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Top 10 All-Time La Liga Goal Scorers

Spain has featured some of the sport’s greatest La Liga goal scorers in the history of football.

With the 2022 season just a few months away, top scorers like Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr. are nearing a return to the pitch.

Real Madrid is coming off of an unbelievable season that saw them win Spain’s top flight and the UEFA Champions League.

Today, ONE37pm takes a look at the 10 best La Liga goal scorers of all time.

1. Lionel Messi
474 goals
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Lionel Messi is widely considered one of the greatest players of all time and he owns the record for La Liga goals with 474.

The former Barcelona legend averaged roughly 0.9 goals per game and helped the Blaugrana win 10 La Liga crowns.

Barcelona benefitted greatly from Messi’s presence for over 17 years.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo
311 goals
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Ronaldo established his legacy at Real Madrid when he scored over 300 goals and won two La Liga titles.

The Portuguese star had six seasons where he scored 30 or more goals in Spain’s top flight.

Ronaldo scored many iconic goals for Los Blancos and that led to him becoming one of the club’s greatest talents.

3. Telmo Zarra
251 goals
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Zarra was one of the most prolific goal scorers in La Liga history.

The Spaniard spent the majority of his career at Athletic Bilbao and he played a huge role in guiding the club to a La Liga title in 1943.

Zarra also won five Copa del Rey crowns with Bilbao, and he’s leading scorer in the competition’s history.

4. Hugo Sanchez
234 goals
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Sanchez was one of the most prominent Mexican players to feature in La Liga and became a massive star in Madrid.

The El Tri attacker won five straight La Liga titles with Los Blancos from 1986 to 1990.

Sanchez also scored 29 international goals for Mexico.

5. Raul
228 goals
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Real Madrid has a long history of elite strikers and Raul was one of the best for the club.

Raul scored 228 goals in his time with the Madrid side after spending 16 seasons with the side.

6. Alfredo di Stefano
227 goals
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Di Stefano played for Madrid in the 1950s and 1960s, but he was way ahead of his time in terms of talent.

The Argentine was considered one of the club’s all-time greats and won eight La liga titles after coming over from Millonarios.

7. Cesar Rodriguez
223 goals
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Rodriguez played for Barcelona for many years and scored over 200 goals with the Blaugrana.

The Spaniard won 13 titles altogether during his career, including five La Liga championships.

8. Quini
219 goals
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Quini made his name at Sporting Gijon before spending several seasons with Barcelona in the 1980s.

The Spaniard played over 500 matches in his career, but never managed to win a La Liga title.

9. Karim Benzema
219 goals
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Benzema is the only current player on this list and the Real Madrid legend continues to grow his legacy.

The Frenchman has come into his own since the departure of Ronaldo and he’s becoming one of the great strikers in La Liga.

10. Pahiño
195 goals
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Pahiño played for several top sides in Spain, including Real Madrid, Celta Vigo and Deportivo La Coruña.

The Spaniard scored over 100 goals with Los Blancos.

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The Top 20 Pickleball Players to Know

Pickleball has become a wildly attractive rising phenomenon so we’re taking a closer look at the top pickleball players to know.

It’s estimated over five million players of all skill levels compete in the United States yearly. That rising attention has been great for the professional game as well.

[ MORE: A Primer to Pickleball, The Sport of the Future ]

Top players like Ben Johns and Anna Leigh Waters are quickly becoming household names and taking pickleball’s popularity to another level.

Today, ONE37pm is looking at the top pickleball players to know in 2022.

Method For Ranking

We based our analysis off of various criteria, including ranking points, championships and social media popularity.

Players are given rankings points based on how deep they go in tournaments, including on pro circuits like the PPA Tour.

Meanwhile, the rising interest in the sport has brought more awareness to players’ social media.

Top 10 Men
1. Ben Johns
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Johns is the number one ranked player on the PPA Tour, and also holds the same standing in then World Pickleball Rankings.

The 23 year old recently signed a significant contract with Joola Pickleball as his main paddle sponsor.

Johns has won over 50 tournaments at the professional level is known as one of the biggest ambassadors for the sport.

2. JW Johnson
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Johnson is one of the brightest young male players in pickleball at the age of 20.

