Aguero reaches 150 goals in record time

5 Nov 2018
Manchester City v Southampton

Man City striker achieves PL milestone with the fewest minutes in competition history

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In joining an elite group with his 150th Premier League goal in Manchester City's 6-1 victory over Southampton on Sunday, Sergio Aguero did so in record time.

The goal was the 30-year-old striker's 150th in the Premier League, making him only the ninth to reach that mark.

Aguero reached the milestone in the second-fewest matches in Premier League history, taking only  217 matches since joining City from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011.

Only Alan Shearer has done it in fewer matches. The Premier League's all-time leading goalscorer took 212 matches to reach 150 goals in the competition.

But in terms of time on the field, Aguero is well ahead of Shearer.

The City striker took 268 and a quarter hours, or 16,095 minutes, of playing time to get to 150 goals.

This is more than 36 hours quicker than the 18,293 minutes Shearer needed.

How 'The 150 Club' compare
Player Goals Mins / goal Matches to 150 Mins to 150
Shearer 260 146.9 212 18,293
Rooney 208 182.8 330 25,302
Cole 187 169.1 286 22,471
Lampard 177 276.1 520 44,129
Henry 175 121.8 220 18,402
Fowler 163 171.5 333 25,603
Defoe 162 201.4 443 29,218
Owen 150 153.6 323 22,998
Aguero 150 107.8 217 16,095

It confirms that in terms of goals in relation to playing time, Aguero is peerless among "The 150 Club".

Incredibly, he has scored a PL goal every 107.8 minutes, a rate 14 minutes better than that of Thierry Henry, whose 175 came every 121.8 minutes, and almost 30 minutes better than Shearer in third.

Were he to maintain this rate, it would need another 132 matches, or towards the end of 2021/22 if he plays in every match, to overtake Shearer's record of 260. 

Aguero also became just the third player to score 150 goals in the Premier League for one club.

Only Henry, with all his 175 goals coming for Arsenal, and Wayne Rooney, who scored 183 for Manchester United, have more.

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