Have boots, will travel: Football's top ten journeymen
20 January 2009 06:18
The ultimate journeyman: Socks rolled down, Claridge wheels away in typical fashion after securing the Coca-Cup for the Foxes
2 Christian Vieri
Clubs: 13 - Prato, Torino, Pisa, Ravenna, Venezia, Atalanta (three times), Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Lazio, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Monaco, Fiorentina.
After leaving Torino in 1992 the Italy striker went through a whirlwind period in which he played for eight clubs in seven years, lasting just a season at each before moving on.
Target man: Vieri during his stint at Inter Milan
=3 Marcus Bent
Clubs: 11 - Brentford, Crystal Palace, Port Vale, Sheffield United, Blackburn Rovers, Ipswich Town, Leicester City (loan), Everton, Charlton Athletic, Wigan Athletic (loan), Birmingham City.
The striker has been relegated with four different clubs (Crystal Palace in 1998, Ipswich Town in 2002, Leicester City in 2004 and Charlton Athletic in 2007), but the 30-year-old is still plugging away in the Championship with Birmingham City.
=3 Ade Akinbiyi
Clubs: 11 - Norwich City, Hereford Utd (loan), Brighton (loan), Gillingham, Bristol City, Wolves, Leicester City, Crystal Palace, Stoke City (twice), Burnley (twice), Sheffield United.
If you've watched a live league game in the last 10 years, there's a good chance Akinbiyi will have popped up somewhere. The burly front man has led the line at grounds all over England since joining Norwich City in 1993.
Much-travelled: Bent indulges in the 'A-Star' celebration, hailing a charity set up by former Wigan team-mate 'One size' Fitz Hall
Tough times: Following his£5.5m move from Wolves to Leicester, Akinbiyi was christened 'panic buy' after a barren spell in front of goal
=5 Jimmy Glass
Clubs: 12 - Crystal Palace, Portsmouth (loan), Gillingham (loan), Burnley (loan), Bournemouth, Swindon Town, Carlisle (loan), Cambridge Utd, Brentford, Oxford Utd, Crawley Town, Kingstonian.
The goalkeeper may have played for a host of lower league clubs but he will always be remembered for that last-minute goal that kept Carlisle in the Football League in 1999.
=5 Andrew Cole
Clubs: 12 - Arsenal, Fulham, Bristol City, Newcastle Utd, Manchester Utd, Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Portsmouth, Birmingham City (loan), Sunderland, Burnley (loan), Nottingham Forest.
Whether he preferred to be called Andrew or Andy when he played for your club, the striker enjoyed an illustrious career with a host of top-flight teams. Cole also has the second-highest goal tally of goals (187) in Premier League history behind Alan Shearer (260).
Goal king: Cole notches the winner for Manchester United during their 1999 semi-final epic against Juventus
7 Teddy Sheringham
Clubs: 9 - Millwall, Aldershot (loan), Djurgardens IF (loan), Nottingham Forest, Spurs (twice), Manchester Utd, Portsmouth, West Ham, Colchester.
Sixth in the Premier League's all-time goal-scorers' list, Sheringham was 42 when he finally hung up his goal-scoring boots at Colchester.
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Returning hero: Sheringham sandwiched a move to Old Traffford with two spells at Spurs, forcing the terraces to sing: 'Oh, Teddy Teddy you joined Man United and you won it all'
=8 Nicolas Anelka
Clubs: 8 - Paris Saint-Germain (twice), Arsenal, Real Madrid, Liverpool (loan), Manchester City, Fenerbahce, Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea.
The striker, who will be 30 in March, has scored goals wherever he has played, but has never been far from controversy. The latest rumour surrounds the France international's reported rift with Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari.
=8 Craig Bellamy
Clubs: 8 - Norwich City, Coventry City, Newcastle Utd, Celtic (loan), Blackburn Rovers, Liverpool, West Ham, Manchester City.
The Wales striker has played for no less than a quarter of the current top-flight clubs since 2001, lasting just a season at Blackburn and Liverpool. But Manchester City boss Mark Hughes knows what he's letting himself in for - he managed Bellamy as Wales and Blackburn manager and visited a few clubs himself as a player.
Blue is the colour: Bellamy puts pen to paper at Eastlands
10 Mark Hughes
Clubs: 7 - Manchester Utd (twice), Barcelona, Bayern Munich (loan), Chelsea, Southampton, Everton, Blackburn Rovers.
'Sparky's' two spells at Manchester United lasted 13 years in total, but the former Wales international had brief forays at other clubs towards the end of his career.
Big-hitter: Hughes enjoyed success at almost every club, but is most famous for his two stints at Manchester United