Manchester City’s top goal scorer from every Premier League season

Explore Manchester City's top scorers: Aguero, Gundogan, Haaland, and more over the years.


Manchester City’s top goal scorer from every Premier League season

Manchester City's top goalscorer from every Premier League season

It’s not just a competition, but a celebration for several billion football fans across the globe. The Premier League, also known as the English Premier League, is the top level of the English football league system.

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The Premier League is by far one of the biggest football competitions ever to be played by one of the biggest clubs in the world. One such club is Manchester City. The men in blue have had a stupendous run in the sporting event for a very long time. The eight-time Premier League winners and current defending champions would be intending to bag that trophy yet again in 2022/23.

However, getting them those seven titles was never an easy task. The team did a stupendous job as a whole to win that crown. In that, a lot of strikers emerged as their saviors on several occasions. With that being said, let’s have a look at the top Goal Scorers for Manchester City since 1992 in the Premier League.

David White (16 Goals) – 1992/93

The Englishman operated as a forward for Manchester City and is best remembered for his eight-year spell at the club. He reached the scoring summit in the 1992/93 season and did a tremendous job to earn his club 9th place that year.

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David White

Mike Sheron (6 Goals) – 1993/94

Michael Nigel Sheron is an English former footballer, who made nearly 500 appearances in the Premier League and the Football League playing as a striker.

Uwe Rösler (15 Goals) – 1994/95

A German football manager and former player who last managed Fortuna Düsseldorf, Uwe Rosler was one of the top City strikers of his generation.

Uwe Rösler

A center forward in his playing career, Rösler played for several clubs, including Manchester City, where he was the leading goalscorer for three consecutive seasons from 1994 to 95 and 1996 to 97.

Uwe Rösler (9 Goals) – 1995/96

It was yet again the German who emerged as the top goalscorer for Manchester City.

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Uwe Rösler (15 Goals) – 1996/97

For three consecutive years, Uwe was the top scorer in the Premier League for Manchester City.

Paul Dicov (9 Goals) – 1997/98

Paul is a former Scottish professional footballer who was most recently the manager of Doncaster Rovers. He played for several clubs before moving to Manchester City in 1996.

Paulo Wanchope (9 Goals) – 2000/2001

He is a Costa Rican former professional footballer and former head coach of the Costa Rica national football team.

Paulo Wanchope

Paulo is remembered for his hat-trick in a 4–2 win against Sunderland that earned him his striker position at Manchester City.

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Nicolas Anelka (14 Goals) – 2002/03

Nicolas was a French professional football manager and a retired player who played as a forward. His 14 Goals helped City gain the 9th spot after getting back from relegation.

Nicolas Anelka (16 Goals) – 2003/04

For the second consecutive year, he was the top scorer for City in the Premier League.

Shaun Wright-Phillips and Robbie Fowler (10 Goals) – 2004/05

Shaun is an English former professional footballer who played as a winger. He played in the Premier League and Football League for Manchester City. Meanwhile, Robbie is an English football manager and former footballer. He most recently managed Saudi First Division League side Al-Qadsiah.

Andy Cole (9 Goals) – 2005/06

After his stint with Manchester United, he produced magic for Manchester derby rivals city by playing for them and being their top goalscorer.

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Andy Cole

Joey Barton (6 Goals) – 2006/07

Joey is an English professional football manager and former player who played as a midfielder. He made 269 appearances in the Premier League, including 130 for Manchester City.

Elano (8 Goals) – 2007/08

Elano is a Brazilian professional football manager and former player. He currently is the head coach of the Brazilian Série D club Ferroviária.

Robinho (10 Goals) – 2008/09

Robinho is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward. Courtesy of his 10 goals, City finished 10th that season.

Robinho

Carlos Tevez (23 Goals) – 2009/10

The Argentine professional has been a quick, tenacious, powerful, dedicated, and dynamic forward in his prime. Tevez was capable of playing as a striker, as a winger, as a supporting forward, or as an attacking midfielder.

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Carlos Tevez (20 Goals) – 2010/11

For the second consecutive year, Tevez was the top goalscorer which helped City finish 3rd.

Sergio Aguero (23 Goals) – 2011/12

Courtesy of Aguero’s 23 goals, City won their Premier League title in 2011/12. They came back from being down 2–1 with two stoppage-time goals just before the final whistle. It marked City’s first English title since 1968.

Edin Džeko (14 Goals) – 2012/13

The city finished second overall that season. During the 2011–12 Premier League season, Džeko scored four goals in one game for Manchester City against Tottenham Hotspur.

Edin Džeko

Yaya Touré (20 Goals) – 2013/14

He joined City for a five-year deal in 2010. He top-scored with 20 goals to give City another Premier League title in a one-year gap.

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Sergio Aguero (26 Goals) – 2014/15

Yet again, Aguero shined in City’s campaign with 26 goals under his belt. The city finished second again in the 2014/15 season.

Sergio Aguero (24 Goals) – 2015/16

He was proving to be a valuable asset for being the top scorer for the third time and two consecutive seasons in the Premier League for Manchester City.

Aguero in the team dressing room after his final match
Aguero in the team dressing room after his final match.

Sergio Aguero (20 Goals) – 2016/17

As Manchester City finished 3rd, Aguero rose as the top scorer with 20 goals for the third consecutive year for the club, in the league.

Sergio Aguero (21 Goals) – 2017/18

For four consecutive years, Aguero was the top scorer for Manchester City in the Premier League. This year came as a special one for him as his club won the Premier League.

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Sergio Aguero (21 Goals) – 2018/19

Yet again, the League top scorer for Manchester City featured a familiar name in Sergio Aguero. His goals earned City Premier League victors in back-to-back seasons. City beat Liverpool to the title thanks to a solitary point (98 compared to Liverpool’s 97).

Raheem Sterling (20 Goals) – 2019/20

The English striker was a phenomenal prospect for Manchester City with his ability to get past the keeper several times and convert into a goal. Man City finished second that season.

Raheem Sterling
Raheem Sterling

Ilkay Gundogan (13 Goals) – 2020/21

The midfielder was a prominent asset for the club and played a very crucial part in helping City win the Premier League yet again. This time with a whopping 86 points.

Kevin de Bruyne (15 goals) – 2021/22

The KDB factor glowed for Manchester City throughout the season as the Belgian star ended up hitting 15 goals and emerged as the league’s highest assist-provider in the 2021-22 season.

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Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne (Source: Kevin De Bruyne’s socials )

Erling Haaland (36 goals) – 2022/23

He proved to be the best signing of the 2022-23 summer transfer window. Erling Haaland is turning out to be a monster for the Cityzens. The Norwegian broke the record previously held by Mohamed Salah for most goals scored in a single Premier League season involving 38 games with 36 goals. 

Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland already has 14 goals this season. (Image via BBC)

City cruised to the Premier League title as they secured a historic treble last season. Erling Haaland has shown no signs of slowing down as the Norwegian also won the Golden Boot in the UEFA Champions League. The #9 will likely remain at the top of Manchester City goal scoring charts for a long time running.

Erling Haaland (14 goals) – 2023/24*

As it stands, Erling Braut Haaland is in pole position to retain his Premier League Golden Boot title. With 20 games played, Haaland is currently on 14 goals and tied with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. City are currently in 3rd spot and are looking to win the Premier League for a record fourth consecutive time.

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