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Top 10 Oldest Goalscorers in Premier League History

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Top 10 Oldest Goalscorers in Premier League History

Discover the top 10 oldest goalscorers in Premier League history. From Gary Speed to Teddy Sheringham and Thiago Silva, these players have made their mark with their skill and longevity.

Read on to find out who holds the record for the oldest goal in the Premier League and the incredible achievements of these football legends.

10. Gary Speed – 37 years and 351 days

Speed is fondly remembered in the Premier League after his tragic passing in 2011.

The former Wales international scored a header for Bolton Wanderers against Reading during the 2007/08 season, securing his place on this list.

9. Mick Harford – 38 years and 35 days

Mick Harford, a lesser-known name, scored a headed goal for Wimbledon against West Ham United in the 1996/97 season.

At the time, he was the only player over 38 years old to have scored in the Premier League.

8. Tugay Kerimoglu – 38 years and 99 days

Better known as ‘Tugay’, the former Blackburn Rovers midfielder was known for scoring screamers.

Tugay, a Turkish player, left his mark as one of the oldest goalscorers in Premier League history.

7. Mark Hughes – 38 years and 150 days

Mark Hughes, considered one of Manchester United’s best-ever strikers, had successful spells at Manchester United and Chelsea.

However, his career slowed down after leaving Chelsea in 1998, with stints at Southampton, Everton, and Blackburn Rovers.

6. Graham Alexander – 38 years and 180 days

Graham Alexander made his Premier League debut at the age of 37 during the 2009/10 season, becoming the oldest debutant at the time.

He seized the opportunity and scored seven goals, with his first coming against Sunderland on matchday six.

5. Stuart Pearce – 38 years and 211 days

Stuart Pearce, an icon in English football, notably for his time at Nottingham Forest in the 90s, became one of the oldest scorers in Premier League history during the 2000/01 season while playing for West Ham United.

4. Thiago Silva – 39 years and 51 days

The newest addition to the list, Thiago Silva, Chelsea’s Rolls-Royce at the back, became the oldest scorer in the Premier League for over a decade.

He found the bottom corner of the net during a thrilling 4-4 draw against Manchester City in the 12th game of the 2020/21 campaign.

3. Ryan Giggs – 39 years and 85 days

Ryan Giggs, one of the most successful Premier League players of all time, won the competition 13 times with Manchester United.

He holds the record for the most assists in Premier League history with 162, along with over 100 goals and 100 assists.

2. Dean Windass – 39 years and 231 days

The 2008/09 season saw Dean Windass continue to set records for Hull City after their unforgettable 2007/08 playoff campaign, which saw them promoted to the Premier League.

Windass scored his first Premier League goal at 39 years and seven months old, during matchday 14 of the campaign.

1. Teddy Sheringham – 40 years and 264 days

Teddy Sheringham, one of the Premier League’s most iconic strikers, scored 146 goals in 418 appearances.

During the 2006/07 season, he scored his 145th and 146th goals, which would be his last in the competition at the age of 40, while playing for West Ham United.

These top 10 oldest goalscorers in Premier League history have left their mark on the competition, showcasing their skill and longevity.

It will be a challenge for any player to surpass these records in the future.

This article was updated 1 month ago

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