Football can never be complete without clear mechanisms to punish the lawbreakers both on and off the pitch. Therefore, the referee 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 learn more about the history. Take a look at seven players with most red cards since 19992.
7.John Terry- 6 Red Cards
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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 others.
6. Nemanja Vidic- 6 Red Cards
Vidic's face when he got the Red card. pic.twitter.com/4opMu46Ybl
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Former Manchester United centre-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
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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 English midfielder received 7 red cards, 3 straight and 4 via 2 bookable offenses. It might be the reason why he is still stuck at the Stadium of Light.
4. Roy Keane- 7 Red Cards
On this day in 1995, Roy Keane's 1st Red Card for #Mufc
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It is not surprising to see Roy Keane following Patrick Vieira in 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.