Super Eagles Legend Named Among 50 All-Time Premier League Topscorers

Super Eagles Legend Named Among 50 All-Time Premier League Topscorers

Akan Anwankwo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:42 PM

- Yakubu Aiyegbeni has been picked among the top 50 forwards in the history of the Premier League

- Didier Drogba, Emmanuel Adebayor and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang care the other African stars in the top 50

- Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney, Sergio Aguero and Dennis Bergkamp are among the top five

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Yakubu Aiyegbeni's exploits in the Premier League has not been forgotten as the legendary Nigerian striker was ranked 38th among the 50 great strikers in the English topflight division, Sport Bible, 90min.

The former Super Eagles forward pulled the strings when he joined helped Portsmouth gain promotion in the Premier League and scored 14 goals in his first season at topflight level.

After two seasons at Frampton Park he joined Middlesbrough and continued from where he stopped with 13 league goals.

Aiyegbeni joined Everton in 2007 for a record fee of £11.25million making him the club's most expensive player and scored 15 goals in his first campaign for the Goodison Park outfit.

Other African strikers named among the top Premier League strikers are Didier Drogba who is in ninth place, Emmanuel Adebayor in 27th and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang in 42nd.

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Here is the full list the top 50 players in the Premier League

50. Louis Saha

49. Duncan Ferguson

48. Craig Bellamy

47. Eidur Gudjohnsen

46. Edin Dzeko

45. Stan Collymore

44. Darren Bent

43. Jurgen Klinsmann

42. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

41. Paolo Di Canio

40. Chris Sutton

39. Peter Crouch

38. Yakubu

37. Emile Heskey

36. Olivier Giroud

Super Eagles legend named among 50 all-time Premier League topscorers
Aiyegbeni, Drogba, Adebayor named among 50 all-time Premier League topscorers. Photo by Clive Mason, PA Images and Darren Walsh
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35. Kevin Phillips

34. Mark Viduka

33. Roberto Firmino

32. Dion Dublin

31. Carlos Tevez

30. Gianfranco Zola

29. Dimitar Berbatov

28. Romelu Lukaku

27. Emmanuel Adebayor

26. Diego Costa

25. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

24. Jermain Defoe

23. Nicolas Anelka

22. Robbie Keane

21. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

20. Jamie Vardy

19. Les Ferdinand

18. Fernando Torres

17. Ian Wright

16. Dwight Yorke

15. Teddy Sheringham

14. Luis Suarez

13. Michael Owen

12. Ruud van Nistelrooy

11. Robbie Fowler

10. Harry Kane

9. Didier Drogba

8. Robin van Persie

7. Andy Cole

6. Eric Cantona

5. Dennis Bergkamp

4. Sergio Aguero

3. Wayne Rooney

2. Alan Shearer

1. Thierry Henry

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Paul Onuachu has been getting offers from top European side ahead of next season and the latest on the list is La Liga side Sevilla, Spanish media Fichajes reports.

The 26-year-old ended a remarkable 2020-21 season with 35 goals in 41 appearances for Jupiler side Genk which has aroused the attention of top clubs in some of Europe's top teams.

Serie A's Lazio, Ligue 1 club Lyon and Scottish side Celtic ahead have made their interest known in the Nigerian international.

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