Callum Wilson has entered Newcastle United’s top five highest goalscorers in the Premier League following his latest strike for the club.
The England forward was one of eight different players to find the net at the weekend as the Magpies swept Sheffield United aside to win 8-0 – their biggest ever away victory.
Since moving to St James’ Park from Bournemouth in 2020, the 30-year-old has had an exceptional record in front of goal, scoring 42 goals in 81 Premier League appearances.
Wilson now has one more league goal for the club than legendary striker Les Ferdinand, who hit the back of the net 41 times for Newcastle during a two-year spell in the nineties.
There’s no doubt Wilson will overtake a few more club favourites before the end of the season, although he’s unlikely to claim top spot from a certain arm-waving centre forward.
Newcastle United’s top five Premier League goalscorers:
5. Callum Wilson – 42 goals
Newcastle scored themselves a proper bargain when they picked up Callum Wilson for just £20 million from Bournemouth three years ago. He has since grabbed a goal every other game for the Magpies, and excelled last season after being reunited with ex-Cherries boss Eddie Howe, scoring 18 goals.
4. Shola Ameobi – 43 goals
After graduating from the club’s academy in the noughties, Shola Ameobi became a fan favourite after scoring some big goals, including against Barcelona and Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Champions League.
3. Andy Cole – 43 goals
One of the all-time great Premier League strikers, Andy Cole set the record for the most goals in a single Premier League campaign (34) while at Newcastle in 1993/94 – a record he held until Erling Haaland scored 36 goals for Manchester City last term.
He scored another nine goals the following season before joining Manchester United, although it shouldn’t be forgotten he also scored 12 times to help Newcastle win promotion from the old First Division in 1993.
2. Peter Beardsley – 46 goals
Peter Beardsley tarnished his reputation in football after being found guilty of three counts of racism by the FA in 2019, but he was a fantastic footballer in his playing career.
Beardsley spent four seasons at Newcastle in the eighties, before returning to the club for a second stint after spells at Liverpool and Everton.
He enjoyed the most prolific season of his career at Newcastle in 1993/94, scoring 21 league goals, before adding another 26 in the league across his second spell at the club.
1. Alan Shearer – 148 goals
A whopping 102 goals out in front is none other than Alan Shearer. The striker signed for his boyhood club in a world-record deal after winning the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers, and went on to score goals at an impressive rate in the latter half of his stellar career.
It’s unlikely we’ll see anyone break his club record of 148 league goals any time soon.
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