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 Potters who have played in the Premier League.

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



Thomas Sorensen – Premier League Appearances: 364 | Clean Sheets: 107

A fan’s favourite at Sunderland, Danish goalkeeper Thomas Sorenson retired from playing in 2017 after two seasons playing in the Australian A-League for Melbourne City. Read More..

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..

Andy Griffin – Premier 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..

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..

Peter CrouchPremier League Appearances: 468 | Goals Scored: 108

Former Premier League player Peter Crouch finally hung up his boots in July 2019 after spending eight seasons with Stoke City. Read More..

Premier League Statistics

This table shows the players who have made the most appearances for Stoke City and who has scored the most goals in the EPL

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

Top EPL GoalscorersGoalsMost EPL AppearancesGames
Peter Crouch45Ryan Shawcross317
Jonathan Walters43Glenn Whelan277
Mame Biram Diouf23Jon Walters226
Marko Arnautovic22Peter Crouch202
Charlie Adam19Erik Peters169
Ricardo Fuller18Geoff Cameron168
Xherdan Shaqiri15Asmir Begovic160
Ryan Shawcross14Matthew Etherington152
Bojan Krkic14Robert Huth149
Matthew Etherington13Marc Wilson146

Statistics provided by Statbunker