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11 French Players Who Have Scored the Most Premier League Goals

Since its inception in 1992, the Premier League has been graced by some of the greatest French footballers to ever play the game. 


This list celebrates the 11 players who scored the most Premier League goals between their compatriots, from the Puskas nominees, to the two-yard tap-ins - they all counted!

11. Djibril Cissé - 32

Despite suffering two fractures in his leg across his career, the controversial Frenchman still managed an impressive goal-scoring record in the Premier League. Cissé appeared in five seasons in the top flight of English football, scoring 32 goals in 110 appearances. 


His final season in the league was marred with disappointment as he was part of the Queens Park Rangers side that finished rock bottom after winning just four games. The Frenchman only managed to score three goals in this campaign.

10. Florent Malouda - 35

Florent Malouda found a home in west London in 2007 and played his entire Premier League career at Chelsea before leaving on a free transfer in the summer of 2013. The midfielder scored 35 goals in 149 appearances for the Blues, with 23 of those coming from his left foot.


Malouda won five trophies during his time in England, including three FA Cup titles, the Premier League in the 2009/10 season and the Champions League in 2011/12.

9. Samir Nasri - 36

Despite scoring 36 goals in 215 appearances, Samir Nasri is a player who you might have expected to be higher on this list. The quick-footed Frenchman lit up the Premier League across his nine-season stay in England. 


Nasri's most prolific goal-scoring season came in 2010/11 whilst playing for Arsenal, where he notched 10 goals, attracting the attention of big-spending City who signed him the following summer.

8. Steed Malbranque - 39

Malbranque enjoyed a a 10-year stay in England, plying his trade at Fulham, Tottenham and Sunderland. The Frenchman made an impressive start to life in the Premier League as he scored 32 goals in his five seasons at Craven Cottage. 


Despite winning a League Cup during his time at Tottenham, Malbranque only managed to grab six Premier League goals whilst in north London before concluding his Premier League career in Sunderland, where he scored just one league goal. The midfielder finished his career with 336 Premier League appearances and 39 league goals.

7. Anthony Martial - 45

After a few seasons of various injury problems, things are looking up at Old Trafford for the talented Anthony Martial recently.


Arriving from Monaco for a fee rising to a potentially whopping £58m in 2015, expectations have understandably been high for the winger - with comparisons made early on his United career between Martial and the sublime Thierry Henry.


The goals are starting to flow now that United have been let loose by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, so expect Martial to begin contributing on a more regular basis.

6. Robert Pires - 62

Robert Pires is not the first Arsenal player on this list, and will certainly not be the last. Another Frenchman who enjoyed goal-scoring success under the watchful eye of Arsène Wenger, Pires scored 62 goals in 198 Premier League appearances. 


Even though he appeared nine times in the 2010/11 season for Aston Villa, all of Pires' Premier League goals came at Arsenal. Joining in 2000, the midfield maestro enjoyed immense success in north London, where he won two Premier League titles and two FA Cups.

5. Eric Cantona - 70

Despite often finding himself in hot water on and off the pitch, Eric Cantona more regularly found himself on Premier League scoresheets. In a gilded Premier League career, Cantona scored 70 goals in just 156 appearances for Manchester United and Leeds. After scoring six goals in the first ever Premier League season for Leeds, the Frenchman made the short trip down to Manchester where he stayed for five seasons.


Cantona won four Premier League titles during his time in Manchester along with two FA Cups, scoring three goals in two FA Cup finals.

4. Olivier Giroud - 80

In his first six seasons in the league, Giroud notched 76 goals, with 73 of them coming during his time at Arsenal. Now at Chelsea, the forward struggled to get into the team until recently under Lampard, but has contributed well in recent months - scoring against Tottenham at Stamford Bridge. 


The Frenchman has already secured four FA Cup titles but will be looking for the long sought after Premier League winner's medal in the coming seasons.

3. Louis Saha - 85

Louis Saha appeared 289 times on Premier League team sheets for six different clubs, scoring 85 times across his Premier League career spanning 15 years. Saha scored goals wherever he went, including 26 at Fulham, 28 at Manchester United and 27 at Everton. He also appeared for Spurs, Newcastle and Sunderland, but appeared only 32 times collectively for those three teams. 


Saha won three trophies during his time at United, including two Premier League titles and one Champions League medal.

2. Nicolas Anelka - 125

Premier League legend Nicolas Anelka scored 125 goals in 364 Premier League appearances.  Anelka had several spells in the English top flight, as he travelled all over Europe to ply his trade. In 2002/03, having already appeared for Arsenal and Liverpool, Anelka played in every Premier League game, scoring 14 goals that season. The following year, he trumped his previous tally, scoring 16.


The French marksman also enjoyed spells at Chelsea, Bolton and West Brom, where he called time on his Premier League career which spanned 18 years. He enjoyed two double-winning seasons for two different sides, winning the Premier League and FA Cup for Arsenal in 1997/98 and Chelsea in 2009/10.

1. Theirry Henry - 175

The top scoring Frenchman, and fifth in the all-time Premier League scoring list, Thierry Henry proved himself to be one of the greatest scorers to ever grace England's pitches. Scoring 175 times in 258 appearances ensures he is by far and above the greatest French goalscorer to play in the Premier League. His goals helped Arsenal to win two FA Cups and two Premier League titles during his initial eight-year stay in the capital. 


In 2012, the record-breaking talisman returned to the Emirates to make four more Premier League appearances, scoring a solitary goal, 13 years after scoring his first for the Gunners.

Sourced from the official Premier League website and accurate as of date of publication.