The ul­ti­mate club jour­ney­men

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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.

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