Everton FC: Ex Premier League Players

Where are these ex Everton Premier League players now?

Welcome to the Everton legends page – the gateway to information on ex Toffees 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.




Neville Southall – Premier League Appearances: 208 | Clean Sheets: 62

One of the most iconic players to ever appear for Everton, Neville Southall finally retired at the age of 44 whilst playing for Dagenham and Redbridge in 2002. Read More..

Alan Stubbs – Premier League Appearances: 212 | Goals Scored: 12

Bolton Wanderers and Everton defender Alan Stubbs was forced to retire in 2008 due to a recurring knee injury whilst playing for Derby County. Read More..

Steve Watson – Premier League Appearances: 351 | Goals Scored: 26

Part of the Newcastle United team which under Kevin Keegan were know as the “Entertainers”, Steve Watson retired from playing in 2009 after being released by Sheffield Wednesday. Read More..

Richard Dunne – Premier League Appearances: 431 | Goals Scored: 11

A tough-tackling defender, highly appreciated at every club he played for, Richard Dunne retired from playing in 2015 when he was released by Queens Park Rangers. Read More..

Joleon LescottPremier League Appearances: 288 | Goals Scored: 23

Former Premier League defender Joleon Lescott retired from playing in June 2017 at the age of 35 after a short spell with Sunderland. Read More..

Joseph YoboPremier League Appearances: 228 | Goals Scored: 8

Everton’s former Nigerian defender Joseph Yobo retired from playing in 2014 after four years playing in the Turkish Süper Lig with Fenerbahce. Read More..

Kevin Kilbane – Premier League Appearances: 325 | Goals Scored: 15

After a distinguished domestic and international career in which he earned 110 caps, Kevin Kilbane retired from playing in 2012 whilst playing for Coventry City. Read More..

Gary Ablett – Premier League Appearances: 111 | Goals Scored: 4

Regarded as a legend at both Merseyside clubs, Gary Ablett retired from playing in 2001 at the age of 36 after a brief spell in the USA playing for the Long Island Rough Riders. Read More..

Graham Stuart – Premier League Appearances: 294 | Goals Scored: 45

A legend at Everton after scoring the goals that kept them from relegation in a match against Wimbledon in 1994, Graham Stuart hung up his boots in 2005 after a short spell at Norwich City. Read More..

Barry Horne – Premier League Appearances: 130 | Goals Scored: 3

Everton’s legendary ‘tough tackling’ midfielder Barry Horne retired from playing in 2002 after a short spell playing for non-league Belper Town.

A cult figure at Goodison Park, Horne will forever be remembered for his 30-yard screamer of a goal against Wimbledon on the last day of the 1993-94 season which helped Everton survive relegation. Read More..

Kevin Campbell – Premier League Appearances: 294 | Goals Scored: 45

Kevin Campbell retired from playing professional football in 2007 whilst playing for Cardiff City to pursue outside business interests. Read More..

Mikel Arteta – Premier League Appearances: 284 | Goals Scored: 41

A creative attacking midfielder renowned for his pinpoint crossing and killer passes, Mikel Arteta retired from playing at the end of the 2015-16 season at the age of 34. Read More..

Tim Cahill – Premier League Appearances: 226 | Clean Sheets: 56

Considered by many as one of the best players in the Premier League to have not played for one of the ‘big six’ clubs, Tim Cahill retired from playing in 2019 after a spell playing in the Indian Super League with Jamshedpur.

Nigel Martyn – Premier League Appearances: 372 | Clean Sheets: 138

Hailed by former Everton manager David Moyes as his greatest ever signing, Nigel Martyn was forced to retire from the game after a stress fracture in his ankle in 2006. Read More..

Slaven Bilic – Premier League Appearances: 76 | Goals Scored: 2

A fan’s favourite at West Ham United for his no-nonsense displays and ability on the ball, Slaven Bilic retired from playing in 2001 after a short spell playing back in Croatia with Hajduk Split.

As soon as Bilic retired from playing he took his first steps into management with Hajduk Split. Read More..

