English Premier League is undoubtedly the most popular domestic football league in the world. A huge number of spectators watch the league matches on a daily basis. The English top-flight football league is broadcast in 212 countries, to 643 million homes. Moreover, it has a potential TV audience of 4.7 billion people. Since it’s inaugural edition, thousands of players have featured in this competition. In this article, we will discuss about top 10 youngest goal scorers in the Premier League of all time.
# Top 10 Youngest Goal Scorers in Premier League:
10) Danny Cadamarteri:
Just 22 days before his 18th birthday, the English forward scored his first-ever EPL game. It was his 3rd ever game in the premier league and he netted the ball against Barnsley. The Everton teenager was only 17 years and 344 days old when he opened his account for the Merseyside Blues.
On 20th February 1999, Chelsea travelled to Nottingham to face Nottingham Forests. The Blues won the game 3-1 and a young man made the history. Forssell scored his maiden EPL goal when he was only 17 years and 342 days old and became the youngest ever PL goal scorer for Chelsea.
8) Raheem Sterling:
The current Man City attacker is the 8th ever youngest scorer in the league. In the 2012-13 season, the England international scored opened his league account featuring for the All reds against Reading. He was no more than 17 years and 317 days when he put his name in this honourable list.
7) Federico Macheda:
Martin Tyler screams “Macheda!!!” with the microphone in his hands. That was a sensational goal as well as the most important goal of this list. United was trailing 1-2 against the Villans. CR7 equalized on the 80th minute and then this 17 years and 226 days old teenage scored the 90th-minute decisive goal for the Red Devils.
6) Andy Turner:
The English born footballer represented Ireland in the youth level. The former Tottenham man scored his very first goal against Everton when he was just 17 years and 166 days old. He also set the thenceforth record of being the youngest goalscorer in the EPL. Now he occupies the 6th position in the list.
5) Michael Owen:
The former English skipper stands 5th in this list with 17 years and 144 days old (his age during that match) strike against Wimbledon. The famous striker played for the clubs like Liverpool, Real Madrid, Man Utd, Newcastle United as well as Stoke City in his career. He scored this goal in his professional debut season for Liverpool.
4) Cesc Fabregas:
The Arsenal sensation had a wonderful career at the Emirates Stadium based club. The current AS Monaco midfielder passed his best times with the Gunners. He also scored this famous goal for the Invincibles back in 2004. He was just 17 years and 114 days old when he netted the ball against Blackburn Rovers.
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3) Wayne Rooney:
No premier league fruition list is complete without Wayne Rooney. The legendary football player is one of the finest players to play in the EPL. The highest ever goal scorer for England National Football Team holds the 3rd position in the list. The Man Utd legend scored this goal for his first professional club Everton against Arsenal just 15 days prior to his 17th birthday.
2) James Milner:
The versatile footballer played for big clubs like Man City, Liverpool in his long career. But he scored this amazing goal for Leeds United when he appeared for the Peacocks against Sunderland. He was 16 years and 346 days old and is the second-ever youngest player in the PL to score.
1) James Vaughan (Youngest Goal Scorers in Premier League):
Quite an unfamiliar name to top the list! James Vaughan the former Everton striker is the youngest ever player to score in the Premier League. The Jamaican was just 16 years and 270 days old when he made the history for Everton against Crystal Palace. He created the history on 10th April 2005. 14 years have passed since then but the record is yet to be broken.