He regularly features in the latter rounds of tournaments both in singles and doubles, and he holds various titles to his name.

Johnson won his second triple crown back in April, which includes winning titles in men’s singles, mixed doubles and men’s doubles.

3. Zane Navratil
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Navratil is one of the top male pickleball players each years and holds over 80 titles in his career.

The 26 year old is known for his impressive speed and court coverage, which makes him a frustrating player to compete against.

4. Tyson McGuffin
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McGuffin is a standout player at the professional level and boasts four national championships.

After years of coaching tennis, McGuffin has become one of the biggest names in pickleball.

He’s certainly one of the most outspoken players and always plays with passion on the court.

5. Jay Devilliers
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Devilliers is known as ‘The Flying Frenchman’ due to his exciting style of play and French charm.

The 27 year old is a well rounded athlete that played soccer, tennis and other sports growing up.

Devilliers is ranked top 5 in the world and has had some epic matches against Johns and the rest of the sport’s elite.

6. Riley Newman
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Newman is a tremendous athlete and played Division 1 basketball and tennis at the University of Washington.

The 28 year old has since put his efforts all into pickleball and he excels both in singles and doubles.

Newman and his sister, Lindsey, often play together in mixed doubles events.

7. AJ Koller
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Koller is one of the biggest names currently playing in Major League Pickleball in its second season.

The 33 year old plays for the Jackrabbits and boasts a tremendous DUPR doubles rating of 6.708.

8. Dylan Frazier
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Like Koller, Frazier is a huge asset for Major League Pickleball, competing with the ATX Pickleballers.

The 20 year old continues to rise up the world rankings and is quickly becoming one of the younger talents in the sport.

9. Collin Johns
PPA Tour

Collin Johns is a smart doubles player that has formed an incredible partnership with his brother Ben.

The Johns Brothers have won many major tournaments, and they’ve easily separated themselves as the preeminent men’s doubles pairing.

10. Kyle Yates
USA Pickleball Association

Yates has been around the game for years now and boasts 6 U.S. Open gold medals.

The former University of Florida graduate is signed with Paddletek.

He’s ranked top 10 in the world and there’s no reason to believe he won’t continue to shine.

Top 10 Women
1. Anna Leigh Waters
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Waters is the face of women’s pickleball at this stage and she’s only 15 years.

The daughter of Leigh Waters, Anna Leigh is an elite talent in several sports, including soccer and tennis.

She wins many tournaments with her mother and mixed doubles partner Ben Johns. Waters is one of the elite pickleball players.

2. Lea Jansen
PPA Tour

The 29 year old is ranked No. 3 in the world right now and the Washington native is becoming a serious threat on the women’s side.

Jansen only turned pro in 2021 and she’s now showing that she can compete with the game’s best week in and week out.

3. Catherine Parenteau
Michigan State University

The 27 year old has been playing pro pickleball since 2016 and Parenteau is known for being one of the most complete players.

Parenteau and Callie Smith are one of the top women’s doubles teams in the sport.

4. Jorja Johnson
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Jorja Johnson is only 15 years old and continues to impress as a teenager.

Her brother is JW Johnson, who is an elite men’s player in his own right.

Jorja plays Major League Pickleball with the Hard Eights, and she’s already collected 19 pro medals at a young age.

5. Jessie Irvine
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The 32 year old is known for her athleticism and Irvine often finds huge success playing mixed doubles with Devilliers and Parenteau in women’s doubles.

Irvine previously worked at Tennis Channel as an on-court reporter before her pickleball career began in 2018.

6. Leigh Waters
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The mother of Anna Leigh, Waters is one of the top women’s players each time out on the court.

Her partnership with her daughter has made the Waters’ one of the best female duos in pickleball.

Waters is a very powerful player and she often dictates points on the court.

7. Simone Jardim
The Dink Pickleball

Jardim is a veteran on the women’s side and one of the most accomplished female players.

The 42 year old was ranked world No. 1 on the women’s side from 2016 to 2020.

She previously coached Michigan State’s tennis team for seven years before taking a step back due to her pickleball success.

8. Parris Todd
Tennis World USA

The 24 year old is a former professional tennis player that has quickly risen up the ranks of pickleball.

Todd became a fashion mogul off the court, but has become one of the biggest talents in pickleball after recently beating Anna Leigh Waters.

