The highest Boxing Day goalscorers in Premier League history

The waistband is that bit tighter, scraps of wrapping paper are still peppered across the house and there is an overwhelming abundance of football on offer.

While the majority of Europe gives their players a hard-earned break, Boxing Day fixtures – and the myriad of matches stuffed either side – have long been a staple of the English footballing calendar, stretching well before the inception of the Premier League.

Some managers may spend the congested festive fixture list lamenting the insanity of it all but it’s clearly popular among the fans – as shown by the thousands who brave the elements, armed with turkey sandwiches, to cheer their side on each year.

Here are the goalscorers who have best benefited from the Boxing Day fixtures.

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