Cristiano Ronaldo joins the Premier League '100 Club' - find out who else makes the list

Cristiano Ronaldo has joined an exclusive list of only 33 different players to reach the 100-goal milestone in the Premier League - here's the full rundown of fellow centurions.

Cristiano joined the 'Premier League 100 Club' after hitting a century of goals in the English top flight, with his 100th goal coming in Manchester United's disappointing 3-1 defeat to Arsenal.

Regarded as one of the greatest of all time, it has taken the Portuguese icon over 18 years to finally reach the landmark, joining 32 other players on the list.

To celebrate Ronaldo's achievement, we see who he has joined in the 100 Club and if any current Premier League players are closing in on becoming the 34th to be a part of the exclusive club.

Alan Shearer

Goals: 260

Appearances: 441

Clubs: Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United

CR7 will even admit himself that Alan Shearer's number of goals is out of reach for the 37-year-old and the former Premier League winner still has a 52-goal cushion over second-placed Wayne Rooney.

Shearer averaged a goal every 1.70 Premier League matches that he played in and that is some achievement given he never turned out for any of the 'big boys', although moves to Manchester United were once in the pipeline but did not materialise.

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney makes the 100 Club

Goals: 208

Appearances: 491

Clubs: Everton, Manchester United

The only player in Premier League history to rack up over 200 goals and 100 assists, Ronaldo's former team-mate, Wayne Rooney, is one of the best players the Premier League has ever seen, becoming a Manchester United legend in the process.

Ronaldo and Rooney linked up between 2004 and 2009, as the two burst onto the scene as teenagers. At United, they went on to win nine trophies together, including three Premier Leagues and a Champions League.

Andrew Cole

Goals: 187

Appearances: 414

Clubs: Newcastle United, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Manchester City, Portsmouth, Sunderland

Cole turned out for no less than seven Premier League sides but he is best remembered for his days at Newcastle and Manchester United, where he scored 148 of his 187 goals.

This includes a season in the Toon where he registered a stunning 34 goals in 40 appearances during the 1993/94 season, way back when 22 teams contested in the Premier League.

Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero collects the match-ball

Goals: 184

Appearances: 275

Clubs: Manchester City

One of the most prolific strikers in Premier League history, recently-retired Aguero endeared himself to all Manchester City fans by firing in the goals that helped them win five Premier League titles in his 10 years at the club.

Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane (left) celebrates with Sergio Reguilon

Goals: 178*

Appearances: 277

Clubs: Tottenham Hotspur

Still an active Premier League player, Harry Kane has the potential to continue climbing this list and has shown on many occasions that he is one of the best finishers to have graced the league.

Whether he is at Tottenham Hotspur or another Premier League outfit next season, you can guarantee that Kane will be in the hunt to secure his fourth Golden Boot, which will put him in a league of his own in respect to that particular individual award.

Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard now in charge of Everton

Goals: 177

Appearances: 609

Clubs: West Ham United, Chelsea, Manchester City

The first midfielder in the list and that alone shows the eye for goal that 'Super Frankie Lampard' had in his playing days.

Best known for his time at Chelsea, where he helped the Stamford Bridge club establish themselves as one of the biggest forces in world football, some of Lampard's goals were both crucial and outstanding.

Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry a Premier League legend

Goals: 175

Appearances: 258

Clubs: Arsenal

Like Aguero, Thierry Henry's scoring record was mind blowing considering he played just eight and a half years of Premier League football.

Capable on the wing as well as through the middle, the Frenchman oozed class and brilliance every time he stepped on the pitch which is why he is many fans' favourite PL player of all time.

Robbie Fowler

Goals: 163

Appearances: 379

Clubs: Liverpool, Leeds United, Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers

A lethal finisher, Robbie Fowler was able to score goals with any part of his body and had a knack of appearing in the right place at the right time.

He is the eighth-highest scoring PL player and even earned the nickname 'God' from Liverpool fans for his exploits for the Merseysiders.

