Coventry City FC: Ex Premier League Players

Where are these ex Coventry City Premier League players now?

Welcome to the Coventry City legends page – the gateway to information on ex Sky Blues players who have played in the Premier League.

In addition to information on ex 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.

Steve Ogrizovic – Premier League Appearances: 191 | Clean Sheets: 54

Widely regarded as one of the best English goalkeepers never to have gained a full international cap, Steve Ogrizovic called time on his career after 601 appearances for Coventry City. Read More..

Chris Kirkland – Premier League Appearances: 189 | Clean Sheets: 38

Ex Liverpool, Wigan Athletic and Coventry City goalkeeper Chris Kirkland retired from playing professionally in 2016 after a brief spell at League One side Bury. Read More..

Roland Nilsson – Premier League Appearances: 130 | Goals Scored: 1

Roland Nilsson, the second most capped player for the Swedish national team finally hung up his boots after a 22 year playing career whilst player/ manager at Coventry City. Read More..

Peter Atherton – Premier League Appearances: 318 | Goals Scored: 9

Peter Atherton, long term captain of former Premier League side Sheffield Wednesday during the nineties finally hung up his boots whilst at Halifax in 2005, although he did come out of retirement for one game in 2008 when they had an injury crisis. Read More..

Magnus Hedman – Premier League Appearances: 100 | Clean Sheets: 24

Former Coventry City goalkeeper Magnus Hedman retired from playing in 2007 after a spell at Chelsea where he failed to make an appearance. Read More..

Phil Babb – Premier League Appearances: 231 | Goals Scored: 4

At one point the most expensive defender in Britain when he moved from Coventry to Liverpool, Babb retired from playing in 2004 after two years at Sunderland. Read More..

Paul Williams – Premier League Appearances: 219 | Goals Scored: 5

A tough tackling defender, Coventry City legend Paul Williams retired from playing in 2005 after a brief spell in the USA with Richmond Kickers. Read More..

Gordon Strachan – Premier League Appearances: 96 | Goals Scored: 7

Gordon Strachan finally retired from playing whilst in a player coach role at Coventry City at the age of 40, a record at the time for an outfield Premier League player. Read More..

Peter Ndlovu – Premier League Appearances: 154 | Goals Scored: 34

A fan’s favourite at Coventry City after scoring some memorable goals for the club, Peter Ndlovu retired from playing in 2009 whilst at Thanda Royal Zulu in South Africa. Read More..

Kevin Gallacher – Premier League Appearances: 198 | Goals Scored: 56

Since hanging up his boots in 2002, Kevin Gallacher has embarked on a new career in the media as a co-commentator and studio analyst across many of the main television and radio channels including BBC Radio Lancashire, BBC Radio 5 Live, Sky Sports, Setanta, BBC Scotland and also Channel 5. Read More..

Kevin Richardson – Premier League Appearances: 207 | Goals Scored: 7

Kevin Richardson, the former Aston Villa captain finally called time on his career in 2000 after a short spell with Blackpool. Read More..

Darren Huckerby – Premier League Appearances: 201 | Goals Scored: 38

After a successful career, largely spent in the Premier League, Darren Huckerby retired from playing in 2009 whilst in the United States turning out for the San Jose Earthquakes. Read More..

David Burrows – Premier League Appearances: 192 | Goals Scored: 3

Former Liverpool defender David Burrows retired from the game in 2003 whilst playing for Sheffield Wednesday due to persistent injuries. Read More..

Paul Telfer – Premier League Appearances: 319 | Goals Scored: 7

After a 21 year career and a long association with Gordon Strachan who managed him at Celtic, Coventry City and Southampton, Paul Telfer retired from playing full time in 2009 after a brief spell at Slough Town. Read More..

Brian Borrows – Premier League Appearances: 147 | Goals Scored: 2

Coventry City legend, Brian Borrows played for the club over 400 times over 12 years and has been inducted in the club’s Hall of Fame.

He finally ended his playing career at Swindon Town in 1999. Read More..

Gary McAllister – Premier League Appearances: 325 | Goals Scored: 49

Gary McAllister finished his playing career at Coventry City in 2003 and also managed the club until 2004 before resigning so that he could spend more time with his family. Read More..

Craig Bellamy – Premier League Appearances: 294 | Goals Scored: 81

The first player to score for seven Premier League clubs, Craig Bellamy hung up his boots after playing in the Premier League with his home town club Cardiff City. Read More..

Richard Shaw – Premier League Appearances: 253 | Goals Scored: 0

After a career spanning over 20 years mostly with Crystal Palace and Coventry City, Richard Shaw retired from playing whilst at Millwall in 2008. Read More..

Mick Quinn – Premier League Appearances: 64 | Goals Scored: 25

Although Mick Quinn had a relatively short spell in the Premier League with Coventry City it was an explosive one with 25 goals in 64 appearances including 10 in his first six games. Read More..

Dion Dublin – Premier League Appearances: 312 | Goals Scored: 111

After a career spanning 20 years Dion Dublin retired from playing in 2008, ending his career at Norwich City after six years at Aston VillaRead More..

Steve Froggatt – Premier League Appearances: 75 | Goals Scored: 4

A promising Premier League career was cut short in 2000 after a horrific injury whilst playing for Coventry City when he was just 27 years old. Read More..

George Boateng – Premier League Appearances: 384 | Goals Scored: 17

Considered a legend at each of the four of the Premier League teams he played for, George Boateng retired from playing in 2013 after a season in Malaysia with Liga Super side T-Team FC. Read More..

Gary Breen – Premier League Appearances: 165 | Goals Scored: 3

A player who always gave 100% commitment, Gary Breen was unfortunately relegated from the Premier League three times during his career. 

He retired from playing in 2010 whilst at Barnet where he had been combining playing with an assistant coach role. Read More..

Mustapha Hadji – Premier League Appearances: 97 | Goals Scored: 14

Former African Footballer of the Year Mustapha Hadji called time on his career in 2010 whilst playing in Luxembourg’s BGL League. Read More..

Noel Whelan – Premier League Appearances: 243 | Goals Scored: 44

After dropping down the leagues and spells in Scotland, Noel Whelan called time on his career in 2010 after a brief spell playing for Darlington. Read More..

John Salako – Premier League Appearances: 151 | Goals Scored: 8

Part of the successful Crystal Palace team which reached the 1990 FA Cup Final, John Salako called time on his career in 2005 after playing in the lower leagues with Brentford. Read More..

Robbie KeanePremier League Appearances: 349 | Goals Scored: 126

Record-breaking Irish striker Robbie Keane retired from playing in 2018 after a spell playing for Indian side ATK. Read More..

Premier League Statistics

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

Top EPL GoalscorersGoalsMost EPL AppearancesGames
Dion Dublin61Steve Ogrizovic191
Peter Ndlovu35Paul Telfer191
Noel Whelan31Richard Shaw179
Darren Huckerby28Paul Williams164
Micky Quinn25Peter Ndlovu154
Gary McAllister20Brian Borrows147
Mustapha Hadji12Dion Dublin145
Robbie Keane12Noel Whelan134
John Williams11Gary McAllister119
John Aloisi10Gary Breen116

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