Top 15 Attackers Behind Jordan Ayew on EPL Scoring Chart : Ghana attacker Jordan Ayew netted his 33rd Premier League goal against West Ham United as Crystal Palace defeated The Hammers by 4-2 on Saturday in a Week 34 league match.
The former Olympique de Marseille striker is the Ghanaian player with the most scored in the English elite competition in history.
He did 7 Premier League goals in 30 games for Aston Villa , 8 Premier League goals in 50 games for Swansea City and has 18 Premier League goals in 155 games for Crystal Palace so far.
GhanaSportsMarket.com takes a look at some notable strikers and forwards who are behind Jordan on the all-time top scorers list of the English Premier League. The Premier League clubs the players played for are stated in brackets.
Nicklas Bendtner , Nertherlands – (Arsenal , Sunderland) – 32 goals in 136 games.
Bendtner formed a prolific strike partnership in the Arsenal reserves with Arturo Lupoli. His first-team debut for Arsenal came on 25 October 2005 in a League Cup match against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, as a late substitute for Quincy Owusu-Abeyie.
He was however never a big hit at Arsenal and he is behind Jordan Ayew on the Premier League top scorers chart of all time.
Djibril Cissé , France – (Liverpool , Sunderland , Queen Park Rangers) – 32 goals in 110 games.
At Liverpool, Cissé scored 5 goals in 24 first-team games in all competitions for Liverpool in the 2004–05 season. He had only played 19 games for Liverpool when a freak accident occurred while playing against Blackburn Rovers on 30 October 2004. While Cissé and Blackburn’s Jay McEveley were challenging for the ball, Cissé’s boot got caught in the turf and his leg snapped.
This resulted in a broken tibia and fibula, and physio Daryl Martin said “It could take six to nine months for a recovery and the absolute worst-case scenario is 18 months.
The French striker was not a success at Anfield as he left to Marseille before coming back to England to play for the likes of Sunderland and QPR.
Shaun Wright-Phillips , England – (Manchester City , Chelsea , Queen Park Rangers) – 32 goals in 366 games.
Shaun was not a typical striker though.
He was released by Nottingham Forest aged 17 and Manchester City took him to Maine Road. He made his first-team debut as a substitute in the second leg of a League Cup match against Burnley, replacing Terry Cooke.
His league debut came two months later at Port Vale. Brought on as substitute striker, he helped his team turn a 1–0 deficit into a 2–1 win. His shot resulted in the first Manchester City goal, which Wright-Phillips attempted to claim, though the strike was later credited as an own goal instead.
He then started the next two matches in place of Paul Dickov, who was absent through injury. Once Dickov recovered, Wright-Phillips returned to the reserves, making only one further first team appearance that season. City finished second in the First Division, resulting in promotion to the Premier League for the 2000–01 season.
On 18 July 2005, Wright-Phillips completed a £21 million move to Premier League champions Chelsea, returning to his native London. He joined the club on a five-year contract after agreeing to personal terms and passing a medical. He had previously said he would not leave Manchester City.
Henri Camara , Senegal – (Wolverhampton Wandereres , Southampton , Wigan Athletic , West Ham United , Stoke City) – 31 goals in 113 games.
The famous Senegalese striker mostly remembered for putting a plaster on his ears played for five clubs in the Premier League between 2003 and 2009.
Also remembered for scoring twice against Sweden at the 2002 FIFA World Cup but Camara does not have more goals than Jordan in the Premier League.
Rickie Lambert , England – (Southampton , Liverpool and WBA) – 31 goals in 120 matches.
On 2 June 2014, Lambert was confirmed as a Liverpool player after passing a medical, signing a two-year contract for an initial £4 million transfer fee plus add-ons. Unfortunately Lambert is tagged as one of the players tpo have flopped at Liverpool after lasting just a season at Anfield.
Sylvain Wiltord , France – (Arsenal) – 31 goals in 106 games.
Wiltiord won three Ligue 1 titles with Lyon and two Premier League honors and 2 FA Cups at Arsenal. He was surely a success on both France and England but in terms of goals in the Premier League , the France attacking winger scored 31 goals in 106 matches for Arsenal.
Jürgen Klinsmann , Germany – (Tottenham Hotspur) – 29 goals in 56 games.
The legendary spent two non-continuous seasons with Spurs and did 29 goals in the Premier League.
Milan Baros , Czech Republic – (Liverpool , Aston Villa , Portsmouth) – 28 goals in 122 games.
Baros won the 2005 UEFA Champions League with Liverpool.
El Hadji Diouf , Senegal – (Liverpool , Bolton Wanderers , Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers) – 28 goals in 243 games.
The Senegal star of the 2002 FIFA World Cup was not a huge success in the Premier League. Diouf was voted African Footballer of the Year twice in 2001 and 2002.
Obafemi Martins , Nigeria – (Newcastle United , Birmingham City ) – 28 goals in 92 games.
After spending 5 seasons in the Italian Serie A from 2001 to 2006 , the Nigeria attacker came to the Premier League where he scored 28 times for the two clubs.
Anthony Yeboah , Ghana – (Leeds United ) – 24 goals in 47 games.
The great Ghanaian striker spent three seasons at Leeds United and scored 24 times in the Premier League. Overall he did 32 goals in 66 matches at Elland Road.
Mario Balotelli , Italy – (Manchester City , Liverpool) – 21 goals in 70 games.
The one who could have represented the Black Stars of Ghana spent four full seasons in England and scored 21 times in the Premier League for City and Liverpool.
Hernan Crespo , Argentina – (Chelsea) – 20 goals in 49 games.
The great goal scorer did not find things easy in England as he returned to the Serie A in 2004 where he played until his retirement in 2012 at Parma.
Roman Pavlyuchenko , Russia – (Tottenham Hotspur) – 21 goals in 78 games.
He was a known figure at Spurs in the Premier League between 2008 and 2012.
Alvaro Morata , Spain – (Chelsea) – 16 goals in 47 games.
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