List of Coventry City F.C. players

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This is a list of notable footballers who have played for Coventry City F.C. Generally, this means players that have played 100 or more first-class matches for the club. Other players who have played an important role for the club can be included, but the reason for their notability should be stated in the 'Notes' column.

For a list of all Coventry City players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Coventry City F.C. players, and for the current squad see the main Coventry City F.C. article.

Explanation of List[edit]

Players should be listed in chronological order according to the year in which they first played for the club, and then by alphabetical order of their surname. Appearances and goals should include substitute appearances, but exclude wartime matches. Further information on competitions/seasons which are regarded as eligible for appearance stats are provided below, and if a player's data is not available for any of these competitions an appropriate note should be added to the table.

League appearances[edit]

League appearances and goals should include data for the following league spells, but should not include play-off matches:

Total appearances[edit]

The figures for total appearances and goals should include the League figures together with the following competitions:

List of players[edit]

Statistics are correct as of match on 30 April 2017.

  Coventry City F.C. Hall of Fame inductee[1][2]

Nat Name Position Coventry career League
apps
League
goals
Total
apps
Total
goals
References
England Chaplin, FredFred Chaplin MF 1907–1912 127 1 149 2 [3]
England Parkes, HaroldHarold Parkes FW 1907–1914 161 35 171 38 [4]
Northern Ireland Buckle, Harold RedmondHarold Redmond Buckle FW 1908–1911 113 43 126 46 [5]
England Barnacle, DickDick Barnacle DF 1908–1915 129 1 139 1 [6]
Wales Evans, BobBob Evans GK 1909–1913 127 0 139 0 [7]
Scotland Dougall, JimmyJimmy Dougall FW 1919–1926 226 14 236 14 [8]
England Best, JeremiahJeremiah Best GK 1920–1926 224 0 235 0 [9]
England Herbert, FrederickFrederick Herbert FW 1922–1929 188 82 199 85 [10]
England Lake, WilliamWilliam Lake FW 1928–1939 226 113 245 123 [11]
Wales Baker, JimmyJimmy Baker MF 1929–1932, 1933–1935 182 11 196 15 [12]
England Bourton, ClarrieClarrie Bourton FW 1931–1937 228 173 241 182 [13]
Scotland Lauderdale, JockJock Lauderdale FW 1931–1937 171 60 182 63 [14]
England Mason, GeorgeGeorge Mason DF 1931–1952 330 7 350 9 [15]
England Frith, BillyBilly Frith MF 1932–1939, 1946–1947 163 4 171 4 [16]
Wales Jones, LeslieLeslie Jones FW 1934–1937 139 69 145 73 [17]
England Wood, AlfAlf Wood GK 1935–1951, 1955–1959 234 0 246 0
England Astley, JackJack Astley DF 1936–1939 140 0 145 0 [18]
England Roberts, TedTed Roberts FW 1936–1952 211 85 222 87 [19]
England Barratt, HarryHarry Barratt DF 1937–1952 169 12 177 13 [20]
England Mason, DickDick Mason DF 1946–1954 252 1 262 1 [21]
England Murphy, PeterPeter Murphy FW 1946–1950 113 36 118 36 [22]
Republic of Ireland Lockhart, NormanNorman Lockhart FW 1947–1952 181 41 188 44 [23]
