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The 10 players with the most goal involvements in Premier League history

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has reached the milestone of 200 Premier League goal involvements – a feat only 11 other players in the competition’s history have achieved. The Egyptian forward hasn’t quite cracked the top 10 – although you feel it’s surely only a matter of time.

It takes a mix of remarkable longevity and irrefutable quality to reach such figures, as the names that feature at the top of the list attest.

Here’s the full breakdown of the top 10 players in Premier League history with the most goals and assists combined.

10. Steven Gerrard – 212 (120 goals, 92 assists)

Salah has already eclipsed Gerrard in Liverpool’s all-time Premier League goalscoring charts, but he still has some work to do to surpass the legendary former captain for total goal involvements.

Gerrard sits eighth in the Premier League’s all-time top assisters chart and is one of only 34 players to have scored 100 Premier League goals.

9. Teddy Sheringham – 222 (146 goals, 76 assists)

It’s no surprise to see Sheringham’s name here, given what a Premier League stalwart he was. The striker had already been a professional for almost a decade when England’s top flight was rebranded in 1992, yet he continued turning out in the competition until 2007 and didn’t hang up his boots until 2008.

Sheringham still holds the record for the oldest outfielder to appear in the competition, having turned out for West Ham at the age of 40.

8. Sergio Aguero – 231 (184 goals, 47 assists)

“We love him so much,” Pep Guardiola tearfully responded after the Argentinian forward played his final match for City back in 2021.

“He’s a special person. He’s so nice. He helped me a lot … We cannot replace him, we cannot. There are many players in this club – Joe Hart, David Silva [are others] – who helped us to be this club. We have his legacy.”

On his day, which invariably came against Newcastle, there’s arguably never been a more lethal Premier League goalscorer.

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7. Thierry Henry – 249 (175 goals, 75 assists)

The Arsenal icon spent eight seasons in the Premier League, which is considerably fewer than most of the names that make up the top 10 – but he certainly made the most of his time in England.

In 2002-03, Henry became the first player to register 20+ goals and assists (24 goals, 20 assists) in a Premier League campaign. It’s an achievement that remains unmatched two decades later and is difficult to imagine ever being bettered.

6. Harry Kane – 259 (213 goals, 46 assists)

Tottenham and England’s all-time top scorer sits second in the Premier League charts, but a certain Geordie’s outright record looks safe after his €100million transfer to Bayern Munich.

For a while, anyway. Don’t bet against Kane returning in a few years’ time with unfinished business in English football.

Surprisingly enough, despite dropping deeper and becoming more of a playmaker in his latter Premier League days, Kane actually registers the fewest assists of any player in the top 10 with 46.

Fourteen of those assists came in Tottenham’s 2020-21 campaign – a single-season tally only bettered by a select few players.

5. Andrew Cole – 260 (187 goals, 73 assists)

Somehow underrated these days, Cole scored 187 Premier League goals and not a single one of them was a penalty. That’s just ridiculous. A further 73 assists isn’t bad going, either.

“It is what it is,” Cole reminisced years later.

“It wasn’t even that [others wanted to take it more], I wanted to score goals in open play. I genuinely said that to myself. If I didn’t think I could do that, I don’t think I’d be good enough, that was a simple way to look at it.”

4. Ryan Giggs – 271 (109 goals, 162 assists)

One of only three players (along with the next two) to register 100+ goals and 100+ assists, Giggs holds the outright record for Premier League assists with 162 – over fifty more than anybody else. Kevin De Bruyne needs another sixty to match him.

The former winger’s Manchester United career spanned from 1990 until 2014, during which time he contributed to 271 Premier League goals for the Red Devils.

3. Frank Lampard – 279 (177 goals, 102 assists)

The man with the most goals and the most assists in Chelsea’s history.

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2. Wayne Rooney – 311 (208 goals, 103 assists)

Only Kane and Alan Shearer have scored more goals. Only Cesc Fabregas and Giggs have registered more assists. Exalted company.

“Growing up, I watched the Premier League as far back as I can remember,” Rooney responded when he was inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame in 2022.

“My dream was always to become a professional footballer, score goals, and win trophies, and I was lucky enough to win the Premier League five times.

“I have so many brilliant memories from my years playing for Everton and Manchester United, and I’m really proud of what we achieved.”

1. Alan Shearer – 324 (260 goals, 64 assists)

Shearer’s record as the Premier League’s top scorer is well-established, but the No.9 also stands top for total goal contributions with a not-too-shabby further 64 assists for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.

Of currently active players, Salah would have to maintain his lofty standards deep into his thirties and Kane would surely have to return to play at least three or four decent campaigns.

Haaland certainly has the goalscoring potential, but there’s every chance he departs Manchester City for a European superpower during his peak years.

Shearer’s record may never be broken.


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