4. Paul Scholes (97 bookings)

The former Manchester United midfielder was not unfamiliar with seeing a referee reach for his pocket. Arguably his most famous yellow card did not arrive in the Premier League, though.

It came in the semi final of the Champions League. Scholes was cautioned against Juventus, ruling him out of their win in the 1999 final against Bayern Munich at the Nou Camp.

That rule has since been changed after UEFA announced they will no longer hold suspensions that carry to such European finals. Too little, too late for Scholes, though.

=8. Wayne Rooney (83 bookings)

Rooney is no stranger to ill discipline. The Manchester United and England captain kindly reminded us of that against West Ham earlier this season, although his hack on Stewart Downing warranted a straight red from Lee Mason.

It was reminiscent of Rooney’s sending off in the 2006 World Cup against Portugal for a stamp on Ricardo Carvalho – yet more evidence of repercussions for the 28-year-old’s hot-headed decisions.

10. Philip Neville (82 bookings)

Former Manchester United and Everton defender Neville was hardly an angel during his 18-year stint in the Premier League, and he received 82 bookings before retiring.

In 2006, Neville finished the season with the most yellow cards out of any player in the league – 12.

Three years earlier, the now-BBC pundit was United’s most-booked player despite starting just six games. In contrast his brother, Gary, received three yellows to his seven that season.

1 Gareth Barry (100 bookings)
2 Lee Bowyer and Kevin Davies (99)
5 Scott Parker (92)
6 Robbie Savage (89)
7 George Boateng (85)
8 Kevin Nolan (83)




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