Premier League

Premier League players to score 40+ goals in all competitions in single season

Rajarshi Shukla

April 12 2023
Erling Haaland Premier League

Erling Haaland is the most recent entrant in this elite list.

Haaland became the sixth Premier League player to ever score over 42 goals in a single club season in all competitions. Andy Cole, who scored 41 goals in 45 games for Newcastle in the 1993–1994 season, became the initial player in the English Premier League to surpass the 40-goal threshold.

Find out more about the other players that have 40+ goals for their respective teams throughout all competitions below.

41 – Harry Kane, 2017-18

After 41 goals scored in 48 appearances throughout all competitions, Kane had his finest performance season to date in 2017–18. The following year, he placed second in the UEFA Champions League. He finished the 2020–21 campaign as both the league’s leading assist maker and goal scorer.

41 – Andy Cole, 1993-94

Cole joined Bristol City in 1993 after rising through the ranks at Arsenal. Kevin Keegan bought Cole for a then-club record of £1.75 million to bolster the Magpies’ drive for promotion to the newly created Premier League.

Cole gladly complied, hitting 12 goals in 12 games to help Newcastle United easily win the First Division in 1992–1993 season.If you thought it was remarkable, wait till you saw the hitman team up with Peter Beardsley in the next season. The two just tortured Premier League defences, with Cole scoring 41 goals overall in 46 appearances across all competitions, including 34 goals in the league.

42 – Cristiano Ronaldo, 2007-08

Many people consider Cristiano Ronaldo to be one of the greatest players in the annals of the sport. The 37-year-old originally established himself at Old Trafford during a six-season stay in the 2000s. He returned to United last summer. Following a slow start with the English juggernauts (50 goals in four seasons), Ronaldo erupted in 2007-08 and gave an indication of what was to come.

In all competitions, Ronaldo scored 42 goals during the 2007–08 seasons. The lone hat trick of Ronaldo’s United career came during this season. In that year, he went on to capture the first of his five Ballon d’Or titles.

44 – Mohamed Salah, 2017-18

Salah signed the Reds from Roma in June 2017, and some people said at the time that they had overpaid for the winger by signing a contract that might have cost up to €50 million.

Yet after an unimpressive stint with Chelsea, he quickly and firmly dispelled those fears by moving smoothly to Premier League football. In all events, Mohamed Salah led Liverpool with 44 goals in 2017–18. Hardly Ian Rush (47 in 1983–84) has ever led the Reds in goals in a single season.

44 – Rudd van Nistelrooy, 2002-03

The Dutchman arrived at Old Trafford in the summer of 2001 from PSV Eindhoven and immediately got to work. In all competitions, Van Nistelrooy scored 44 goals, including 23 in the Premier League, when United finished third.

Van Nistelrooy had only begun; he would enchant Old Trafford for four more campaigns until an abrupt departure.

45 – Erling Haaland, 2022-23

After netting against Burnley on Saturday, Erling Haaland has now scored 45 goals in his first term in England.The Norwegian scored five goals for City in their incredible 7-0 victory against RB Leipzig on Tuesday night in the Champions League, and he may have added more if manager Pep Guardiola hadn’t taken him off in the 63rd minute.

The Norwegian scored a goal against Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter finals, bringing his career total to 45 goals across all competitions.

**This article was last updated on 12 April 2023.

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