Twenty league goals in a season is a solid target for any professional footballer and one that many top players, including Michael Owen, never reached in their careers. So it does beg the question: who has scored the most Premier League goals in a single season?
The 30 goal mark has been breached only 11 times in the history of the competition by nine different players, and it has been four years since any player hit the mark. So in this episode of ‘The Reads From The Analyst’, we are going to celebrate those players who have scored the most Premier League goals in a single season because it might be a while until we see the record breached.
This podcast originally appeared as an article on The Analyst in June 2022.
‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree.
If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show. You’ll find plenty more data-driven storytelling like this, including our five-part series looking back over the history of the Premier League, as well as plenty of other insights into competition. You can start your journey through history by listening to episode one, which looks back to the inaugural season which featured 22 teams playing in the top flight, as well as reflecting upon the initial dominance of Manchester United.
At the end of the episode, we also give a sneak preview at the brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode five focusing on substitute goals in the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and World Cup.
Enjoy this? Subscribe to our mailing list to receive exclusive weekly content.