Albion set a club record with 105 league goals in 1929–30, but finished sixth in Division Two. They were promoted to Division One in 1930-31. Albion were denied the Second Division title only due to the goal-scoring heroics of Everton's Dixie Dean. He scored 46 goals in 39 matches during the season and helped his side win the championship by two points over Aston Villa. Before entering the professional game, Dean had been playing semi-professional football for Chesterfield.
West Bromwich Albion scored 100 goals or more in a single season on three occasions: 1928-29 (105), 1946-47 (107) and 1947-48 (110). The highest position that Albion have ever finished was first place in the English League Championship in 2008-09. They also reached the FA Cup final that season but lost 1-0 to Manchester United at Wembley Stadium.
Currently the team is playing in the Premier League, which is the highest level of English football. They have never been relegated from this division and have won one trophy so far: the 1985-86 Football League Trophy. Their best finish in the Premier League was fourth in 2015-16.
In 1929-30, West Bromwich Albion scored 102 goals in all competitions. Half of them came from inside the penalty box. James Montgomery was the top scorer with 26 goals followed by Albert Thomas with 15 goals.
Lou Macari, a Scottish midfielder, scored 11 goals as United won the Second Division title in 1975, and another 12 in the First Division the following season to help United consolidate after promotion. Bryan Robson is number 22.
The five clubs with the most goals in English football history are shown below.
He is most renowned for his heroics during the 1927–28 season, when he set a league record with 60 goals. He also scored 18 goals in 16 England games. In May 2001, a statue of Dean was installed outside Goodison Park. He was one of 22 players admitted into the first English Football Hall of Fame a year later.
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He scored 27 goals in 30 league games during his 16 months with Tranmere, which spanned the seasons 1923/24 and 1924/25. All 27 came during the second of those two seasons, when he averaged precisely one goal per game. Many teams in England, notably Arsenal and Newcastle United, were interested in his accomplishments.
During his senior football career, Alan Shearer scored 313 goals for club and country. He had 23 goals for Southampton, 112 for Blackburn Rovers, 148 for Newcastle United, and 30 for England. Some fascinating Alan Shearer facts include the fact that he scored more goals while at Southampton than any other English player and that he is one of only three players to have won the European Cup/Champions League with two different clubs (along with Marco van Basten and Cristiano Ronaldo).
Shearer was born on 15th February 1975 in Southport, Lancashire, England. His father, Steve, was a carpenter and his mother, Sandra, worked as a dental nurse. He has one brother, John, who is also a professional footballer.
Alan Shearer started his career at Southampton when he was signed by manager George Burley from Northampton Town in 1992. During his time at Southampton, he played alongside several other famous names such as David Ginola, Ian Wright, Matt Le Tissier, and Jason McAteer. After helping the Saints win the Division Two title in 1993, Burley was replaced by Peter Shilton who tried to curb Shearer's aggressive playing style. In 1995, Shearer moved to Blackburn Rovers where he spent four seasons before joining Newcastle United.
Beckford had 31 goals in all competitions at the conclusion of the season, including 25 in the league, as Leeds finished second to secure automatic promotion to the Championship. For his goal against Manchester United at Old Trafford, he was named Leeds United's goal of the season at the club's annual Player of the Season awards. He was also nominated for the PFA Players' Player of the Year award.
Jermaine Beckford joined Leeds United from Newcastle United for £5 million on 23 August 2004. He scored on his debut against Derby County that day, and went on to score 15 more times that season, helping the club earn promotion to the Premier League. In his first season in the top flight, he scored 12 times as Leeds finished in 10th place.
During his time at Leeds, Beckford became a target for many larger clubs in England and Europe. He moved to Portsmouth on a loan deal in January 2007, before joining the club permanently for £8 million later that month. He failed to score in 14 appearances for Portsmouth, before being allowed to join Queens Park Rangers on a free transfer in July 2007. He spent one season at QPR, scoring 11 times in 39 games before moving back to Leeds United for an undisclosed fee in June 2008. Beckford left Leeds again by mutual consent in February 2009, after making just five appearances for the club this time around. He then returned to Portsmouth on a short-term deal until the end of the season.