Peter Crouch’s 100 Premier League goals in stats

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    Stoke City’s Peter Crouch scored his 100th Premier League goal against Everton on Wednesday night.

    The lanky striker put the Potters ahead after seven minutes at the bet365 Stadium, tapping home from Marko Arnautovic’s squared pass before celebrating with his trademark robot.

    Crouch is the 26th player in Premier League history to reach 100 goals, and at 36 years and two days, he is also the oldest ever to achieve the feat.

    Quickest players to 100 Premier League goals

    Rank Player Appearances
    1st Alan Shearer 124
    2nd Sergio Aguero 147
    3rd Thierry Henry 160
    4th Ian Wright 173
    5th Robbie Fowler 175
    23rd Peter Crouch 419

    Thirty-seven of his goals have come for Stoke, and he has also scored for Liverpool (22), Tottenham (12), Portsmouth (11), Aston Villa (six) and Southampton (12).

    Five other members of the 100 Club have scored for six clubs in Andy Cole, Les Ferdinand, Robbie Keane, Nicolas Anelka and Darren Bent, but they all hit the landmark before they reached their sixth clubs.

    Oldest players to reach 100 Premier League goals

    Player Age at 100 goals
    Peter Crouch 36 years 2 days
    Ryan Giggs 35 years 364 days
    Paul Scholes 35 years 110 days
    Teddy Sheringham 34 years 210 days
    Didier Drogba 34 years 0 days

    It took Crouch 419 appearances to reach 100 goals, making him one of the slowest of the 26, ahead of only Paul Scholes (436), Steven Gerrard (449) and Ryan Giggs (534).

    One area in which he does lead the way, however, is for headed goals. With 48, he has scored more of them than any other member of the 100 Club.

    Most headed Premier League goals

    Player Headed goals
    Peter Crouch 48
    Alan Shearer 46
    Dion Dublin 45
    Les Ferdinand 40
    Dwight Yorke 38

    Forty-three of his goals came with his favoured right foot, with only nine coming on his left. 56 of his goals have come in home games, while 94 of them have been from inside the box.

    Peter Crouch 100 Premier League goals breakdown

    Goals Total
    Left foot 9
    Right foot 43
    Header 48
    Penalties 1
    Free kicks 0
    In box 95
    Out box 5
    Home 57
    Away 43

    Crouch’s landmark strike against Everton was his fourth of the season so far, meaning he needs to score eight more to match his most prolific season Premier League season – when he netted 12 times in 2004/05.

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