LONDON - FEBRUARY 05:  Hernan Crespo of Chelsea celebrates scoring the second goal of the game during the Barclays Premiership match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on February 5, 2006 in London, England.  (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

9 Argentinian Players Who Have Scored the Most Premier League Goals

Argentina have a ridiculous history of producing attacking talent. Alfredo Di Stefano, Diego Maradona and Gabriel Batistuta are just a few names that come to mind.


The current forward options do not make for bad reading either and is arguably the strongest in international football with Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi all available for La Albiceleste.


All the forwards mentioned have something else in common other than just being Argentinian. They all (like the Copa Libertadores Final) moved to Europe. However when looking through the names, it seems as though the Premier League has been rather starved in terms of Argentinian goal-scorers, with Spain and Italy taking the a large wedge of the talent.


So much so, that in order to break into this list, you would only need to score 12 goals.


Here are the top nine Argentinian goal-scorers in Premier League History.


9. Roberto Pereyra (12 Goals)

Here is the 12 goal man!


Roberto Pereyra has played in England since 2016, signing for Watford from Italian giants Juventus.


He only found the target twice in his first season, before hitting five in his second. He has made an impressive start to the current campaign however, scoring five goals already in fifteen appearances.


The former River Plate player has forced his way back into the national team squad this year after a three-year absence, scoring his first international goal on his return against Iraq in October.

8. Erik Lamela (14 Goals)

Another Argentinian who has made huge improvements to his Premier League goal scoring stats during this season.


He has scored an impressive nine goals in 15 Premier League appearances, which means he currently sits on 14 Premier League goals for his career.


Another former River player, Lamela moved to England from Roma in 2013. The Tottenham  man has had his injury problems, however he has forced himself back into the national team this year after a long spell in the wilderness.

7. Franco Di Santo (14 Goals)

Somehow, Franco Di Santo is only 29-years-old.


It seems unbelievable that only nine years ago, he was a Chelsea player, albeit one who never scored a Premier League goal for the Blues.


He scored his first Premier League goal for Blackburn Rovers which turned out to be his only Premier League goal for the club, before he moved on to Wigan Athletic, where he hit 13.


He now plays for Schalke in Germany.

6. Maxi Rodriguez (15 Goals)

Maxi Rodriguez arrived in the Premier League at Liverpool  for around £16m from La Liga side Atletico Madrid.


He only spent two and a half years in the English top flight, however he still managed to hit fifteen goals from midfield, including ten in one campaign for the Reds.


He currently plays for Uruguayan side Penerol.

5. Leonardo Ulloa (19 Goals)

The Premier League winner scored 19 goals in his time in the division, including ten goals for Leicester.


He also bagged a goal last season for Brighton, in a rather barren loan spell with the Seagulls before moving on loan to Liga MX, where he plays for Pachuca.


He is still contracted to Leicester, so there may still be time for his to add to his goal tally.

4. Manuel Lanzini (19 Goals)

Manuel Lanzini has scored 19 goals in the Premier League, which is somewhat of a shock considering his history with injuries. 


Another former River player, Lanzini is in his fourth season in England, where he has achieved decent scoring figures from West Ham's midfield.


He won't be adding to his tally for a little while however as he is recovering from a cruciate ligament rupture.

3. Hernan Crespo (20 Goals)

We have ANOTHER former River player.


Hernan Crespo bagged 20 goals during his days at Chelsea in the Premier League. He achieved a strike rate of just under a goal every two games in the 2003/04 season, scoring 10.


He was then loaned to AC Milan, and then Inter before adding 10 more goals at a rather slower rate during the 2005/06 season.


2. Carlos Tevez (84 Goals)

A Boca player! Finally! In fact, Tevez could play at the Bernabeu in the big game for Boca on Sunday!


Carlos Tevez was no stranger to controversy during his time in England. He bizarrely arrived at West Ham in 2006 and scored seven goals in his time with the Hammers. He then hit the net 19 times in a two season spell at Manchester United, before leaving for noisy neighbours Manchester City  where he bagged the majority of his Premier League goals, scoring 58 for the Citizens, bringing his total to an impressive 84 goals.

1. Sergio Aguero (151 Goals)

Who else?


Sergio Aguero absolutely dwarfs the other names in the list, having scored 151 goals since joining Manchester City from Atletico Madrid in 2011.


Aguero is 109 goals away from the Premier League's all-time goalscorer Alan Shearer, however City's all-time record goalscorer is part of a formidable side managed by mastermind coach Pep Guardiola, so who would we be to say that he won't get near it?


It is unlikely. But it is not impossible.