We really don’t need reminding about the goal scoring exploits of an Alan Shearer or a Thierry Henry, they seem to manage it themselves during TV work.
In The English Premier League it is notoriously difficult to score a ton of goals. Some of the greatest strikers in the world have struggled in the English top division.
On the other hand, some players have quietly toiled away at lesser-known clubs but have goal scoring records to be proud of.
Here we take a look at footballers who may have more Premier League goals than you think.
Just to put it into perspective, a player with the Caliber of Son Heung-min has only managed 25 goals so far which makes our list of unlikely goal getters look even more impressive.
Carl Cort, 28 goals
Carl Cort was a highly rated young striker when he burst onto the scene for Wimbledon in early 1997. Powerful and quick, Cort managed 16 goals in 73 appearances in all competition for the crazy gang before Newcastle tabled a successful £7 million bid, fighting off competition from Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City.
Cort scored on his Newcastle debut but that was as good as it got for Carl. A series of unfortunate injuries meant a long spell away from first team action. Cort eventually made a comeback and scored 5 goals in 10 matches but the injuries were clearly taking their toll.
Cort would also play for Wolves, Norwich and Leicester City without ever recapturing his early career form. He finished his time in England’s elite division with 28 Premier League goals, a decent effort but it could and should have been much more.