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All-Time Records Held By Players And Clubs In The Premier League

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The Premier League is one of the most followed football tournaments in the world. England’s top-flight football division saw the tournament be named Premier League back in 1992. The 1992-93 season was the inaugural one which saw Alex Ferguson-managed Manchester United lift the honour.

Over the years we saw several transformations in the league. Many top players graced the tournament and went on to leave great memories. Some went on to leave a sound impact with one team, whereas, some enjoyed success at different clubs.

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Manchester United have enjoyed the most success and boast of the best records. However, since the retirement of Sir Alex as a manager, the club entered a period of transition.

In this phase, Manchester City has taken charge. Clubs like Chelsea have enjoyed prime moments as well. Arsenal under former manager Arsene Wenger delivered success and were the invincibles in 2003-04. This record could remain on forever.

Meanwhile, clubs like Blackburn Rovers (1994-95) and Leicester City (2015-16) created history by surprising one and all, to conquer the Premier League dream.

Here we look at the all-time records of the Premier League:

Shearer and Rooney Top the Scoring Charts in Premier League

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Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney is second on Premier League’s all time top scorers list with 208 goals (Source:

Former Blackburn and Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer was a goal-scoring delight. Known to be as one of the most intelligent strikers, Shearer went on to amass a staggering 260 goals in the Premier League.

112 of his goals came for Blackburn Rovers across four seasons. Whereas, the remaining 148 came while Shearer played at Newcastle United for a total of 11 seasons. 

Following him was former Everton and Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney (208). Notably, Rooney was one of the most versatile players in the Premier League. A unique talent, Rooney dominated the pitch as a striker, number 10, winger and even midfield. Notably, these two Englishmen are the only players to have notched 200-plus goals in the Premier League.

Alan Shearer441260
Wayne Rooney491208
Andy Cole385187
Sergio Aguero261180
Frank Lampard609177

Gareth Barry and Ryan Giggs Showed Profound Longevity

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Ryan Giggs was a truly unique and loyal servant to football, who will go down in history as one of the best in his position (Source: Mirror)

Former England international Gareth Barry boasts of the most appearances in the Premier League. Barry, who represented clubs like Aston Villa, Manchester City, Everton and West Brom, went on to make 653 appearances in the EPL.

Barry made his Premier League debut in 1997-98 with Aston Villa. He is followed by former Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs, who played 632 matches for the Red Devils. Present Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is the only third player to have made over 600 appearances (609).

Giggs is still the most decorated player in Premier League history, whereas, Lampard won accolades with Chelsea. Barry won the EPL title with Man City.

Other Major Record Holders in the Premier League

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Former Chelsea goalie Petr Cech holds the record for most clean sheets in the history of Premier League with 202 shut-outs (Source: The Sun)

Giggs holds the record for the most assists in the Premier League. The former Man United talisman recorded 162 assists. He is followed by Cesc Fabregas (111), Rooney (103) and Lampard (102). These four are the only players with 100-plus assists.

Goalkeeping has always been an essential facet of the game and former Chelsea and Arsenal star Petr Cech ruled the post. Clean sheets are a big moment for a side’s defence and Cech ruled the chart for most clean sheets (202). He also holds the record for most clean sheets in a season (24) for Chelsea back in 2004-05.

Giggs scored in the Premier League for 21 consecutive seasons. This is a special record. Rooney scored 10-plus goals in consecutive seasons from 2004 to 2015. Shearer boasts of the most penalties scored (56). Rooney has the record for most goals for a single club (183) – Man United.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry and Nemanja Vidic won Most Player of the Season Awards (2 each).

Former Arsenal hero Henry boasts of the most assists in a single season (24) in 2002-03. Cole and Shearer carry the record for most goals in a season – 34 each in 42 matches. Whereas, Mohamed Salah rules the chart for most goals in a season (38 games) – 32.

In terms of hat-tricks, Shearer netted the most in a single season for Blackburn (5).

Manchester United are the Kings of Premier League And Other Team Records

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Manchester United are the most successful side in the Premier League having won a record 13 titles (Source: Premier League)

Man United have won the most league titles (13). They are the only club to have won the title in three successive seasons. They achieved this mark twice. United have also set the record for most wins (660) and most goals scored (2,033).

Man City are the only club to have registered 100 points in a single EPL season (2017-18). They also secured the biggest title-winning margin the same season (19). In the same season, they amassed the most away points in the league (50). They also notched the most wins in a single season twice (32) in 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Liverpool have the record for most points in a single season without winning the title (97) in 2018-19. Liverpool, alongside City, have notched most successive wins in a single season (18).

Arsenal have gone most successive games undefeated (49), whereas Chelsea have gone most successive matches undefeated at home (86). Everton have accounted for the most draws, whereas, West Hame have faced the most defeats.

City have scored the most goals in a season (106) in 2017-18.

Five clubs have never been relegated from the EPL (United, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Everton).

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