BIRMINGHAM CITY: THEY PLAYED FOR BOTH

BIRMINGHAM CITY: THEY PLAYED FOR BOTH

11 who played for both.

Ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship fixture with Birmingham City, we look at 11 players who have played for both the Whites and the Blues...


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Jack Butland

Now at fellow Sky Bet Championship side Stoke City, Butland came through the ranks at Birmingham.  He had a loan spell at Leeds from Stoke and has since gone on to play for England.


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Paul Robinson

Now a coach for Birmingham’s Under-23s, Robinson retired from playing at the end of last season at St Andrew’s.  He had a brief loan spell at Leeds in 2012, from Bolton Wanderers.


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Kyle Bartley

Bartley completed a summer move to fellow Sky Bet Championship side West Bromwich Albion from Swansea City.  From the Liberty Stadium, the central defender had a loan at Birmingham (2013-2014) and Leeds (2016-2017).


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Chris Whyte

After starting out with Arsenal, Whyte joined Leeds from West Bromwich Albion in 1990 and was a key part of Howard Wilkinson’s side which won the 1991/92 First Division Championship.  He moved to Birmingham in 1993.


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Jamie Clapham

The full-back played for Birmingham City from 2003-2006, before moving to Wolverhampton Wanderers.  He had a loan spell at Leeds from Molineux in 2007 and also had a stint as assistant head coach last season.


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Lee Bowyer
A favourite at Leeds, Bowyer is remembered fondly for his performances in both the Premier League and Champions League.  Now the manager of Charlton Athletic, Bowyer helped Birmingham win the League Cup in 2011.

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Neil Kilkenny

Now with Australian outfit Perth Glory, Kilkenny helped Leeds win promotion to the Championship from League One in 2010.  He was signed by Leeds from Birmingham in 2008 and has won 14 international caps for Australia.


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Andros Townsend

The Crystal Palace and England winger had a short loan spell with Leeds in 2012 from Tottenham Hotspur.  After his short stint at Elland Road he joined Birmingham for a temporary spell.


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Jermaine Pennant
Pennant started his career at Arsenal and had a loan spell at Leeds during the 2003/04 season, prior to joining Birmingham.  He also played at Stoke City and Liverpool and was recently in the television show Big Brother.

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Robbie Blake

The forward signed for Birmingham in January 2005, but made just 13 appearances in all competitions, before joining the Whites six months later.  He also had spells at clubs including Bradford City, Nottingham Forest, Burnley, Bolton Wanderers.


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Mikael Forsell
The Finland international who made 87 appearances for his country was signed by Chelsea in 1998.  He had loan spells at St Andrew’s before a permanent move was completed.  He spent the 2011/12 season with the Whites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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