Premier football is home to all sorts of footballing talents. There are goal poachers(fox in the box kind of players), dribblers, excellent passers, dead-ball specialists etc.
In this article, we’ll look at the players with who have scored most long-range goal. Who are the best in the history of the premier league since its inception in 1992?
Arguably the best premier league player of all time, Henry was a prolific goal scorer at Arsenal. His goal-scoring skills were a beauty to behold. While at Arsenal, the Frenchman scored a total of 228 goals.29 of them came from outside the 18-yard box.
Gerrard is an admirable Liverpool legend. A tireless runner and box to box midfielder, the former England international was also a natural leader who captained Liverpool to a memorable 2005 champions league triumph. Gerrard was also a long-range goal scorer as he retired with 33 goals to his name.
There is no doubt Shearer is a premier league legend. Nobody has scored more premier league goals than him(260). In his prime, Shearer was a goal poacher and a complete one in that regard. He played for Black Burn and Newcastle, winning one premier league title. The England legend scored a total of 33 goals from outside the 18-yard box.
Back in the day, the name Beckham was associated with free kicks. He was a gifted free-kick taker who bailed his team at just the right time. He scored a total of 61 goals and incredibly 34 of those came from outside the 18-yard box.
Top of the list when it comes to long-range goals scored is Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard. The ex Blues player was one of the fearsome midfielders in his prime. Although he was a midfielder, Frank boasts of premier league goal-scoring stats that few strikers can achieve as he has 211 to his name and 41 of them came from outside the box. The premier legend was also a prolific creator for other goal scorers as he managed 102 assists at Chelsea.