Harry Kane joined an exclusive list of Premier League icons at the weekend after becoming just the tenth player in the division’s history to reach 150 goals, the forward’s late winner at West Bromwich Albion seeing him enter the all-time top 10 goalscorers.
Tottenham’s talisman has scored at a prolific rate since coming through the north London side’s academy ranks and is a two-time winner of the Premier League’s Golden Boot, but where does Kane rank amongst the league’s leading scorers since his emergence as a first-team regular at Spurs six years ago?
Here are the six players with the most Premier League goals since 2014.
Romelu Lukaku – 81 goals
The summer of 2014 saw Romelu Lukaku sign for Everton on a permanent basis from Chelsea, the forward having enjoyed fruitful loan spells both on Merseyside and at West Bromwich Albion in the previous two campaigns.
Those temporary stints had demonstrated the young forward was ready for regular first-team football at Premier League level after scoring 32 league goals across the two seasons, and he carried that form on with a prolific three-year spell at Everton.
Lukaku became Everton’s club-record signing and scored 52 Premier League goals over three seasons at Goodison Park, his fine form attracting the attention of Manchester United who signed the Belgium international in a £75m deal in 2017.
Lukaku spent two seasons with the Red Devils and despite an impressive goalscoring record – he scored 42 goals in 96 appearances in all competitions – he was allowed to leave for Inter Milan.
His exploits leave him as the joint-fifth leading scorer in the Premier League since 2014, despite spending last season in Italian football.
Mohamed Salah – 81 goals
Mohamed Salah has taken the Premier League by storm since returning to English football at Liverpool a little over three years ago, returning a much improved player from the one who struggled to make an impact at Chelsea.
He stands as the joint-fifth highest goalscorer in the division over the past six years, despite not signing for Liverpool from Roma until the summer of 2017.
Salah’s debut campaign saw him score 32 goals to shatter the Premier League’s goalscoring record for a 38-game season and win the Golden Boot, before retaining the accolade the following season alongside Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Egyptian international enjoyed another productive campaign last time out as the Reds ended their three decade wait for a league title, his signing having been amongst the most crucial in Liverpool’s transformation under Jurgen Klopp.
Salah has begun the new campaign with eight goals in just eight league appearances to sit joint-top in the race for a third Golden Boot in just four seasons, his current record standing at a staggering 81 goals in just 116 league appearances for Liverpool – a goal-per-game ratio better than any of the players he soon looks set to join in the Premier League’s 100 club.
Sadio Mane – 88 goals
Just ahead of Salah in these rankings is Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane, who first moved to the Premier League from Red Bull Salzburg to sign for Southampton ahead of the 2014/15 campaign.
The Senegal international has since reached double figures for goals in each of his six campaigns in English football to date, spending two impressive seasons with the Saints before becoming Jurgen Klopp’s first major signing at Anfield.
Mane’s game has been elevated to new heights since moving to Merseyside and he has been a pivotal figure in the Reds’ recent rise, establishing himself as one of the finest forwards in world football and playing an influential role in the club’s Champions League and Premier League success.
Mane won a share of the division’s Golden Boot after a 22-goal league campaign in 2018/19, before scoring prolifically once more to be named as the Premier League Player of the Season as Liverpool won the title last season.
His current record in English football stands at 88 goals in 201 league appearances, the electric wide-man amongst the very best players in the Premier League at present.
Jamie Vardy – 111 goals
Jamie Vardy’s storied career in the Premier League also began during the 2014/15 campaign, where he enjoyed a rather underwhelming debut season at the highest level, scoring just five league goals as Leicester narrowly avoided relegation.
Since then, however, he has established himself as one of the most feared forwards in the English game, announcing himself to world football the following season after scoring 24 league goals – including scoring in a record 11 consecutive matches – as 5000/1 underdogs Leicester were unthinkably crowned Premier League champions.
Vardy has scored prolifically since then and has reached 20+ Premier League goals in three separate campaigns for the Foxes, winning a maiden Golden Boot last season after another fine individual campaign.
The 33-year-old also became the 29th player to reach a century of Premier League goals and has continued his rich vein of form this time around, currently standing as the joint-leading scorer in the division with eight goals in just seven appearances.
Only two players have scored more than Vardy’s 111 goals since 2014, the evergreen star now just two goals short of entering the Premier League’s all-time top 20 goalscorers.
Sergio Aguero – 128 goals
Manchester City’s leading goal threat for almost a decade, Sergio Aguero has left an indelible mark on the Premier League since moving to the Etihad from Atletico Madrid.
Aguero is the highest-scoring non-English player in Premier League history and the fourth overall, having plundered 180 league goals for City during a career in which he has become the club’s all-time record goalscorer.
128 of those league goals have come over the past six seasons, including a Golden Boot winning campaign during the 2014/15 season that delivered 26 goals, Aguero finishing ahead of Harry Kane and Diego Costa to claim the accolade.
Aguero’s form during that time also saw him become just the second player – after former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry – to score 20+ league goals in five consecutive campaigns, his remarkable consistency in front of goal having established the Argentine as one of the Premier League’s finest.
The 32-year-old has struggled with injuries over the past year but will hope to return to full fitness and fire City to further success, the four-time Premier League winner capable of becoming just the third player to reach 200 goals in the division.
Harry Kane – 147 goals
Harry Kane has been the Premier League’s most prolific goalscorer since establishing himself at Tottenham, making a handful of previous appearances for Spurs before bursting onto the scene with a 21-goal haul during the 2014/15 season.
Kane won a first Premier League Golden Boot the following season before retaining the accolade in some style, his 29 goals in just 30 appearances in 2016/17 the best ever goal-per-game for a Golden Boot winner.
The 27-year-old’s fine finishing has seen him become a talismanic figure for both club and country, reaching 150 Premier League goals in just 218 league appearances and rifling home 32 goals – including a World Cup Golden Boot – in 49 caps for England.
Kane has finished as Spurs’ leading scorer in each of his six seasons as a first-team regular and recently reached 200 goals in all competitions for the north London side, the star sitting third in their all-time rankings and now just 65 goals short of Jimmy Greaves landmark as the club’s record goalscorer.
After injury problems over the past two seasons the England captain is arguably playing the best football of his career at present, Kane having provided 15 goals contributions in just eight league appearances and firmly in the mix for a third career Golden Boot.
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