There has been a long list of star names to grace the Premier league over the years. This includes the likes of Henry and Ronaldo with their incredible scoring records. However they still stand below Englishmen Alan Shearer who throughout his lengthy career amazingly scored 283 goals in 559 appearances. Firstly 23 for Southampton between 1988 and 1992. This was then followed up with 112 in 138 games for Blackburn Rovers through till 1996. Then finally where he spent the majority of his career he scored 148 goals in 303 appearances for Newcastle United. This was also backed up in a solid strike rate of nearly 50% for England.
Shearer's haul of 260 Premier League goals means he is head and shoulders above the rest with his nearest challenger Rooney on 208 goals and he is currently still playing in the league for Everton. However Rooney is now 32 years of age so it would come as a major shock if he were to surpass the incredible record that Shearer has set. Following on further down the goal scoring list there is only Defoe who is still active playing for Bournemouth on 162 goals. His record is further backed up when you look at some of the names below him in that top 10 list such as the previously mentioned Thierry Henry and past England legends in Frank Lampard and Michael Owen.
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This Premier League season has been a fairly successful one for Shearer's former side as Newcastle currently sit in a promising 10th spot with two remaining games to play. However they have been in poor form of late so will be looking to improve in the last few games of the season. Looking ahead to next season and the latest Premier League odds has this season's runner away winners Man City as the current 4/6 favourites to follow up on their impressive title winning season. This is ahead of both Liverpool and Manchester United who are currently 5/1 and 13/2 respectively. However if Manchester City play the same free flowing, attacking football this year which has put them on the brink of an incredible 100 points then they are likely to again follow up and lift the Premier league trophy next season.