No one has scored more headed goals than Olivier Giroud since he came to England

Spread the love

Since his debut with Arsenal in 2012, no one has scored more headed goals than Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud.

The lanky forward netted his 31st against Norwich. He has scored 84 goals in total. The 31 accounted for 37 percent of those have been from his head, which puts him in the all-time top 10 list of Premier League heading goal scorers.

The top class act in this category includes former Liverpool striker, Peter Crouch, Alan Shearer, Teddy Sheringham, and many more.

Giroud netted a header against Norwich City at the Stamford Bridge

Out of his 10 starts under Frank Lampard, he has scored six goals in the Premier League this season. He scored important goals against Aston Villa, Watford, Crystal Palace before his solitary strike against the Canaries secured maximum points for the Blue in their quest for Champions League football.

Olivier Giroud joins top class acts in on headed goals

Former stoke striker, Peter Crouch is the first player in Premier League history to head home 50 goals. The record was set when the 6ft 7in forward nodded home a goal during Stoke’s 1-0 win over Southampton on the final day of the season in 2017.

See also  Champions League final: 60,000 thousand Liverpool fans are expected to be in Paris

The 50 goals were almost half of his 103 Premier League goals over a career spanning the best part of 15 years in the English top flight.

All-time leading goal scorer Alan Shearer is second on the list having bagged an astonishing 260 goals during spells at Southampton, Blackburn, and Newcastle with 18 percent of them being headers.

Giroud celebrates opening goal for Chelsea aginst Manchester United in the semi-final of the 2020 FA Cup

An accomplished header of the ball no doubt, but the larger percentage of his goals came from tap ins, one-on-ones, long-range shots, penalties, and free kicks.

Former Manchester United’s striker, Dwight Yorke, who at a time partnered Sheringham had a remarkable spring in his step, scoring iconic headers off the back of David Beckham’s crosses during United’s 1999 treble-winning season.

Everton duo, Duncan Ferguson and Tim Cahill managed 36 and 31 headers respectively during their careers. Cahill is renowned for headed goals despite sitting ninth in the list of all-time. 27 headed goals in 170 Premier League matches – means he scored with his head, on average, every 6.3 games.

See also  Andy Carroll has been released by Newcastle United, meet his fiancee Billi Mucklow

TOP 10 headed goalscorers in Premier League

Peter Crouch – 53
Alan Shearer – 46
Dion Dublin – 45
Les Ferdinand – 40
Dwight Yorke – 38
Duncan Ferguson – 36
Teddy Sheringham – 36
Olivier Giroud – 31
Tim Cahil – 31
Robbie Fowler – 28

Giroud may sit eighth in the list of all-time headed scorers, but he has established himself as one of the best with his head on these shores in recent years. With more games at Chelsea, Giroud is likely to climb further up the list.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: