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Check out three ‘EPL’ players who have scored 100 goals without a penalty kick

Check out three 'EPL' players who have scored 100 goals without a penalty kick
Check out three ‘EPL’ players who have scored 100 goals without a penalty kick

A number of 32 footballers have scored 100 or even more goals in the Premier League since its inception at the start of the 1992–93 edition; such footballers are commonly referred to as the Premier League 100 Team.

Alan Shearer becomes first player to reach 100 Premier League goals in the 1995–96 era, and he still maintains the record for the quickest time to do so, with 124 games. In regards, with 260 goals, he owns the Premier League record for most consecutive scored.

With 141 appearances under his credit, Harry Kane is the second-fastest to reach 100 goals. Michael Owen, who is 23 years and 133 days old, is the youngest player to complete the 100-goal mark.

The first African player to join the list of 100 club was Didier Drogba, followed by Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane this year, 2021.

Three out of these superstars reached the milestone without a penalty shoot-out.

1. Sadio Mane.

Mané is a Senegalese striker who plays as a midfielder for Liverpool in the Premier League as well as for the Senegal national team. Mané was fourth in the 2019 Ballon d’Or voting, while he was fifth in the Best FIFA Men’s Player voting in 2019 and 4th in 2020.

2. Les Ferdinand

Les Ferdinand, a former Tottenham Hotspur forward, is the first footballer in the English Premier League to hit over 100 goals without scoring a penalty. Ferdinand played for a multitude of English clubs, including QPR, Brentford, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Leicester City, and others. Without taking penalties, he scored 149 goals in the English Premier League.

3. Emile Heskey

Emile Heskey started his career with Leicester City’s teams before joining Liverpool in the Premier League in 2004. For Leicester City, Liverpool, and Aston Villa, he scored a lot of Premier League goals. Heskey, he played for Aston Villa, scored 110 Premier League goals without taking a single penalty. After Les Ferdinand, he is the second player to reach over 100 Premier League goals without taking a penalty.

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