Peter Crouch thinks he ‘should come close’ to breaking Alan Shearer PL goals record
Peter Crouch has caused much amusement when talking about breaking Alan Shearer’s Premier League goals record.
The former Newcastle striker still stands supreme, 260 PL goals and nobody coming anywhere near close to beating it.
Peter Crouch is currently on 103 goals…one of only 25 players to score more than 100 Premier League goals in their careers (Crouch is 25th).
However, the Stoke City striker has had an amusing exchange on Twitter, where he mentions potentially breaking Shearer’s record…
“Watching these goals on Sky Sports can we get this Premier League started again pls.”
One of his followers then replying:
“How many seasons until you break Shearers record?”
“I’ve worked it out and retirement age in england is 65 isn’t it so I should come close!”
He may not be the greatest striker but top marks to Crouchy for being up for a laugh at his own expense.
This is how the leader board currently looks:
260 Alan Shearer
198 Wayne Rooney
187 Andy Cole
177 Frank Lampard
175 Therry Henry
163 Robbie Fowler
158 Jermain Defoe
150 Michael Owen
149 Les Ferdinand
146 Teddy Sheringham
Wayne Rooney looks sure to be only the second player to get to the 200 mark but surely has no chance of breaking the Shearer total.
Of the top 10, Jermain Defoe is the only other current player and at the age of 34, you can’t see him scoring another 103 goals…
Harry Kane is talked of as the young pretender who could one day do it and he is currently 46th on the all time list with 78 goals, some 182 behind Shearer.
He is now 24 and in the last three seasons has scored 21, 25 and 29 goals (plus three from a handful of games back in 2013/14.
With no major injuries so far, Kane has given himself a platform, but scoring around 25 goals every season for the next seven years or more would take some doing.
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