Have a Pop! The 5 Players With the Most Premier League Goals From Outside the Box

Few things in football (or in life) are quite as satisfying as watching a screamer from distance fly into the top bins.


While the ball ends up in row Z far more often than we would like, some players just have a knack for letting fly from improbably range and still finding the back of the net.


Wolves' star midfielder Ruben Neves is one such player, with all of his goals in English football to date coming outside the box - but which Premier League players have scored the most from distance?


Tony Yeboah, Matt Le Tissier and Xabi Alonso are among those to have had their Premier League legends enhanced by their prowess for a pile driver but none make the all-time top five for goals outside the box.


Here is the list of the top five players with the most Premier League goals from outside the box...

5. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Goals from outside the box: 33 


Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink had an almost predatory instinct for finding goals during his time at Leeds United, Chelsea and Middlesbrough. Coupled with the unbelievable power of his shot, this made the Dutchman a formidable foe in front of goal, no matter where he found himself on the pitch.


One of Hasselbaink's finest goals from distance came in a Chelsea victory over Spurs. The striker picked up the ball on the right-hand side of the pitch, beat two defenders before curling an absolute peach of a strike into the far corner from the edge of the area. A beautifully-crafted strike from one of the Premier League's most legendary marksmen.

4. Steven Gerrard

Goals from outside the box: 33


Renowned for his shooting ability and powerful strike, it should come as no surprise to see Gerrard featuring on this list. The former Liverpool captain scored 120 Premier League goals in total, meaning that more than a quarter of his strikes came from outside the box.


The Rangers boss scored a hatful of goals from range, but perhaps the pick of the bunch came in 2005 against Middlesbrough. Running onto a floated pass into the opposition half, Gerrard managed to bring the ball under control and let fly with a stunning half-volley which practically took the net off from about 40 yards out. Pick that one out.

3. Alan Shearer

Goals from outside the box: 33


When you score 260 Premier League goals in your career, a few of them are likely to come from outside the box. Former Newcastle, Blackburn and Southampton striker Shearer could score from anywhere, which is why the Premier League's all-time highest scorer finds himself tied with Gerrard on this list.


Shearer's vicious long-rage volley against Everton in the 2002/03 season was a shining example of why Premier League defenders simply could not afford to allow the striker space anywhere on the pitch. The ball travelled with such pace that the television cameras could barely keep up with it, leaving the keeper with absolutely no chance.

2. David Beckham

 Goals from outside the box: 34


Breaking out of the '33 Club' to narrowly beat Gerrard, Shearer and Hasselbaink, it's none other than Golden Balls himself.


Becks' proficiency from set-pieces and eye for the spectacular saw him net an impressive 34 goals from outside the box during his time in the Premier League - not bad, considering he only scored 62 in total.


The pick of Beckham's long-range strikes in the Premier League will always be his astonishing goal from inside his own half against Wimbledon in 1996. There looked to be nothing on whatsoever until the 21-year-old Beckham caught the goalkeeper off his line with a looping long-range effort that remains one of the league's most famous goals to this very day. You can't blame him for looking a bit smug afterwards.

1. Frank Lampard

Goals from outside the box: 41


Chelsea's all-time record goalscorer and the fourth-highest in Premier League history with 177 goals in the competition, Lampard's goalscoring feats are made all the more impressive by the fact that the former Blues and West Ham man did it all from midfield.


Picking the greatest goal from distance by Lampard was without a doubt the hardest part of writing this list but the midfielder's strike against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge surely takes some beating.


Receiving the ball a good 35 yards out in acres of space, you just knew what Lampard was going to do straight away despite the improbable range. Sure enough, the midfielder controlled the ball and let fly with a searing effort, perfectly placed beyond the reach of the helpless goalkeeper. An absolute golazo from Frank - take a bow, son.