Soccer is a sport that is easy for most to grasp. The objective is to get the ball into the other team’s net. There are those that do this prolifically, those who finish in style but with rarity, and those who spend their days standing by the goalposts Filippo Inzaghi-ing their way to the top of the scoring charts. These are the players who ensure that the match ball goes over the goal line, and upon whom a team’s match-day fate largely depends. Over the course of its 25-year history, England’s top league has been the home to some of the world’s most celebrated scorers. This list highlights the best ever strikers to star in the Premier League era.
10. Matthew Le Tissier
Between 1992 and 2002, a string of otherwise excellent Premier League goalkeepers were left looking a bit stupid by shots from Matthew Le Tissier. The Southampton forward mercilessly swept up Goal of the Season awards for many years before hanging up his boots (presumably kicking them from a great distance only for them to loop smoothly over the hook). A one-club-man through to the end of his Premier League career, Le Tissier’s 209 goals from 540 appearances, and a strike-rate of 48-converted penalties from 49 taken, highlights the spectacular consistency of the Englishman that Southampton fans still refer to as ‘Le God’.