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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
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Arsenal970222111121
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester94051515012
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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