It is easy to take for granted all of the Premier League records that Alan Shearer holds.
The most obvious being the sheer number of goals.
Alan Shearer stands alone on 260, with Wayne Rooney next highest on 202.
Of those still playing, Jermain Defoe is seventh with 159, and then Sergio Aguero in 12th with exactly half (130) of Shearer’s total. Defoe is 35 and Aguero turns 30 in June, so neither they or 32 year old Wayne Rooney will get close.
Harry Kane is seen as the most serious competitor longer-term but turning 25 in July (2018), he is currently on 86 (38th highest), still 174 behind the great man.
A list published today shows the 10 highest scoring penalty takers in the Premier League era.
No prizes for guessing who is at the top but it is the sheer number that Alan Shearer is clear by, that stands out.
The Newcastle legend scored his 56th and final Premier League penalty in his last ever game, the 4-1 hammering of Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
This puts him 13 ahead of second best Frank Lampard but a massive 35 ahead of the next highest who is still playing, once again Wayne Rooney. He has 21 to his name and is in joint seventh.
Most Premier League penalties scored – Compiled by the Star:
56 Alan Shearer
43 Frank Lampard
32 Steven Gerrard
25 Matt le Tissier
23 Thierry Henry
22 David Unsworth
21 Teddy Sheringham
21 Wayne Rooney
20 Sergio Aguero
19 Leighton Baines