Norwich City FC: Ex Premier League Players

Where are these ex Norwich City Premier League players now?

Welcome to the Norwich City legends page – the gateway to information on ex Canaries 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.



Bryan Gunn – Premier League Appearances: 104 | Clean Sheets: 59

A legend between the sticks at Norwich City, Bryan Gunn retired from playing in 1999 after a short spell with Hibernian. 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..

Neil Adams – Premier League Appearances: 92 | Goals Scored: 12

Neil Adams retired from playing in 2001 after a knee injury forced him to retire during a second spell at Oldham Athletic. Read More..

Efan Ekoku – Premier League Appearances: 160 | Goals Scored: 52

Efan Ekoku retired from playing in 2004 after a spell in Ireland with Dublin City.

In retirement Ekoku has been working as a freelance sports broadcaster sharing his knowledge and expertise on many stations including BBC, ITV and Sky Sports. Read More..

Ashley Ward – Premier League Appearances: 137 | Goals Scored: 33

Ashley Ward retired from playing in 2005 whilst at Sheffield United and went straight into the world of business. Read More..

Darren Eadie – Premier League Appearances: 81 | Goals Scored: 7

A huge fan’s favourite at Norwich City, Darren Eadie’s promising career was cruelly cut short at the age of 28 due to injury. Read More..

David Bentley – Premier League Appearances: 184 | Goals Scored: 18

A career which promised so much came to end in 2014 when David Bentley announced his retirement from the game at the age of 29. Read More..

Jeremy Goss – Premier League Appearances: 84 | Goals Scored: 9

Forever remembered by Norwich City fans for the goals he scored against Bayern Munich in their UEFA Cup victory in 1993, Jeremy Goss retired from playing in 1999 after a spell playing non-league football with Kings Lynn. 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..

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..

Dean Ashton – Premier League Appearances: 62 | Goals Scored: 22

A promising Premier League career with West Ham United was cut short when Dean Ashton was forced to retire in 2009 after a long standing ankle injury sustained on England duty. Read More..

Chris Sutton – Premier League Appearances: 255 | Goals Scored: 83

Chris Sutton had an interesting career which took in goalscoring heroics at Norwich City and Blackburn Rovers, an underwhelming spell at Chelsea and then legendary status in Scotland at Celtic. Read More..

Mike Milligan – Premier League Appearances: 107 | Goals Scored: 5

Legendary Oldham Athletic player Mike Milligan finally hung up his boots in 2002 after a spell in the lower leagues with Blackpool ending a career that spanned nearly 20 years. Read More..

Damien Francis – Premier League Appearances: 95 | Goals Scored: 11

Damien Francis’ career was cruelly cut short at the age of 28 after he injured his cruciate knee ligaments whilst playing for Watford in 2007 and had no choice but to retire. Read More..

Leon McKenzie – Premier League Appearances: 40 | Goals Scored: 7

Former Norwich City striker Leon McKenzie retired from playing in 2013 after a short spell playing for Conference North side Corby Town. Read More..

Mark Bowen – Premier League Appearances: 142 | Goals Scored: 9

Norwich City legend Mark Bowen retired from playing in 1999 after brief spells with Wigan Athletic and Reading. Read More..

Premier League Statistics

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

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

Top EPL GoalscorersGoalsMost EPL AppearancesGames
Chris Sutton33Russell Martin125
Grant Holt23Mark Bowen119
Mark Robins16John Ruddy117
Efan Ekoku15Wes Hoolahan112
Anthony Pilkington14Ian Crook106
Robert Snodgrass12Jonny Howson104
Wes Hoolahan12Bryan Gunn104
Steve Morison10Bradley Johnson101
David Phillips9John Polston96
Jeremy Goss9Sebastien Bassong93

Statistics provided by Statbunker