Tottenham Hotspur: Ex Premier League Players

Where are these ex Tottenham Hotspur Premier League players now?

Welcome to the Tottenham Hotspur legends page – the gateway to information on ex Spurs players who have played in the Premier League.

In addition to information on these 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.






Ian Walker – Premier League Appearances: 312 | Clean Sheets: 78

After a long career with Tottenham Hotspur and a two year spell with Bolton Wanderers without playing a single game, Ian Walker retired from the game in 2008. Read More..

Neil Sullivan – Premier League Appearances: 247 | Clean Sheets: 64

Renowned in the Premier League for being the keeper who David Beckham beat from the half way line, Neil Sullivan finally retired from playing at the age of 42 after a spell in the lower leagues with Doncaster Rovers and a loan spell at AFC Wimbledon. Read More..

Brad Friedel – Premier League Appearances: 450 | Clean Sheets: 132

Legendary Premier League goalkeeper Brad Friedel finally called time on his long career in 2015 after a four year spell with Tottenham Hotspur. Read More..

Kasey Keller – Premier League Appearances: 201 | Clean Sheets: 56

The ever-reliable, and much travelled Kasey Keller finally hung up his goalkeeping gloves in 2011 at the age of 41 after finishing his career back in the United States with MLS side, Seattle Sounders. Read More..

Steve Sedgley – Premier League Appearances: 90 | Goals Scored: 13

An FA Cup winner with Coventry City and Tottenham Hotspur, Steve Sedgley retired from playing professionally in 2000 after three years at Wolverhampton Wanderers. Read More..

Colin Calderwood – Premier League Appearances: 189 | Goals Scored: 6

Colin Calderwood ended his career in 2001 after breaking his leg whilst playing for Nottingham Forest. Read More..

Justin Edinburgh – Premier League Appearances: 174 | Goals Scored: 0

Tottenham Hotspur stalwart who played for the club for most of the nineties, Justin Edinburgh finished his playing career in 2003 after a spell, first at Portsmouth and then as player manager of Billericay Town. 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..

Clive Wilson – Premier League Appearances: 189 | Goals Scored: 9

Clive Wilson spent much of the nineties playing in the Premier League with Queens Park Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur before retiring in 1999 after joining Cambridge United and helping them avoid relegation. Read More..

Sol Campbell – Premier League Appearances: 503 | Goals Scored: 20

Widely regarded as one of the best central defenders of his generation, Sol Campbell made over 500 appearances in the English Premier League predominantly with North London sides Tottenham Hotspur and ArsenalRead More..

Chris Perry – Premier League Appearances: 363 | Goals Scored: 8

After a distinguished career spanning nearly 20 years Chris Perry retired from playing  when he was released by Southampton in 2010. Read More..

Stephen Clemence – Premier League Appearances: 176 | Goals Scored: 6

A gifted footballer whose career was unfortunately marred by injuries, Stephen Clemence retired from playing in 2010 after a spell in the Championship with Leicester CityRead More..

Ledley King – Premier League Appearances: 268 | Goals Scored: 10

A career which was plagued with injuries, especially during his latter years, was finally over in 2012 when Ledley King officially retired from playing. Read More..

William Gallas – Premier League Appearances: 321 | Goals Scored: 25

One of only a few players who have represented three top-flight London Premier League teams, William Gallas retired from playing professionally in 2014 after a season playing the Australian A-League for Perth Glory. Read More..

Chris Armstrong – Premier League Appearances: 216 | Goals Scored: 71

After a seven year spell in the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur, Chris Armstrong finished his career in 2005 at Wrexham. Read More..

Frederic Kanoute – Premier League Appearances: 144 | Goals Scored: 43

Frederic Kanoute retired from playing in 2013 after a long career playing in countries such as Spain, China and France as well as Premier League experience with Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United. Read More..

Oyvind Leonhardsen – Premier League Appearances: 186 | Goals Scored: 30

After a nine year career in English football with LiverpoolAston Villa and Spurs, Oyvind Leonhardsen returned back to Norway and retired at the age of 37 in 2007 whilst playing for Stromsgodset. Read More..

Gary Mabbutt – Premier League Appearances: 138 | Goals Scored: 2

Spurs legend Gary Mabbutt retired from the game in 1998 achieving the accolade of Tottenham Hotspur’s longest-serving player. Read More..

