Top 10 Youngest Premier League Goal Scorers of All Time

Premier League is currently sponsored by Barclays Bank and thus officially known as the Barclays Premier League. Outside of England, it is commonly referred to as the English Premier League. And, here are the top 10 youngest Premier League goal scorers of all time.

Youngest Premier League Goal Scorers of All Time

The Premier League is a corporation in which the 20 member clubs act as shareholders. Seasons run from August to May, with teams playing 38 matches each, totaling 380 matches in the season. Most games are played in the afternoons of Saturdays and Sundays, the other games during weekday evenings.

10. Danny Cadamarteri

Team: Everton
Match date: 20th September 1997
Age: 17 Years 348 Days

Danny Cadamarteri

Daniel Leon “Danny” Cadamarteri is a former English footballer who last played for Carlisle United in Football League One. Cadamarteri has played for a number of teams in England, in the Premier League, the Football League as well as a short period in non-League football, before joining Dundee United.

Danny Cadamarteri scored in his third ever Premier League game match, a 4-2 victory over Barnsley at the start of the 1997/98 season. At that time, his age was 17 years 348 days. He is the last one in our list of youngest Premier League goalscorers of all time.

9. Mikael Forssell

Team: Chelsea
Match date: 20th February 1999
Age: 17 Years 346 Days

Mikael Forssell

Forssell began his professional career in 1997 for HJK, having progressed through the team’s youth teams, but he only remained at the club for a single season. Mikael Forssell scored the opening goal in a 3-1 victory for Chelsea at Nottingham Forest.

His age was 17 years 346 days when he scored his first goal. He still remains the 9th youngest player to score a goal in Premier League.

8. Raheem Sterling

Team: Liverpool
Match date: 20th October 2012
Age: 17 Years 321 Days

Raheem Sterling

Originally signed from Queens Park Rangers’ academy in 2010, Raheem Sterling was highly-rated in Liverpool’s youth team, scoring a number of goals.

The talented forward has looked lively to start the 2012/13 Premier League season and his winning goal versus Reading is set to kick start his career. He now holds the 8th in the list of youngest Premier League goalscorers of all time.

7. Federico Macheda

Team: Manchester United
Match date: 5th April 2009
Age: 17 Years 231 Days

Federico Macheda

No player in this list has scored as the important goal as this Italian teenager Federico Macheda scored. Thrown on the hour when Manchester United trailed 2-1 at home to Aston Villa.

Cristiano Ronaldo equalized in the 80th minute before Macheda struck a stunning 90th-minute winner. At the time he was just 17 years 231 days old. And, He is still the 7th youngest Premier League goalscorer of all time.

6. Andy Turner

Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Match date: 5th September 1992
Age: 17 Years 166 Days

Andy Turner

Currently working as the assistant manager at Coalville Town, Turner, is an English-born former footballer who represented the Republic of Ireland at the youth level. He played in the Premier League for Tottenham.

As part of his Tottenham career, Turner set a then-Premier League record as the division’s youngest-ever goalscorer, when he scored against Everton on 5 September 1992, aged 17 years and 166 days.

5. Michael Owen

Team: Liverpool
Match date: 6th May 1997
Age: 17 Years 148 Days

Michael Owen

Retired English footballer who played as a striker for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester United, and Stoke City as well as the England national team. Michael Owen made his professional debut in a season of 1996/7.

He scored a goal in his debut match. At the time, he was 17 years and 148 days old. And, that makes him 5th youngest Premier League goalscorer of all time.

4. Francesc Fabregas

Team: Arsenal
Match date: 25th August 2004
Age: 17 Years 118 Days

Francesc Fabregas

One of the World’s best midfielders, who is currently playing for AS Monaco. Fàbregas started his career as a trainee with Barcelona but was signed by Premier League side Arsenal in September 2003.

The Spanish sensation is among the youngest Premier League goalscorers of all time. He was only 17 years 118 days when he scored his first goal.

3. Wayne Rooney

Team: Everton
Match date: 19th October 2002
Age: 16 Years 364 Days

Wayne Rooney

English Forward, who played for one of the richest football clubs, Manchester United, in the Premier League. Rooney made his professional debut at age of 16 years in 2002, for Everton.

He scored his first premier league goal at the age of 16 years 364 days. And, that makes him 3rd youngest Premier League goalscorer of all time.

2. James Milner

Team: Leeds United
Match date: 26th December 2002
Age: 16 Years 360 Days

James Milner

Milner is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the England national team. He started his Premier League career with “Leeds United”. Milner became the 2nd youngest player to score a goal in Premier League history.

He was 16 years 360 days when he scored his first-ever goal for Leeds United. Milner now holds his place among the youngest Premier League goalscorers of all time.

1. James Vaughan

Team: Everton
Match date: 10th April 2005
Age: 16 Years 274 Days

James Vaughan

James Oliver Vaughan is an English footballer who plays for the Football League Championship side Huddersfield Town as a striker. He has represented England at U17, U19, and under-21 levels but has since expressed a desire to represent Jamaica at the international level.

He is the youngest Premier League goalscorer of all time. James Vaughan scored his first-ever Premier League goal at age of 16 years and 274 days.

Youngest Premier League Goal Scorers – Infographics

Youngest Premier League Goal Scorers - Infographics
Infographics: Youngest Premier League Goal Scorers

FAQs Regarding Youngest Premier League Goalscorers

Q. Can a 15-year-old play in Premier League?

No, now the minimum age is 23. There are two tiers in the league, Division 1 and Division 2, with 14 teams in each, and promotion and relegation. Players born after 1 January 1998 can play in 2021/22.

Q. Who is the oldest football player?

Kazuoyshi Miura is widely known as the oldest football player. However, Kazuoyshi Miura still stands, celebrating his 54th birthday today and raring to go once again for Yokohama FC. It’s a career that’s spanned over five decades for the oldest active professional footballer in the world.

Q. Who has the worst Premier League record?

Derby County holds the record for the fewest points gained in a single season in the history of the competition following the infamous 2007-08 campaign when they recorded only 11 points.

Q. Who scored the most hat tricks ever?

Cristiano Ronaldo is the man who scored the most hat tricks ever. Lionel Messi, who was on top of the list, was overtaken by him as the active player with the most hat-tricks. In his career, Lionel Messi has scored 55 hat-tricks for Barcelona and Argentina.

Last Updated On: April 2022

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