Premier League

5 Highest-Scoring Teenagers in Premier League History

Arjun Singh Devgan
Michael Owen has scored the most goals as a teenager in Premier League history
Michael Owen has scored the most goals as a teenager in Premier League history / Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

The Premier League has seen a number of young talents make a name for themselves in the sport throughout it's history, and some of these teenagers have gone on to become some of the greats in football.

Here, we take a look at the five highest-scoring teenagers in PL history.

1. Michael Owen - 46 goals

Michael Owen
Michael Owen / Gary M. Prior/Getty Images

Michael Owen perhaps does not get the credit he deserves, considering that he won the Ballon d'Or award in 2001 for his brilliant performances in front of goal.

The former England striker created waves as a teenager itself, scoring 46 goals for Liverpool before he turned 20-years-old and remained one of the best strikers in the world till the mid 2000's.

2. Robbie Fowler - 35 goals

Robbie Fowler of Liverpool in action
Robbie Fowler of Liverpool in action / Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Known as "God" among fans of Liverpool, Robbie Fowler was arguably the most exciting young player in the 90's, winning back-to-back PFA Young Player of the Year awards.

The striker netted 35 goals for the Reds as teen, with his performances earning him legendary status at Anfield.

3. Wayne Rooney - 30 goals

Wayne Rooney
Portsmouth v Everton / Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Wayne Rooney burst onto the scene at the tender age of 16 for Everton and such was his natural goalscoring ability that it came as no surprise that Manchester United soon came calling.

The striker would go on to become United's all-time record goalscorer and had scored 30 goals by the time he turned 20.

4. Nicolas Anelka - 19 goals

Nicholas Anelka of Arsena
Nicholas Anelka of Arsena / Ben Radford/Getty Images

Nicolas Anelka joined Arsenal from Paris Saint-Germain aged just 17 and was an instant success in the Premier League, scoring nine goals in his first full season with the club.

The Frenchman played for a number of top clubs during his career and while he spent a limited time at Highbury, he did help them win trophies during his stint with them.

5. Mason Greenwood - 18 goals

Mason Greenwood
Manchester United v Everton - Pre-season Friendly / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Hailed as the next great striker to come through at Manchester United, Mason Greenwood has netted 18 goals in the league so far and could move up in this list considering that he turns 20 on 1 October.

It will be interesting to see how his career progresses, as many believe that he has a bright future ahead of him.