Date: 11th January 2017 at 7:25pm
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With Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney equalling Sir Bobby Charlton’s goal return of 249 in the weekend’s FA Cup third round tie against Reading, here’s a list of the clubs and players in positions 11 to 30 in the overall table.

Whilst the England skipper’s achievements in terms of his goal return are to be applauded, he doesn’t even get near the top ten when it comes to all time goals scored going back to the inception of the game – and not just the rebranding to the Premier League in 1992 – but he does feature in this portion of the overall table.

The legwork – as compiled by Sky Sports – is particularly interesting when you look at the clubs who earn their place in those positions as the more modern day fan will look twice at some of the clubs, and there will even be fans of those clubs who don’t naturally recognise their highest ever goalscorers’ name.

Some are clearly more recognisable than others though and their names won’t be as much of a surprise.

Cheltenham Town earn 11th place with Dave Lewis’ return of 290 goals between 1970 and 1983 and with Morecambe’s Keith Borrowdale taking 12th with return of 289 across his two spells at the club, having to go 14th place for Tony Brown of West Bromwich Albion fame before getting to a club currently in the top two divisions of English football probably tells its own story.

With 290 from Lewis, the 11 to 30 portion ends with Preston North End’s Tom Finney who scored 210 between 1946 and 1960 and plenty of other familiar names and clubs do feature, but again it’s well represented by clubs who find themselves lower in the pyramid in more recent times.

Here’s the full list – 11 to 30.

No
Club
Player
Goals
Years
11
Cheltenham Town
Dave Lewis
290
1970-83
12
Morecambe
Keith Borrowdale
289
1958-68, 1978-79
13
Bolton Wanderers
Nat Lofthouse
285
1946-60
14
West Bromwich Albion
Tony Brown
279
1961-81
15
Luton Town
Gordon Turner
276
1950-63
16
Leicester City
Arthur Chandler
273
1923-35
17
Birmingham City
Joe Bradford
267
1920-35
18
Tottenham Hotspur
Jimmy Greaves
266
1961-70
19
Bristol Rovers
Geoff Bradford
261
1949-63
20
Sheffield United
Harry Johnson
252
1916-31
Blackpool
Jimmy Hampson
252
1927-38
21
Manchester United
Wayne Rooney
249
2004-present
Manchester United
Bobby Charlton
249
1953-73
22
Aston Villa
Billy Walker
244
1920-35
23
Leeds United
Peter Lorimer
238
1962-79, 1983-85
24
Swindon Town
Harry Morris
229
1926-33
25
Sunderland
Bobby Gurney
228
1925-46
Southampton
Mick Channon
228
1965-77, 1979-82
Ipswich Town
Ray Crawford
228
1958-63, 1966-69
Arsenal
Thierry Henry
228
1999-2007, 2012
26
Hull City
Chris Chilton
222
1960-71
27
Stevenage
Martin Gittings
217
1980-95
Nottingham Forest
Grenville Morris
217
1898-1912
28
Sheffield Wednesday
Andrew Wilson
216
1900-20
29
Portsmouth
Peter Harris
211
1946-60
Chelsea
Frank Lampard
211
2001-14
30
Preston North End
Tom Finney
210
1946-50



With the propensity for players to move around more and represent different clubs over the years of their playing career in the modern game, in all honesty it’s highly unlikely that anybody will ever make a dent in the top 30 list now in the years to come, as being the nearest to the top ten sitting on 249 for Wayne Rooney, it’s still a long way to 306 and at 31 years old but often deployed slightly deeper now many will question if he can get close to the 300 mark in the remaining years of his career – and that assumes he remains with United until he hangs up his boots in any event.

Whilst the top 30 might not change in the coming years, at least the stats showing 18,498 goals in total from the 92 all time top scorers from 1892 will grow.

For those clubs and players who take positions 1 through to 10 please Click Here.

For those clubs and players who take positions 31 through to 50 please Click Here.

Finally, to complete the set, for those clubs and players who take positions 51 through to 74 please Click Here.

For some clubs and players in the full list they are tied on position with the number of goals scored, and whilst the list is goals scored across all competitions a few players have their goal tally taken from league competition only.

Obviously the table is based on the current make up of the Premier League and Football League so other clubs and their all time top scorer miss out in the 2016/17 version.

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