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Top 47 Players Released By Premier League Clubs Today

moneyball Top 47 Players Released By Premier League Clubs Today

The Premier League today revealed the list of players that the 20 Premier League clubs plan on retaining for next season, as well as those that have been released.

More than 150 players have been released from their clubs, but we’ve listed the 47 players below that are important to know. Take note, however. A statement on the Premier League website reminds readers that players “released by a club could remain there next season and so this list should not be seen as definitive for players leaving their club.” For example, it’s quite possible that players could sign new contracts with the club. Or they footballers may want to see what other offers come in before making a decision where to play next season.

But for many of these players, it’s a time for them to move on to pastures new (on a free transfer) — whether it’s in the Premier League or abroad. Or, in some cases — such as Ryan Giggs — the footballers are hanging up their boots and moving into the coaching phase of their careers.

Here’s the select list of 47 players that you need to know that were released by Premier League clubs today:

Nicklas Bendtner (Arsenal)
Park Chu Young (Arsenal)

Marc Albrighton (Aston Villa)
Nathan Delfouneso (Aston Villa)

Ashley Cole (Chelsea)
Samuel Eto’o (Chelsea)
Sam Hutchinson (Chelsea)
Frank Lampard (Chelsea)
Mark Schwarzer (Chelsea)

Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace)
Danny Gabbidon (Crystal Palace)
Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace)

Derek Boateng (Fulham)
Mahamadou Diarra (Fulham)
Damien Duff (Fulham)
Johnny Heitinga (Fulham)
Georgios Karagkounis (Fulham)
John Arne Riise (Fulham)
Steve Sidwell (Fulham)

Abdoulaye Faye (Hull City)
Matty Fryatt (Hull City)
Robert Koren (Hull City)

Gareth Barry (Manchester City)
Joleon Lescott (Manchester City)
Costel Pantilimon (Manchester City)

Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United)
Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)
Federico Macheda (Manchester United)
Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United)

Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United)
Dan Gosling (Newcastle United)

Juan Agudelo (Stoke City)
Matthew Etherington (Stoke City)

Carlos Cuellar (Sunderland)
Andrea Dossena (Sunderland)
David Vaughan (Sunderland)
Keiren Westwood (Sunderland)

Heurelho Gomes (Tottenham)

Nicolas Anelka (WBA)
Zoltan Gera (WBA)
Diego Lugano (WBA)
Steven Reid (WBA)
Liam Ridgewell (WBA)

Joe Cole (West Ham)
Jack Collison (West Ham)
George McCartney (West Ham)
Jordan Spence (West Ham)

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14 Responses to Top 47 Players Released By Premier League Clubs Today

  1. christian says:

    Agudelo needs to come home. Maybe first NYCFC signing?

    • Iancransonsknees says:

      Stitched up by Greg Dyke. Absolute joke.

    • Clampdown says:

      He apparently has drawn interest from other Dutch clubs, so he may stay there. Not a bad move. Perhaps eventually he’ll get the work permit he needs to play in England.

  2. MG12 says:

    Chelsea’s release of Schwarzer seems to further confirm that Courtois will be returning to Stamford Bridge from Athletico.

  3. Daniel says:

    Surprised by the Julian Speroni release. Wasn’t he solid for Crystal Palace? Explanation?

  4. Abdirahman says:

    The biggest shock is chelsea legend frank lampard i can’t beleive it chelsea released him. Intresting to see his next step.

    • Christopher Harris says:

      Chelsea sources say that they’ll negotiate with Lampard regarding a new contract after the World Cup, so it looks like he may end up staying at Stamford Bridge after all.

  5. Taylor says:

    Everton will gladly snap up Gareth Barry.

  6. Brian says:

    Surprised that Chamakh and Speroni were released by Palace. Both were very good for the club and were instrumental in keeping Palace in the Premier League.

    Giggs retired. Any point in him being released after he retired?

    • Cody (#2) says:

      What about Anelka? Didn’t he go MIA and try to play in Brazil after his punishment.

      The release list must be a formality.

  7. Grayson says:

    Can’t believe City just straight up released Pantilimon. He was great while he played, a worthy backup.

  8. dave says:

    About time arsenal get rid of them bring bk fab great player and good captin

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