Top Five: Football journeymen - featuring West Ham, Tottenham heroes

Nicolas Anelka

West Ham, Tottenham, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest, Newcastle and Everton men feature.

Nicolas Anelka has taken the next step in his footballing career today, being named player-manager of Mumbai City FC.

It is Anelka’s 13th move of his career, with high profile clubs such as PSG, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City all utilising his services at various points of his career.

His most recent spell in the Premier League was with West Brom, with whom he scored two goals in 12 appearances.

Anelka is one of the true modern day journeymen, and probably the most high profile journeyman in recent history.

Whereas many journeymen spend their careers in the lower leagues, Anelka built a top level career with teams winning trophies. and although he did play for some surprise choices - the likes of Bolton and Shanghai are strange - but he is a multiple Premier League winner, a Champions League winner, and was part of France’s Euro 2000 winning squad.

To celebrate the next stage in Anelka’s career, we take a look at five other famous journeymen.

Andy Cole - Arsenal, Bristol City, Newcastle United, Manchester United, Blackburn Rover, Manchester City, Portsmouth, Birmingham City, Sunderland, Burnley, Nottingham Forest

Teddy Sheringham - Millwall, Aldershot, Djurgardens IF, Nottingham Forest, Spurs, Manchester Utd, Portsmouth, West Ham, Colchester

Craig Bellamy - Norwich City, Coventry City, Newcastle Utd, Celtic, Blackburn Rovers, Liverpool, West Ham, Manchester City

Marcus Bent - Brentford, Crystal Palace, Port Vale, Sheffield United, Blackburn Rovers, Ipswich Town, Leicester City, Everton, Charlton Athletic, Wigan Athletic, Birmingham City

Steve Claridge - Fareham Town, Bournemouth, Weymouth, Crystal Palace, Aldershot, Cambridge Utd, Luton Town, Birmingham City, Leicester City, Portsmouth, Millwall, Brighton, Brentford, Wycombe Wanderers, Gillingham, Bradford City, Walsall, Worthing, Harrow Borough

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