Mark Pembridge – Premier League Appearances: 229 | Goals Scored: 17

After an 18 year career in the top flight, Mark Pembridge retired from playing in 2007 after four seasons with Fulham. Read More..

Phil Neville – Premier League Appearances: 505 | Goals Scored: 9

After a long, distinguished career which included six Premier League titles, Phil Neville retired from playing at the end of the 2012-13 season whilst playing for Everton. Read More..

Peter Beardsley – Premier League Appearances: 185 | Goals Scored: 58

Peter Beardsley retired from his playing career at the age of 38 whilst playing in Australia for the Melbourne Knights.

In 1999 Beardsley returned back to England from Australia to take a coaching role at former club Newcastle United where he stayed until 2006 when Glenn Roeder was appointed as manager. Read More..

Abel Xavier – Premier League Appearances: 75 | Goals Scored: 2

Renowned for his flamboyant and extravagant hairstyles as much as his footballing ability Abel Xavier retired from playing in 2009 after a spell in the US playing with David Beckham at LA Galaxy. Read More..

Olivier Dacourt – Premier League Appearances: 96 | Goals Scored: 7

Leeds United legend Olivier Dacourt retired from playing in 2010 after a six-month spell playing in Belgium with Standard Liege. Read More..

Anders Limpar – Premier League Appearances: 99 | Goals Scored: 7

One of the few foreigners who were playing in England when the Premier League started in 1992, Anders Limpar retired from playing in 2000 after a spell in the United States with MLS side Colorado Rapids. Read More..

Joe Parkinson – Premier League Appearances: 90 | Goals Scored: 3

A huge fan’s favourite at Everton and one of Joe Royle’s ‘Dogs of War’ team of the mid nineties, Joe Parkinson was forced to retire from playing at the age of 28 after failing to overcome a knee injury. Read More..

James Beattie – Premier League Appearances: 331 | Goals Scored: 91

After playing and scoring goals at the highest level, James Beattie dropped down the leagues eventually playing for Accrington Stanley with whom he retired with at the end of the 2012-13 season. Read More..

Dave Watson – Premier League Appearances: 223 | Goals Scored: 6

A legend at Everton, Dave Watson called time on his career in 2001 at the age of 39 after 21 years of playing at the top level. Read More..

Nick BarmbyPremier League Appearances: 343 | Goals Scored: 53

One of only six players to have scored for six Premier League clubs, Nick Barmby finally decided to hang up his boots at the age of 37 in 2012 when he was offered the manager’s job at his hometown club Hull City. Read More..

Craig Short – Premier League Appearances: 181 | Goals Scored: 7

Craig Short retired from playing in 2007 whilst at Sheffield United to concentrate on his sailing business on Lake Windermere. Read More..

Thomas Gravesen – Premier League Appearances: 149 | Goals Scored: 11

Often regarded as a player who was bad tempered and reckless, Thomas Gravesen was actually very skilful and a great passer of the ball.

After a second spell at Everton on loan from Celtic in 2008, Gravesen retired from playing at the start of 2009. Read More..

David Unsworth – Premier League Appearances: 364 | Goals Scored: 38

David Unsworth, a consistent, gutsy performer, spent most of his senior career at Everton, before finally retiring from the game in 2009 whilst at Huddersfield Town. 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..

Andy Hinchcliffe – Premier League Appearances: 219 | Goals Scored: 11

Former Everton player Andy Hinchcliffe, a robust left back, was forced to retire from the game whilst playing for Sheffield Wednesday after surgery on his knee at the age of 33 in 2002. Read More..

David Weir – Premier League Appearances: 235 | Goals Scored: 9

A Toffees legend, David Weir spent eight years at Everton  many of which as club captain. He also gained the majority of his Scottish caps whilst at the club because of his superb displays. Read More..

Paul Rideout – Premier League Appearances: 112 | Goals Scored: 29

A much travelled striker, Everton legend Paul Rideout retired in 2002 after a career playing for clubs in Italy Scotland, China and the United States. Read More..

