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
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
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
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.