Premier League

5 Highest Scoring Foreign Players in Premier League History

Arjun Singh Devgan
Sergio Aguero is the highest scoring foreign player in Premier League history
Sergio Aguero is the highest scoring foreign player in Premier League history / Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Manchester City on Monday announced that their all-time record goalscorer, Sergio Aguero will leave the club at the end of the season. The Argentinian's contract with the club expires in the summer, with it being confirmed that he will not sign a new deal with them.

Aguero who joined City from Atletico Madrid in 2011 will go down as one of the greatest ever players in the history of the club and is the highest scoring foreign player in the league. Here, we take a look at those five foreign players who have scored the most goals in England's top-flight league.

1. Sergio Aguero - 181 goals in 271 games

Sergio Aguero
Fulham v Manchester City - Premier League / Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Manchester City's all-time record goalscorer and a player who has been integral to the Cityzens rise as a superpower in England, Sergio Aguero has been brilliant for the club ever since he joined them in 2011. The Argentinian who will leave the club after a decade has a slew of records to his name, many of those which will arguably be never broken.

2. Thierry Henry - 175 goals in 254 games

Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry of Arsenal running with the ball / Ben Radford/Getty Images

Arsenal's greatest ever player and in the eyes of many the greatest foreign player to land on England's shores - Thierry Henry was unstoppable at his peak and was a main reason in the rise of Premier League's popularity across the world. Henry ended up with 175 league goals to his name, many of them coming in wins for the Gunners.

3. Robin van Persie - 144 goals in 280 games

Robin van Persie
Manchester United v Arsenal - Premier League / Alex Livesey/Getty Images

That Robin van Persie ended up with only one Premier League's medal is not testament to his ability on his pitch and how brilliant he was for both Arsenal and Manchester United. The Dutchman initially started as a winger before becoming a world class forward as seen by the 144 goals in the league he netted.

4. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink - 127 goals in 288 games

Jimmy Floyd Hasseslbaink of Chelsea gives a thumbs up to the Chelsea fans
Jimmy Floyd Hasseslbaink of Chelsea gives a thumbs up to the Chelsea fans / Ben Radford/Getty Images

One of the most underrated strikers in Premier League history, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink won the Golden Boot award twice - with the Dutchman playing for the likes of Leeds United and Chelsea among others during his time in England. Hasselbaink was unfortunate to not play in strong teams during his era, as he failed to win a major trophy of note.

5. Robbie Keane - 126 goals in 349 games

Robbie Keane
Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley - Premier League / Ian Walton/Getty Images

A well-travelled striker who was a maverick presence on the pitch - Robbie Keane was known for scoring spectacular goals and very important ones especially for Tottenham Hotspur. His move to Liverpool did not work out as expected, but he will go down as one of the best from Ireland to play in England.