Michael Owen Ranks the Top 10 Premier League Strikers of All Time

Michael Owen Ranks the Top 10 Premier League Strikers of All Time

Fred Kennedy
updated at June 15, 2024 at 6:25 AM
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  • The Premier League has been home to some of the world's best strikers, including the likes of Thierry Henry and Wayne Rooney
  • Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, recently created his list of the top 10 strikers in EPL history
  • While the list features a number of familiar faces, Owen also snubbed some top names, including Didier Drogba and Luis Suarez

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Liverpool legend Michael Owen has recently ranked the top 10 Premier League strikers of all time.

The English top flight is home to some of the world's best players, given its attractiveness and profile.

The division has in the past been home to several world-class forwards, with some going on to win the Ballon d'Or.

Michael Owen has named Thierry Henry in his list of top 10 Premier League strikers of all-time. Photo by Clive Mason.
Michael Owen has named Thierry Henry in his list of top 10 Premier League strikers of all-time. Photo by Clive Mason.
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Newcastle United hero Alan Shearer, Manchester United's Eric Cantona and Wayne Rooney, Thierry Henry of Arsenal, and Andy Cole are some of the top strikers who have played in the Premier League.

Currently, Manchester City hotshot Erling Haaland, Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa, and Newcastle's Alexander Isak are among the best in the league.

Owen snubs Drogba in top 10 list

Considering the array of talented strikers who have played in the Premier League, opinion has always remained divided on who was the best.

Owen has since named his list of the 10 best forwards in the division's history.

While the Englishman would surely make the shortlist after a spectacular career with Liverpool and the Red Devils, he bizarrely snubbed himself.

Apart from himself, GiveMeSport reports that a number of familiar names also missed on Owen's list.

Key among those who were overlooked include Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, ex-Liverpool ace Luis Suarez, and United legend, Cantona.

Drogba scored 104 EPL goals during his stint with the Blues, while Cantona found the back of the net 70 times for the Red Devils.

Who made Owen's list?

Be that as it may, the England international had some interesting picks on his list.

Top on the charts was Henry, who enjoyed an incredible career with the Gunners.

The Frenchman scored an eyewatering 175 EPL goals and was part of Arsenal's famous Invincibles squad.

Owen placed Shearer second on his shortlist, with Harry Kane, Rooney, and Cole completing the top five podium.

Of the top five players, only Kane is still actively playing, with the former Tottenham Hotspur forward currently plying his trade with Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.

Owen's top 10 list of Premier League strikers

Name of Player

Teams Played For

Goals scored

1. Thierry Henry



2. Alan Shearer

Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United


3. Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City


4. Wayne Rooney

Manchester United, Everton


5. Andy Cole

Newcastle, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Manchester City, Portsmouth, Sunderland


6. Sergio Aguero

Manchester City


7. Robin van Persie

Arsenal, Manchester United


8. Robbie Fowler

Liverpool, Leeds United, Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers


9. Jermaine Defoe

West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, Sunderland, Bournemouth


10. Mohamed Salah

Chelsea, Liverpool


Stats per AceOdds.com.

African players with the most EPL titles

Earlier, Sports Brief analysed the top five African footballers who won the EPL the most times.

Drogba, Riyad Mahrez, and Yaya Toure are among those who lifted the English top flight crown.

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