We all have our favourites for the greatest strikers in the Premier League. But, the 1990s and 2000s saw two strikers up front, some of those went on to attain the label of the best striker partnerships ever! Today, BestofBets brings you the best striker partnerships in Premier League history!
5 best striker partnerships in Premier League history
5. Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton – Blackburn Rovers:
Premier League legend Alan Shearer teamed up with Chris Sutton up front for Blackburn Rovers for a brief, but incredible spell as the duo led their team to a Premier League title in the 1994-95 season.
This duo could only succeed for one season as Sutton suffered and injury next season and Shearer moved to Newcastle in a world record transfer and created history there.
Shearer and Sutton scored 49 goals combined in 1994-95 out of which Shearer scored 35 and Sutton scored 14.
4. Harry Kane and Son Heung-min – Tottenham Hotspur:
The only still-active duo among our list of top 5 is Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
Both these players are already top of the list for most Premier League goal combinations in history with 37 to their name, meaning both have either assisted or scored 37 goals between them.
The English-South Korean combo demand some respect in this list simply for the sheer amount of goals they have contributed to each other despite having not won a trophy with Tottenham.
In their time together at Spurs until now, they have netted a combined total of over 200 goals in the top flight alone.
Kane has scored over 270 goals in the Premier League for Spurs whereas Son has netted more than 140 times. The English striker has 67 assists to his name in all competitions at senior level whereas the South Korean has more than 71 assists in all competitions for Spurs at the time of writing.
3. Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United:
Mid 2000s saw the incredible rise of two future Manchester United legends Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Nurtured and unleashed by legendary Sir Alex Ferguson, the English-Portuguese duo took the Premier League by storm.
The duo led the Red Devils to six trophies during their five full seasons together, including three Premier League titles and the 2008 Champions League. Ronaldo left for Real Madrid in 2009 and Rooney went on to become Manchester United’s greatest ever goalscorer, a record that stands to this date!
2. Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke – Manchester United:
There are many reasons why another legendary Manchester United duo, Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke come second in this list and one of those reasons is the iconic 1999 treble season which they made possible.
Both these players were almost telepathic when it came to understanding each others’ games.
They scored a combined 53 goals across all competitions as Manchester United won an historic treble of Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.
The duo then combined for another 43 goals between them in the 2000-01 season, leading United to win three back-to-back Premier League titles in 1998-99, 1999-2000 and 2000-01.
1. Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp – Arsenal:
You have to be special to come top of this list with the stature of names we’ve mentioned in our previous four picks and believe us, Arsenal legends Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp deserve to be top of this list.
The audacious link-up play between these two was a treat to watch along with the incredible goals they scored and assists they provided each other in their time at Highbury.
In total, they directly linked up for 18 Premier League goals which is double the number contributed by Yorke and Cole. Overall, they combined for exactly 200 goals between them in the top flight during their time together.
Henry scored an incredible 164 goals out of those 200, which counts as 164 assists by Bergkamp, which is quite an astonishing number. That, and their ‘Invincibles’ season makes them the rightful contender for the top of our list!
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