Newcastle United: Ex Premier League Players

Where are these ex Newcastle United Premier League players now?

Welcome to the Newcastle United legends page – the gateway to information on Magpies 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.



Shaka Hislop – Premier League Appearances: 221 | Clean Sheets: 59

After spending most of his career at the top level with Newcastle UnitedWest Ham Unitedand Portsmouth, Shaka Hislop retired from playing in 2006 after an injury ravaged season in the MLS with FC Dallas. Read More..

Pavel Srnicek – Premier League Appearances: 146 | Clean Sheets: 47

Part of Newcastle United’s resurgence as a Premier League force in the mid-90’s under Kevin Keegan, Pavel Srnicek retired from playing in 2007 after a brief second spell at Newcastle United. Read More..

Steve Harper – Premier League Appearances: 135 | Clean Sheets: 24

Newcastle United’s longest-serving player Steve Harper finally hung up his gloves in 2016 at the age of 41, after a season as back-up keeper at North-East rivals Sunderland. Read More..

Shay Given – Premier League Appearances: 451 | Clean Sheets: 113

In his prime regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, Shay Given hung up his goalkeeping gloves at the end of the 2016-17 season after being released by Stoke City. Read More..

Robbie Elliott – Premier League Appearances: 131 | Goals Scored: 11

One of the few players who played for both Newcastle United and Sunderland, Robbie Elliott hung up his boots in 2008 after a season with Hartlepool United. Read More..

Jonathan Woodgate – Premier League Appearances: 244 | Goals Scored: 6

Although injury blighted his professional career, Jonathan Woodgate still racked up nearly 400 appearances before hanging up his boots after four seasons playing in the Championship with Middlesbrough in 2016. Read More..

Andy GriffinPremier League Appearances: 155 | Goals Scored: 2

Former Newcastle United and Portsmouth defender Andy Griffin retired from playing in 2014 after a brief spell in the Conference with Chester. Read More..

Paul Bracewell – Premier League Appearances: 86 | Goals Scored: 1

Part of Everton’s successful league winning side in 1985, Paul Bracewell retired from playing in 1999 after two seasons playing in the Second Division with Fulham. Read More..

Cheick Tiote – Premier League Appearances: 138 | Goals Scored: 1

Cheick Tiote was a no-nonsense defensive midfielder who made over 150 appearances for Newcastle United between 2010 and 2016 who tragically died in 2017. 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 WednesdayRead More..

Barry Venison – Premier League Appearances: 89 | Goals Scored: 1

A versatile defender who could play on the right, left or in the middle, Barry Venison was forced to retire due to a back injury in 1997 at the age of 32 after two seasons with Southampton. Read More..

Phillipe Albert – Premier League Appearances: 96 | Goals Scored: 8

One of the first Belgian players to feature in the Premier League, Phillipe Albert earned legendary status amongst the Newcastle United fans for his performances in Kevin Keegan’s ‘Entertainers’ side which performed so well during the mid-nineties. Read More..

John Beresford – Premier League Appearances: 154 | Goals Scored: 2

Most famous for his spell at Newcastle United between 1992 and 1998, John Beresford hung up his boots in 2000 after a spell at Southampton. Read More..

Stuart Pearce – Premier League Appearances: 202 | Goals Scored: 20

After 746 career appearances Stuart Pearce retired from playing in 2002 and took up a role as coach at Manchester City. Read More..

Steve Howey – Premier League Appearances: 193 | Goals Scored: 12

Former Newcastle United central defender Steve Howey retired from the game in 2005 after short spells with Major League Soccer side New England Revolution and Hartlepool. Read More..

Nolberto Solano – Premier League Appearances: 302 | Goals Scored: 49

Nolberto Solano, the Premier League’s first Peruvian player finally retired from the game in 2012 at the age of 37 after a spell at Hartlepool United. Read More..

David Batty – Premier League Appearances: 266 | Goals Scored: 5

A title winner with both Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers, David Batty retired from playing in 2004 after a second spell with Leeds United. Read More..

Geremi – Premier League Appearances: 147 | Goals Scored: 12

A versatile player renowned for his power and combative style, Geremi retired from playing professionally in 2011 after a short period playing for Greek Superleague side AE Larissa. Read More..

Scott Parker – Premier League Appearances: 368 | Goals Scored: 24

A tough-tackling centre midfielder, Scott Parker finally hung up his football boots in 2017 after a 20-year playing career which saw him turn out for six different Premier League teams. Read More..

Kieron Dyer – Premier League Appearances: 225 | Goals Scored: 23

Kieron Dyer, whose career was unfortunately marred by injuries towards the end finally hung up his boots in 2013 after a short spell with Middlesbrough.  Read More..

Jermaine Jenas – Premier League Appearances: 280 | Goals Scored: 32

Bursting onto the Premier League scene in 2002 with Newcastle United and winning the PFA Young Player of the Year award in 2002-03, Jermaine Jenas retired from playing in 2016 after failing to recover from a knee injury. Read More..

Titus Bramble – Premier League Appearances: 292 | Goals Scored: 10

Having spent 13 seasons in the Premier League with four different clubs, Titus Bramble retired from playing in 2013 after being released by SunderlandRead More..

Temuri Ketsbaia – Premier League Appearances: 78 | Goals Scored: 8

A fan’s favourite on Tyneside, Temuri Ketsbaia is possibly remembered most for his outrageously aggressive outburst when he kicked the advertising hoardings after scoring a goal for the Magpies. Read More..