Jermain Defoe

Jermain Defoe in action for Sunderland

Goals: 162

Appearances: 496

Clubs: West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, Sunderland, Bournemouth

Just one goal behind Fowler sits the recently-retired front man Jermain Defoe, who, like 'God', was known for his poaching instincts.

He holds the record for having the most goals as a substitute (22) and he became the 20th player to join the 100 Club.

Michael Owen

Michael Owen makes the 100 Club

Goals: 150

Appearances: 326

Clubs: Liverpool, Newcastle United, Manchester United, Stoke City

Yet another poacher in front of the goal, Michael Owen rounds out the top 10 with exactly 150 goals.

Owen came onto the scene as a wonder-kid at Liverpool, scoring 10 or more goals in seven consecutive seasons for the Reds before leaving for Spain and Real Madrid.

Upon returning to the Premier League, Owen played for Newcastle before rounding off a successful career at Manchester United and Stoke City.

Les Ferdinand

Goals: 149

Appearances: 351

Clubs: QPR, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Bolton Wanderers, Leicester City

It was Ferdinand's first five seasons in the Premier League that set him up to be one of the top strikers in the league's history, with 111 goals being recorded between 1992 and 1997.

He is currently the Director of Football at one of his former PL teams QPR and his playing career also saw him have a successful loan spell at Turkish club Besiktas.

Teddy Sheringham

Goals: 146

Appearances: 418

Clubs: Nottingham Forest, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Portsmouth, West Ham United

Sheringham won the Golden Boot in the Premier League's inaugural season and his goalscoring continued throughout his career.

His achievements include winning the treble at Manchester United and also being named in the Team of the Year in the 2000/2001 season.

Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie celebrates for Manchester United

Appearances: 280

Goals: 144

Clubs: Arsenal, Manchester United

A player who averaged better than a goal every other game, RVP started his PL career with Arsenal before completing a controversial move to Manchester United for over £22million, where he would win the Premier League, having not been able to do so with the Gunners.

Van Persie had a lethal left foot and was the scorer of many wonder goals, including a volley against Charlton for Arsenal back in 2006, in what Arsene Wenger described as 'the goal of a lifetime' but his goal against Aston Villa for Manchester United in 2013 was arguably better.

Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy scores for Leicester

Goals: 128*

Appearances: 264

Clubs: Leicester City

One of the best stories in Premier League history. Leicester City's Jamie Vardy didn't make his top flight debut until he hit the age of 27.

Since then, Vardy has won a Premier League title and holds the record for scoring in the most consecutive matches (11) as well as many other incredible individual goal scoring accolades.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Goals: 127

Appearances: 288

Clubs: Leeds United, Chelsea, Middlesbrough, Charlton Athletic

Current Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was clinical in his playing days, bagging 127 goals in 288 appearances.

He joined Chelsea for a club record fee of £15million in 2000 and won the Golden Boot in his first season at Stamford Bridge, scoring 23 goals in 35 games.

Robbie Keane

Goals: 126

Appearances: 349

Clubs: Coventry City, Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, West Ham United, Aston Villa

Republic of Ireland's top goal scorer Robbie Keane had a very successful playing career, racking up 126 goals in the Premier League and playing for six different clubs in the process.

His famous roly-poly celebration is probably what he's best known for but he did also have a deadly eye for goal and he scored over 250 goals in his career.

Nicolas Anelka

Goals: 125

Appearances: 364

Clubs: Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea, West Brom

Another well-travelled ex-Premier League striker, with an extremely similar record to that of Robbie Keane's.

Nicolas Anelka came to England as an unknown quantity after being brought over from France to play for Arsenal, but the hype that surrounded the Frenchman was immediate as he started to hit the back of the net.

In the 2008/09 season Anelka won the Golden Boot and he was also able to celebrate being a Premier League champion on two occasions, once with Arsenal and once with Chelsea.

