Derby County: Ex Premier League Players

Where are these ex Derby County Premier League players now?

Welcome to the Derby County legends page – the gateway to information on ex Rams who have played in the Premier League.

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

Mart Poom – Premier League Appearances: 138 | Clean Sheets: 42

Selected by the Estonian FA as the best player they have had in the last 50 years, Mart Poom hung up his gloves in 2009 after he was released by Watford in 2009. Read More..

Christian Dailly – Premier League Appearances: 196 | Goals Scored: 4

A versatile player who could play in defence or midfield, Christian Dailly retired from playing in 2012 after a short spell at Southend United ending a 22 year professional playing career. Read More..

Jacob Laursen – Premier League Appearances: 147 | Goals Scored: 3

Former Derby County captain and Ram’s Player of the Year Jacob Laursen called time on his career in 2005 whilst playing for Danish first division side FC Fredericia. Read More..

Gary Rowett – Premier League Appearances: 136 | Goals Scored: 5

Gary Rowett’s Premier League career was predominantly spent at Derby County with spells at Leicester City and Charlton Athletic.

Unfortunately his playing career came to an early end in 2007 after a persistent knee injury whilst on the books at at Burton Albion. Read More..

Stefano Eranio – Premier League Appearances: 95 | Goals Scored: 7

Stefano Eranio joined Derby County from AC Milan in 1997 and was a huge success during his four spell there culminating in an induction to the club’s hall of fame.

When Eranio left Derby County in 2001 he joined Italian Fourth Division side Pro Sesto for one season as a player/ assistant manager role before finally hanging his boots up in 2003. Read More..

Georgi Kinkladze – Premier League Appearances: 102 | Goals Scored: 7

One of the most skilful playmakers to have appeared in the English Premier League, Georgi Kinkladze retired in 2006 whilst playing for Ruben Kazan in the Russian Premier League. Read More..

Darren Moore – Premier League Appearances: 81 | Goals Scored: 2

After a long career spanning 20 years West Bromwich Albion legend Darren Moore retired from playing professional football in 2012 after two years spent playing for Burton Albion. Read More..

Rory Delap – Premier League Appearances: 359 | Goals Scored: 23

Having spent nearly 20 years as a professional footballer, Rory Delap retired from playing in 2013 after a brief spell with Burton Albion. Read More..

Igor Stimac – Premier League Appearances: 100 | Goals Scored: 3

Regarded by many Derby County fans as their greatest foreign signing, Igor Stimac retired from playing in 2002 in his native Croatia with Hadjuk Split. Read More..

Danny Higginbotham – Premier League Appearances: 210 | Goals Scored: 9

An integral part of the Stoke City team which firmly established themselves in the Premier League, Danny Higginbotham retired from playing in March 2014 after spells with Chester and Altrincham. Read More..

Lee Carsley – Premier League Appearances: 282 | Goals Scored: 16

Predominantly playing as a defensive midfielder throughout this career, Lee Carsley enjoyed many years of Premier League football with Derby County and Everton.

He retired from playing whilst at Coventry City in 2011 after his one year contract with them wasn’t renewed. Read More..

Chris Powell – Premier League Appearances: 274 | Goals Scored: 2

After making over 750 appearances in his career Chris Powell finally hung up his boots in 2010 whilst playing for Leicester City where he was player coach. Read More..

Darryl Powell – Premier League Appearances: 181 | Goals Scored: 5

Derby County’s record appearance maker in the Premier League, Darryl Powell retired from playing in 2005 after a short spell with Nottingham Forest. Read More..

Dean Sturridge – Premier League Appearances: 155 | Goals Scored: 38

Derby County’s top scorer in the Premier League, Dean Sturridge retired from playing in 2007 whilst at Kidderminster Harriers. Read More..

Paulo Wanchope – Premier League Appearances: 156 | Goals Scored: 50

Adored by the fans of all three English Premier League clubs which he played for Paulo Wanchope bowed out of professional football after a 13 year career whilst playing in the MLS with Chicago Fire. Read More..

Fabrizio RavanelliPremier League Appearances: 64 | Goals Scored: 25

After a brief but entertaining career in England’s Premier League, Fabrizio Ravanelli also known as “The White Feather”, retired from playing in 2005 at Perugia, the team where he also started his career. Read More..

Malcolm ChristiePremier League Appearances: 135 | Goals Scored: 29

After exploding onto the scene with Derby County in 1998, Malcolm Christie unfortunately had to retire at the age of 29 due to a spine injury suffered in training in 2009. Read More..

Francesco Baiano – Premier League Appearances: 64 | Goals Scored: 16

Regarded by Derby County fans as one of their greatest ever imports, Francesco Baiano retired from playing in 2009 after a short spell as player/manager of Italian fourth division side Sansovino. Read More..

Deon Burton – Premier League Appearances: 119 | Goals Scored: 22

The much-travelled former Derby County striker Deon Burton finally retired from playing in 2016 after a season playing in the non league with Worcester City.. Read More..

Premier League Statistics

This table shows the players who have made the most appearances for Derby County and the top goalscorers in the EPL

Top EPL GoalscorersGoalsMost EPL AppearancesGames
Dean Sturridge31Darryl Powell170
Paolo Wanchope23Jacob Laursen137
Malcolm Christie23Mart Poom133
Deon Burton22Dean Sturridge128
Francesco Baiano16Deon Burton118
Branko Strupar15Rory Delap103
Rory Delap11Stefano Eranio95
Fabrizio Ravanelli9Malcolm Christie92
Ashley Ward8Horacio Carbonari88
Horacio Carbonari8Lee Carsley80

Statistics provided by Statbunker