List of Southend United F.C. players
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This is a list of notable footballers who have played for Southend United. The aim is for this list to include all players that have played 200 or more senior matches for the club. Other players who have played an important role for the club can be included, but the reason why they have been included should be added in the "Notes" column.
Players are listed according to the date of their first team debut. Appearances and goals are for first-team competitive matches only; wartime matches are excluded. Substitute appearances included.
|Alan Moody||DF||1972–1984||504||44||Only Blues player to reach 500 appearances|
|Sandy Anderson||DF||1950–1963||483||8||1st Blues player to reach 400 appearances|
|Paul Clark||DF||1976–1977, 1982–1991||342||7|
|Dickie Donoven||1925–1935||332||58||1st Blues player to reach 300 appearances|
|Tony Hadley||DF||1974–1983, 1984–1985||313||21|
|Adam Barrett||DF||2004–2010, 2015–||286||29|
|Billy Best||FW||1968–1973||246||123||He holds the record for the quickest five goals scored in succession in the F.A. Cup|
|Harry Lane||FW||1933–1938, 1946–1949||245||75|
|Mervyn Cawston||GK||1974, 1978–1984||242||0|
|Spencer Prior||DF||1987–1993, 2004–2006||241||7|
|Roy McDonough||FW||1983–1984, 1985–1990||238||44|
|Steve Tilson||MF||1989–1997, 2002–2004||228||31|
|Joe Sibley||1937–1947, 1950–1956||226||44|
|Sammy McCrory||FW||1955–1960||222||99||Part of the Northern Ireland's 1958 FIFA World Cup squad|
As of 25 May 2013.