Sergio Aguero is the striker with the best minutes-per-goal ratio in Premier League history

Manchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League

Sergio Aguero is now in his ninth season in the Premier League.

Manchester City's all-time leading goalscorer has enjoyed a characteristically stellar start to the 2019/20 campaign with six goals in four games.

The Argentine turned 31 over the summer but shows no signs of slowing down.

There was a time, of course, when it looked like Pep Guardiola was considering phasing him out, but a combination of Aguero's tenacity, goalscoring prowess, and Gabriel Jesus' unfortunate luck when it comes to injury changed the Catalan's mind.

As a result, the striker could well be on course for his fifth Premier League title.

While we'll never see him eclipse those Manchester United legends like Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, whose number of league medals were in the double digits, there can be no doubt he ranks among the very best the division has ever seen.

In fact, statistics collated by talkSPORT shows Aguero boasts the best minutes-per-goal ratio in Premier League history, scoring once every 107 minutes.

Together with some data from Transfermarkt, we've weighed him up against the other top 10 forwards with the best ratios to see how he compares. Note - this is only based on players who have scored at least 15 Premier League goals, which excludes the likes of Norwich's Teemu Pukki (who, incidentally, has a goal every 70.6 minutes this season). 

Best minutes-per-goal ratios in PL history 

Sergio Aguero (106 minutes per goal - 0.7 goals per game)


Harry Kane (117 minutes per goal - 0.69 goals per game)


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (118 minutes per goal - 0.66 goals per game)

Arsenal FC v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

Mo Salah (119 minutes per goal - 0.65 goals per game)


Thierry Henry (121 minutes per goal - 0.68 goals per game)

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Gabriel Jesus (122 minutes per goal - 0.4 goals per game)

Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

Ruud van Nistelrooy (128 minutes per goal - 0.63 goals per game)

Bolton Wanderers v Manchester United

Luis Suarez (138 minutes per goal - 0.63 goals per game)

Chelsea v Liverpool - Premier League

Robin van Persie (139 minutes per goal - 0.51 goals per game)

Manchester United v Arsenal - Premier League

Hernan Crespo (140 minutes per goal - 0.41 goals per game)

Chelsea v West Ham United

It really does beg the question of whether Aguero should be considered the best striker in Premier League history.

Yes, he's had the benefit of playing alongside some ludicrous talent at City, but he's carved out that record over the course of a long period of time.

Aubameyang's stats, for example, are decent enough, yet they speak of nowhere near the same longevity as he only joined Arsenal in 2018.

City fans can only dream of what Aguero's stats would have been like if he'd arrived in English football even earlier.

Perhaps then Shearer's record of 260 Premier League goals wouldn't look quite so out of reach.

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