3. Roy Keane (Manchester United)
One of the legendary figures of the Premier League era and a linchpin in the midfield of Manchester United during their years of dominance, Cork born Roy Keane was also a vicious and violent midfielder.
Alongside a huge number of incidents and confrontations which didn’t lead to the Irishman being sent off, he received a total of seven red cards in the Premier League with the most notorious being that for a knee-high stamp on Alf-Inge Haaland.
That infamous incident occurred during the Manchester Derby of 2001 and brought Keane a three match ban which subsequently had another five matches added after the United player admitted in his autobiography that he went into the game with the intention of injuring Haaland.