Former heroes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are among the top five players to score the most Premier League goals after turning 30.
While we all love to be excited about a young upstart taking the lead, there is something even more admirable about an elder who has toured the neighborhood enjoying an Indian summer.
We took a look at the five players with the most Premier League goals once they got it wrong – or should it be true? – side 30.
Jamie Vardy – 77 goals
He’s 33, needs 17 more goals to break that record and is playing about as well as he’s never played before.
We’re not going to support him by ending his career at the top of this list.
READ: How the f * ck is wearing and Red Bull fan Jamie Vardy still so good at 32?
Teddy Sheringham – 77 goals
A three-time winner with Manchester United at 33, PFA and FWA Player of the Year at 35 and the Premier League’s oldest goalscorer at age 40, 22 years after scoring his first professional goal.
You are as old as you think you are, and Sheringham is proof of that.
READ: How Teddy Sheringham won over Man Utd fans as the King’s replacement
Frank Lampard – 82 goals
You don’t see Steven Gerrard on this list, do you? * ducks for cover *
We often see Liverpool / Man Utd / Chelsea fans using our articles out of context to discuss who was better between Gerrard, Scholes and Lampard, so now is the perfect opportunity to make something very clear:
The correct answer is obviously David Batty. pic.twitter.com/W62ykCM1QA
– Planet Football (@planetfutebol) October 29, 2020
Alan Shearer – 84 goals
Would Shearer’s final years have been even more productive if he hadn’t suffered those previous serious injuries, or would that time away from the pitch have prolonged his career?
Either way, scoring a 4-1 victory in the Tyne-Wear Derby was a good way to bow out, as the man himself said: “Go out to Sunderland, score and get the best. result in 50 years was not a bad way to go.
READ: Newcastle’s forgotten artists: We forgot to insure £ 15million Alan Shearer
Ian Wright – 93 goals
Having turned pro three months before his 22nd birthday and not having made his high-flying debut until the age of 26, Wright is often touted as an example of why you should never give up on your dreams.
We would love to be okay with that feeling, but it’s easy to tell when you’re
well brilliant f * cking in football like Wright.
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