She also plays in Major League Pickleball for Team BLQK.

9. Callie Smith
The Dink Pickleball

Smith is a former University of Utah standout tennis star and turned pro in pickleball back in 2019.

She has found huge success teaming up in doubles with Parenteau and she’s regularly a top 5 player in all women’s divisions.

10. Irina Tereschenko
USA Pickleball

Tereschenko has been playing racquet sports for over 20 years and serves as one of the veteran faces on the pro tour.

The Russia native is a five-time major champion after playing college tennis at Texas Tech University.

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Most Valuable Soccer Players

With the summer transfer window upon us, it’s a great time to start looking at the most valuable soccer players in the world.

Elite talents from across the globe will compete later this year at the 2022 World Cup and the buzz is really getting louder.

Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are all household names that will generate significant attention when the World Cup kicks off in Qatar.

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Meanwhile, breakout stars from the United States, Canada and other nations will look to put their imprint on the biggest soccer competition globally.

Transfermarkt released the values of players across the soccer world and ONE37pm is looking at the most valuable players right now in 2022.

Here’s a closer look at the 10 players with the top values heading into the summer months.

1. Kylian Mbappe – PSG
Value: $176 million
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Mbappe is widely viewed as the next big attraction in the sport, paving the way for a new generation after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The French superstar has a value of over $176 million and he just signed a new contract at PSG so it could be a few years before he entertains a move to another club.

2. Erling Haaland – Manchester City
Value: $165 million
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After several seasons at Borussia Dortmund, Haaland has put himself on the map as one of the elite goal scorers.

Haaland made a significant move to Manchester City recently and now the Norwegian striker will test himself in England.

He’s worth roughly $165 million and it’s truly hard to imagine that value not increasing given every club’s need for a top-end finisher.

3. Vinicius Jr. – Real Madrid
Value: $110 million
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Vinicius Jr. leads the way for the next generation of Brazilian superstars that also features players like Antony and Raphinha.

The Brazilian just helped his Madrid side win Champions League and Vinicius’ value continues to soar. He’s worth roughly $110 million in 2022.

4. Mohamed Salah – Liverpool
Value: $110 million
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Salah is the top winger in football at this stage of his career and the Egyptian continues to get better under Jurgen Klopp.

The Liverpool star is worth $110 million and with his contract at Anfield expiring next summer the Egyptian could be looking for a new challenge in 2023.

5. Harry Kane – Tottenham
Value: $110 million
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The England star has helped The Three Lions come close on several occasions at major tournaments, including Euro 2020.

Kane has been the subject of transfer rumors for some time but the Tottenham superstar has stayed put so far. He’s valued at around $110 million ahead of the World Cup.

6. Phil Foden – Manchester City
Value: $99 million
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Foden has only started to scratch the surface at Manchester City and that’s scary both for their club and the England national team.

The Man City prodigy is headed to the World Cup with England later this year and has already won multiple Premier League titles.

He’s worth nearly $99 million and his insane positional versatility is a major reason why.

7. Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United
Value: $99 million
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Fernandes has spent several seasons at Manchester United and become an influential figure in the side’s attack.

He’ll look to build out his resume further at the World Cup where he can pair with world-class talents like Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva and Rafael Leao.

8. Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City
Value: $99 million
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De Bruyne is simply one of the best midfielders in the world.

The Belgian continues to raise his level both at Man City and with the national team. He’ll be immensely important for the Red Devils in the World Cup if they want to finally break through.

9. Dusan Vlahovic – Juventus
Value: $93.5 million
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Vlahovic completed a massive move to Juventus back in January and the Serbian has the potential to really become one of the game’s best strikers.

The Juventus scorer will be one of the key players featuring in his first World Cup when Serbia arrives in Qatar.

10. Raheem Sterling – Manchester City
Value: $93.5 million
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Sterling is one of the most versatile wingers in the sport and extremely challenging to defend.

The Man City winger has won the Premier League on many occasions and he could look for a new challenge this summer.

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Why Pickleball Growth Is Incredible

Why won’t people shut up about pickleball? It’s a fair question. Pickleball is so hot right now, like Hansel in 2001.

