Premiership Records

Premiership Records

Ledley King of Tottenham scored the fastest ever Premiership goal, timed at 10 seconds in their 3-3 draw with Bradford in the 2000/01 season.

Eric Cantona was the first player to score a hat-trick in the Premier League, when Leeds Utd beat Tottenham 5-0 on August 15 1992.

Efan Ekoku of Norwich City was the first player to score four goals in one Premier League match.

Andy Cole was the first player to score five goals in a Premiership match, for Manchester United vs. Ipswich in the 1994/95 season. The final score was 9-0, which is also a Premiership record for the biggest victory/defeat.

Brian Deane scored the first ever Premiership goal, for Sheffield United vs. Manchester United on the opening day of the 1992/93 season.

Les Ferdinand scored the Premiership’s 10,000th goal in Tottenham’s 4-0 win over Fulham in December 2001.

Manchester United’s Ruud Van Nistlerooy holds the record for scoring in the most consecutive games. He scored in eight in a row during the 2001/02 season beating Mark Stein’s record of seven set in the 1993/94 season.

Andy Turner became the youngest Premiership goal scorer when he netted for Tottenham against Everton on September 5, 1992. He was aged just 17 years and 166 days.

The oldest player to play in the Premiership was Manchester City goalkeeper John Burridge who was 43 years, 4 months and 26 days when he came on as a half time substitute for Manchester City v Newcastle United on April 29, 1995.

Tottenham goalkeeper Erik Thorstvedt became the first Premier League substitute when he replaced Ian Walker in the first Premiership season in 1992.

Swindon Town were the first team to concede 100 Premiership goals, when they were relegated in the 1993/94 season.

Crystal Palace were the first team to be relegated from the Premiership twice, when they went down in the seasons 1992/93 and 1994/95.

Nottingham Forest hold the record for the most consecutive matches unbeaten, when they went 25 games without losing in the 1994/95 season. They won 15 games and drew 10 before being defeated by Blackburn Rovers 7-0.

Everton holds the record for the longest run without scoring in the Premiership. They went seven consecutive games without a goal in the 1994/95 season.

Matthew LeTissier scored a hat-trick on the opening day of the day 1995/96 season but still ended up on the losing side when Southampton were beaten 3-4 by Nottingham Forest.

In both the 1993/94 and 1994/95 seasons 1195 Premiership goals were scored in each.

The Premiership was founded in 1992 with 22 clubs before being reduced to 20 clubs in the 1995/96 season.

Alan Shearer became the first Carling Premiership player to win the PFA Player of the Year award twice, when he won the award in 1995 and 1997.

Alan Shearer is the only player to score 200 Premiership goals.