When it comes to Premier League goals, Wayne Rooney is the closest challenger to Alan Shearer.
However, still 63 behind (260 v 197), there is zero chance of the Manchester United player ever catching the Newcastle legend.
It is easy to take for granted/not fully appreciate Shearer’s achievements but to put it into perspective, the only other still playing in the PL player in the goalscoring top 10 is Jermain Defoe – and he is over 100 goals behind and turns 35 in October.
As well as being second in terms of goals to Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney has also gone clear second to the former NUFC number nine when it comes to another Premier League record
Alan Shearer scored in 190 Premier League matches and Wayne Rooney’s penalty against Swansea on Sunday has seen him go clear second ahead of Andy Cole and Frank Lampard.
The Man U player having now scored in 150 PL games.
Most Premier League games scored in:
190 Alan Shearer
150 Wayne Rooney
149 Andy Cole and Frank Lampard
133 Jermain Defoe
124 Thierry Henry
121 Teddy Sheringham
120 Les Ferdinand
117 Robbie Fowler
114 Robin van Persie
Premier League Record Goalscorer
260 Alan Shearer
197 Wayne Rooney
187 Andy Cole
177 Frank Lampard
175 Thierry Henry
163 Robbie Fowler
157 Jermain Defoe
150 Michael Owen
149 Les Ferdinand
146 Teddy Sheringham
(All contributions from Newcastle fans welcome, send articles (as well as ideas/suggestions) to [email protected])