England Hill, PeterPeter Hill FW 1948–1962 285 75 303 78 [24]
England Matthews, RegReg Matthews GK 1950–1956 111 0 116 0
England Kirk, RoyRoy Kirk DF 1951–1960 330 6 345 7 [25]
England Austin, JohnJohn Austin DF 1952–1963 302 2 313 2 [26]
England Curtis, GeorgeGeorge Curtis DF 1955–1969 487 11 538 13 [27]
England Kletzenbauer, FrankFrank Kletzenbauer DF 1956–1964 122 3 132 3 [28][29]
England Hill, BrianBrian Hill DF 1957–1971 246 12 284 13 [30]
England Straw, RayRay Straw FW 1957–1961 143 79 152 85 [31]
England Kearns, MickMick Kearns DF 1957–1968 344 14 382 16 [32]
South Africa Lightening, ArthurArthur Lightening GK 1958–1963 153 0 163 0 [33]
England Farmer, RonRon Farmer MF 1958–1968 281 47 311 52 [34]
Germany Bruck, DietmarDietmar Bruck DF 1961–1970 189 7 217 8 [35]
England Hudson, GeorgeGeorge Hudson FW 1962–1966 113 62 129 75 [36]
Wales Rees, RonnieRonnie Rees MF 1962–1968 230 42 262 52
England Machin, ErnieErnie Machin MF 1963–1972 257 33 289 39
Northern Ireland Clements, DaveDave Clements MF 1964–1971 230 26 257 29 [37]
England Glazier, BillBill Glazier GK 1964–1975 346 0 395 0
Scotland Gibson, IanIan Gibson MF 1966–1970 93 13 101 14
England Coop, MickMick Coop DF 1966–1981 425 18 492 22 [38]
Scotland Carr, WillieWillie Carr MF 1967–1975 252 33 280 36
Scotland Martin, NeilNeil Martin FW 1968–1971 106 40 122 45 [39]
England Blockley, JeffJeff Blockley DF 1968–1972 146 6 161 8 [40]
England Hunt, ErnieErnie Hunt FW 1968–1973 146 45 166 51
Scotland Alderson, BrianBrian Alderson MF 1970–1975 127 29 153 41 [41]
England Smith, WilfWilf Smith DF 1970–1975 135 1 153 2 [42]
Republic of Ireland Holmes, JimmyJimmy Holmes DF 1970–1977 128 6 150 6 [43]
England Ferguson, MickMick Ferguson FW 1971–1981, 1984 134 54 141 57
Scotland Hutchison, TommyTommy Hutchison MF 1972–1981 314 24 355 30
Scotland Blyth, JimJim Blyth GK 1972–1982 151 0 174 0 [44]
England Cross, DavidDavid Cross FW 1973–1976 103 32 118 38 [45]
Scotland McDonald, BobbyBobby McDonald DF 1976–1981 161 14 180 15 [46]
Wales Yorath, TerryTerry Yorath MF 1976–1979 99 3 108 3 [47]
England Sealey, LesLes Sealey GK 1976–1983, 1992 160 0 179 0 [48]
Scotland Wallace, IanIan Wallace FW 1976–1980 130 58 138 60
England Thompson, GarryGarry Thompson FW 1977–1983 134 38 159 49 [49]
Scotland Holton, JimJim Holton DF 1977–1981 91 0 100 1 [50]
Scotland Blair, AndyAndy Blair MF 1978–1981 93 6 112 9 [51]
England Hunt, StephenStephen Hunt MF 1978–1984 185 27 215 34 [52]
England Dyson, PaulPaul Dyson DF 1978–1983 140 5 165 5 [53]
Scotland Gillespie, GaryGary Gillespie DF 1978–1983, 1994–1997 175 6 205 6
England Hateley, MarkMark Hateley FW 1978–1983 93 25 113 34
England Thomas, DannyDanny Thomas DF 1979–1983 98 4 123 6
Republic of Ireland Daly, GerryGerry Daly MF 1980–1984 84 19 101 22 [54]
England McGrath, LloydLloyd McGrath MF 1982–1994 214 4 253 5 [55]
England Gynn, MickyMicky Gynn MF 1983–1993 241 32 285 43 [56]
England Bennett, DaveDave Bennett MF 1983–1989 172 25 201 33 [57]
England Gibson, TerryTerry Gibson FW 1983–1986 98 43 113 52
England Peake, TrevorTrevor Peake DF 1983–1991 278 6 336 7
England Kilcline, BrianBrian Kilcline DF 1984–1991 173 28 218 35
