Leicester City: Ex Premier League Players

Where are these ex Leicester City Premier League players now?

Welcome to the Leicester City legends page – the gateway to information on ex Foxes who have played in the Premier League.

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



Ian Walker – Premier League Appearances: 312 | Clean Sheets: 78

After a long career with Tottenham Hotspur and a two year spell with Bolton Wanderers without playing a single game, Ian Walker retired from the game in 2008. Read More..

Tim Flowers – Premier League Appearances: 286 | Clean Sheets: 84

An English Premier League winner with Blackburn Rovers, Tim Flowers retired from playing in 2003 after securing promotion to the Premier League with his final club Leicester CityRead More..

Kasey Keller – Premier League Appearances: 201 | Clean Sheets: 56

The ever-reliable, and much travelled Kasey Keller finally hung up his goalkeeping gloves in 2011 at the age of 41 after finishing his career back in the United States with MLS side, Seattle Sounders. Read More..

Matt Elliott – Premier League Appearances: 199 | Goals Scored: 22

After a long career, mostly in the Premier League with Leicester City, Matt Elliott retired from football in January 2005 after a brief spell on loan at Ipswich Town. Read More..

Frank Sinclair – Premier League Appearances: 288 | Goals Scored: 8

After spending a large part of his career in the Premier League with Chelsea and Leicester City, Frank Sinclair eventually moved down the leagues ending up with non league side Colwyn Bay in 2012. Read More..

Simon Grayson – Premier League Appearances: 118 | Goals Scored: 0

After spells in the Premier League with Aston Villa and Leicester City, Simon Grayson retired from playing in 2006 after four years at BlackpoolRead More..

Gerry Taggart – Premier League Appearances: 106 | Goals Scored: 9

A defender who was known for his passionate and committed performances, Gerry Taggart retired from playing professionally in 2007 after a brief spell in non-league football with Tamworth. Read More..

Mark Robins – Premier League Appearances: 92 | Goals Scored: 25

Famous for scoring the winner in a game which ultimately meant that Alex Ferguson kept his Manchester United manager’s job, Mark Robins retired from playing in 2005 after a brief spell with Burton Albion. Read More..

Garry Parker – Premier League Appearances: 144 | Goals Scored: 19

An important part of the Aston Villa team which were runners up to Manchester United in the Premier League’s inaugural season, Garry Parker retired from playing in 2001 after six seasons at Leicester 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 CountyRead 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..

Steve Claridge – Premier League Appearances: 49 | Goals Scored: 11

Amassing 1,000 appearances and over 250 goals at a number of clubs, Steve Claridge finally hung up his boots in 2012 after helping non league Gosport Borough to promotion to the Southern League Premier Division. Read More..

Muzzy Izzet – Premier League Appearances: 248 | Goals Scored: 34

Muzzy Izzet announced his retirement from football at the age of 32 in 2006 whilst playing for Birmingham City due to numerous injuries. Read More..

Les Ferdinand – Premier League Appearances: 351 | Goals Scored: 149

After finishing his career at Watford where he didn’t play a competitive game, Les Ferdinand embarked on a career as a pundit for the BBC in 2006. Read More..

Jamie Lawrence – Premier League Appearances: 72 | Goals Scored: 4

Lighting up the Premier League in the 1990’s with his dazzling displays and colourful hairstyles, Jamie Lawrence retired from playing in 2013 after a spell with non league side Lingfield. Read More..

Steve Guppy – Premier League Appearances: 161 | Goals Scored: 9

Steve Guppy’s 19 year club career finally ended in 2008 after playing in the United States with Rochester Rhinos where he was player/ coach. Read More..

Neil Lennon – Premier League Appearances: 155 | Goals Scored: 5

All of Neil Lennon’s Premier League experience came at Leicester City in the mid to late nineties before he moved to Celtic where he enjoyed unfounded success. Read More..

Andrew Impey – Premier League Appearances: 289 | Goals Scored: 12

Andy Impey was a Queens Park Rangers legend who won their player of the year award for three consecutive seasons during their time in the Premier League. Read More..

Paul Dickov – Premier League Appearances: 155 | Goals Scored: 36

Paul Dickov played his last competitive game in May 2011 whilst in the role as player manager for Oldham Athletic. Read More..

Tony Cottee – Premier League Appearances: 220 | Goals Scored: 78

After retiring from playing football in 2001 Tony Cottee embarked on a career in the media and is now a regular commentator and pundit for Sky Sports on their Soccer Saturday Show. Read More..

Steve Walsh – Premier League Appearances: 87 | Goals Scored: 8

Leicester City’s ‘Captain Fantastic’, Steve Walsh hung up his boots in 2003 after brief playing spells with Norwich City, Coventry City and Tamworth. Read More..

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

After playing 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..

Ian Marshall – Premier League Appearances: 159 | Goals Scored: 33

A larger than life character of the Premier League during the nineties, Ian Marshall retired from playing in 2002 after captaining Blackpool to the LDV Vans Trophy. Read More..

Ade Akinbiyi – Premier League Appearances: 79 | Goals Scored: 11

Ade Akinbiyi burst onto the scene in 1993 when he made his debut for Norwich City against German giants Bayern Munich.

A long, much-travelled career finally finished in 2015 after Akinbiyi came out of a three year exile to join Colwyn Bay as player-coach alongside former Leicester City team mate Frank Sinclair. 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..

Premier League Statistics

This table shows the players who have made the most Premier League appearances and who has scored the most goals in the EPL.

(info correct as of 08/01/20).

Top EPL GoalscorersGoalsMost EPL AppearancesGames
Jamie Vardy97Muzzy Izzet222
Riyad Mahrez39Matt Elliott199
Muzzy Izzet33Jamie Vardy195
Tony Cottee27Kasper Schmeichel184
Emile Heskey26Robbie Savage172
Matt Elliott22Wes Morgan162
Leonardo Ulloa18Marc Albrighton161
Ian Marshall18Steve Guppy161
Paul Dickov15Neil Lennon155
Shinji Okazaki14Riyad Mahrez139

Statistics provided by Statbunker