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Bournemouth forward Jermain Defoe keen to move up all-time PL goalscorers list

Defoe keen to move up PL goalscorers list
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Bournemouth forward Jermain Defoe suggests that he has ambitions to move into the top five of the all-time Premier League goalscorers list before the end of his career.

Bournemouth forward Jermain Defoe has suggested that he has ambitions to move into the top five of the all-time Premier League goalscorers list.

Defoe turns 36 years of age in October, but the former England international remains a strong option for Cherries boss Eddie Howe at the Vitality Stadium.

The veteran requires another 13 goals to tie with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry on 175 strikes in the Premier League, and the frontman has indicated that is his own 'personal ambition'.

Defoe told the Bournemouth Echo: "On a personal note it's special because, as a kid, I was obsessed with goals. I always thought if I could score one goal in the Premier League it would be special.

"When I finish playing, if I could think 'right, you're in the top-five all-time goalscorers in the Premier League' it would be one of those moments where you would probably have to pinch yourself."

Defoe has also represented West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth and Sunderland in the Premier League.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool23193154134160
2Manchester CityMan City23182362174556
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs23170648232551
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd23135546331344
7Watford239683232033
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592731-432
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102929031
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2394103034-431
11Everton238693433130
12Bournemouth2393113342-930
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132332-922
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2335152151-3014
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2325161340-2711

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