Birmingham City FC: Ex Premier League Players

Where are these ex Birmingham City Premier League players now?

Welcome to the Birmingham City legends page – the gateway to information on ex Blues 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 the club’s final league position for each year that they have featured in the EPL.



Maik Taylor – Premier League Appearances: 180 | Clean Sheets: 47

Birmingham City’s first choice goalkeeper from 2004 to 2008, Maik Taylor hung up his gloves in 2013 after a season with Millwall. Read More..

Kenny Cunningham – Premier League Appearances: 335 | Goals Scored: 0

After 18 years of playing professional football in England including Premier League spells with Wimbledon and Birmingham City, Kenny Cunningham decided to call it a day in 2007 whilst playing for Sunderland. Read More..

Stephen Carr – Premier League Appearances: 377 | Goals Scored: 8

After a 20 year career in which he played for three high profile clubs, Stephen Carr retired from playing at the end of the 2012-13 season whilst with Birmingham City. Read More..

Robbie Savage – Premier League Appearances: 346 | Goals Scored: 20

Robbie Savage, a competitive, fiery midfielder renowned for winding up his opponents retired from playing in 2011 after three years at Derby County. Read More..

Matthew Upson – Premier League Appearances: 289 | Goals Scored: 9

The much-travelled former England defender Matthew Upson retired from playing at the end of the 2015-2016 after his release from MK Dons. Read More..

Stephen Clemence – Premier League Appearances: 176 | Goals Scored: 6

A gifted footballer whose career was unfortunately marred by injuries, Stephen Clemence retired from playing in 2010 after a spell in the Championship with Leicester City. Read More..

Geoff Horsfield – Premier League Appearances: 81 | Goals Scored: 12

A late comer to the professional game, Geoff Horsfield AKA “The Horse”, retired from playing full time at the end of the 2009-10 season after a spell with Port Vale. Read More..

Jamie Clapham – Premier League Appearances: 152 | Goals Scored: 5

A player with a lethal left foot with which he scored some vital goals in Ipswich Town’s Premier League campaign in the early part of the new century, Jamie Clapham finally retired from football in 2011 whilst playing for Kettering Town. Read More..

Jeff Kenna – Premier League Appearances: 290 | Goals Scored: 8

After a career spent mostly in the Premier League, Jeff Kenna retired from playing in 2008 after a brief spell in Ireland. Read More..

David Dunn – Premier League Appearances: 252 | Goals Scored: 37

A Blackburn Rovers legend who made over 300 appearances for the club, David Dunn retired from playing in 2015 after a brief playing spell at League One side Oldham Athletic. Read More..

Mario Melchiot – Premier League Appearances: 284 | Goals Scored: 6

A huge fan’s favourite at both Chelsea and Wigan Athletic, Mario Melchiot finally retired from playing in 2010 after a spell in Qatar with Umm Salal. Read More..

Barry Ferguson – Premier League Appearances: 108 | Goals Scored: 3

A hugely influential midfielder in the centre of the park, Barry Ferguson retired from playing in April 2015 after a season as player-manager of Scottish side Clyde. Read More..

Fabrice Muamba – Premier League Appearances: 167 | Goals Scored: 5

A well documented cardiac arrest whilst playing for Bolton Wanderers against Tottenham Hotspuin March 2012 eventually led to Fabrice Muamba retiring from playing five months later after medical advice. Read More..

Christophe Dugarry – Premier League Appearances: 30 | Goals Scored: 6

Inducted in the Birmingham City hall of fame because of the vital goals he scored in the 2002/03 Premier League season which ensured their survival, Christophe Dugarry retired from playing in 2005 after a spell playing in Qatar. Read More..

Lee Bowyer – Premier League Appearances: 397 | Goals Scored: 57

A no-nonsense battling midfielder who was never far away from controversy, Lee Bowyer retired from playing in 2012 after a season playing in the Championship with Ipswich Town. Read More..

Damien Johnson – Premier League Appearances: 178 | Goals Scored: 4

Birmingham City legend and former club captain Damien Johnson retired from playing in 2013 after a season playing for League Two side Fleetwood Town. Read More..

Maik Taylor – Premier League Appearances: 180 | Clean Sheets: 47

Birmingham City’s first choice goalkeeper from 2004 to 2008, Maik Taylor hung up his gloves in 2013 after a season with Millwall. Read More..

Emile Heskey – Premier League Appearances: 516 | Goals Scored: 110

Highly regarded at every club he played for and one of the few players who have scored over 100 goals in the Premier League, Emile Heskey retired from playing in 2016 after two seasons playing in the Championship with Bolton Wanderers. Read More..

Clinton MorrisonPremier League Appearances: 88 | Goals Scored: 15

Former Crystal Palace and Birmingham City striker retired from football in 2016 after a couple of seasons playing in League Two with Exeter City. Read More..

Mikael ForssellPremier League Appearances: 126 | Goals Scored: 34

One of the few Finnish players to have plyed their trade in the Premier League, Mikael Forsssell retired from playing in 2018 after a season with IFK Helsingfors. Read More..

Premier League Statistics

This table shows the players who have made the most appearances and the top goalscorers for Birmingham City in the EPL.

Top EPL GoalscorersGoalsMost EPL AppearancesGames
Mikael Forsell29Damien Johnson165
Cameron Jerome20Maik Taylor140
Emile Heskey14Kenny Cunningham134
Seb Larsson14Matthew Upson104
Clinton Morrison14Seb Larsson103
James McFadden11Liam Ridgewell102
Robbie Savage11Cameron Jerome99
Craig Gardner9Stephen Clemence87
Stern John9Jamie Clapham84
Lee Bowyer9Robbie Savage82

Statistics provided by 11v11