Players with nine or more Premier League goals at age 18
With another sensational strike, this time against Aston Villa, Manchester United’s 18-year-old prodigy Mason Greenwood registered his 16th goal of the campaign and his ninth in the Premier League.
The talented youngster became the first teenager since Wayne Rooney to score in three straight Premier League matches, and with his fourth goal from outside the box in the Premier League, Greenwood became the leader in that category in the league this season.
Greenwood became just the fourth different player to score nine goals in a Premier League campaign before turning 19, and for those wondering who the other three are, we have the got the list for you:
Micheal Owen – 1997-98 and 1998-99
Former Ballon d’Or winner Micheal Owen was perhaps the most prolific teenage English striker ever, as proven by his incredible season with Liverpool in 1997-98.
The teenager scored 18 Premier League goals at age 18, setting the all-time mark. He scored nine goals in the 1998-99 season before turning 19, becoming the only player in Premier League history to have two seasons with nine or more goals before turning 19.
Robbie Fowler – 1993/94
The legendary Liverpool striker struck 10 times before his 19th birthday in the 1993/94 Premier League campaign and scored two more to finish with 12 for the season.
Fowler scored 162 goals in the Premier League for Liverpool, Leeds United and Manchester City.
Wayne Rooney – 2003/04
England and Manchester United’s all-time leading goal scorer Wayne Rooney has scored over 300 goals in his incredible career, however, it all started at his boyhood club Everton in 2002.
After scoring six goals in his debut campaign, Rooney scored nine in 2003/04 before moving to Manchester United that summer. Rooney went on to win every trophy with Manchester United.
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