Barnsley FC: Ex Premier League Players

Where are these ex Barnsley FC Premier League players now?

Welcome to the Barnsley legends page – the gateway to information on ex players who have played in the Premier League.

In addition to information on the club’s ex players we have also added statistics which include the top goalscorers, most appearances and also the club’s final league position for each year that they have featured in the EPL.



Arjan de Zeeuw – Premier League Appearances: 146 | Goals Scored: 5

A model professional within the game and highly regarded amongst the fans of all of the English Premier League clubs he played for, Arjan De Zeeuw retired from playing in 2009. Read More..

Neil Redfearn – Premier League Appearances: 84 | Goals Scored: 14

A prolific scorer for a midfielder, former Barnsley captain Neil Redfearn finally retired from playing in 2008 after spells in the lower leagues with a number of teams. Read More..

Ashley Ward – Premier League Appearances: 137 | Goals Scored: 33

Ashley Ward retired from playing in 2005 whilst at Sheffield United and went straight into the world of business. Read More..

Jan Aage Fjortoft – Premier League Appearances: 84 | Goals Scored: 25

A powerful centre forward during his playing days, Jan Aage Fjortoft retired from playing in 2002 whilst playing in his native Norway for Lillestrom. Read More..

Darren Barnard – Premier League Appearances: 60 | Goals Scored: 4

A key part of Barnsley’s Premier League side for the 1997-98 season, Darren Barnard retired from playing full time in 2007 after three years at Aldershot Town. Read More..

Nicky Eaden – Premier League Appearances: 35 | Goals Scored: 0

Barnsley legend Nicky Eaden retired from playing in 2009 after a spell as player-coach at non league side Kettering Town working alongside Mark Cooper. Read More..

Adi Moses – Premier League Appearances: 35 | Goals Scored: 0

An important member of the Barnsley team which featured in the Premier League in 1997-98, Adie Moses retired from playing football in 2009 after spells in the non-league with Mansfield Town and Gainsborough Trinity. Read More..

David Watson – Premier League Appearances: 30 | Clean Sheets: 0

Barnsley born and bred and a one club man, goalkeeper David Watson’s playing career was cruelly cut short due to a knee injury in 2001. Read More..

Premier League Statistics

This table shows the players who have made the most Premier League appearances for Barnsley and the club’s top goalscorers in the EPL.

Top EPL GoalscorersGoalsMost EPL AppearancesGames
Neil Redfearn10Neil Redfearn37
Ashley Ward8Darren Barnard35
Jan Aage Fjortoft6Nicky Eaden35
Gjorgi Hristov4Adie Moses35
Eric Tinkler2David Watson30
Darren Barnard2Martin Bullock30
Jovo Bosancic2Ashley Ward29
Andrew Liddell1Arjan de Zeeuw26
John Hendrie1Darren Sheridan26
Scott Jones1Eric Tinkler25

Statistics provided by 11v11