26 September, 2016 - 18:02

Our 5 favourite Premier League Strikers of the 90’s FootballTop.com

The 1990’s will be remembered for years to come as a defining decade in world football.

Increasing price tags in the transfer market and the era of those amazing Nike adverts stemmed from a rising of truly great footballers who brought the quality from the 60s, 70s and 80s into a new dawn of ability, skill with increased emphasis on clean living and fitness.

A quick look at the European football betting odds at the time of writing tells us that Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero is the clear 13/8 favourite to be the Top Premier League goalscorer for the 2016/17 season.

Here we will take a nostalgic look at our top 5 Premier League Strikers from the 90’s, which are sure to bring back some fond memories…

Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer was an absolute powerhouse for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United during the 90s and scored a colossal 283 League goals in his career, including a record 260 in the Premier League (of which 58 were penalties) with a record 11 Premier League hat-tricks, and a total of 422 goals in all competitions including International at all levels.

Until his retirement from International football in 2000 he appeared 63 times for England and scored 30 goals. Remarkable player.

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Dennis Bergkamp

One of the finest examples of Dutch talent, “The Iceman” of Amsterdam graced our fields for Arsenal during the 1990’s and scored some of the best goals ever witnessed in English football.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest players in his generation, Bergkamp finished 3rd twice in the FIFA World Player of the Year award and was selected by Pelé as one of the FIFA 100 greatest living players.

In 2007, he was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame, the only player from Holland to have such a feat. Due to his fear of flying, Bergkamp has been affectionately nicknamed the “Non-Flying Dutchman” by Arsenal supporters, but any football fan has to have him in their list of top strikers of this era. Genius.

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Eric Cantona

Speaking of genius, what about this man. A fiery French wizard who had a capability to bend both the football and defences to his will with the minimum of fuss, a man who transcended the sport during his time at Manchester United.

He wasn’t without his quirks but the legacy he left the game with leaves us in no doubt that “Cantona” is a name synonymous with the brilliant strikers of the 90’s. For what it’s worth, he scored 131 goals during 369 club appearances, along with 20 goals from 45 caps for France. He had flare, he had presence, he had it all.

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Ian Wright

A goal-scoring machine, Wright scored 239 goals in 501 club appearances.

He was never the most skilfull player, but was as natural a striker as you’re likely to find and his reign at Arsenal makes him an obvious inclusion in our Top 5 list.

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Gianfranco Zola

Finally, a little Italian who scored 193 goals in 629 club games, but is best known for his time at Chelsea between 1996-2003, where Zola amassed 59 goals from 229 matches. At his best, he was a mesmerising sight, with the ability to score from anywhere. He was just brilliant.

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