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Iheanacho Named The Most Lethal Striker In EPL History

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Nigeria and Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho, has been named the most lethal Premier League striker of all time, ahead of the more illustrious names that made the shortlist.

Iheanacho made his debut against Watford

The list was complied by TalkSPORT who compiled a list of the 25 most lethal finishers since the inception of the Premier League, taking into account only the players that have recorded above 29 appearances in the top-flight.

With a goal every 106.5 minutes, Iheanacho has the best minutes-per-goal ratio in Premier League history.

Since Iheanacho made his debut against Watford in August 2015, the Citizens number 72 has found the net 12 times from 46 appearances.

Iheanacho’s scoring rate is better than City teammate Sergio Aguero, Spurs’ Harry Kane, ex-Manchester United star Ruud van Nistelrooy, Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge, Chelsea’s Diego Costa and Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud.

Strikers With The Best Minutes Per Goal Ratio
1) Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City) – 106.5 minutes
2) Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – 109.8 minutes
3) Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 116.9 minutes
4) Thierry Henry (ex-Arsenal) – 121.8 minutes
5) Adam Le Fondre (ex-Reading) – 124.3 minutes
6) Ruud van Nistelrooy (ex-Manchester United) – 128.2 minutes
7) Javier Hernández (ex-Manchester United) – 130.2 minutes
8) Luis Suarez (ex-Liverpool) – 138.8 minutes
9) Robin van Persie (ex-Arsenal, Man Utd) – 139.7 minutes
10) Hernan Crespo (ex-Chelsea) – 140.7 minutes
11) Edin Dzeko (ex-Manchester City) – 141.6 minutes
12) Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) – 143.1 minutes
13) Stevan Jovetic (ex-Manchester City) – 143.4 minutes
14) Diego Costa (Chelsea) – 145.2 minutes
15) Alan Shearer (ex-Newcastle United) – 146.9 minutes
16) Ivan Klasnic (ex-Bolton Wanderers) – 150.7 minutes
17) Ole Gunnar Solskjær (ex-Manchester United) – 153.0 minutes
18) Michael Owen (ex-Liverpool, Manchester United) – 153.6 minutes
19) Davor Suker (ex-Arsenal) – 155.8 minutes
20) Ian Wright ( ex-Arsenal) – 157.4 minutes
21) Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) – 157.8 minutes
22) Demba Ba (ex-West Ham, Chelsea) – 159.5 minutes
23) Tony Yeboah (ex-Leeds United) – 161.4 minutes
24) Branko Strupar (ex-Derby County) – 162 minutes
25) Loic Remy (Chelsea) – 162.5 minutes

 

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