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Rashford joins exclusive 50-goal club

26 Dec 2020
Leicester City v Manchester United

Goal at Leicester puts Man Utd striker among 10 youngest players to hit half-century of PL goals

With his goal for Manchester United in their 2-2 draw at Leicester City on Boxing Day, Marcus Rashford reached a half-century in the Premier League and joined an exclusive selection of goalscorers.

Rashford's opening goal was his 50th in the competition, making him, at 23 years and 56 days old, the third-youngest Man Utd player to reach the milestone after Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Youngest Man Utd players to 50 PL goals
Player Apps Date Age
Rooney 122 29/03/08 22y 157d
Ronaldo 147 12/01/08 22y 341d
Rashford 156 26/12/20 23y 56d
Martial 142 13/07/20 24y 221d
Giggs 229 23/10/99 25y 328d

To put his achievement into context, his goal has put him among the 10 youngest players to reach their half-century in the history of the Premier League.

Rashford is seventh on the all-time list, which is headed by Robbie Fowler, who reached the landmark aged just 20 years and 252 days.

Youngest players to 50 PL goals
Player Apps Date Age
Fowler 88 17/12/95 20y 252d
Owen 98 26/08/00 20y 256d
Rooney 146 09/12/06 21y 46d
Lukaku 125 21/11/15 22y 192d
Ronaldo 147 12/01/08 22y 341d
Kane 90 10/09/16 23y 44d
Rashford 156 26/12/20 23y 56d
Heskey 167 22/04/01 23y 101d
Cole 65 04/03/95 23y 140d
Sutton 134 14/09/96 23y 188d

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