But just like Derek Zoolander warmed up to the flashy Male Model of the Year’s charm, you too will warm up to pickleball…as soon as you decide to step on the court.

[ MORE: Pickleball is the Sport of the Future ]

Most articles credit pickleball growth to the fact that Grandma can play sans the risk of a broken hip and that it’s generally easy to play.

While partially true, it’s a lazy narrative. I’m here to give you the full scope of the sport’s surge into the spotlight, and why the pickleball growth is poised to continue… exponentially.

The Sport Is An Equalizer
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Everyone can play with everyone. Grandpa can play with little Johnny. Mom can play with Dad. And what’s more, grandpa, Little Johnny, mom and dad can all play a legitimately competitive match together. Why/how?

Well, the same reasons that people claim it to be ‘easy.’

The court is smaller, which means there’s less ground to cover. Grandpa doesn’t have to move as much.

The ball is perforated. Ever played wiffle ball? You crack the ball square off the face of the bat and it explodes with velocity. But then, it decelerates aggressively, and the ball is caught for an out.

Same thing. Player A smashes a juicy overhead to the open court and it looks like the rally is over, but instead, the ball slows just enough for player B to get a defensive paddle on it and the point continues.

The result? Longer points, and more importantly, more intense ones.

My uncle’s favorite part about the game is that you can take four random people, stick ‘em on the court, and they’ll be guaranteed to have at least one chaotic, scrambling rally that leaves everyone out of position, out of breath, and doubled-over in laughter. It’s a good time.

You don’t need to be in peak athletic form, and you don’t need a sports background.

Were you a band geek? Great. Are you Jared before the Subway Diet? Perfect. Are you an all-time great NFL receiver? Cool, Larry Fitzgerald plays, too.

Pickleball Is Highly Social
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The game is highly social. The court is smaller, and thus players are more proximate. This lends to conversation, camaraderie, and a feeling of togetherness.

Former competitive tennis studs will tell you that pickleball serves as a refreshing foil to tennis’ ultra-competitive, Mean Girls culture.

Simply put: you’ll make friends. And as alluded to above, you’ll double-over in laughter with your new friends. Some good ole’ fashion bonding.

Minor Learning Curve
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The learning curve is essentially non-existent (at least for casual play). Anyone can pick up a paddle and play competitively their first time on the court.

In fact, it’s delusion-inducing. Like golf, but on steroids.

As you walk off the court, that little voice in your head whispers: “You know, if you just practiced a bit more, maybe you could go pro.”

And that’s how the addiction begins.

Longevity
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You can play for hours. Like, hours and hours. And you can play the next day and the next day.

On top of that, it’s good for you. If you’re a fitness tracker enthusiast, your strain will look like you just ran a marathon.

The quick stops and starts will cause your heart rate variability to read like a HIIT-trainer’s dream.

Professional Level
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Money is pouring in at the pro level. Investors? Could be you…well, it could have been you. You’re already too late:

Carolina Hurricanes owner and billionaire Tom Dundon just bought the Pro Pickleball Association. He’s got big plans.

Major League Pickleball just launched in Austin, with financial backers like noted speaker Brene Brown and Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry.

And the most recent development? Gary Vaynerchuk bought a Major League Pickleball team.

Yup, the guy known specifically for predicting the next big thing (Short-form video, NFTs, Collectibles, TikTok, to name a few) just bet big on the burgeoning sport.

Perhaps Vaynerchuk will be involved in expanding pickleball growth the same way he has with other ventures.

There are two pro tours and one pro league. Ex-tennis studs are rushing into the sport with hopes of being the next Ben Johns or Anna Leigh Waters (look them up).

Easy Accessibility
RichLegg

The barrier to entry is nominal. Want to play tennis? Gotta find a court. Want to go cycling? Better start saving for that bike.

Want to play pickleball? Grab some chalk, a $100 kit with everything you need for four players and spin up a game in the street.

Not to mention, every dormant tennis-court across the country is just waiting to be converted into a pickleball court. In fact, it’s leading to tennis vs. pickleball feuds in towns across America.

All in all, it seems like all of the forces in the world are converging in pickleball’s favor.

Celebrity Players
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For better or worse, Hollywood is obsessed with pickleball.

No seriously, look at this list of A-listers who play: Ellen Degeneres, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Larry David, David Dobrik and the list goes on.

