Who played for the most clubs?

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    marukomu The Gatekeeper

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    Some players stick to one club for their whole career but others move around constantly.
    I can think of one guy that seemed to play for everyone at some point. He even played a friendly game for us against Australia.

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    24 clubs in total.

    Frank Worthington. A great bloke I used to see watching Stockport sometimes. He was famous for this goal.

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    The Don Metrosexual Candy Shagger

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    Can't think of many that would beat that.
    Anelka had a right few clubs.
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    Port Vale Devil New Member

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    Xcited Full Member

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    Just beat me.

    Cnut :lol: /thread. Marcus bent, rivaldo and Andy Cole spring to mind too.
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    Gazza Magic Carpet Pilot

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    13 clubs in 18 years apparently
    Off top of my head: Juventus, Atletico, Inter Milan but I'm blanking on all the others, probably most of the teams in Serie A!

    Looked it up: from 1991/92 season until 2000/01, he played for a different team each season! Must have made a packet in signing on fees. Raiola would have been all over him in this day and age.
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    R.N7 Such tagline. Wow!

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    OL29 Full Member

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    Marcus Bent seemed to have a new club every week
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    bebeanderson Banned

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    El Loco Abreu I think..
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    Suixt New Member

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    Sebastian Abreu needs to be mentioned in this list


    Years Team Apps (Gls)
    1995–1996
    Defensor 24 (13)
    1996–1998 San Lorenzo 43 (26)
    1998–2004 Deportivo La Coruña 15 (3)
    1998Grêmio (loan) 7 (1)
    1999–2000Tecos (loan) 33 (27)
    2000–2001San Lorenzo (loan) 25 (10)
    2001Nacional (loan) 18 (16)
    2002–2003Cruz Azul (loan) 39 (34)
    2003América (loan) 16 (3)
    2004Tecos (loan) 17 (5)
    2004–2005 Nacional 31 (16)
    2005–2006 Sinaloa 34 (22)
    2006 Monterrey 16 (7)
    2007 San Luis 14 (6)
    2007–2008 Tigres UANL 15 (7)
    2008River Plate (loan) 17 (2)
    2008 Beitar Jerusalem 0 (0)
    2008–2009 River Plate 0 (0)
    2009Real Sociedad (loan) 18 (11)
    2009–2010 Aris 8 (3)
    2010–2012 Botafogo 93 (55)
    2012Figueirense (loan) 5 (1)
    2013–2015 Nacional 18 (5)
    2013–2014Rosario Central (loan) 38 (8)
    2015Aucas (loan) 10 (4)
    2016 Sol de América 10 (2)
    2016 Santa Tecla 21 (13)
    2017 Bangu 10 (3)
    2017 Central Español 8 (6)
    2017 Puerto Montt 13 (11)
    2018– Audax Italiano 0 (0)
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    a_devil_inside Big footed hermaphrodite

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    Playing for big teams Anelka has had his fair share.
    PSG, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea, Juventus
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    red_devil83 Banned

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    Steve Claridge played for a lot of clubs - 21 I think

    Years Team Apps (Gls)
    1983–1984
    Fareham Town 13 (2)
    1984–1985 Bournemouth 7 (1)
    1985–1988 Weymouth 110 (28)
    1988 Crystal Palace 0 (0)
    1988–1990 Aldershot 62 (19)
    1990–1992 Cambridge United 79 (28)
    1992 Luton Town 16 (2)
    1992–1994 Cambridge United 53 (18)
    1994–1996 Birmingham City 88 (35)
    1996–1998 Leicester City 63 (17)
    1998Portsmouth (loan) 10 (2)
    1998 Wolverhampton Wanderers 5 (0)
    1998–2001 Portsmouth 104 (34)
    2001Millwall (loan) 6 (3)
    2001–2003 Millwall 85 (26)
    2003–2004 Weymouth 47 (24)
    2004 Brighton & Hove Albion 5 (0)
    2004–2005 Brentford 4 (0)
    2005Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 4 (0)
    2005 Wycombe Wanderers 15 (4)
    2005 Millwall 0 (0)
    2005 Gillingham 1 (0)
    2005–2006 Bradford City 26 (5)
    2006Walsall (loan) 7 (1)
    2006–2007 Bournemouth 1 (0)
    2007 Worthing 1 (0)
    2007 Harrow Borough 4 (2)
    2009 Weymouth 1 (1)
    2011–2012 Gosport Borough 11 (4)
    2017– Salisbury 1 (0)
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    desirere New Member

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    Decent numbers lol about 616(320)
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    Karel Podolsky New Member

