Top 10 Youngest Goal Scorers in Premier League

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In today’s article, we will be sharing about the top youngest scorers in the history of the Premier League. 

We have all heard of how talented the soccer players in the Premier League are, but did you know who the top goal scorers are? 

James Vaughan at a Sydney FC training session (Source: Wikimedia)
James Vaughan at a Sydney FC training session (Source: Wikimedia)

In order to clear your curiosity, we have come up with today’s title for the “Top 10 Youngest Goal Scorers in Premier League.” 

So, do you think your favorite soccer player has fit into the bill? The only way to find it out is by reading it. So, let’s do it!

Top 10 Youngest Goal Scorers in Premier League

Compiling these talented top youngest scorers wasn’t an easy task. However, Chase Your Sport made this a lot easier by giving us an idea regarding the ranking. 

Rank Name of the Player Club Age at that time
10 Raheem Sterling Liverpool 17 years 10 months 12 days
9 Daniel Jebbison Sheffield United 17 years 10 months 05 days
8 Federico Macheda Manchester United 17 years 07 months 14 days
7 Michael Ball Everton 17 years 06 months 07 days
6 Andy Turner Tottenham 17 years 05 months 13 days
5 Michael Owen Liverpool 17 years 04 months 22 days
4 Cesc Fabregas Arsenal 17 years 03 months 21 days
3 Wayne Rooney Everton 16 years 11 months 25 days
2 James Milner Leeds 16 years 11 months 25 days
1 James Vaughan Everton 16 years 11 months 22 days

10. Raheem Sterling

Born in Jamaica and raised in London, Raheem Shaquille Sterling is an English professional soccer player who represents Manchester City in the Premier League and the England national team as a winger and offensive midfielder.

Sterling started his professional career at Queens Park Rangers. Well, this was before joining Liverpool in 2010. His professional career went uphill after entering Liverpool.

Raheem Sterling during the 2018 World Cup (Source: Wikimedia)
Raheem Sterling during the 2018 World Cup (Source: Wikimedia)

Following this, in 2014, he received the Golden Boy award. However, after a long contract dispute, he was bought by Manchester City in July 2015 for a cost of up to £49 million, the biggest transfer fee ever paid for an English player at the time.

Following his entry into the club, in the 2017–18 and 2018–19 seasons, he helped Manchester City win back-to-back Premier League titles.

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9. Daniel Jebbison

Daniel David Jebbison is an English professional soccer player and one of the top youngest scorers who plays as a forward for Sheffield United in the EFL Championship. Jebbison, who was born in Canada, is of Jamaican and English origin.

Nevertheless, he has previously represented England at the youth international level. He is eligible to play for Canada, Jamaica, and England’s senior teams.

Daniel Jebbison during his training session (Source: Instagram)
Daniel Jebbison during his training session (Source: Instagram)

On March 29, 2021, Jebbison made his England Under-18s debut in a friendly 2–0 win against Wales under-18s. Moreover, he was also nominated to Canada’s 60-man preliminary roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2021 on June 18.

In a 2-0 victory over Italy under-19s at St. George’s Park on September 2, 2021, Jebbison earned his England U19s debut.

8. Federico Macheda

Born and raised in Italy, Federico Macheda is one of the top youngest scorers in the Premier League. To clarify, he is 8th in the ranking.

Macheda started his career in his hometown club Lazio before officially joining Manchester United at the age of 16 in 2007. However, after 2 years of joining the club, he made his professional debut in April 2009, scoring on his first-team debut.

Federico Macheda with his teammates (Source: Instagram)
Federico Macheda with his teammates (Source: Instagram)

Macheda spent several years outside United’s first team before heading out on loan twice, first to Sampdoria in Italy in 2011 and then to Queens Park Rangers in 2012. Unfortunately, the latter of which was cut short due to an injury.

Furthermore, he went on loan to VfB Stuttgart, Doncaster Rovers, and Birmingham City after that.

Later, Manchester United released Macheda at the conclusion of his contract in June 2014 after failing to break into the first squad. 

7. Michael Ballack

Born on 26 September 1976, Michael Ballack is a former professional footballer from Germany.

Ranked as one of the top youngest scorers, Ballack is one of the most prolific goal scorers in German national team history. Except for 1. FC Kaiserslautern, the legend, has worn the number 13 shirt for every side he has played for.

Michael Ballack before a match, 2009 (Source: Wikimedia)
Michael Ballack before a match, 2009 (Source: Wikimedia)

The legendary soccer star Pelé named him one of FIFA’s 100 Greatest Living Players.

Similarly, in 2002, he was named UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year. Ballack was a midfielder who was recognized for his passing range, powerful shooting, physical strength, and imposing presence.

In 2002, 2003, and 2005, he was named German Footballer of the Year three times. 

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6. Andy Turner

Andrew Peter Turner is a former professional soccer player and manager who now coaches football. Most importantly, he is one of the top youngest scorers in the Premier League.

