5 top goal-scorers in Premier League history

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The competition we all know now as the Premier League was born on February 20, 1992. Since then, the league has witnessed a fair share of massively talented goal-scorers in their prime.

These players have played pivotal roles in their clubs' success with their attacking prowess and skills.

Here we take a look at the top five goalscorers in the history of the Premier League:

#5 Thierry Henry (175 goals)

Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry was one of the most prolific strikers in the history of the English top-tier.

The Frenchman arrived at North London club Arsenal in 1999 and established himself as a legend among the Gunner faithful.

The former Monaco and Juventus winger has 175 Premier League goals in 258 appearances under his belt and is Arsenal's all-time leading goalscorer with 228 goals for the club in all competitions.

The Frenchman was incredibly talented, breaking down defenses with his pace, his quick feet and clinical finishing.

Henry proved he was the real deal from the get-go, netting 26 goals in all competitions for Arsenal in his first season.

Henry's greatest individual campaign came in the 2003-04 season: the season of The Invincibles.

Arsenal registered 26 wins, 12 draws and 0 losses to become, for the first time in Premier League history, the side that won the title whilst remaining unbeaten.

The former striker has now moved into a managerial role at AS Monaco where he has had, what can only be called, a torrid start as the side is currently on a six-game winless run.

#4 Frank Lampard (177 goals)

Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard was the West London club's deadliest goalscorer in his prime. 

Lampard stayed at Stamford Bridge for more than a decade between 2003-04 and 2012-13.

The Englishman boasts of 177 goals in 609 appearances in the Premier League, and stands as the fourth highest all-time scorer in the league. 

Lampard was famous for his thirty-yard wonders and hardly missed a spot-kick from 12 yards.

The forward won three Premier League titles with Chelsea in the 2004/05, 2005/06 and 2009/10 seasons.

Like Henry, Lampard has also moved into a managerial position with Championship side Derby County.

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