Louis Saha – Premier League Appearances: 289 | Goals Scored: 85

After a distinguished career which included spells at six different Premier League clubs, Louis Saha retired from playing in 2013 after a short spell with Lazio. Read More..

Duncan Ferguson – Premier League Appearances: 269 | Goals Scored: 68

An eventful career ended for Duncan Ferguson when he retired from the game in 2006 after a second spell at Everton. Read More..

Peter Beagrie – Premier League Appearances: 162 | Goals Scored: 17

After a career which took in 10 clubs including Premier League spells with Everton and Manchester City, Peter Beagrie finally hung up his boots at the age of 40 after a spell playing in the lower leagues for Grimsby Town. Read More..

Andrei Kanchelskis – Premier League Appearances: 151 | Goals Scored: 42

After a successful Premier League career with Manchester United and Everton, Andrei Kanchelskis called time on his career in 2007 back in his native Russia with Krylia Sovetov. Read More..

Scot Gemmill – Premier League Appearances: 224 | Goals Scored: 8

After a long career at the top with Nottingham Forest and Everton, Scot Gemmill retired from playing in 2007 after a year long spell in Australia with the New Zealand Knights. Read More..

Don Hutchison – Premier League Appearances: 220 | Goals Scored: 37

The much travelled Don Hutchison finally hung up his boots in 2008 whilst playing for Luton Town where he will be always be appreciated after donating his final pay packet to sponsor two youth players when the club was experiencing financial problems. Read More..

Leon Osman – Premier League Appearances: 352 | Goals Scored: 44

After a 16-year career in the Premier League, former Everton midfielder Leon Osman retired from playing when he was released by the club at the end of the 2015/2016 season. Read More..

Earl Barrett – Premier League Appearances: 195 | Goals Scored: 1

Earl Barrett retired from playing in 2000 whilst at his last club Sheffield Wednesday who were relegated from the Premier League that season. Read More..

Marcus Bent – Premier League Appearances: 215 | Goals Scored: 40

After turning out for nine different clubs in the Premier League, Marcus Bent retired from playing in 2012 after a short spell in the Indonesia Super League with Mitra Kukar. Read More..

Daniel Amokachi – Premier League Appearances: 43 | Goals Scored: 10

Forever remembered by Everton fans for substituting himself onto the pitch when he was only ordered to warm up and then scoring two goals, Amokachi retired from playing professional football in 2000 at the age of 28. Read More..

Tomasz Radzinski – Premier League Appearances: 194 | Goals Scored: 35

One of the few Canadians to play professional football in the English Premier League, Tomasz Radzinski retired from playing in 2012 after a brief spell with Belgian second division side Waasland-Beveren. Read More..

Francis Jeffers – Premier League Appearances: 119 | Goals Scored: 25

One of the first Premier League players to be coined with the term ‘fox in the box’,  the much-travelled Francis Jeffers retired from playing professionally in 2003 after a spell with League Two side Accrington Stanley. Read More..

Landon Donovan – Premier League Appearances: 17 | Goals Scored: 2

One of the greatest ever American soccer players and a player loved by the Goodison faithful during his two loan spells, Landon Donovan retired from playing in 2016 after a brief return to LA Galaxy. Read More..

Andy Johnson – Premier League Appearances: 187 | Goals Scored: 51

A deadly finisher at every club he played for, Andy Johnson retired from playing professionally in 2015 after a brief spell at former club Crystal Palace. Read More..

Premier League Statistics

This table shows the players who have made the most appearances for Everton and who has scored the most goals in the EPL (info correct as of 08/01/20).

Top EPL GoalscorersGoalsMost EPL AppearancesGames
Romelu Lukaku68Tim Howard354
Duncan Ferguson57Leon Osman352
Tim Cahill56Leighton Baines343
Kevin Campbell45Phil Jagielka322
Leon Osman44David Unsworth302
David Unsworth33Tony Hibbert265
Paul Rideout29Phil Neville242
Kevin Mirallas29Duncan Ferguson239
Leighton Baines29David Weir235
Tony Cottee28Tim Cahill225

Statistics provided by Statbunker