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Five Legendary Players With The Most Red Cards In Premier League History

It's no secret that some of the players who have received the most red cards in Premier League record are also among their clubs' most popular players. These players are recognized for their bold tackling, box-to-box midfield play, or aggressive attacking, and they give it their best for their team on the pitch. Here are five of the most famous players in Premier League history who have received the most red cards:

5. Martin Keown - 6 Red Cards

Martin Keown played the most of of his Premier League campaign at Arsenal. During that time, he was sent off six times for the Gunners, but supporters would have forgiven him because he won three Premier League crowns and four FA Cups. The most famous of his dismissals was in the 1999-00 campaign, when he was ridiculed down the White Hart Lane tunnel after a second card. Spurs' wins were few and far between during Arsenal's reign of terror, but early red cards to Keown and Freddie Ljungberg gave the home side a 2-1 triumph.

4. Steven Gerrard - 6 Red Cards

Steven Gerrard, undoubtedly Liverpool's greatest legend of the twenty-first century, is unexpected to find on this ranking, given his lack of aggression. However, Gerrard's role at Liverpool necessitated him to be aggressive, which is why he had to make such risky challenges during crucial times of the contest. Nonetheless, the Anfield supporters will always regard Gerrard as one of the greatest players to ever wear the red jersey.

3. John Terry - 6 Red Cards

Captain, leader, and legendary personality. Without a question, John Terry is one of the best center defenders in Premier League history. Terry's tough tackling style has gotten him into trouble on occasions, with the defender getting six red cards in 492 Premier League games. Despite this, Terry is without a doubt one of the best players to ever play in the Premier League, having won five trophies during his spell at the club.

2. Roy Keane - 7 Red Cards

Roy Keane is acknowledged as one of the most complete midfielders of his time, having captained a Manchester United side that once ruled English football. The former Celtic man is undoubtedly a Red Devils legend, having won seven Premier League titles and one Champions League with the Red Devils.

1.Patrick Vieira - 8 Red Cards

Patrick Vieira was an influential figure in the early years of Arsene Wenger's Arsenal tenure. During Roy Keane's stay at Manchester United, their rivalry was extremely entertaining to witness, with the two captains going head to head on numerous occasions. Despite this, Vieira is one of the most accomplished players in the game, with three Premier League titles, five Serie A crowns, and five FA Cups to his name. With France, he also won the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the 2000 European Championship, establishing himself as one of the greatest players in the game's history.

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