The Best Forwards In The History Of The Premier League

Today, the Premier League is definitely the best football league in the world. Sure, that was not the case throughout history, but regardless of that era in English football, the Premier League has always been blessed with ridiculously good strikers. When you look at Premier League outright odds available today, you can see that some strikers are likely to score a goal or goals in almost every game.

That just proves that this new era is also graced by genius forwards. However, today we are going to pay tribute to the greatest forwards in the history of the English most elite league.

Didier Drogba

This Ivorian legend is considered to be one of the greatest African footballers of all time. Drogba had a successful career playing as a striker for various clubs and the national team. Drogba began his professional career in France, playing for Le Mans and Guingamp before making a move to Marseille in 2003. It was at Marseille where he gained recognition for his goal-scoring abilities and physical presence on the field.

In 2004, he joined Chelsea FC in the English Premier League and this is where he became an immortal legend of the club. During his time at Chelsea, Drogba won numerous titles, including four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, and the UEFA Champions League. He was known for his ability to score crucial goals in important matches, as well as his leadership qualities and strong work ethic.

In addition to his club success, Drogba also had a notable international career. He represented the Ivory Coast national team from 2002 to 2014, earning over 100 caps and scoring 65 goals. He played in three FIFA World Cups and several Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, helping his team reach the final in 2006 and 2012. If all that wasn't enough to include him in this list, then we are not sure what is.

Thierry Henry

Many people consider this football god to be the best striker ever to roam the green fields of England. He had a remarkable career as a professional football player. Born on August 17, 1977, in Les Ulis, France, Henry began his career at AS Monaco in 1994. He quickly gained recognition for his speed, skill, and goal-scoring ability.

In 1999, Henry made a move to Arsenal FC in the English Premier League, where he truly made his mark. He became the club's all-time leading goal scorer, netting 228 goals in 377 appearances. Henry played a crucial role in Arsenal's success during the early 2000s, helping the team win two Premier League titles and two FA Cups. After his successful stint at Arsenal, Henry joined Barcelona in 2007. He formed a formidable attacking trio with Lionel Messi and Samuel Eto'o, contributing to the team's historic treble-winning season in 2008-2009. Henry's time at Barcelona further solidified his status as one of the greatest footballers of his generation.

People will always fondly remember the splendid grace and elegance he showcased when he wore the Arsenal shirt. Henry also had a successful international career, representing the French national team. He played a key role in France's triumph at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2000. Henry is France's all-time leading goal scorer, with 51 goals in 123 appearances.

Sergio Kun Aguero

Kun Aguero, whose full name is Sergio Leonel Aguero del Castillo was born on June 2, 1988, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Aguero is widely regarded as one of the best strikers ever to play the game. Aguero began his professional career at the age of 15 when he made his debut for the Argentine club Independiente in 2003. He quickly made a name for himself with his impressive goal-scoring ability and technical skills. In 2006, he joined Atletico Madrid in Spain, where he continued to excel and established himself as one of the top forwards in European football.

In 2011 Aguero made a high-profile move to Manchester City in the English Premier League. He instantly became a fan favorite and played a crucial role in the club's success. Aguero's most memorable moment came in the final game of the 2011-2012 season when he scored a last-minute goal against Queens Park Rangers, securing the Premier League title for Manchester City. Throughout his career, Aguero has consistently been a prolific goal scorer.

He has won numerous individual awards, including the Premier League Golden Boot and the PFA Players' Player of the Year. He won the Premier League five times. This has put him into the Pantheon of the gods when it comes to English football.

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