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Top 10 most controversial red cards in Premier League history


Luis Boa Morte

Clubs: Arsenal, Fulham, Southampton, West Ham United.

Matches: 296.

Red cards: Six.

Although mainly he played as a winger, Boa Morte was clearly not afraid to get in on the action!!!


Franck Queudrue

Clubs: Birmingham City, Fulham, Middlesbrough.

Matches: 201.

Red cards: Six.

No the most well know left-back, but was considered a consistent performer – and not always in a good way


Lee Cattermole

Clubs: Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Wigan

Matches: 186.

6 red cards

Cattermole is still playing and can move up the leader board as he has a reputation of being something of a terrier


Vinnie Jones

Clubs: Chelsea, Wimbledon.

Matches: 184.

Red cards: Six.

An original member of the ‘Crazy Gang’ at Wimbledon who spent most of their time


John Hartson

Clubs: Arsenal, Coventry City, West Ham United, Wimbledon.

Matches: 155.

6 red cards

Hartson averaged a red card 1 in nearly every 25 games, this was mainly because He was a strikers who liked to put in the tackles – sometimes a bit late!!


Roy Keane

Clubs: Manchester United, Nottingham Forest.

Matches: 364.

Red cards: Seven.

Keane was also not afraid to get tough in the middle of the park and on a number of occasions he stepped over the mark.


Alan Smith

Clubs: Leeds United, Manchester United, Newcastle United.

Matches: 284.

Red cards: Seven

Smith is still playing at MK Dons where he has so far managed 2 red cards in 65 appearances!!


Richard Dunne

Clubs: Aston Villa, Everton, Manchester City.

Matches: 409.

Red cards: Eight.

The Irish defender has been around for some time and is a traditional centre-back, but tends to get caught out by the quicker strikers.


Patrick Vieira

Club: Arsenal.

Matches: 279.

8 red cards

Known as a strong battler in central midfield, was just a bit to strong in a number of battles!!!


Duncan Ferguson

Clubs: Everton, Newcastle United.

Matches: 269.

Red cards: Eight.

It’s not too surprising to find Ferguson at the top of this list with the intimidating Scot not scared to get involved with the occasional punch up.

Barney Whitehall

Barney is an avid football fan, tired of searching the internet for original football related content. When he’s not writing top 10 lists you can find him on Twitter.

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