Premier League

4 Premier League players with the most goals in a single calendar year since 2000

Arjun Singh Devgan
Harry Kane scored 39 goals in the Premier League in 2017
Harry Kane scored 39 goals in the Premier League in 2017 / Power Sport Images/GettyImages

The Premier League is widely considered to be the best and most competitive league in the world, with arguably the best player and managers currently in England. Teams from the league have been dominating Europe in the recent past and they have are doing the same too at present.

While, there have been a number of great players who have played in England, only a few have been able to attain legendary status and here, we take a look at four players who have scored the most goals in a single calendar year in the league since 2000.

1. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) - 39 goals in 2017

Harry Kane
UEFA Champions League 2017-18 - Real Madrid vs Tottenham Hotspur FC / Power Sport Images/GettyImages

Harry Kane has arguably been the best goalscorer in terms of the games-per-goal ratio in recent times, with the striker already netting 229 goals to become Tottenham Hotspur's record goalscorer.

The England skipper also holds the record for scoring the most goals in a calendar year with 39 goals in 2017, with no other player scoring the most goals in a single year.

Despite his brilliant form in front of goal, the 28-year-old has been unfortunate not to win a trophy during his career so far.

2. Robin van Persie (Arsenal) - 35 goals in 2011

Robin van Persie
Arsenal v Queens Park Rangers - Premier League / Clive Mason/GettyImages

Robin van Persie made the divide to Arsenal's rivals Manchester United later on his career, but there was no doubt that he was the Gunners best player between 2008 to 2012.

2011 was his best calendar year in terms of goals for Arsenal, netting 35 and was again unfortunate to win a single FA Cup in his time with the north London outfit.

3. Thierry Henry (Arsenal) - 34 goals in 2004

Thierry Henry
Arsenal v Rosenborg / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

Named by many as the greatest player in Premier League history and without doubt the greatest player ever for Arsenal - Thierry Henry was a sight to behold when in full flight.

The Frenchman scored a staggering 226 goals for the Gunners, 34 of which came in 2004.

4. Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United) - 30 goals in 2003

Ruud van Nistelrooy
Manchester United v Manchester City / Alex Livesey/GettyImages

Ruud van Nistelrooy was at Manchester United for only five years and during that period there was no striker who was more deadly when presented a chance in front of goal.

The Dutchman netted 30 goals in 2003, eventually finishing with a total of 150 goals for the Red Devils.