Having had the opportunity to play with 8 of the 10 top scorers in Premier League history, Michael Owen rated Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry and Luis Suarez.
Owen’s opinion receives consensus from statistics. Shearer is the top scorer in Premier League history, with 260 goals. Henry is sixth, with 175 goals, and is the most prolific scorer in Arsenal history. In his generation, Henry is also among the most awarded, with World Cup, Euro and Champions League titles.
Suarez, played only four seasons in the English Premier League but scored 82 goals in 133 matches. He made a great contribution to help Liverpool in second season 2013-2014, and is the top scorer of this year.
A prodigy of English football in the late 1990s, Owen was the ninth scorer in Premier League history, with 150 goals. He used to stand side by side and face eight players in the top 10 biggest strikers in the tournament’s history.
The only man the former Man Utd player has not had the opportunity to compare shoes is Sergio Aguero, currently ranked fourth in the top 10, with 180 goals. The Argentinian striker is also the striker with the highest goalscoring performance in the top 10, at 0.69 goals per game, slightly better than Henry (0.68).
Aguero: ‘Owen inspires me’
Striker Sergio Aguero considers Michael Owen an example of learning from a solo goal against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup.
Owen impressed Aguero from a solo goal against Argentina, his hometown of Argentina, in the eighth round of the 1998 World Cup. when shot accurately into the high corner.
As an adult, Aguero chose La Liga as the first destination after leaving Argentina. Since 2011, he started playing and shining in the Premier League. He only needed nine years to win four titles, become a legend of Man City.