I probably don’t need to tell you that people tend to follow Hollywood’s lead.

So the next time you hear someone talking about pickleball and wonder “why won’t people shut up about it?”

Here’s a short summary: The pickleball explosion is here to stay and the sport is pretty awesome.

Thomas Shields is the founder of The Dink, a pickleball news and media company dedicated to the blossoming sport.

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What is The USA Pickleball Association?

Pickleball’s explosive growth has created significant demand for the sport both at the amateur and competitive levels.

For that reason, there are several major organizations in place to oversee rules, the sport’s growth and fundamental development.

The USA Pickleball Association is one of those bodies employed to look after players across the United States.

ONE37pm takes a closer look at the USAPA and what the organization looks to achieve.

What is USA Pickleball?

Per the organization’s website, USA Pickleball is designed to “promote the development and growth of pickleball in the United States and its territories.”

The organization is in charge of hosting many tournaments across the nation, as well as providing rankings to players.

They help integrate new players into the sport of all ages, as well as cater to the needs of the existing pickleballers.

What Does A Membership Get Me?

USAPA members receive lots of benefits, including the ability to enter hundreds of tournaments each year.

Players of all ages, genders and skill levels can compete in competitions both locally and across the U.S.

Players can also find discounts on merchandise like paddles, pickleball apparel and nets.

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The organization also has existing relationships with partners like Franklin that help provide great access to the sport.

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USAPA offers players the chance to find local courts and players to compete against.

Places2Play is a locator that finds players and allows them to create profiles that can display their age, gender, skill level and more.

This also allows players to find pickleball clubs to join that can further their development and meet more people.

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Best Pickleball Paddles For Professionals

Pickleball paddles can be difficult to choose from, but that doesn’t mean you have to shop for one alone.

The sports’s rapid growth in the United States has been astounding over recent years.

With that growth, more and more players are working their way onto the professional circuits.

Big names like Ben Johns and Ana Leigh Waters have consistently found success on the men’s and women’s sides of the sport, respectively.

So today, we’re taking a look at which paddles players should look into if they want to take the next step in their careers.

ONE37pm examines the best pickleball paddles for professionals.

Paddletek Bantam
Kyle Yates/IG

The Paddletek Bantam is known of being a bit more lightweight than other paddles, which is ideal for quick-reacting players. That extra split second can make all the difference during a point.

Joola Ben Johns Hyperion CFS
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Johns made the switch to upstart pickleball brand Joola in recent months after being the face of Franklin. Joola paddles are commonly known for having plenty of control and utilizing a carbon fiber frame capable of lasting for long periods.

Electrum
Ana Leigh Waters/IG

Many professional players use Electrum paddles and Waters is probably the most known player for doing so. These paddles have long reaches which allows players to retrieve balls near The Kitchen easier than some others.

Selkirk Amped Invikta Signature
Tyson McGuffin/IG

Tyson McGuffin is an extremely recognized talent on the men’s pickleball tour. Selkirk and its designs offer more power than many competing products. The paddle’s handle is also a bit longer and mimics that of a tennis racquet for players with bigger hands.

GAMMA
Riley Newman/IG

Gamma is becoming more of a common paddle in pickleball because of its long paddle face. It allows players to have extended reach both near The Kitchen and baseline.

Head Gravity
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Head is a traditional name in the tennis space and their involvement in pickleball continues to grow. These paddles have a smaller grip but they’re very compact and have a solid sweet spot in the center.

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Top 10 All-Time Premier League Goal Scorers

The Premier League season is coming to a close and Liverpool and Manchester City are fighting for the title.

The season has been full of drama with an intense relegation race and plenty of goals.

Harry Kane finished last season as the top goal scorer in England once again and now sits fifth all time in goals.

The England international is the only active player competing in the Premier League top 10 with goals.

Kane is now less than 100 away from Alan Shearer’s record of 260.

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England’s top flight has featured plenty of elite talent over the years and perhaps a new generation of top stars will break onto this list.

Jamie Vardy, Romelu Lukaku and Mohamed Salah are some of the current figures that continue to inch their way closer to the league’s immortal.

Meanwhile, Man City’s new star signing Erling Haaland could be a player many look towards to shatter goal records in the future.

