Players with the worst disciplinary record in the National League

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The National League is known for its competitive nature and its difficulty to get out of. Some teams and players have been rather too competitive at times in the fifth tier. Here are the players with the worst disciplinary records since season 2010/11:

Kyle Storer

Storer started his football journey in the Leicester youth ranks. The current player/assistant manager of Nuneaton Borough has the worst disciplinary record in the recent history of the National League, having picked up 85 yellow cards and four red cards in 366 appearances for the likes of Kidderminster Harriers, Wrexham, Cheltenham Town and Solihull Moors.

Chris Bush

Bush came through the youth system at Brentford but made his name in non-league. The much-travelled defender has made 377 appearances in the fifth tier, picking up 70 yellow cards and five red cards.

These cards were received playing for eight different teams in the fifth tier, including AFC Wimbledon, Gateshead, Lincoln City, Hereford Town, Welling United, Ebbsfleet and Bromley.

Jay Harris

The former Everton trainee has carved out a career for himself in the lower leagues and also the National League, having made over 308 appearances in the fifth tier of the English game.

During his career in the English fifth tier, the midfielder has been on the receiving end of 84 bookings and two red cards. The cards were received while featuring for Wrexham and Tranmere Rovers.

Jamal Fyfield

Having started his youth career at Leyton Orient, the Boreham Wood centre-back has been no stranger to disciplinary action during his 372 National League appearances, as he has been cautioned 62 times and received four red cards.

Fyfield has represented York City, Grimsby Town, Wrexham, Gateshead and Boreham Wood in the fifth tier of the English game.

Jake Gallagher

The fiery midfielder is the player with the most red cards in the history of the fifth tier, having received a whopping seven red cards during his playing career.

He has also been cautioned 45 times playing for Aldershot Town and Welling United in the fifth tier, having made 221 appearances in the National League. He is the brother of current Chelsea and England midfielder Conor Gallagher and has represented England C on six occasions.

Kenny Davis

The midfielder certainly loved a yellow card during his career, as in his 370 National League appearances, Davis received 75 yellow cards. However, he was dismissed just once in the fifth tier.

Davis played for Grays Athletic, Braintree Town, Boreham Wood and Aldershot. The latter was the last club Davis played, with his last appearance coming in 2022.

Will Evans

The former Swindon Town youngster has enjoyed a long career in the National League, having made 338 appearances in the fifth tier for Hereford United, Newport County, Eastleigh, Aldershot Town, Chesterfield and Boreham Wood.

During his career in the fifth tier, the defender was given 67 yellow cards and two reds during his time in the National League.

Kieran Murtagh

Having started his playing career at Charlton Athletic, the current Lewes midfielder has enjoyed a steady career in the National League, appearing 333 times for Cambridge United, Macclesfield Town, Woking and Boreham Wood.

The former Antigua and Bermuda international has received 71 yellow cards and one red card during his time in the fifth tier.

James Norwood

The Oldham Athletic star has been no stranger to disciplinary problems during his National League career, as in his 301 appearances, he has received 59 yellow cards and three red cards playing for Forest Green, Eastbourne Rovers and Tranmere Rovers.

He has been playing in EFL since 2018, first with Tranmere Rovers before spells with Ipswich and Barnsley. During his non-League days, Norwood made seven appearances for England C, scoring on four occasions.

Alan Power

The central midfielder made 239 appearances in the National League for Grays Athletic, Rushden and Diamonds and Lincoln City. The former Nottingham Forest youngster was booked 48 times while also seeing red five times in the fifth tier.

Power represented the Republic of Ireland at every level up to under-21s but never made an appearance for the full national team. He currently plies his trade with Scottish Championship club Greenock Morton, having previously featured for Kilmarnock.