Youngest Premier League Goalscorers in History

The Premier League has seen its fair share of young goal-scorers make their mark in the world of football. From Raheem Sterling to Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen, numerous prodigies have announced their arrival on the big stage with remarkable goals at tender ages. While some went on to enjoy successful and illustrious careers, others faded into obscurity. Let’s take a look at the ten youngest goal-scorers in Premier League history and their impact on the game.

Raheem Sterling, the former Liverpool and now Manchester City superstar. He notched his first Premier League goal just 58 days shy of his 18th birthday. Sterling’s goal came in a 1-0 win over Reading during the 2012/13 season, and it proved to be a match-winner as he latched onto a Luis Suarez flick and fired home a low drive past the goalkeeper.

Daniel Jebbison made headlines in 2021 when he scored his first top-flight goal for Sheffield United in a 1-0 victory over Everton. The forward, making only his second appearance in the competition, sealed the win with a tap-in at Goodison Park in May. His performance left a lasting impression on the fans and the football world.

Lewis Miley, a rising star at Newcastle United, scored his first senior goal in the Magpies’ 3-0 Premier League win over Fulham. Miley’s composed finish made him the eighth youngest scorer in Premier League history.

Federico Macheda, a former Manchester United player, made his mark in the Premier League when he scored a crucial winning goal against Aston Villa in stoppage time. His contributions played a key role in United’s title-winning campaign.

Andy Turner, the youngest ever Premier League goalscorer for Tottenham, netted against Everton in 1992. Unfortunately, Turner’s career took a different turn, and he played a significant portion in non-league football.

Michael Owen, a legendary striker, scored his first league goal for Liverpool on his debut against Wimbledon. Owen’s talent and prolific goal-scoring ability made him a regular starter for Liverpool, and he scored a total of 158 goals at Anfield.

Cesc Fabregas, although better known for his magical passes and vision, managed his first Premier League goal against Blackburn Rovers in 2004. It wasn’t the best strike of his career, but it secured his place as the fourth youngest scorer in the competition’s history.

Wayne Rooney, a sensational forward, made his mark in the Premier League with a spectacular goal against Arsenal for Everton. He caught goalkeeper David Seaman off guard with a sublime effort from 25 yards out. Rooney remains one of only three 16-year-olds to score in the Premier League.

James Milner, who defied the laws of time, scored his first Premier League goal at 16 years old. Fast forward 21 years, and he’s still playing at the highest level, showcasing his enduring quality and immense talent.

James Vaughan, the youngest scorer in the Premier League, achieved this feat at just 16 years old. His goal for Everton against Crystal Palace remains a testament to his early promise and potential.

These footballers have etched their names in Premier League history with their incredible achievements at such young ages. While some went on to become legendary figures, others are a reminder of the unpredictable nature of football careers. Nevertheless, their impact on the game is undeniable and continues to inspire young talents across the world.

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