England Ogrizovic, SteveSteve Ogrizovic GK 1984–2000 507 1 601 1 [12][58]
England Regis, CyrilleCyrille Regis FW 1984–1991 238 47 283 62
England Downs, GregGreg Downs DF 1985–1990 146 4 175 7 [59]
England Borrows, BrianBrian Borrows DF 1985–1997 409 11 477 13
Wales Phillips, DavidDavid Phillips MF 1986–1989 100 8 117 9
England Smith, DavidDavid Smith MF 1986–1993 154 18 177 18
Scotland Speedie, DavidDavid Speedie FW 1987–1991 122 31 141 34 [60]
Scotland Gallacher, KevinKevin Gallacher FW 1990–1993 100 28 115 35
England Atherton, PeterPeter Atherton DF 1991–1994 114 0 120 0 [61]
England Flynn, SeanSean Flynn MF 1991–1995 97 9 105 10
Zimbabwe Ndlovu, PeterPeter Ndlovu FW 1991–1997 176 39 196 43
England Dublin, DionDion Dublin FW 1994–1998 145 61 170 72 [62][63]
England Hall, MarcusMarcus Hall DF 1994–2002, 2005–2010 270 2 308 4
England Burrows, DavidDavid Burrows DF 1995–2000 111 0 130 0
England Shaw, RichardRichard Shaw DF 1995–2006 317 1 362 1 [64][65]
Scotland Telfer, PaulPaul Telfer MF 1995–2001 191 6 227 12
England Whelan, NoelNoel Whelan FW 1995–2000 133 31 155 39
England Williams, PaulPaul Williams DF 1995–2001 169 5 199 6
England Huckerby, DarrenDarren Huckerby FW 1996–1999 94 28 109 34
Scotland McAllister, GaryGary McAllister MF 1996–2000, 2002–2004 174 30 200 38 [66]
Republic of Ireland Breen, GaryGary Breen DF 1997–2002 146 2 171 2
Sweden Hedman, MagnusMagnus Hedman GK 1997–2002 134 0 151 0
England McSheffrey, GaryGary McSheffrey FW 1998–2006, 2010–2013 247 61 281 72 [67]
Morocco Chippo, YoussefYoussef Chippo MF 1999–2003 122 6 132 10
Bosnia and Herzegovina Konjić, MuhamedMuhamed Konjić DF 1999–2004 138 4 155 4
Nigeria Adebola, DeleDele Adebola FW 2003–2008 163 31 182 36
Republic of Ireland Doyle, MichaelMichael Doyle DF 2003–2011, 2017– 264 22 304 25
England Morrell, AndyAndy Morrell FW 2003–2006 98 17 111 19
England Osbourne, IsaacIsaac Osbourne MF 2003–2011 122 0 135 0
England Whing, AndrewAndrew Whing DF 2003–2007 106 2 119 2
England Hughes, StephenStephen Hughes MF 2004–2008 133 6 144 8
Republic of Ireland Tabb, JayJay Tabb MF 2006–2009 95 11 104 12 [12]
England Ward, ElliottElliott Ward DF 2006–2010 116 14 126 16
Republic of Ireland Best, LeonLeon Best FW 2007–2010 92 19 104 23
Wales Eastwood, FreddyFreddy Eastwood FW 2008–2012 113 17 124 18
Iceland Gunnarsson, AronAron Gunnarsson MF 2008–2011 122 6 133 7
Republic of Ireland Morrison, ClintonClinton Morrison FW 2008–2010 91 21 101 23
Republic of Ireland Westwood, KeirenKeiren Westwood GK 2008–2011 131 0 138 0
England Clarke, JordanJordan Clarke DF 2008–2015 125 4 144 4 [68]
England Cranie, MartinMartin Cranie DF 2009–2012 114 1 120 1
England Wood, RichardRichard Wood DF 2009–2013 117 8 134 9
Northern Ireland Clingan, SammySammy Clingan MF 2009–2012 98 7 100 7
England Baker, CarlCarl Baker MF 2010–2014 160 21 182 28
England Christie, CyrusCyrus Christie DF 2010–2014 102 3 119 4
England Thomas, ConorConor Thomas MF 2010–2016 99 1 116 1
Republic of Ireland Murphy, JoeJoe Murphy GK 2011–2014 137 0 156 0
Scotland Fleck, JohnJohn Fleck MF 2012–2016 162 8 182 8
England Willis, JordanJordan Willis DF 2011– 106 3 127 5

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