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The Top 10 'Calendar Year' Goalscorers in Premier League History After Harry Kane Goes #1

Harry Kane broke Alan Shearer's 22-year record for the most goals in the Premier League during a calendar year on Tuesday, with his outstanding hat-trick against Southampton sending the England international to 39 league goals in 2017.


Shearer's 36 goal haul in 1995 has been at the forefront of news over the last few weeks while Kane has been closing in on the record. However, the Spurs star is not the only one who came close to beating Shearer's record over the last two decades.


Here is a top 10 of the greatest Premier League goalscorer in a calendar year...

10. Club 26

Sitting well below Kane's record are four greats of Premier League football. 


Sergio Agüero, Robin van Persie, Cristiano Ronaldo and Teddy Sheringham have all reached the tally of 26 in a calendar year, with only one of these four players making another appearance on the list later on.

9. Alan Shearer - 27 Goals - 2002

Having set his record seven years earlier, Alan Shearer reached an impressive tally of 27 Premier League goals in 2002. Shearer was a natural goalscorer and would go on to score over 250 goals in the Premier League era during spells with Newcastle and Blackburn.

8. Luis Suárez - 29 Goals - 2013

It's fair to say that Luis Suárez will go down as one of the most controversial players in the history of the Premier League. Despite heated encounters with Patrice Evra and Branislav Ivanović's arm, the Uruguayan is one of the most talented goalscorer to ever play in England. 


Suárez reached an incredible 29 Premier League goals in 2013, confirming his place in the top 10 of this list.

7. Les Ferdinand - 30 Goals - 1995

Les Ferdinand set an outstanding tally of 30 Premier League goals in 1995, the same year Shearer set the long standing record for Blackburn. Ferdinand played for Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle during 1995, eventually making the move to St James' Park for over £8m.

6. Ruud van Nistelrooy - 30 Goals - 2003

Level on goals with Les Ferdinand is Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy. Van The Man spent five years in Manchester following a £25m move from PSV Eindhoven, getting an incredible tally of 30 Premier League goals in 2003. 


The Dutchman, who is currently working as a striking coach with PSV, eventually moved to Real Madrid and would go on to see out his career with Hamburger SV and Málaga CF.

5. Alan Shearer - 30 Goals - 1994

For those who weren't fortunate enough to ever see Shearer play, just knowing that this isn't his last involvement on this list speaks volumes about the kind of player he was. 


In 1994, just 12 months prior to his record setting year in the Premier League, Shearer scored 30 goals with Blackburn - helping the Rovers go on to win the Premier League at the end of the 1994/95 season.

4. Thierry Henry - 34 Goals - 2004

You'd be hard pressed to find a defender who doesn't say Thierry Henry is the toughest player they ever faced in the Premier League. 


Lightning fast, strong and an incredible football brain, Henry had his best goalscoring year in the Premier League in 2004 - the same year he cemented himself in the record books with Arsenal's Invincibles.

3. Robin van Persie - 35 Goals - 2011

Like it or not Arsenal fans, Robin van Persie is the best goalscorer the Gunners have had during a calendar year. 


Although a move to Manchester United in 2012 may have left a sour taste in most Gooners' mouths, the Dutchman registered an outstanding 35 goals in 2011 for Arsenal - just one goal shy of Shearer's long record.

2. Alan Shearer - 36 Goals - 1995

The Premier League's king of goalscoring, 1995 saw Alan Shearer win the league title with Blackburn, secure a move back to boyhood club Newcastle and set the 22-year record of 36 goals in a calendar year.


Although the former England international striker in no longer sitting at the top of the list, he will always be remembered as one of the best - if not the best - goalscorer in Premier League history.

1. Harry Kane - 39 Goals - 2017

Despite needing just one goal to overtake Shearer's record, Harry Kane notched an outstanding hat-trick against Southampton on Tuesday to cement his place in the history books of Premier League football.


The Tottenham striker scored 39 goals in 2017, confirming his place amongst the best players in Europe. 


Kane also registered eight hat-tricks over the last 12 months, a tally which is more than Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Sergio Agüero and Edinson Cavani combined.