Dwight Yorke

Goals: 123

Appearances: 375

Clubs: Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Sunderland

In five seasons, between 1995 and 2000, Dwight Yorke registered 12 or more goals in the Premier League displaying his ability in front of goal.

The 1998/99 season was a particularly incredible one for Yorke as he was a part of the Manchester United Treble-winning side as well as being the league's top scorer and he was also named the Player of the Season, in which he won a Player of the Month award too.

Steven Gerrard

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard

Goals: 120

Appearances: 504

Clubs: Liverpool

One-club man Steven Gerrard is undoubtedly a Liverpool legend, and, although his best quality probably wasn't his goalscoring rate, he still manages to sneak into the top 20 goal scorers in the league's history.

Aston Villa boss Gerrard had a masterful technique of hitting the ball and was the scorer of some truly remarkable Premier League goals, including a screamer against Middlesbrough in the 2004/05 season.

Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah's penalty vs Brighton was Liverpool's 2000th Premier League goal

Goals: 119*

Appearances: 188

Clubs: Chelsea, Liverpool

Yes, you read those numbers right, although the goals column seems to increase every time the Egyptian plays.

He currently leads the Golden Boot standings and looks a dead cert to be top scorer come May, Salah is a clinical winger with a deadly left foot and is part of a truly exciting Liverpool team that scores goals for fun.

If Salah remains at Liverpool, it will be no shock to see him fly even further up the list of 100 Club players.

Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku in action for Chelsea

Goals: 118

Appearances: 273

Clubs: Chelsea, West Brom, Everton, Manchester United

Lukaku has failed to fire in two spells at Chelsea, but it's what he's done in the meantime that's helped him hit comfortably over 100 Premier League goals.

He is also Belgium's all-time top scorer and is known for his strong hold-up play and lethal finishing in front of goal ,which have been a deadly combination over the past 10 years or so.

Ian Wright

Goals: 113

Appearances: 213

Clubs: Arsenal, West Ham United

Wright's number of goals in the Premier League does not do him justice as he struck 114 league goals for Crystal Palace and Arsenal prior to the league beginning.

The BBC pundit knew how to put the ball in the net and earned a move to Arsenal in 1991, where he would score the vast majority of his 113 goals.

He won the Premier League and FA Cup twice whilst at the Gunners, before ending his Premier League career at West Ham United.

Dion Dublin

Goals: 111

Appearances: 312

Clubs: Manchester United, Coventry City, Aston Villa

Another familiar face on TV, Dion Dublin is a part of the Premier League 100 Club, having featured for Manchester United, Coventry City and Aston Villa across 13 seasons.

He won the Premier League in 1992/93 with Manchester United and then won the Golden Boot whilst at Coventry City in the 1997/98 campaign.

Emile Heskey

Goals: 110

Appearances: 516

Clubs: Leicester City, Liverpool, Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Aston Villa

Target man Emile Heskey played in an astonishing 17 Premier League campaigns for five different clubs.

Most of his strikes came earlier in his career whilst at Leicester and Liverpool, where he played in a front two with fellow 100 Club member Michael Owen.

Ryan Giggs

Goals: 109

Appearances: 632

Clubs: Manchester United

A man who spent 23 years in the first team at Manchester United, Ryan Giggs has many team and individual accolades to his name, with one of them being a part of the 100 Club.

He won 13 Premier League medals (the most in history), and the record for the most assists in the league's history, with 162 and those are just a few from a long list that deserve a mention.

Sadio Mane

Sadio Mané of Liverpool celebrates

Goals: 109*

Appearances: 258

Clubs: Southampton, Liverpool

Sadio Mane has hit a minimum of 10 league goals in all eight Premier League seasons that he has participated in since joining Southampton in 2014.

He has a Premier League winners medal and a Golden Boot to his name, both which have been gained whilst at his current club, Liverpool.

There is no doubt that if Mane continues in the Premier League in the same vein in years to come, then he will be in a much higher position in this list.

