The leading top-flight goalscorers before the Premier League era

Jimmy Greaves
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League football in England had been going on for well over a century when the Premier League came along in 1992.

Needless to say, during that era, some players – many of whom you'll be very familiar with – racked up an awful lot of goals.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...