won the title. He also ranks 7th in the Premier League's all-time goalscorer list and at the top of Arsenal's best goalscorers in history.


8. Robin van Persie (Arsenal, 2011/12): 30 goals

Van Persie's incredible goal-scoring ability made him one of the best in the Premier League in the 2011/12 season. He scored 30 goals in 38 games, and with 13 assists, he not only earned personal awards but also helped Arsenal finish in the top four. This successful season led him to join Manchester United, where he went on to win his only Premier League title in Sir Alex Ferguson's final campaign.



7. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur, 2017/18): 30 goals

Kane's consistent goal-scoring form showcased his prowess as one of the league's premier strikers. With 30 goals in 37 games including 3 assists to his name, Kane claimed personal glory and also propelled Tottenham Hotspur to competitive heights. He ranks at the top of Tottenham‘s all-time goalscorers list. You can explore more Harry Kane facts to gain an insight into his career from childhood.


6. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, 2007/08): 31 goals

Before conquering the global football stage, Cristiano Ronaldo's remarkable season with Manchester United solidified his status as a goal-scoring force. His 31 goals in 34 matches including 7 assists were instrumental in Man United's league title and Champions League triumph in 2008, making Ronaldo's impact on the team's success a vital narrative in the club's history. His outstanding performance led him to become the first and only player to win both the Player of the Season and FIFA World Player of the Year awards, a unique achievement in football history.



5. Luis Suárez (Liverpool, 2013/14): 31 goals

Luis Suárez's electrifying performances led Liverpool's charge under Brendan Rodgers and saw him notch a total of 31 goals in 33 matches, providing 17 assists as the Reds narrowly missed out on the Premier League title. Suárez earned individual recognition and also became a pivotal figure in one of Liverpool's most thrilling campaigns before leaving for La Liga side Barcelona.


4. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, 2017/18): 32 goals

Mohamed Salah's superb debut season with Liverpool saw him claim numerous accolades, including the Golden Boot. His remarkable tally of 32 goals in 36 matches [along with 11 assists] showcased Salah's impact as a prolific scorer and also as a key contributor to Liverpool's attacking prowess, defining his role in the team's success. Mo' Salah ranks at No. 4 in Liverpool's best forwards of all time and continues to write his story in English football.



3. Andy Cole (Newcastle United, 1993/94): 34 goals

Andy Cole's prolific scoring helped Newcastle United secure a third-place finish in the league. With 34 goals in 40 games and registering 13 assists, Cole left his mark on Newcastle United's history and played a vital role in the team's overall performance during the 1993/94 campaign before Manchester United snapped him up in January 1995. At the time, Andy Cole's 34 was the most goals in a Premier League season.


2. Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers, 1994/95): 34 goals

Securing the second spot is the Premier League's highest goalscorer of all time, Alan Shearer. His contributions propelled Blackburn Rovers to their first-ever Premier League title. Shearer's 34 goals in 42 games secured individual accolades and played a crucial role in Blackburn Rovers' historic achievement, marking a defining chapter in the Premier League's early years. He also registered a total of 13 assists in the same season.



1. Erling Haaland (Manchester City, 2022/23): 36 goals

The latest addition to this impressive list is Erling Haaland. The Norwegian's incredible goal-scoring exploits propelled Manchester City to a memorable treble season. With 36 goals in 35 matches—wow!—Haaland claimed the Golden Boot and played a pivotal role in City's success, cementing his status as one of the most formidable goal-scorers in recent Premier League history. He also registered 8 assists in the same season.


Rank

Footballer

Club

Campaign

Goals

Attained

10.

Kevin Phillips

Sunderland

1999/00

30

9.

Thierry Henry

Arsenal

2003/04

30

8.

Robin van Persie

Arsenal

2011/12

30

7.

Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur

2017/18

30

6.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United

2007/08

31

5.

Luis Suárez

Liverpool

2013/14

31

4.

Mohamed Salah

Liverpool

2017/18

32

3.

Andy Cole

Newcastle United

1993/94

34

2.

Alan Shearer

Blackburn Rovers

1994/95

34

1.

Erling Haaland

Manchester City

2022/23

36


These players etched their names in the Premier League's history books by scoring the most goals in a Premier League season and provided fans with unforgettable moments of brilliance on the pitch.



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