Football can never be complete without clear mechanisms to punish the lawbreakers both on and off the pitch. The referee, therefore, is expected to use the yellow and red cards to keep hold of the game. Today, we want to look at players with most red cards in the history of Premier League. It is the most popular championship in the World and so fans need to understand the history.
7. John Terry- 6 Red Cards
The list can’t be complete without the mention of Chelsea legendary Captain John Terry. The former Blues skipper is, without doubt, the most successful leader in the history of the club. He lifted 5 Premier League titles, 5 FA Cups, and 3 League Cups. He also collected 6 red cards in his career. The former England defender had many controversies but this is not the right forum for that.
Other players with 6 red cards include; Bad boys Vinnie Jones and Joey Barton, Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard and Arsenal legend Martin Keown among few others.
6. Nemanja Vidic- 6 Red Cards
Former Manchester United center-back Nemanja Vidic did the same job as Roy Keane before him. He played with his soul and referee sometimes thought he was taking it too far. He is a legend of the club no doubt about that. However, he also collected 6 red cards in his Old Trafford days. The reward was 5 League titles, 3 League Cups, and 5 Community Shields.
5. Lee Cattermole- 7 Red Cards
Sunderland star Lee Cattermole is a legend at the Stadium of Light no doubt. The combative midfielder has helped the Black Cats avoid the drop for several years. The effort was not enough last season but the Premier League records will certainly not forget him anytime soon. The English midfielder received 7 red cards, 3 straight and 4 via 2 bookable offenses.
4. Roy Keane- 7 Red Cards
It is not surprising to see Roy Keane following Patrick Vieira on this red card list. The two midfielders were always fighting to give their teams an upper hand in the match. They fought many times too. It is one of those rivalries that may never be seen again in the English game.
The legendary Manchester United captain collected 7 red cards in his career. The central midfielder was sent off in straight cards 4 times and 3 times via two bookable offenses. The return in terms of success is also evident for all to see. He lifted 7 Premier League trophies, 4 FA Cups, and 4 FA Community Shields.