The ultimate club journeymen
1 ERNIE MOSS 12 CLUBS IN 24 YEARS
Chesterfield’s greatest league goalscorer (162) has a road named after him near the Spireites’ Proact Stadium. Moss made more than 750 league outings across a dozen outfits from 1968 to 1992.
2 JOHN BURRIDGE 29 CLUBS IN 28 YEARS
The lovable nutcase – his warm-up consisted primarily of ‘making love’ to the pitch and he once wore a Superman suit under his kit – became the oldest Premier League player in 1995, featuring for Manchester City at 43. The goalkeeper totalled almost 800 games for a record 15 Football League teams that included QPR, Wolves and Newcastle.
3 DAVID SPEEDIE 19 CLUBS IN 29 YEARS
Ex-chelsea team-mate Pat Nevin once noted his fellow Scot’s “psychopathic abhorrence” of him as a newcomer at Stamford Bridge, which maybe explains why the former coalminer lasted more than two seasons at only two clubs.
4 FRANK WORTHINGTON 24 CLUBS IN 26 YEARS
The notorious womaniser could have added to his 828 league outings at 24 sides – including Leicester, Mjallby and Galway – had he not failed two Liverpool medicals in the early-70s because of his extra-curricular activities in the bedroom...
5 WINSTON WHITE 14 CLUBS IN 17 YEARS
Tricky winger Winston swapped Hereford for Hong Kong Rangers in 1983 but was quickly back in Blighty and appeared for Chesterfield, Port Vale, Stockport and Bury before the year was out.
6 MIKE NEWELL 12 CLUBS IN 19 YEARS
The Scouse striker won the Premier League in ’95 with Blackburn and later became the first Englishman to net a Champions League hat-trick. He closed out his playing days at Crewe, Doncaster and Blackpool after leaving Aberdeen.
7 PETER SHILTON 11 CLUBS IN 31 YEARS
England legend and two-time European Cup winner Shilts amassed 1,005 Football League matches. His longevity – turning out for fourth-tier Leyton Orient in 1997 at 47 – was at least partly attributable to being declared bankrupt.