Sheffield United: Ex Premier League Players

Where are these ex Sheffield United Premier League players now?

Welcome to the Sheffield United legends page – the gateway to information on ex Blades 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.




Alan Kelly – Premier League Appearances: 66 | Clean Sheets: 18

Former Sheffield United keeper Alan Kelly hung up his gloves in 2004 whilst playing for Blackburn Rovers having played top flight football for a total of 19 years. Read More..

Paddy KennyPremier League Appearances: 67 | Clean Sheets: 15

Former Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Paddy Kenny retired from playing professionally in 2017 after leaving Northampton Town where he was working in a player-goalkeeping coach capacity. Read More..

Brian Deane – Premier League Appearances: 286 | Goals Scored: 71

Scorer of the first Premier League goal in 1992, Brian Deane eventually retired from playing in 2007 after his third spell at Sheffield UnitedRead More..

Alan Cork – Premier League Appearances: 46 | Goals Scored: 5

A legend at Wimbledon where he made over 400 appearances, Alan Cork retired from playing professionally in 1995 after a spell playing for Fulham in Division Two. Read More..

Carl Bradshaw – Premier League Appearances: 98 | Goals Scored: 3

A Sheffield man through and through and former Sheffield United captain, Carl Bradshaw retired from playing in 2005 after playing non-league football with Alfreton Town. Read More..

Adrian Littlejohn – Premier League Appearances: 43 | Goals Scored: 11

Fondly remembered by Blades fans for his goalscoring exploits in their first ever Premier League season in 1992-93, Adrian Littlejohn retired from playing in 2008 after a short spell in non-league with Retford United. Read More..

Dane Whitehouse – Premier League Appearances: 52 | Goals Scored: 10

Legendary Sheffield United winger Dane Whitehouse unfortunately had to retire from football in 2000 after failing to recover from a serious knee injury. He was only 30 years old at the time. Read More..

Rob Hulse – Premier League Appearances: 36 | Goals Scored: 8

Former Sheffield United striker Rob Hulse retired from playing in 2013 after three years at Queens Park Rangers. Read More..

Premier League Statistics

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

Top EPL GoalscorersGoalsMost EPL AppearancesGames
Brian Deane14Carl Bradshaw72
Adrian Littlejohn11Paul Beesley64
Dane Whitehouse10Alan Kelly63
Jostein Flo9Glyn Hodges62
Rob Hulse8Paul Rodgers52
Glyn Hodges6Dane Whitehouse52
Paul Rogers6Kevin Gage48
Lys Mousset5Mitch Ward48
Jon Stead5Alan Cork46
Nathan Blake5Adrian Littlejohn46

Statistics provided by 11v11