Erling Haaland has broken the record for most goals scored in a single Premier League season, a three-decade record that has prevailed throughout numerous world class challengers.


The Manchester City megastar has launched himself clear of the record set by Andy Cole and will be determined to fast-track himself into the Premier League Hall of Fame.

Cole's majestic 34-goal haul with Newcastle in 1993/94 was levelled by Blackburn's Alan Shearer in 1994/94 but stunningly nobody has even come within one strike of joining them on that perch, until now.

Only 12 Premier League players have ever scored 30+ Premier League goals in a single campaign, including Haaland, who has marched to No.1 spot with games to spare.

Beyond the single-season record, Haaland may well cast an eye over the all-time top goalscorers in Premier League history rankings, though Harry Kane is the only truly feasible contender right now after surpassing the sacred 200-goal milestone.

Tottenham have done everything in their power to derail Kane's bid to become the greatest Premier League goalscorer of all time but, well, life finds a way, brings you the full list of top goalscorers in a single Premier League season, as well as the all-time top scorers.

Most goals scored in a Premier League season

All goalscorers with 30+ Premier League goals in a single season.

  1. Erling Haaland (Man City, 2022/23) – 36 goals
  2. Andy Cole (Newcastle, 1993/94) – 34 goals
  3. Alan Shearer (Blackburn, 1994/95) – 34 goals
  4. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, 2017/18) – 32 goals
  5. Luis Suarez (Liverpool, 2013/14) – 31 goals
  6. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, 2007/08) – 31 goals
  7. Alan Shearer (Blackburn, 1993/94) – 31 goals
  8. Alan Shearer (Blackburn, 1995/96) – 31 goals
  9. Harry Kane (Tottenham, 2017/18) – 30 goals
  10. Robin van Persie (Arsenal, 2011/12) – 30 goals
  11. Thierry Henry (Arsenal, 2003/04) – 30 goals
  12. Kevin Phillips (Sunderland, 1999/00) – 30 goals

Top Premier League goalscorers of all time

  1. Alan Shearer – 260 goals (441 games)
  2. Harry Kane – 211 goals (319 games)
  3. Wayne Rooney – 208 goals (491 games)
  4. Andy Cole – 187 goals (414 games)
  5. Sergio Aguero – 184 goals (275 games)
  6. Frank Lampard – 177 goals (609 games)
  7. Thierry Henry – 175 goals (258 games)
  8. Robbie Fowler – 163 goals (379 games)
  9. Jermain Defoe – 162 goals (496 games)
  10. Michael Owen – 150 goals (326 games)

Who could score the most goals in Premier League history?

All eyes have turned to Harry Kane as the only candidate anywhere near toppling Alan Shearer's legendary record.

The Tottenham superstar is 29 years old and is 50 goals shy of the all-time record. He has been in terrific goalscoring form in the 2022/23 season

His haul this term is a strong one for Kane given his team's lack of spark. He has drawn exactly level with Wayne Rooney on 208.

If Kane hits 30 in 2022/23, he'd have 213 Premier League goals in the bag – you would absolutely have to back him to find another 47 strikes in his thirties.

Jamie Vardy is the next highest-scoring active Premier League player with 134 goals to his name, followed by Mohamed Salah on 127, though both players have already hit 30 years old and are effectively out of the running.

Romelu Lukaku was the other most viable contender with 121 goals but his move to Serie A has effectively ended his surge.

It's very, very early days for Erling Haaland, but if he stays at Manchester City for the rest of his career, he is surely the next most likely candidate to mount a bid for Shearer's crown.

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