List of the longest bans in Premier League history and which player was suspended the longest

List of the longest bans in Premier League history and which player was suspended the longest

Check out the list of the longest bans in Premier League history

The Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic had the unfortunate distinction of receiving one of the longest bans the Football Association has ever imposed.

The Serbian international was ejected from Fulham’s FA Cup quarterfinal defeat to Manchester United on March 19 after pushing referee Chris Kavanagh.

Later, Mitrovic was given an eight-game ban, which, while harsh, is not the harshest penalty ever imposed on a Premier League player.

In the past, some footballers have been given longer suspensions for a range of offences.

Top list of the longest bans in Premier League history and which player was suspended the longest

Eric Cantona and Mark Bosnich have received the longest Premier League bans in league history.

Both athletes were given nine-month bans during their tenure with Manchester United and Chelsea, respectively.

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After testing positive for cocaine in 2002, Bosnich was banned from the Blues, and Cantona was memorably fired in 1995 after kung-fu-kicking a Crystal Palace fan.

After being suspended for a significant amount of time for biting and racial abuse, only Luis Suarez shows twice among the 10 longest bans currently in effect.

Year Player Club Ban length Offence
1995 Eric Cantona Man United 9 months Kicking fan
2002 Mark Bosnich Chelsea 9 months Failed drug test
2003 Rio Ferdinand Man United 8 months Missed drug test
2004 Adrian Mutu Chelsea 7 months Failed drug test
2011 Kolo Toure Man City 6 months Failed drug test
1998 Paolo Di Canio Sheffield Wednesday 11 games Referee shove
2005 David Prutton Southampton 10 games Referee shove
2013 Luis Suarez Liverpool 10 games Biting
2011 Luis Suarez Liverpool 8 games Racial abuse
2023 Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham 8 games Referee shove

How are Premier League bans calculated?

The length of any ban is decided by a number of factors.

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First off, if a player is dismissed from a game after getting two yellow cards, they will only be suspended for one match.

A one-match suspension is also common when red cards are given for serious offences like handballs that stop goals or tripping a player heading towards goal.

Then, two-match suspensions are frequently handed out for dissent or getting 10 yellow cards in a single season.

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Violent behaviour will then result in suspensions of three games or longer depending on the crime, with suspensions for offences involving referees or other match officials being more severe.

Premier League players’ bans are legitimate for all regional competitions, such as the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup, but UEFA competitions do not take them into consideration.

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