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

  • Peaky Magpie

    Oh for Big Al to be still playing now and could anyone explain to me what a penalty is ??? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    • Kneebotherm8

      Put a penalty in a certain area of the goal high up and in either corner with power and no goalie is gonna save it.
      That’s all Big Al did, no tappy lappying like some of the players nowadays,trying to fox the goalie and often ending up with an embarrassing pss power miss or save.
      That’s why Shearers penalty record was so exceptional,the keepers had very little chance of saving his pens.

      • Peaky Magpie

        Spot on mate (no pun intended) ! Can you remember when Henry and i think Pires tried to be far too cocky,clever & french and totally ballsed that penalty up ??? Hilarious.

        • Kneebotherm8

          I can mate ,far too clever for their own good and often ending up with egg on their faces.
          Matt le Tissier was another one in the Shearer mould and he hardly missed a pen either.

      • Angelswithdirtyfaces

        Pirlo’s pen against Hart was pretty good though..

        • Kneebotherm8

          He mugged Hart in that game,sure enough.

      • Rich Lawson

        Best penalty save ever was Gordon Banks in league cup semi,Stoke v West Ham. Geoff Hurst hit an absolute thunderbolt as you describe but Banks reaction was brilliant.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      A Penalty is something Hosselu would miss

      • Peaky Magpie

        πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ We might get one at Old Trafford next game out ??? Sorry have to go nurse says it’s medication time !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Harry Kane will be offski to Real or Barca
    Shearers record will stand for yonks

    • Peaky Magpie

      And he’ll be taking Poch with him.

  • Steve Pearce

    Oh shut up Porter and chop your hands off – then we will be spared such irrelevances….

  • Leazes Ender

    We haven’t had a penalty given since shearer retired.

    • paul mclaughlan

      I had to google what a penalty is.

    • Rich Lawson

      And he one he got in the testimonial against Celtic was a bit dodgy !

  • MadMag83

    Was our last pen the one in the Championship? When Ritchie scored it but the ref disallowed it and didn’t let him retake it?