This talented player was born in England and played youth football for Ireland. Here, he began his career as a pacy winger for Tottenham Hotspur, where he made a Premier League record as the league’s youngest-ever scorer. 

He achieved this stunning record in September 1992. This record landed him the 6th spot in our today’s ranking.

Andy Turner coaching Cefn Druids FC as a manager (Source: Cefn Druids FC)

However, after losing his first-team spot, he was loaned out to Wycombe Wanderers, Doncaster Rovers, Huddersfield Town, and Southend United.

In September 1996, he was traded to Portsmouth for £250,000. After two years, he was traded to Crystal Palace for £75,000 due to a serious ankle injury at Portsmouth, and then to Wolverhampton Wanderers in March 1999.

5. Michael Owen

As one of the most respected soccer players, Michael James Owen is an English striker who played for multiple top clubs. To clarify, he played representing teams like Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester UnitedStoke City, and the England national team.

Aside from this, Owen was born in Chester and later began his professional career with Liverpool in 1996. Plus, he is the son of former footballer Terry Owen.

2001 Ballon d'or receiver, Michael Owen (Source: Instagram)
2001 Ballon d’Or receiver, Michael Owen (Source: Instagram)

Owens might have gained the soccer traits from his father because he easily advanced through Liverpool’s development system, scoring on his Premier League debut in May 1997, becoming the club’s youngest goalscorer.

Owen was an equal top scorer with 18 goals in his first full season in the Premier League.

However, Owens became a racehorse breeder and owner after retiring from football in 2013. He is now a regular sports analyst and broadcaster.

4. Cesc Fabregas

Considered to be one of the most popular soccer players in the world, Francesc “Cesc” Fàbregas Soler is a Spanish professional soccer player who currently plays for Ligue 1 club Monaco as a center midfielder.

Aside from this, Fabregas came through Barcelona’s junior program, La Masia, and was signed by Premier League team Arsenal in September 2003 when he was 16 years old.

Cesc Fàbregas of Chelsea complains to an official during a UEFA Champions League match against Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Source: Wikimedia)
Cesc Fàbregas of Chelsea complains to an official during a UEFA Champions League match against Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Source: Wikimedia)

After getting into the team, Fabregas got an opportunity to establish himself on the team after key midfielders were injured in the early part of the 2004–05 season.

In the process, he shattered multiple club records and established himself as one of the top players in his position, easily winning the FA Cup in 2005.

Fabregas won his 100th cap for Spain on October 12, 2015. With 33 assists, he is Spain’s all-time leading assist provider.

3. Wayne Rooney

Born and raised in England, Wayne Mark Rooney is a former player and manager in the English professional soccer league.

Currently, this legend manages Derby County in the EFL Championship, where he previously served as temporary player-manager. Speaking of his professional career, he played forward for most of his career, although he also played in several midfield positions.

Wayne Rooney (Source:
Wayne Rooney (Source:

Rooney is regarded as one of the finest players of his generation, having scored the most goals for both the England national team and Manchester United. Not to mention,  he has made the most appearances for the England national team.

For the 2009–10 season, Rooney won the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year honors, and he has won the Premier League Player of the Month title five times.

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2. James Milner

Born on 4th January 1986, James Philip Milner is an English professional soccer player who currently represents Premier League club Liverpool as a midfielder.

Besides, Milner is soo versatile and good at the sport that he has played in various positions, including on the flank, in midfield, and at fullback.

Having to grow up supporting Leeds United, he later joined the Leeds Youth Academy in 1996. Here, he debuted for the first squad at the age of 16 in 2002, becoming the Premier League’s top youngest scorers.

James Milner in action (Source: Sports Illustrated)
James Milner in action (Source: Sports Illustrated)

After this, Milner then spent time on loan at Swindon Town to obtain further first-team experience.

In addition, for England’s under-21 football team, Milner earned a record 46 appearances, including runner-up finishes at the 2007 and 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championships.

1. James Vaughan

James Oliver Vaughan, born on July 14, 1988, is an English former professional soccer player who played as a striker.

Speaking of his first professional deal, Everton signed it with Vaughan. Between 2005 and 2011, he was a member of the club. However, in May 2011, he left Vaughan and joined Norwich.

Although Vaughan subsequently spent the bulk of the 2012–13 season on loan with Huddersfield Town, he later signed a permanent deal with the club on July 3, 2013.

James Vaughan in Birmingham City F.C. kit, 2016 (Source: Wikimedia)
James Vaughan in Birmingham City F.C. kit, 2016 (Source: Wikimedia)

Ranked number one in the top youngest scorers ranking, Vaughan has represented England in the under-17, under-19, and under-21 age groups. In 2005, he became the Premier League’s youngest goalscorer, the record that still remains unbroken. 

Although he played in the English side for soo long, he has recently stated his desire to play for Jamaica at the international level.


All of the players included in the ranking were ranked on the basis of their age when they made the goal. No matter their skill level, a player just has to be the youngest goal scorer to land up in the ranking. 

So, did you find your favorite player in today’s ranking? If not, then let us know who it is. We will try to include him in our next article. 

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Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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