Breaking Down the Players with the Most Goals in a Premier League Season

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JON SUPER / Contributor

There is no doubt that a great attacking player is measured by how many times they can put the ball in the net. We've seen some of the best strikers of all time go through the Premier League and notch insanely high scoring totals. England has had some of the top talent in football and these are the players with the most goals in a Premier League season.

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Over the years players like Alan Shearer, Andy Cole and Mohamed Salah have dazzled in England's top flight. Last season, Erling Haaland set a pace that shattered the Premier League record for goals in his debut season.

Shearer set that 34 goal number back in 1994/95 while playing for Blackburn Rovers.There are some discrepancies over who holds the record because the Premier League has cut back on matches over the years. When Shearer scored 34 goals, he did it in a 42-game season, while the Premier League has played a 38-game slate since the mid 1990's.

Below, ONE37pm takes a closer look at the players that scored the most goals in a Premier League season.

1. 36 Goals

2. 34 Goals

3. 32 goals

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  • Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - 2017/18

Mohamed Salah had a remarkable 2017/18 season while playing for Liverpool FC. He had one of the greatest individual seasons in Premier League history. Salah scored 32 goals in the Premier League, breaking the then single-season goal record for a 38-game Premier League season. His performances and goals played a pivotal role in Liverpool's successful season in both domestic and European competitions.

4. 32 Goals

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  • Luis Suarez (Liverpool) - 2013/14
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) - 2007/08
  • Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers) - 1993/94
  • Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers) - 1995/96

A hand full of players have achieved the 32-goal mark in a single premier league season. The most recent to achieve the feat was Luis Suarez. Before the Uruguayan was winning trophies in Barcelona, he was dominating the Premier League nightly with Liverpool.

A Year before Cristian Ronaldo would depart for Real Madrid, he would net an exceptional 32 goals with Manchester United. This would be the first of two stints with United, with the second stint not lasting very long.

Shearer was able to notch 32 goals twice throughout his career. It's incredible to see the consistency that Shearer was able to hold every season throughout his career.

5. 30 Goals

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  • Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) - 2017/18
  • Robin van Persie (Arsenal) - 2011/12
  • Thierry Henry (Arsenal) - 2003/04
  • Kevin Phillips (Sunderland) - 1999/00

The last player to notch 30 goals in a Premier League season was the great Harry Kane in 2017/18. Kane won the Premier League Golden Boot, finishing as the league's top scorer with 30 goals. He displayed remarkable goal-scoring consistency throughout the season, maintaining his reputation as one of the top strikers in the Premier League.

Robin van Persie's achievement of scoring 30 Premier League goals in a single season is a notable feat. He accomplished this during the 2011-2012 season while playing for Arsenal. His remarkable goal-scoring exploits that season led to several accolades and records, including the Premier League Golden Boot.

Thierry Henry's 2003/04 season with Arsenal is one of the most iconic and memorable seasons in Premier League history. Henry was a crucial part of Arsenal's "Invincibles" team that went unbeaten throughout the entire 2003/04 Premier League season, a remarkable achievement.

Kevin Phillips was playing for Sunderland AFC during the 1999/00 season. Phillips' outstanding performances during the 1999/00 season earned him numerous accolades, and he was named the PFA Players' Player of the Year. : Scoring 30 goals in a Premier League season is an extraordinary achievement. It was particularly impressive for a player from a club that was not considered a traditional Premier League powerhouse.

Most Premier League Goals All Time

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While players like Haaland have bright futures in England, only one current player sits in the top 10 for Premier League goals.

Harry Kane has become a club legend for Tottenham and he's closing in on his 200th goal. He'd become the third player to ever hit that goal total as he chases Shearer and Wayne Rooney.

Meanwhile, other English legends like Frank Lampard, Michael Owen and Andy Cole broke into the chart during their tenures.

  • Alan Shearer – 260 goals (441 games)
  • Harry Kane – 213 goals (320 games)
  • Wayne Rooney – 208 goals (491 games)
  • Andy Cole – 187 goals (414 games)
  • Sergio Aguero – 184 goals (275 games)
  • Frank Lampard – 177 goals (609 games)
  • Thierry Henry – 175 goals (258 games)
  • Robbie Fowler – 163 goals (379 games)
  • Jermain Defoe – 162 goals (496 games)
  • Michael Owen – 150 goals (326 games)

Learn more about the best Premier League goalscorers of all time.

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