Peter Crouch

Goals: 108

Appearances: 468

Clubs: Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, Southampton, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Stoke City, Burnley

The tallest of the 33 players in the list, Peter Crouch also played for more clubs than anyone else featured, but that didn't stop him notching 108 top flight goals.

Best remembered for his wonder volley against Manchester City for Stoke City, Crouch also unsurprisingly holds the record for most headed goals in Premier League history.

Paul Scholes

Goals: 107

Appearances: 499

Clubs: Manchester United

An 11-time Premier League champion, but on this occasion Scholes has lost out to both Lampard and Gerrard in one of the most common debates between any English football fan.

A scorer of amazing goals and important goals, the member of the Class of 92 only hit double figures on two occasions, but his consistency has helped him break into the 100 Club.

Darren Bent

Goals: 106

Appearances: 276

Clubs: Ipswich Town, Charlton Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, Aston Villa, Fulham

A man who scored goals everywhere he went, Darren Bent was an out-an-out goalscorer.

His most memorable goal was the famous 'Beach Ball' goal, when his shot for Sunderland struck off a beach ball on the Stadium of Light pitch and into the Liverpool goal, making for one of the strangest Premier League goals of all time.

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling in action for Manchester City

Goals: 106

Appearances: 316

Clubs: Liverpool, Manchester City

One of the most recent inductees into the 100 Club, Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has proven in recent years that he can find the goal on a regular basis.

Having struggled to find the net in his first two seasons at The Etihad, Sterling has scored 10 or more goals in the past five seasons for Pep Guardiola's side.

His goals have helped the Citizens to three Premier League titles since the Jamaican-born wide player joined his current club in 2015 in a transfer rising to almost £50million.

Didier Drogba

Goals: 104

Appearances: 254

Clubs: Chelsea

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba had two spells at only Premier League club across a total of nine seasons, racking up over a century of strikes in 254 appearances.

Whilst at the Blues, Drogba became one of the most feared strikers in world football and won the Golden Boot on two occasions as well as winning the Premier League four times.

Matt Le Tissier

Goals: 100

Appearances: 270

Clubs: Southampton

Guernsey-born midfielder Matt Le Tissier scored exactly 100 Premier League whilst playing solely for Southampton.

A scorer of some of the greatest goals that the league has ever seen, Le Tissier was a joy to watch and he was the first midfielder to become a member of the 100 Club.

He was lethal from the penalty spot, scoring all but one of the 48 attempts that he took from 12 yards out - becoming known as the best penalty taker of all time.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes a centurion

Goals: 100*

Appearances: 223

Clubs: Manchester United

Just in case you had forgotten, Cristiano Ronaldo is the 33rd and final member of the 100 Club, so far. There are, though, a couple of current Premier League players who could soon join the list.

Son Heung-Min

Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min celebrates scoring

Goals: 87*

Appearances: 228

Clubs: Tottenham Hotspur

It may not feel like the South Korean has not been around for very long, but Son is in his seventh season with Tottenham Hotspur.

A £22million signing for Spurs, Son became the first Asian player to score 50 goals in the Premier League and if he continues scoring goals at the rate he has, he will become the first to reach 100 within the next season.

Clinical with both feet, Son has an incredible understanding with fellow striker Harry Kane and the two have been Spurs' main sources of goals over the past few seasons

Christian Benteke

Christian Benteke in action for Crystal Palace

Goals: 86*

Appearances: 277

Clubs: Aston Villa, Liverpool, Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke adapted to the Premier League immediately after joining Midlands side Aston Villa back in 2012, notching 42 goals in his first three seasons in England.

This earned him a big-money move to Liverpool, but his career looked to stagnate at Anfield, managing just nine goals, before moving on again soon after to his current team, Crystal Palace.

Now in his sixth season at Selhurst Park, the Belgian looks to be enjoying life in London and although his scoring record is not red hot, he still has a chance of joining the 100 Club in the not too distant future.

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