Premier League footballers with most headed goals

There is something clinical about a header goal. You have to find the right contact and the right direction while jumping in the air at the right time!

Well, there are a few players in England who have mastered this skill.

As this list demonstrates, English football may not be able to create the technically gifted players that Spain or South America do, but when it comes to generating strikers who are lethal in the air, few countries can compete.

Here is the list of Premier League football players with the most headed goals!

Dwight Yorke – 38 goals

Yorke established his reputation in English football in the mid-1990s with Aston Villa before moving on to have a tremendously successful spell with Manchester United.

The Trinidad and Tobago international had a fantastic leap for a small striker and scored some memorable headers from David Beckham crosses during United’s treble-winning season in 1999.

Later in his career, he dropped back into midfield, demonstrating his ability as a top all-around footballer.

Les Ferdinand – 40 goals

Sir Les, as he was nicknamed to his teammates, was a fantastic striker known for his forceful attacks and finishing off crosses.

Between 1995 and 1997, he scored 41 goals in 68 games for Kevin Keegan’s wildly entertaining Newcastle team, which came within a hair of winning the Premier League.

During his tenure at St. James Park, Ferdinand created one of English football’s best-ever strike partnerships with the magnificent Alan Shearer, before going on to win the EFL Cup with Spurs.

For our younger readers, it is not an exaggeration to claim that the powerful striker was on par with Didier Drogba as a target man striker.

Dion Dublin – 45 goals

Sir Alex Ferguson, the legendary Manchester United manager, hired Dublin in 1992 to spearhead his assault, but due to a fractured leg, he only made 12 appearances for the Red Devils.

Despite many people writing him off following his terrible injury at Old Trafford, the huge striker went on to build a great Premier League career for Coventry, Aston Villa, Leicester City, and Norwich.

For our younger readers, it is not an exaggeration to claim that the powerful striker was on par with Didier Drogba as a target man striker.

Alan Shearer – 46 goals

Alan Shearer, the Premier League’s all-time leading goalscorer, is unsurprising to find on this list.

The former Southampton, Blackburn, and Newcastle striker scored 260 Premier League goals, with 17.69% of them coming with his head.

Shearer was obviously a great header, but he is arguably the only man on this list who can score any style of goal; tap-ins, one-on-ones, long rangers, penalties, and free kicks, you name it, Super Al scored it.

Peter Crouch – 53 goals

When he scored in a 1-0 win for Stoke against Southampton at the end of the season, Beanpole striker Peter Crouch became the first player in Premier League history to score 50 headed goals.

The 6ft 7in frontman has worked as a journeyman. One constant, no matter which club he has represented, has been his ability to find the net with his head, and when you’re as tall as the Crouch man, it’s hardly a surprise that aerial ability ranks near the top of his abilities.

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