How Erling Haaland’s goal haul compares with this century’s Premier League Golden Boot winners

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Having played less than a fifth of the season, Erling Haaland is already at least halfway to matching four previous Premier League Golden Boot winners.

 

Erling Haaland scored his 11th Premier League goal of the season as Manchester City eased past Wolves at Molineux on Saturday lunchtime.

Barring injury or catastrophe, the Norway hit-man looks to have the Golden Boot sewn up. He has scored in all but one league game this season (Bournemouth kept him out), including a couple of hat-tricks against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest and a brace against West Ham.

Haaland is currently averaging a goal every 52 minutes. If he was to play every minute for the rest of the season – which he obviously won’t – and maintain his current rate – which he might – he would finish the season with 64 Premier League goals.

Having played only seven games, just 18 per cent of the season, he’s at least halfway to matching the tallies of four of the Golden Boot winners this century. Here’s how his 11 goals so far compares with the totals of all the Premier League top scorers since 2000.

 

58% – Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea) 2008-09
Total: 19
Minutes per goal: 154
Goals after seven games: 4

 

55% – Dimitar Berbatov (Man Utd), Carlos Tevez (Man City) 2010-11
Total: 20
Minutes per goal: Berbatov 110, Tevez 126
Goals after seven games: Berbatov 6, Tevez 5

 

55% – Didier Drogba (Chelsea) 2006-07
Total: 20
Minutes per goal: 147
Goals after seven games: 5

 

50% – Mo Salah, Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) 2018-19
Total: 22
Minutes per goal: Salah 147, Mane 140, Aubameyang 124
Goals after seven games: Salah 3, Mane 4, Aubameyang 2

 

48% – Mo Salah (Liverpool), Son Heung-min (Tottenham) 2021-22
Total: 23
Minutes per goal: Salah 120, Son 131
Goals after seven games: Salah 6, Son 3

 

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48% – Harry Kane (Tottenham) 2020-21
Total: 23
Minutes per goal: 134
Goals after seven games: 6

 

48% – Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (Chelsea)  2000-01
Total: 23
Minutes per goal: 127
Goals after seven games: 3

 

48% – Jamie Vardy (Leicester) 2019-20
Total: 23
Minutes per goal: 190
Goals after seven games: 6

 

46% – Thierry Henry (Arsenal) 2001-02
Total: 24
Minutes per goal: 116
Goals after seven games: 4

 

44% – Thierry Henry (Arsenal) 2004-05
Total: 25
Minutes per goal: 113
Goals after seven games: 5

 

44% – Ruud van Nistelrooy (Man Utd) 2002-03
Total: 25
Minutes per goal: 116
Goals after seven games: 2

 

44% – Harry Kane (Tottenham) 2015-16
Total: 25
Minutes per goal: 135
Goals after seven games: 1

 

42% – Sergio Aguero (Man City) 2014-15
Total: 26
Minutes per goal: 98
Goals after seven games: 5

 

42% – Robin van Persie (Man Utd) 2012-13
Total: 26
Minutes per goal: 120
Goals after seven games: 5

 

41% – Thierry Henry (Arsenal) 2005-06
Total: 27
Minutes per goal: 99
Goals after seven games: 3

 

38% – Harry Kane (Tottenham) 2016-17
Total: 29
Minutes per goal: 87
Goals after seven games: 2

 

38% – Didier Drogba (Chelsea) 2009-10
Total: 29
Minutes per goal: 96
Goals after seven games: 6

 

37% – Thierry Henry (Arsenal) 2003-04
Total: 30
Minutes per goal: 111
Goals after seven games: 6

 

37% – Robin van Persie (Arsenal) 2011-12
Total: 30
Minutes per goal: 111
Goals after seven games: 3

 

35% – Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd) 2007-08
Total: 31
Minutes per goal: 89
Goals after seven games: None

 

35% – Luis Suarez (Liverpool) 2013-14
Total: 31
Minutes per goal: 96
Goals after seven games: 3 (suspended for first five games)

 

34% – Mo Salah (Liverpool) 2017-18
Total: 32
Minutes per goal: 91
Goals after seven games: 4

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