Today In History: Crouch Equals Alan Shearer For Most Headed Goals In Premier League History

Peter Crouch equalled Alan Shearer's record of 46 headed goals in the Premier League on February 28, 2015.

Feb 28, 2024 - 10:44
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Today In History: Crouch Equals Alan Shearer For Most Headed Goals In Premier League History

Crouch scored the winner for Stoke City against Hull City to equal the record.

He broke the record against his former club Liverpool in May that same year and finished his Premier League career with 53 headed goals.Crouch still holds the record.

In a message aimed at his critics after breaking the record, the 6ft 7in former England striker said: “There were a lot of people in the early days who said I was better on the ground than at heading, so it’s pleasing to rub it in a little bit.

“A lot of people said, for my size, I wasn’t as good (at heading) as I should have been when I was younger. Becoming the record holder for headed goals in the Premier League is something I didn’t think would happen when I was 15 or 16.

“I’m very proud – Alan Shearer’s a hero of mine. He’s one of the best, if not the best, striker the Premier League’s ever seen, and to equal any record of his, I’m very pleased with that.”