Burnley FC: Ex Premier League Players

Where are these ex Burnley FC Premier League players now?

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

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



Graham Alexander – Premier League Appearances: 33 | Goals Scored: 7

One of the very few footballers who have played over 1,000 professional appearances, Graham Alexander hung up his boots in April 2012 whilst playing for Preston North End. Read More..

Clarke Carlisle – Premier League Appearances: 31 | Goals Scored: 0

A solid figure at the heart of Burnley’s defence, Clarke Carlisle spent one full season in the Premier League with Burnley during the 2009-2010 season making 29 appearances.

Carlisle retired from playing in May 2013 after a spell in the lower leagues with Northampton Town and went onto have a full time career in the media as a co-commentator and pundit across various channels. Read More..

Wade Elliott – Premier League Appearances: 38 | Goals Scored: 4

An ever present during Burnley’s 2009-10 season in the Premier League, Wade Elliott retired from playing at the end of the 2014-15 season after captaining a Bristol City side which gained promotion to the Championship. Read More..

Robbie Blake – Premier League Appearances: 100 | Goals Scored: 11

After a career mostly spent playing in the top two English leagues, Robbie Blake retired from playing professionally in 2013 after a brief spell with Doncaster Rovers. Read More..

Premier League Statistics

This table shows the players who have made the most appearances for Burnley and the top goalscorers in the Premier League. (info correct as of 03/01/20)

Top EPL GoalscorersGoalsMost EPL AppearancesGames
Ashley Barnes38Ashley Barnes155
Chris Wood28Ben Mee155
Sam Vokes17Jeff Hendrick114
Danny Ings11James Tarkowski106
Andre Gray9Jack Cork105
Jeff Hendrick9Sam Vokes102
Steven Fletcher8Tom Heaton96
Graham Alexander7Matthew Lowton95
Johann Berg Gudmundsson7Johann Berg Gudmundsson91
George Boyd7Scott Arfield86

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