Despite a general lack of success during the Premier League years, Everton are still among the most successful English comes when it comes to winning silverware.

The Toffees’ lack of success in recent decades has, at times, had its foundations in struggling to score goals. However, some players have been effective in front of goal for the men from Merseyside. Here are Everton’s record goalscorers of the Premier League era:

Romelu Lukaku (68 goals in 141 appearances)

After a successful loan spell from Chelsea, the Belgian international joined on a permanent basis for a club-record fee of around £28m.

The big forward plundered his way to 68 goals as the Toffees enjoyed one of their most successful spells of the Premier League era.

Unfortunately, the club couldn’t match Lukaku’s ambitions, and the striker joined north west rivals Manchester United for a whopping £75m. He has since had successful spells at Inter, as well as a less successful spell back at former club Chelsea.

Duncan Ferguson (60 goals in 239 appearances)

The big Scottish striker is an Everton icon for his fiery personality and goalscoring ability during two spells with the club. He could have enjoyed an even better career had it not been for injury problems.

Like Lukaku, Ferguson first arrived on loan, joining from Scottish giants Rangers. However, after a highly impressive temporary spell, including scoring vital goals against Liverpool and Manchester United, he joined the club on a permanent basis for a fee of around £4m in January 1995.

He was part of the Toffees team in 1995 that lifted the FA Cup, their last silverware to date. Ferguson then moved to Newcastle for £8m in January 1999 before returning to his former club in July 2000 for a fee of around £4m.

Ferguson later served as coach and was even the club’s interim manager in spells.

Tim Cahill (56 goals in 226 appearances)

The popular Australian will go down as one of the bargains of the Premier League era, as he cost just £2m when he joined Everton from second-tier Millwall in 2004.

He spent nine relatively successful seasons with the Toffees, endearing himself to the Goodison Park faithful with his committed and tenacious style of play.

Despite not being regarded as an out-and-out forward, Cahill scored a highly respectable 56 goals in his 226 appearances for the Toffees. Cahill had the knack of arriving late in the penalty area and had an exceptional leap for a player of his size.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (50 goals in 204 appearances)

The England forward has been one of the more prolific players in Everton’s recent Premier League history, scoring 50 goals in 204 appearances, having joined the Toffees for a fee of just £1.5m from Sheffield United in 2016.

At the time of writing, ‘DCL’ as he is known to many Everton fans, is still with the Toffees. His goal tally could have been far more impressive if not for significant injury problems in seasons 2021/22 and 2022/23.

Between 2020 and 2021, Calvert-Lewin earned 11 caps for England, scoring four goals. However, injury issues prevented him from really pushing on in his career.

Kevin Campbell (45 goals in 145 appearances)

Like Ferguson and Lukaku, ‘Super Kev’ arrived initially on loan, joining from Turkish club Trabzonspor in March 1999.

The former Arsenal star had an immediate impact for the Toffees, scoring nine goals in his first eight games to help the men from Merseyside stave off the threat of relegation.

Campbell joined the club permanently in the summer of 1999 for a fee of £3m. He went on to score 45 goals for the Toffees, spending six full seasons with the club after his initial loan deal.

However, Campbell’s familiarity with Everton started long before his move to Merseyside, as he made his first-team debut for Arsenal against the Toffees in May 1988.

Leon Osman (44 goals in 352 appearances)

The product of the youth academy went on to be an excellent servant to the Toffees after breaking into the first team at a relatively late stage due to injury issues.

He was part of Everton’s 1998 Youth Cup winning team, only to suffer a knee injury that kept him sidelined for a year.

After loan spells at Derby County and Carlisle United got his career back on track, Osman spent his whole career with the Toffees.

Osman featured in 14 Premier League campaigns for the Toffees, including playing under David Moyes in the Europa League and helping the team to finish in the top six on numerous occasions.

His performances for Everton earned the midfielder two England caps between 2012-13.

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