The five fastest players to 150 goal contributions in the PL: Salah third
While the Premier League has been home to some brilliant players over the years, only a select few can say they have at least 150 direct goal contributions in the competition.
Some of those players hit that figure by spending their entire careers in the Premier League but others managed to do in inside 200 appearances.
We’ve taken a look at the five quickest players to reach 150 direct goal contributions in the Premier League.
5. Harry Kane
After loan spells at Leyton Orient, Millwall, Leicester and Norwich, Kane finally burst onto the Premier League scene in the 2014-15 season.
The Tottenham striker was initially labelled a “one-season wonder” but managed to silence those critics by maintaining his rich vein of goalscoring form over the following seasons.
He won the Premier League Golden Boot in 2015-16 and 2016-17 and hit 150 direct goal contributions in his 191st appearance in the competition.
Kane scored a staggering 131 goals during those league games and also registered 19 assists for his Tottenham team-mates.
4. Sergio Aguero
Aguero joined Manchester Cty from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011 and made an immediate impact with two goals on his debut against Swansea City.
The Argentina international managed to build on that promising start and soon established himself as the best striker in English football.
During his first six seasons at the Etihad, he helped City win two Premier League titles by registering 122 goals and 29 assists in 181 league appearances.
But one of those 150 direct goal contributions stands out above the rest…
🗣️ "Manchester City are still alive here..
I swear you will never see anything like this again.
So watch it, drink it in."
9 years ago today, Sergio Aguero scored THAT goal against QPR 🔥
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) May 13, 2021
3. Mohamed Salah
After leaving Chelsea with two goals and one assist in 13 Premier League appearances, few would have expected Salah to end up on this list.
But the Egypt international eventually returned to the Premier League with a point to prove and has since developed into one of the best players in the world.
During his first 158 league appearances for Liverpool, he registered 106 goals and 41 assists to take his overall tally to 150 direct goal contributions in 171 Premier League games.
2. Thierry Henry
There were lots of raised eyebrows when Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger agreed to pay Juventus £11million for Henry in August 1999.
But Wenger knew what he was doing and silenced any critics by transforming the inconsistent winger into a prolific centre-forward.
The former France international then got 103 goals and 47 assists during his first 163 Premier League appearances, helping the Gunners to two league titles.
1. Alan Shearer
Admittedly, Shearer made 118 appearances in the First Division with Southampton but we’re not counting those here.
The striker joined Blackburn Rovers in a £3.6 million move at the dawn of the Premier League era and marked his debut with two brilliant goals against Crystal Palace.
He won the Premier League title in 1995 and left Ewood Park a year later with a record of 112 goals and 28 assists in 138 Premier League appearances
Shearer then joined boyhood club Newcastle United and got seven goals and four assists in his first 10 Premier League games in 1996-97.