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Debate: Who were the best Premier League Strikers of the 90s?

EPL Index’s Two Footed Podcast – Daily Roundup with Dave Hendrick

On today’s episode Dave looks at strikers from the 1990s with the decade possibly being the golden period for strikers in England.

  • Alan Shearer: The Premier League’s all-time top scorer, Shearer’s prowess in front of goal was unmatched. He shone brightly with Blackburn Rovers, helping them win the Premier League, and continued his goal-scoring feats at Newcastle United.

  • Eric Cantona: Known for his flair and charisma, Cantona was a key figure in Manchester United’s dominance in the 1990s. His impact went beyond just goals, as he was a creative force and a leader on the pitch.
  • Andy Cole: Cole’s goal-scoring record speaks for itself. He formed a formidable partnership with Dwight Yorke at Manchester United, contributing significantly to their treble-winning season in 1998-1999.
  • Robbie Fowler: Nicknamed “God” by Liverpool fans, Fowler was known for his natural goal-scoring ability. He was one of the most prolific English strikers of his era.
  • Michael Owen: Bursting onto the scene as a teenager, Owen’s pace and finishing made him a standout striker for Liverpool. He won the Ballon d’Or in 2001, a testament to his talent and impact.

  • Ian Wright: A legend at Arsenal, Wright was known for his sharpness in the box and his ability to score from almost any situation. His goal record for Arsenal stood for many years.
  • Teddy Sheringham: A striker known for his intelligence on the field, Sheringham had a long and successful career. He played crucial roles for Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, among others.
  • Les Ferdinand: A powerful and athletic striker, Ferdinand was a key player for Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle United, known for his aerial ability and physical presence.
  • Dwight Yorke: Part of the iconic Manchester United treble-winning team, Yorke’s partnership with Andy Cole is remembered as one of the best in Premier League history.
  • Gianfranco Zola: Although more of a forward than an out-and-out striker, Zola’s technical skills and creativity were pivotal for Chelsea. He was known for his flair and ability to score spectacular goals.

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