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Five players with most yellow cards in Premier League history

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The Premier League is best known for superstar footballers, thrilling matches and iconic goals. But it’s seen a more than fair share of bookings down the years as well.

Of course, some players are more prone to the referees’ wrath than others, so here’s a look at the five players with the most bookings in Premier League history.

Premier League players with the most yellow cards

5) Paul Scholes – 97 yellow cards

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An 11-time Premier League winner, Paul Scholes is a top flight, making 499 appearances and providing 162 goal contributions from midfield.

But the Manchester United icon had a real nasty streak in him, tallying 97 yellow cards during a trophy-packed career.

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3) Lee Bowyer – 99 yellow cards 

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Lee Bowyer was a regular in the Premier League for the likes of Newcastle United, West Ham, Birmingham City and the Leeds United side that reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup in 1999-00 and the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League in the 2000-01 campaign.

Bowyer’s antics and tackles on the pitch resulted in him being a regular in the referee’s book as he fell just one short of a centenary of yellow cards.

2) Wayne Rooney – 102 yellow cards

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One of the best goalscorers in Premier League history, Wayne Rooney set multiple records for club and country, becoming Manchester United and England’s all-time top goalscorer.

During his time at Old Trafford, Rooney won five Premier League titles as well as the Player of the Season award in the 2009-10 campaign.

However, the forward also had a mean streak that resulted in him being booked by the referee on a whopping 102 occasions.

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4) Kevin Davies – 99 yellow cards

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The English centre-forward spent the majority of his Premier League playing career at Bolton Wanderers, and also won a Premier League Player Of The Month award in 1997 while at Southampton.

During his career, Davies had over 160 goal contributions. However, he found himself a regular in the referee’s book, receiving 99 yellow cards in 444 Premier League appearances.

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