Andy Sinton – Premier League Appearances: 179 | Goals Scored: 16

After a long career spanning over 20 years, Andy Sinton retired in 2007 whilst playing at non league Fleet Town in a player manager role. 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..

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..

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..

Michael Brown – Premier League Appearances: 194 | Goals Scored: 4

Michael Brown was a tough-tackling midfielder who played in the Premier League for five different clubs before retiring from playing in 2017 after spending three seasons at Port Vale. Read More..

Dean Austin – Premier League Appearances: 124 | Goals Scored: 0

It is fair to say that Dean Austin isn’t a household name but the former defender was an important member of Tottenham Hotspur’s defence in the mid-nineties. Read More..

Simon Davies – Premier League Appearances: 303 | Goals Scored: 27

A talented winger who could operate on the left or on the right flank, Simon Davies retired from playing professionally in 2013 after six seasons at Fulham. Read More..

Nick Barmby – Premier League Appearances: 343 | Goals Scored: 53

One of only six players to have scored for six Premier League clubs, Nick Barmby finally decided to hang up his boots at the age of 37 in 2012 when he was offered the manager’s job at his hometown club Hull City. 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..

Teddy Sheringham – Premier League Appearances: 418 | Goals Scored: 146

After a highly successful career winning virtually every domestic honour with Manchester United, Teddy Sheringham finally retired from playing in 2008 at the age of 42 whilst at Colchester United. 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..

Darren Anderton – Premier League Appearances: 319 | Goals Scored: 37

Considering his career was plagued by injuries, Darren Anderton still chalked up 318 Premier League appearances and stayed at Tottenham Hotspur for 12 years. Read More..

Steffen Freund – Premier League Appearances: 116 | Goals Scored: 0

A fan’s favourite at White Hart Lane and famed for never scoring a goal in 116 appearances Steffen Freund retired in 2004 after a short spell with Leicester City. Read More..

Jamie Redknapp – Premier League Appearances: 295 | Goals Scored: 33

Former Liverpool captain Jamie Redknapp’s football career ended at the age of 32 after a succession of injuries and on the advice of medical specialists. Read More..

Tim Sherwood – Premier League Appearances: 341 | Goals Scored: 37

A Premier League winning captain at Blackburn Rovers, Tim Sherwood retired from playing in 2005 after a short spell with Coventry City. Read More..

Gus Poyet – Premier League Appearances: 187 | Goals Scored: 54

Gus Poyet retired from playing in 2006 and moved into coaching as assistant manager at Swindon Town alongside Dennis Wise. Read More..

Mauricio Taricco – Premier League Appearances: 130 | Goals Scored: 2

A no-nonsense defender who played for Ipswich Town and Tottenham Hotspur, Mauricio Taricco first hung up his football boots in 2004. 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..

David Howells – Premier League Appearances: 152 | Goals Scored: 9

After a career mostly spent at Tottenham Hotspur, David Howells was forced to retire in 2000 at the age of 32 after a persistent knee injury. Read More..

Jurgen Klinsmann – Premier League Appearances: 56 | Goals Scored: 29

A firm fans favourite at Tottenham Hotspur after his fantastic goal scoring exploits for the club in two spells during the 90s, Jurgen Klinsmann made his last professional appearance in 1998. Read More..

Robbie Keane – Premier League Appearances: 349 | Goals Scored: 126

Record-breaking Irish striker Robbie Keane retired from playing in 2018 after a spell playing for Indian side ATK. Read More..

Michael CarrickPremier League Appearances: 481 | Goals Scored: 24

Former Manchester United captain Michael Carrick retired in 2018 after spending 12 seasons at Old Trafford. 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..

Darren Bent – Premier League Appearances: 276 | Goals Scored: 106

Former Premier League striker Darren Bent retired from playing in 2019 after spending a year without a club after he was released by Derby County at the end of the 2017-18 season. Read More..

Premier League Statistics

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

(info correct as of 11/01/20)

Top EPL GoalscorersGoalsMost EPL AppearancesGames
Harry Kane136Darren Anderton299
Teddy Sheringham99Jermain Defoe276
Robbie Keane97Ledley King268
Jermaine Defoe94Aaron Lennon266
Christian Erikson51Sol Campbell255
Dele Alli48Hugo Lloris246
Chris Armstrong48Ian Walker240
Heung Min Son47Robbie Keane238
Gareth Bale42Michael Dawson236
Steffen Iversen36Teddy Sheringham236

Statistics provided by Statbunker