Premier League: Top 12 players who re-signed for their former club, featuring Didier Drogba and Robbie Fowler

25 Jul

1. Robbie Fowler (Liverpool 1993-2001 and 2006-2007) – click the arrow above, right, to see the full list of the top players who re-signed for their former club
2. Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur 2004-2008 and 2009-2014)
3. Didier Drogba (Chelsea 2004-2012 and 2014-2015)
4. Ian Rush (Liverpool 1980-1986 and 1988-1996)
5. Peter Crouch (Tottenham Hotspur 1998-2000 and 2009-2011, and Portsmouth 2001-2002 and 2008-2009)
6. Joe Cole (West Ham United 1998-2003 and 2013-2014)
7. Thierry Henry (Arsenal 1999-2007 and 2012)
8. Graeme Le Saux (Chelsea 1989-1993 and 1997-2003)
9. Teddy Sheringham (Tottenham Hotspur 1992-1997 and 2001-2003)
10. Nemanja Matic (Chelsea 2009-2011 and 2014 to present)
11. Mark Hughes (Manchester United 1980-1986 and 1988-1995)
12. Robbie Keane (Tottenham Hotspur 2002-2008 and 2009-2011)

Scouser Fowler was nicknamed ‘God’ during his first spell at Anfield, which tells you all you need to know about the esteem in which Liverpool fans held the ‘Toxteth Terror’. For three consecutive seasons in the mid-1990s, the young Fowler scored over 30 goals in a red shirt, before serious injury slowed him down. With Michael Owen taking his place as the Reds’ teenage striker sensation, Gerard Houllier offloaded Fowler to Leeds in 2001, to the dismay of Liverpool fans. After a spell with Manchester City, Fowler made a shock return to Anfield under the management of Rafael Benitez in 2006. Second time round on Merseyside, he was very much a bit-part player, but scored another 12 goals for the club to take his Liverpool tally to 183 goals, and in 2007 he was given the proper farewell in front of the Kop that was denied him six years earlier.


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