Warren Barton – Premier League Appearances: 277 | Goals Scored: 10

After a long career with Wimbledon and then Newcastle United, Warren Barton finished his playing career in May 2005 after returning to the club he started his career with, Dagenham and Redbridge. 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..

Ruel Fox – Premier League Appearances: 223 | Goals Scored: 36

Retiring from playing football after the 2001-2002 season, Ruel Fox briefly played for and managed the Monserrat national team. Read More..

Keith Gillespie – Premier League Appearances: 238 | Goals Scored: 17

A member of the Manchester United youth side which included David BeckhamPaul ScholesRyan Giggs etc, Keith Gillespie retired from playing in 2013 after two seasons at Longford Town who play in the League of Ireland First Divison. Read More..

David Ginola – Premier League Appearances: 195 | Goals Scored: 21

David Ginola, the flamboyant Frenchman retired from playing in 2002, finishing his career at Everton after spells with Newcastle UnitedTottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa. Read More..

Kevin Nolan – Premier League Appearances: 401 | Goals Scored: 69

An important player for Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United and West Ham United, Kevin Nolan retired from playing in 2016 after a short spell as player-manager of Leyton Orient. Read More..

Joey Barton – Premier League Appearances: 269 | Goals Scored: 26

Never far from controversy, former Premier League midfielder Joey Barton stopped playing in 2017 when he was effectively forced into early retirement after a ban from the Football Association in relation to betting. Read More..

Gary Speed – Premier League Appearances: 535 | Goals Scored: 80

Gary Speed retired from playing in 2010 at the age of 41 and held the record for Premier League appearances until David James surpassed it. Read More..

Rob Lee – Premier League Appearances: 280 | Goals Scored: 34

Having spent the majority of his career at Charlton Athletic and Newcastle United, Rob Lee dropped down the leagues and finally retired after his release from Wycombe Wanderers in 2006. Read More..

Stephen Carr – Premier League Appearances: 377 | Goals Scored: 8

After a 20 year career in which he played for three high profile clubs, Stephen Carr retired from playing at the end of the 2012-13 season whilst with Birmingham CityRead More..

Darren Peacock – Premier League Appearances: 231 | Goals Scored: 8

Darren Peacock was forced to retire from playing in at the age of 32 after sustaining a serious neck injury whilst playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2000. Read More..

Lee Clark – Premier League Appearances: 185 | Goals Scored: 13

Lee Clark finally hung up his boots after a second spell at Newcastle United in 2006. Read More..

Faustino Asprilla – Premier League Appearances: 48 | Goals Scored: 9

Forever remembered at Newcastle United for his hat-trick against Barcelona and goal celebrations, Faustino Asprilla called time on his career in July 2009 although he hadn’t been actively employed by a professional club for five years. 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..

Darren Ambrose – Premier League Appearances: 92 | Goals Scored: 11

A versatile player who could play in a variety of midfield positions, Darren Ambrose retired from playing at the end of the 2015-16 season after a season playing for Colchester in League One. Read More..

Nicky Butt – Premier League Appearances: 411 | Goals Scored: 29

As one of the talented group of players that came up through the Manchester United academy known as “Fergie’s Fledglings”, Nicky Butt had a fantastic career with the club winning many trophies including the famous “Treble”, in 1999. Read More..

Olivier Bernard – Premier League Appearances: 115 | Goals Scored: 6

A persistent hip injury meant that Olivier Bernard’s playing career was cut short in 2008 whilst in his second spell at Newcastle United at the age of 28. Read More..

Alan Shearer – Premier League Appearances: 441 | Goals Scored: 260

A legend of the Premier League and the league’s all time top scorer, Alan Shearer retired from playing at his beloved Newcastle United in 2006. 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..

Andy Cole – Premier League Appearances: 414 | Goals Scored: 87

The second highest goal scorer in Premier League history, Andy Cole retired from playing whilst at Nottingham Forest in 2008. 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..

Mark Viduka – Premier League Appearances: 240 | Goals Scored: 92

After a nine year spell in English football with Leeds United, Middlesbrough and Newcastle United, legendary Australian player Mark Viduka finally hung up his boots at the age of 34 in 2009. Read More..

Michael Owen – Premier League Appearances: 326 | Goals Scored: 150

One of only seven players to score 150 Premier League goals and also the youngest player to score 100 Premier League goals, Michael Owen retired at the end of the 2012-13 season. Read More..

Lee Bowyer – Premier League Appearances: 397 | Goals Scored: 57

A no-nonsense battling midfielder who was never far away from controversy, Lee Bowyer retired from playing in 2012 after a season playing in the Championship with Ipswich Town. Read More..

Damien Duff – Premier League Appearances: 392 | Goals Scored: 54

The bane of many a right-back during his time in the Premier League, Damien Duff retired from playing in 2016 at the age of 37 after a spell back in his native Ireland with Shamrock Rovers. Read More..

Shola AmeobiPremier League Appearances: 298 | Goals Scored: 43

Former Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi retired from playing in 2018 after spending 18 months in the lower leagues with Notts County. Read More..

Premier League Statistics

This table shows the players who have made the most appearances for Newcastle United and who has scored the most goals EPL

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

Top EPL GoalscorersGoalsMost EPL AppearancesGames
Alan Shearer148Shay Given354
Peter Beardsley47Alan Shearer303
Shola Ameobi43Shola Ameobi294
Les Ferdinand41Rob Lee267
Nolberto Solano37Nolberto Solano230
Papiss Cisse37Gary Speed213
Gary Speed36Fabricio Coloccini211
Andrew Cole34Aaron Hughes205
Robert Lee34Steven Taylor194
Ayoze Perez33Kieron Dyer190

Statistics provided by Statbunker