5 most famous Premier League journeymen
The Premier League has seen some of the best players in the world gracing the stadiums of England (and Wales) over the course of its 25-year journey and some of the great players have also switched over to other teams in the league. However, such moves are rare and hugely controversial.
That being said, other than the stars there are other footballers who might not actually be stars but end up being employed by a range of Premier League clubs over the course of their career. They usually have a pretty unremarkable career and move from club to club to fill a position. They are known as the journeymen and over the years, there have been plenty of such players in the Premier League. Here is a look at the top 5.
#5 Craig Bellamy
The Welshman was a regular feature in the Premier League for around 14 years and remains one of the most recognisable players from the league, however, people will struggle to pin him down in relation to a club. It is because Bellamy was the quintessential journeyman footballer who never quite settled down at any particular club and kept moving from one to the other after a few seasons.
His life in the Premier League started at unheralded Coventry City 2000 and after a season there, he played for the next 4 seasons at Newcastle United. The 4 season-long stint at Newcastle proved to be his longest stay at any club, as he then moved to Blackburn Rovers for a season before moving to Liverpool the following season. Bellamy was also contracted to Manchester City from 2009 to 2011 and after another spell at Liverpool, he ended his career at Cardiff City. In all, he played for 7 clubs in the Premier League.