SportPremi takes a look at the Top 10 fastest players to reach 50 Premier League goals.
In the fast-paced world of the English Premier League, scoring goals is an art, and reaching the 50-goal milestone is a remarkable achievement. Join us as we countdown the top 10 players who have left defenders trailing in their wake, securing their place in history as the fastest goalscorers in the Premier League.
Top 10 fastest players to reach 50 Premier League goals
Here are the top 10 ten quickest players to reach the 50 goals mark in the Premier League:
10. Kevin Phillips – 50 goals in 83 games
Although Kevin Phillips fell short of reaching 100 goals in the Premier League, concluding with an impressive total of 92, it’s noteworthy that the 1999/00 Player of the Year achieved his 50th goal in the division in just 83 games.
The English player accomplished this milestone while playing for Sunderland in the 2001/02 season, marking a period where his prolific goal-scoring form in the Premier League started to experience a slowdown in performance.
9. Thierry Henry – 50 goals in 83 games
Matching Kevin Phillips, French international Thierry Henry also achieved the 50-goal mark in his initial 83 Premier League games. Notably, Henry secured his half-century milestone in a fitting 2-0 victory over Arsenal’s north London rivals, Tottenham, in 2001.
Thierry Henry surpassed Kevin Phillips’ Premier League goal-scoring record, concluding his career with an impressive 175 goals in 258 matches. The forward also clinched four Golden Boot victories, earned two Player of the Season awards, and secured a pair of Premier League trophies.
8. Sergio Aguero – 50 goals in 81 games
The former Argentina and Manchester City forward is currently the eighth-fastest Premier League player to reach 50 goals.
The prolific Manchester City forward secured his 50th goal in a dominant 5-1 victory over Tottenham at the Etihad in the 2011/12 season. He continued his impressive run, tallying an additional 134 Premier League goals to his overall record.
7. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 50 goals in 79 games
The Gabon international is seventh on the Premier League fastest players list.
Aubameyang’s tenure at the Emirates concluded on a bitter note in 2022, yet he stood resilient as a remarkable talisman for Arsenal during challenging periods.
6. Mohamed Salah – 50 goals in 72 games
The Egyptian and Liverpool star player achieved 50 goals in just 72 games, securing his spot on the list with a brace during a thrilling 4-3 victory over Crystal Palace with Liverpool back in 2019.
5. Fernando Torres – 50 goals in 72 games
Transitioning from one Liverpool legend to another, Fernando Torres shares the joint fourth spot with Egyptian Mohammed Salah. The Spanish striker reached the 50-goal milestone in 72 games.
4. Ruud van Nistelrooy – 50 goals 68 games
Ruud van Nistelrooy etched his name into the records with a remarkable feat during a 2-1 win over Newcastle for Man United in 2003. The Dutchman not only secured victory but also marked his 50th Premier League goal in just 68 games.
3. Alan Shearer – 50 goals in 66 games
The Premier League’s leading goalscorer, Alan Shearer, is the third-fastest Player to reach 50 goals in the Premier League. He achieved this milestone at Blackburn Rovers in 1994 with a double against Everton.
2. Andy Cole – 50 goals in 65 games
In a memorable afternoon for Andy Cole and Manchester United, during a record-breaking 9-0 victory over Ipswich Town in 1995, the former England international scored five goals, reaching 50 goals in the Premier League in just 65 games – the fastest in history at that time. Cole also made history as the first Player to score five goals in a single Premier League game during the Ipswich big win.
1. Erling Haaland – 50 goals in 48 games
Erling Haaland made history as the quickest Player to reach 50 Premier League goals, accomplishing the feat in just 48 games during his stellar performance for Manchester City against Liverpool on November 25, 2023.
Haaland broke Andy Cole’s 1995 record, achieving his first 50 Premier League goals in just 48 games, surpassing the former England international’s milestone set in 65 games.