Today, we’re taking a look at the Premier League’s top 10 goal scorers of all time.

10. Michael Owen
150 goals
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Owen was a legend for both club and country in England and his legacy at Liverpool will always be remembered. Owen won the 2001 Ballon d’Or, becoming just the fifth English player in the country’s history to win the award. 

9. Jermain Defoe
162 goals
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Defoe’s career was different than many of the other goal scorers on this list and widely under-appreciated throughout his career. The Englishman scored over 20 goals at five separate Premier League clubs during his time in England and that’s what makes it so impressive.

8. Robbie Fowler
163 goals
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Fowler became a Liverpool legend after rising quickly through the academy and starring for the Reds at the senior level. Fowler may be sixth all-time in Liverpool goals, but his legacy at the club won’t ever be forgotten and remains in the conversation as one of the team’s greatest players alongside Steven Gerrard, Ian Rush and Kenny Daglish.

7. Thierry Henry
175 goals
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The former Arsenal great was one of the most prolific attackers in Premier League history, and his ability to help guide the Gunners to the greatest season in English football history set the tone for his legendary career.

6. Frank Lampard
177 goals
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Lampard is a Chelsea legend for a reason and what makes his record so impressive was his ability to score from the midfield. Lampard was a chief creator in the Chelsea attack, but his goal scoring record made him lethal on some of the Blues’ top teams.

5. Harry Kane
179 goals
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Out of the entire top 10, Kane is the only player still competing in the Premier League.

Kane recently broke into the top 5 and he’s showing no signs of stopping his fine scoring form.

Last summer, Kane was subject of massive transfer talks and perhaps this summer will bring similar headlines.

4. Sergio Aguero
184 goals
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Aguero won’t be in the Premier League this season after joining Barcelona, but his track record at Man City was one of the key reasons for the club’s rise to the top of English football over the past decade.

3. Andy Cole
187 goals
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Cole made a name for himself throughout the top flight, but most remember the striker for his time spent at Man United.

He played a role in five Premier League titles, as well as a First Division championship during his time with Newcastle.

2. Wayne Rooney
208 goals
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The Red Devils legend became the second player in Premier League history to break the 200-goal barrier and his time at Old Trafford made him one of the most exciting players to ever suit up for the club.

Rooney was successful in domestic and European competitions for nearly a decade-and-a-half after leaving Everton in 2004.

1. Alan Shearer
260 goals
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Shearer famously made himself a household name in Newcastle after coming home to his childhood club after spending years at Blackburn and snubbing Manchester United.

Shearer’s goal scoring record in England will go many years without being broken. To this point, Kane looks like the only one that can break it within the next decade.

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Futera United Wins Big Against Bangkok FC

Futera United remains at the top of the table after three matches and the club earned another convincing win.

On Wednesday, the Web3 football club picked up three points in a 5-0 victory against Bangkok FC at Nonthaburi Wittayalai School.

The win marked the club’s second win in league play to go along with a draw, keeping the side unbeaten through three matches.

Gael Basana was the star of the show for Futera and scored twice on the day to the hosts a comfortable win.

The attacker opened up the scoring after eight minutes before adding a second goal in the first half.

Purpipat ‘Phu’ Siriwat remains the squad’s top scorer this season in all competitions with seven goals.

Meanwhile, Panubong ‘Boss’ Sinphattarapaisan opened his scoring account after bagging Futera’s final goal of the match.

The 5-0 result marks Futera’s third consecutive shutout after scoring 21 goals during the stretch of games.

What’s Next?

Futera United will be back in action again on Sunday, May 15 when they face DOME FC.

The match is part of the Thailand Amateur League and will kick off at 6 a.m. GMT (2 a.m. ET).

Fans can watch all Futera matches via Elevensports.com.

What is Futera United?

Futera created a football club to combine two passions of the organization; football and NFTs.

By combining the two concepts, the team allows its supporters to have stake in it by making important decisions and shaping its future.

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Some of the perks include selecting the lineups and designing the club’s badge.

Futera has worked in the sports cards industry for over 30 years and looks to bring its community into the mix.

The club plans on building its digital footprint further in the metaverse with exciting new launches in the future.

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Guide To Pickleball Rankings

Playing a new sport is extremely exciting and with pickleball’s growth in the United States many players are picking it up.

