Harry Kane continues to climb the Premier League’s all-time goal charts, with the forward having moved up to fifth overall following a fine run of form in recent weeks.
Kane has scored in each of Tottenham’s last three away games in the Premier League, continuing an exceptional record on the road in the division.
We’ve decided to look at the Premier League’s best ever travellers, ranking the five players with the most goals scored away from home.
Andy Cole – 83 goals
Andy Cole ranks third among the Premier League’s all-time record goalscorers after netting 187 goals for six different clubs in the division.
Cole managed 87 of his goals in away fixtures, the fifth-highest total in Premier League history. The forward burst onto the scene with Newcastle in 1993/94, winning the Premier League’s Golden Boot with the Magpies after a record 34 goals.
His impressive performances at Newcastle saw Manchester United make Cole the most expensive footballer in British football history and he enjoyed the most successful period of his career at Old Trafford.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 21, 2021
Cole won five league titles and the Champions League among his honours with the Red Devils, forming an iconic understanding with Dwight Yorke that inspired the side to treble success in 1999.
He departed in 2001 to sign for Blackburn and later had Premier League spells at Fulham, Manchester City, Portsmouth and Sunderland.
Frank Lampard – 85 goals
Frank Lampard’s inclusion on leading goalscorer lists and records is a testament to a midfielder who helped refine goalscoring perceptions.
There have been many midfielders with excellent goal records in the Premier League era, but none who have done so with such consistency and forward-esque numbers as the former Chelsea star.
— Premier League (@premierleague) February 2, 2017
Lampard’s timing of his runs into the box and dedication to improving his game saw him score 177 goals in the Premier League, a figure that ranks him higher than company such as Thierry Henry, Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen.
He scored 85 goals on the road in the Premier League in a career that spanned more than two decades and included three league titles and the Champions League, in addition to setting a new goalscoring benchmark at Stamford Bridge.
Alan Shearer – 87 goals
Few will be surprised to see Alan Shearer’s name on this list, the Premier League’s all-time record goalscorer having scoring 260 goals in the division – 87 of which came in away games.
Shearer was the definitive number nine of the nineties in English football, becoming the first and only player to score 30+ league goals in multiple seasons, achieving the feat in three consecutive campaigns for Blackburn between 1994 and 1996.
Shearer’s goals fired Blackburn to the Premier League title in 1995, before a world-record move to boyhood side Newcastle the following summer.
His decade at St James’ Park brought 206 goals in all competitions for the Magpies, a club record in the North East.
Wayne Rooney – 94 goals
Wayne Rooney ranks second for overall goals and away goals in the Premier League, with 94 of his 208 goals having come in fixtures away from home.
Rooney followed Shearer in becoming just the second player to reach 200 goals in the division, whilst he is one of just three – alongside Frank Lampard and Ryan Giggs – to have registered a century of both goals and assists.
He burst onto the scene at Everton as a teenager, before moving on to Manchester United and becoming the greatest goalscorer in both the Red Devils’ and England’s history.
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— Premier League (@premierleague) June 27, 2019
Despite his goal record, Rooney never won the Premier League’s Golden Boot. He twice finished as runner-up for the accolade, missing out to Didier Drogba (2009/10) and Robin van Persie (2011/12).
Harry Kane – 95 goals
Harry Kane’s goal against Brighton last month made him the Premier League’s highest scoring player in away fixtures, with Kane’s haul having remarkably come in just 139 appearances.
Kane broke Rooney’s record against the Seagulls in a huge 104 games less than it took the former Manchester United forward, whilst his 95 goals have also come in 80 games less than Shearer (219) took to reach his total of 87 goals.
The 28-year-old has scored more Premier League goals in away games than in home fixtures, averaging a goal every 0.68 goals per game on the road.
His overall ratio of 0.65 goals per game ranks behind only Thierry Henry (0.68) and Sergio Aguero (0.67) among players who have scored more than 100 goals in the Premier League and he will no doubt have Shearer’s all-time record in his sights.