It’s a debate virtually as previous because the competitors itself – who’s one of the best striker to grace the Premier League?
Let’s be sincere, there are a lot of other ways of trying and none are completely nailed-on.
Nonetheless, one space that many would possibly level to is targets frequency.
It stands to purpose. The purpose of soccer is to place the ball within the web and the participant who does it most frequently have to be fairly good.
That’s the place Sergio Aguero is available in.
The Manchester Metropolis nice introduced on Wednesday that he has retired from the sport as a consequence of well being causes, having had a coronary heart situation detected over the previous month and a half.
It has reduce his profession disappointingly quick given, at 33, he seemingly nonetheless had a lot to supply – however it does present the chance to look again on among the best goalscorers of current occasions.
Whereas he loved his breakthrough to a world viewers with Atletico Madrid, he really peaked at Manchester Metropolis and went on to turn into their document goalscorer with 260 strikes throughout all competitions.
Of these, 184 had been scored within the Premier League, essentially the most any participant has ever scored for one membership within the competitors. He’s undoubtedly a contemporary nice.
However in comparison with the Premier League’s different legendary strikers, is he the best?
Aguero’s 184 targets within the Premier League got here at a fee of 1 each 108 minutes, by far one of the best document of any participant to web a minimum of 20 occasions within the competitors.
However what makes this much more spectacular is the actual fact he may play one other 2,520 minutes (or 28 full matches) and nonetheless boast one of the best minutes-per-goal ratio (20+ targets) in Premier League historical past.
So whereas Alan Shearer might maintain the document for many targets, it will appear Aguero was much more deadly…
2,520 – Sergio Agüero may play one other 2,520 minutes of Premier League motion with out scoring (the equal to twenty-eight full video games), and he would nonetheless have one of the best minutes per aim ratio of any Premier League participant (20+ targets). Stupendous. pic.twitter.com/47TbHNeGnl
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 15, 2021