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    Equally, Vieri played for Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Lazio, Internazionale, AC Milan, Monaco, Fiorentina.
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    GuyfromAustria New Member

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    Lutz Pfannenstiel (German keeper, now a pundit)

    1991–1993 1. FC Bad Kötzting 68 (0)
    1993–1994 Penang FA 12 (0)
    1994–1995 Wimbledon 12 (0)
    1995–1997 Nottingham Forest 0 (0)
    1996–1997Orlando Pirates (loan) 7 (0)
    1997 TPV 8 (0)
    1997 FC Haka 0 (0)
    1998–1999 SV Wacker Burghausen 14 (0)
    1999–2000 Geylang United 46 (0)
    2001 Dunedin Technical 18 (0)
    2001–2002Bradford Park Avenue (loan) 1 (0)
    2001–2002 Huddersfield Town 0 (0)
    2002 Dunedin Technical 18 (0)
    2002 ASV Cham 12 (0)
    2002–2003Bradford Park Avenue (loan) 14 (0)
    2003 Dunedin Technical 18 (0)
    2003Bærum SK (loan) 13 (0)
    2004 Calgary Mustangs 28 (0)
    2004–2006 Otago United 36 (0)
    2006–2007 Vllaznia Shkodër 14 (0)
    2007 Bentonit Ijevan 12 (0)
    2007 Bærum SK 9 (0)
    2007 Vancouver Whitecaps 4 (0)
    2008 Hermann Aichinger 24 (0)
    2008–2009 Flekkerøy IL 14 (0)
    2009 Manglerud Star 11 (0)
    2009–2011 Ramblers 45 (0)
    Total 477 (0)

    The number of clubs alone is remarkable, but this includes:
    Germany, England, New Zealand, Singapore, United States, Brazil, South Africa, Finland, Malaysia, Belgium, Canada, Namibia, Norway, Armenia and Albania.
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    RedRom "Where's Lingard?"

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    I think he has an excellent book out on his travelling adventures!
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    GuyfromAustria New Member

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    yes, "The Unstoppable Keeper"! It's on my list...sounds like fun:

    "He has spent 101 days in a brutal Singapore jail after being accused of match-fixing, survived after his heart stopped for three minutes during a match, had his shoes nailed to the floor by the Crazy Gang and stolen a penguin and kept it in his bath while playing in New Zealand... he is German goalkeeper Lutz Pfannenstiel and this is his incredible story.

    Described by Four Four Two magazine as the craziest man in football , Pfannenstiel is the only man to play pro football in all six FIFA confederations. Having turned down Bayern Munich at the age of 19 he embarked on a globetrotting football adventure that took him from Malaysia to New Zealand via Wimbledon, Nottingham Forest and Bradford Park Avenue and from Albania to Brazil.

    But the stats 400 games for more than 25 clubs on six continents don't begin to tell the extraordinary story. He has been a techno DJ in Kuala Lumpur, he has lived in an igloo to raise awareness for global warming, he has been goalkeeper coach for both Cuba and Namibia (whose keeper was deaf) and persuaded Maradona to play a charity match in Antarctica! And now he's on the BBC... "
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    Oyibo New Member

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    Matthew Upson :

    Luton, Arsenal, (then several loans), Birmingham, West Ham, Stoke, Brighton, Leicester, MK Dons
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    baskinginthesun Full Member

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    Benito Carbone. Not as long as some other lists but, certainly worth a mention.

    1988–1990
    Torino 7 (0)
    1990–1991Reggina (loan) 31 (5)
    1991–1992Casertana (loan) 32 (4)
    1992–1993Ascoli (loan) 28 (6)
    1993–1994 Torino 28 (3)
    1994–1995 Napoli 29 (4)
    1995–1996 Internazionale 32 (2)
    1996–1999 Sheffield Wednesday 96 (25)
    1999–2000 Aston Villa 24 (4)
    2000–2002 Bradford City 42 (10)
    2001–2002Derby County (loan) 13 (1)
    2002Middlesbrough (loan) 13 (1)
    2002–2003 Como 22 (2)
    2003–2004 Parma 19 (4)
    2004–2005 Catanzaro 27 (7)
    2005–2006 Vicenza 28 (5)
    2006Sydney FC (loan) 3 (2)
    2007–2010 Pavia 80 (27)
    Total 554 (112)
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    RedRom "Where's Lingard?"

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    I wonder who has had the most clubs without going back to the same club?
    So all completely different sides.
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    Quite a few players have played for two big teams, it’s not that unusual.
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    Cassady Supports Liverpool, Not Accrington Stanley

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    I remember that goal.
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    1st name that popped into my head.
    Marcus Bent has played for 17 clubs