Top 10 African Goal Scorers in The Premier League as Salah Clocks 150 Goals

Top 10 African Goal Scorers in The Premier League as Salah Clocks 150 Goals

Rene Otinga
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Mohamed Salah clocked 150 Premier League goals on Saturday, December 9
  • The Egyptian is currently the highest-scoring African in Premier League history
  • The top 10 in the list also features Sadio Mane and former Arsenal man Emanuel Adebayor

Another day, another milestone for Mohamed Salah.

The Liverpool ace has been in sensational form this season, and he continued his prowess in front of goal with a strike against Crystal Palace on Saturday, December 9.

Salah’s goal set up Liverpool for a dramatic finish as Harvey Elliot completed the turnaround in the 90th minute for Jurgen Klopp’s side to secure a 2-1 win over The Eagles to move to the top of the table.

Salah, Adebayor and Sadio Mane are among the top 10 scorers in the Premier League.
Mohamed Salah is the highest scoring African in the Premier League with 150 goals. Photo: ANP/Stuart MacFarlane
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It was a milestone day for Salah, who had to wait a little over a fortnight to move from 199 to the 200-goal mark for Liverpool.

But it was well worth the wait, as the former Roma man continued to prove why he is one of the best players in world football, aged 31.

According to Opta, Salah is only the fifth Liverpool player in history to have clocked 200 goals for the club.

The best African marksman in the Premier League

Salah’s goal also put him in the elite list of all-time Premier League goal scorers.

With 150 strikes in the English top flight, the 31-year-old is now in the top 10 of all-time Premier League goal scorers, and you can bet he will get a couple more goals before his Premier League stint comes to an end.

But where does Salah rank among African greats in the Premier League?

The answer to this is pretty obvious, as no African player comes close to Salah in terms of Premier League goals scored.

Here is the list of the top 10 African scorers in Premier League history:

1. Mohamed Salah, Egypt, 150 goals In 247 games

2. Sadio Mane, Senegal, 111 goals in 263 games

3. Didier Drogba, Ivory Coast, 104 goals in 254 games

4. Emmanuel Adebayor, Togo, 97 goals in 242 games

5. Yakubu Aiyegbeni Nigeria, 95 goals in 252 games

6. Riyad Mahrez, Algeria, 82 goals in 284 games

7. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Gabon, 69 goals in 143 games

8. Wilfried Zaha, Ivory Coast, 68 goals in 305 games

9. Yaya Toure, Ivory Coast, 62 goals in 230 games

10. Nwankwo Kanu, Nigeria, 54 goals in 237 games

Liverpool players with 200 goals or more

Sports Brief also reported on Liverpool players with 200 goals after Salah joined the club.

Liverpool legend Roger Hunt is also among those players, as he remains the Reds’ record goal-scorer in the league, with his 244 goals coming in that competition.

He averaged a goal every 154 minutes for Liverpool.

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