Harry Kane & the top 10 Premier League goalscorers in a calendar year

Harry Kane’s hat-trick in Tottenham Hotspur’s 5-2 thrashing of Southampton at Wembley Stadium on Boxing Day saw the England international set a Premier League record.

The 24-year-old has now scored 39 goals in 36 Premier League games in 2017 – three more than Alan Shearer who he surpasses at the top of the pile.  Shearer netted 36 goals in 1995 for Blackburn Rovers but did so in 42 games back when the top flight had 22 teams and therefore an extra four games per season.

Kane also became the first player to score six Premier League hat-tricks in a single year in the process.  The Spurs striker is now only behind Alan Shearer (11) and Robbie Fowler (9) on the all-time list with eight trebles himself.

Uruguayan Luis Suárez was the previous player to score as many as 30 goals in a single calendar year when he did so for Liverpool back in 2013.

The top 10 Premier League goalscorers in a calendar year are as follows:

Player Goals Games Year
Harry Kane 39 36 2017
Alan Shearer 36 42 1995
Robin van Persie 35 36 2011
Thierry Henry 34 39 2004
Les Ferdinand 30 34 1995
Alan Shearer 30 37 1994
Luis Suárez 30 41 2013
Sergio Agüero 29 28 2016
Alan Shearer 27 31 2002
Harry Kane 27 38 2015