Pickleball is one of the most accessible sports.

One question that can be difficult to answer though is where a new player would fall in the pickleball rankings.

[ MORE: Guide to Pickleball Terms ]

For that reason, there are various skill ratings systems in place to help new players establish where they stand.

Additionally, established professionals and other serious players can track their progress.

ONE37pm looks at some of the ways to track pickleball rankings and the differences between some of the levels.

USA Pickleball Skill Ratings

In pickleball, the vast majority of players fall under a pickleball ratings scale of 1.0 through 5.0.

Players can achieve higher than a 5.0 by competing and succeeding in high-level competitions.

1.0 players are considering beginners and often don’t have the necessary background to compete against top players.

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Players that rise to a 3.0 or higher are expected to be proficient serving and returning the ball.

Players should also know all the rules of pickleball, including important ones pertaining to The Kitchen.

5.0 players are advanced and can hold long rallies and control pickleball points with ease.

Players can win points with their forehand and backhand strokes, while also having strong net play.

How Do I Get A Rating?

Establishing a rating can be difficult early on as a player, especially when you don’t feel comfortable playing in tournaments.

There are simple solutions though.

Players can self rate themselves based on how they play against fellow players in a more relaxed environments.

It’s important to be accurate and honest when self rating because it only benefits the player.

Professional players have their rankings updated regularly when competing in tournaments.

That is something that many new pickleball players want to aspire towards in their careers.

DUPR Ratings

DUPR stands for Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating. It is the leading system used for player rankings.

This scale differs from traditional pickleball rankings. It ranges from 2.000 and 8.000.

The formula doesn’t change based on a player’s age, gender or skill.

DUPR uses a player’s last 30 singles matches and previous 60 doubles matches to establish a rating.

The system takes points won, winning and losing and match quality into account.

For example, sanctioned tournaments will earn players more clout than a recreational match.

Players can enter any result into DUPR to help progress their rankings.

DUPR traditionally updates its ratings on a weekly basis.

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Guide To Pickleball Terms

Pickleball is sweeping the nation as one of the United States’ next big sports.

The sport is played by athletes of all ages and pickleball has recently received a huge boost from major celebrities.

NFL stars like Russell Wilson, Drew Brees and Rob Gronkowski have all hit the pickleball courts and enjoyed the sport.

Although there are many similarities to tennis and other racquet sports, some pickleball terms differ.

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ONE37pm offers up some of the most important pickleball terms to you’ll need to know before hitting the courts.

The Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) is one of the bodies that hosts both professional and amateur events.

The APP Tour is one of the leading tours in pickleball.

An Around-the-Post shot is one of the most exciting shots. Players wait for the right opportunity to hit the ball onto the other side around the post.

A Dead Ball occurs when a fault has happened and the ball isn’t in play any longer.

The Kitchen is the phrase used for the No Volley Zone. Players can only enter the area if the ball has bounced in it.

Volleys and overhead smashes aren’t permitted in The Kitchen.

Similar to tennis, pickleball has a variation of a drop shot known as a Dink.

Dinking occurs in or around The Kitchen and is designed for players to keep the ball as close to the net as possible.

The Double Bounce rule is similar to tennis. Players must return the ball over the net in one bounce or less.

An Erne is a shot in pickleball where a player strategically jumps from behind The Kitchen and lands out of bounds.

This shot is used to generate a surprise attack on an opponent and often finish a point off.

Faults can happen in when a ball isn’t returned over the net and if a serve isn’t put in play.

Faults are enforced if players volley inside The Kitchen as well.

A Game in pickleball is played to 11 points. A player must win by at least two points to secure a game.

Lets are different in pickleball than tennis and ping pong. A serve can hit the net and enter the court while being played.

However, when a ball hits the net cord and doesn’t go over it’s a fault.

No Man’s Land is when a player is stuck between the serving line and The Kitchen during a point.

The Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) is another organization that hosts high-level tournaments across the U.S.

Passing shots occur when a player hits the ball down the line past their opponent.

Unlike tennis, Server Number is important in pickleball because in doubles each player serves when the ball is on their side of the court.

A Side Out occurs when a player or team loses a point. The serve goes over to the other side of the court.