Romelu Lukaku scored his fiftieth Premier League goal for Everton on Sunday to lead the Blues to a home win over West Ham United. The Belgian striker has already broken all sorts of League records, scoring the most goals ever before the age of 23.
However, he is definitely not the fastest in club history to get to 50 top division goals in the post-war era -
- Graeme Sharp (125 games) [1980-1991]
- Romelu Lukaku (113 games) [2013-present]
- Bob Latchford (112 games) [1974-1981]
- Alex Young (109 games) [1960-1968]
- Alan Ball (109 games) [1966-1971]
- Joe Royle (95 games) [1966-1974]
- Roy Vernon (79 games) [1960-1965]
- Fred Pickering (76 games) [1963-1967]
In the Premier League era, Lukaku is third all time in scoring. Tim Cahill is second with 56 and Duncan Ferguson, who is currently part of Ronald Koeman’s coaching group, leads with 60 goals.
Lukaku is in some truly elite company here, and hopefully he can continue to play a huge part in the next few years for Everton.