Stoke City Football Club: Ex Premier League Players


Where are these ex Stoke City Premier League players now?

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

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

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Matthew Upson – Premier League Appearances: 289 | Goals Scored: 9

The much-travelled former England defender Matthew Upson retired from playing at the end of the 2015-2016 after his release from MK Dons. Read More..

Rory Delap – Premier League Appearances: 359 | Goals Scored: 23

Having spent nearly 20 years as a professional footballer, Rory Delap retired from playing in 2013 after a brief spell with Burton Albion. 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..

Danny Higginbotham – Premier League Appearances: 210 | Goals Scored: 9

An integral part of the Stoke City team which firmly established themselves in the Premier League, Danny Higginbotham retired from playing in March 2014 after spells with Chester and Altrincham. 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..

Matthew Etherington – Premier League Appearances: 288 | Goals Scored: 21

Former Premier League star Matthew Etherington unfortunately had to retire from playing in December 2014 at the age of 33 after failing to recover from a back injury. Read More..

Stoke City Premier League Statistics

This table shows the players who have made the most Premier League appearances for Stoke City and who has scored the most goals for Stoke City in the Premier League (info correct as of 08/01/18).

Top EPL GoalscorersGoalsMost EPL AppearancesGames
Jon Walters43Ryan Shawcross305
Peter Crouch43Glenn Whelan277
Marko Arnautovic22Jon Walters226
Mame Biram Diouf21Peter Crouch188
Charlie Adam19Asmir Begovic160
Ricardo Fuller18Erik Peters157
Bojan Kirkic14Matthew Etherington152
Ryan Shawcross14Robert Huth149
Robert Huth13Marc Wilson146
Matthew Etherington13Charlie Adam139

Statistics provided by Statbunker