The Premier League has historically been a tournament in which the greatest of the greatest have competed and triumphed as the league’s top scorers. In the competition, the best talents have demonstrated their extraordinary abilities. As a result, millions of people across the world tune in to witness the league, which is regarded as the strongest league tournament in the globe.
Although there have been many brilliant goal scorers in Premier League history, only a limited handful have achieved the legendary feat of scoring the most goals in a single season.
On that note, let’s take a look at the five players with the most goals in a single Premier League season.
Alan Shearer- 34 goals
Alan Shearer was exceptional in the 1994/95 Premier League and helped Blackburn clinch the championship. Shearer scored a league-high 34 goals in 1994/95, the first of 3 straight campaigns in which he won the Golden Boot. He scored 30 league goals for the second year in a row, becoming the first player in league history to do so.
The attacker was awarded the PFA Player of the Year award for his contribution to Blackburn’s title success, the first of two he would earn throughout his illustrious career.
Andrew Cole- 34 goals
Newcastle striker Andrew Cole set a joint-record most goals in a Premier League season with 34 in 1993/94. Cole’s goals propelled newly-promoted Newcastle to a surprise third-place finish in a 42-game tournament, earning him the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
In a remarkable statistical season for the then-22-year-old, Cole also ended as the season’s leading assist maker. Cole scored 187 Premier League goals during his career, which is the third-highest number in the league’s history.
Mohamed Salah- 32 goals
Mohamed Salah’s return to England was greeted with both delight and pessimism, with some feeling his stint at Roma was a precursor to greater things to come, while others believed his unsuccessful tenure at Chelsea would be replicated at Anfield.
No one could have predicted what happened next, with Salah scoring 32 goals from the right-wing. He scored over 40% of Liverpool’s goals throughout the season, propelling the team to fourth place and qualifying for the Champions League the next season, which the Reds eventually went on to win.
Christiano Ronaldo- 31 goals
Christiano Ronaldo cemented his reputation as one of football’s best players during the 2007/08 season when he won the European Golden Boot with 31 Premier League goals and helped Manchester United win both the Premier League and the Champions League.
Ronaldo scored 40 percent of Manchester United’s goals as they won their 17th league title, nearly doubling his previous season’s total of 17 goals. He then produced the club’s sole goal in the Champions League final, as Sir Alex Ferguson’s side defeated Chelsea to win the competition.
Luis Suarez- 31 goals
Luis Suarez persisted as a prominent striker for Liverpool, finishing in a world-class season in 2013/14 that almost led to the club’s first Premier League title. Suarez’s energy, skill, and finishing abilities were breathtaking at times, as he went on to score 31 goals that season.
The Uruguayan dominated the individual headlines in the 2013/14 season, winning the Golden Boot, Player of the Season, PFA Players’ Player of the Year, and FWA Footballer of the Year accolades, as well as three hat-tricks.
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