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Top 5 active goal scorers in the Premier League

Varun Nair
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Defoe has left a massive void in the Premier League
Defoe has left a massive void in the Premier League

When Jermaine Defoe left the AFC Bournemouth on loan to join Rangers in the summer transfer window, the Premier League lost its highest active goal scorer. The English international who has been part of five Premier League clubs during his time in the English League has scored an impressive 162 goals in 496 appearances.

The former England International is the seventh on the all-time goal scorer list, topped by Alan Shearer and spent almost all his career in the English first division.

Here is the list of 5 of the active goal scorers in the Premier League.

#5 Olivier Giroud

The Super Sub
The Super Sub

The highest scoring active super-sub in the Premier League, Olivier Giroud joined the Premier League on the back of a historic Ligue 1 champions medal with Montpellier in 2012. The Frenchman scored 25 goals in his last season with the French club, becoming the Ligue 1 top scorer before agreeing to a reported fee of €9.6 million bid from the Gunners.

The French striker spent five and half season in North London with the Gunners before leaving for West London to join Chelsea in the 2017-18 January transfer window.

The World Cup winner made 180 appearances for the Gunners in the league and scored 73 times, averaging 0.41 goals per match. The last few seasons with the North London side saw the Frenchman being brought off the bench to score important goals as Giroud scored an impressive 20 goals coming off the bench. The striker has so far made 31 appearances for the Blues and but has scored just four times in the league.

Le buteur de charme or the charm striker as he was once called by the Le Parisian has made a total 211 Premier League appearances and has a tally of 77 goals to his name. The Frenchman is 49th in the list of all-time top scorers in the Premier League and is just 7 short of Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo.

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