8 ex-Huddersfield Town players we had no idea are still playing.

Over the years, there have been plenty of individuals to have pulled on the famous blue and white shirts of Huddersfield Town.

Of course, many of those players will have seen varied levels of success throughout their time with the Terriers, with some having more of an impact and contributing more than others while representing the Yorkshire side.

Of course, that will have continued after they left the John Smith’s Stadium, where players will have continued their careers for varying lengths of time in a variety of fascinating, and possibly occasionally surprising, locations throughout the footballing world.

Consequently, we’ve looked at some of those individuals here who are currently in a period of their careers as footballers that is a little more eye-catching, either because of the age they are playing at or the club they are playing for.

We’ve chosen eight guys from Huddersfield Town who are still active in the game, which has taken us by surprise. Some of these players have done so more frequently than others.

Check out the players we’ve highlighted here to see if you were aware that these former Terriers were still participating in organized football and if you know where they are currently playing.

Peter Clarke

A name that should certainly be familiar to the vast majority of Huddersfield Town fans of this era to start this list, is Peter Clarke.

The centre-back joined Huddersfield Town back in the summer of 2009 from Southend United, and spent the next five years with the club, making well over 200 appearances for the Terriers, and helping them win promotion to the Championship in 2012.

Despite turning 41 in January, Clarke is still playing on beyond the point when many have retired, having joined Warrington Town, who are currently 17th in the National League North, back in the summer.

Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy: Bury to sign on-loan Huddersfield keeper on one-year deal - BBC  Sport

Joe Murphy, in contrast to Clarke, was never a fixture on the Huddersfield field during his tenure there.

The goalkeeper played 14 times for the Terriers over the course of a three-year period with the team from 2014 to 2017. He also spent time on loan at teams like Chesterfield and Bury, moving to the latter on a permanent basis from Huddersfield.

Murphy later returned to his original team, Tranmere Rovers, in 2020, and is still playing for the League Two team at the age of 42. He even started for them against Leicester City in the League Cup’s second round this year after doing the same in the championship game for the same team.

Antony Kay

Since Kay left Huddersfield in the summer of 2012 to complete a transfer to MK Dons, it has been more than ten years.

The dynamic midfielder played 119 times for the Terriers over the course of a three-year stint, netting 12 goals.


Despite approaching his 41st birthday next month, Kay has not yet ended his playing career. This summer, he signed with Runcon Linnets of the Northern Premier League Division One West, the eighth division of English football.

Robbie Williams

Cork City sign Robbie Williams until the end of the season - Irish Mirror  Online

Robbie Williams left Huddersfield Town in 2010, making it even longer since he was last listed as a player for the team.

During his three-year tenure with the team, the defender made 77 league appearances and chipped in with four goals for the Terriers. The defender has now moved on to a fairly exciting position elsewhere in sport.

Williams, who is currently 38 years old, works as a player/coach with Pike Rovers, a team that plays in the Limerick and District League in the seventh tier of Irish football.


Lionel Ainsworth

Another one to depart Huddersfield back in 2010, Ainsworth actually only spent a year-and-a-half on the books with the Terriers, and he was loaned to Brentford for part of that.

Having made 31 appearances in all competitions for Huddersfield, the winger has had a nomadic existence since departing the Yorkshire club, which has seen him represent no fewer than 13 different sides.

Currently, the now 35-year-old is playing for Aveley FC in the National League South, which, after promotion last season, puts them in the sixth-tier of English football.

Kallum Higginbotham

We stayed up playing good football and now we are aiming for the top six  says Partick Thistle star Kallum Higginbotham - Daily Record

Joining Huddersfield in the 2012 January transfer window, Higginbotham never managed to establish himself with the Terriers.

The winger managed just seven appearances during his first season with the club, and spent the rest of his time on Huddersfield’s books out on loan with Barnsley, Carlisle United and Motherwell.

Leaving the Terriers permanently in 2013, Higginbotham has – with the exception of a year in India with Real Kashmir – spent the rest of his career in Scotland, where this summer, the 34-year-old joined Lowland League side Tranent Juniors.

Joe Skarz

Skarz was able to establish himself for a while as a regular fixture in and around the Huddersfield Terriers’ matchday squad after graduating from the club’s academy.

Between 2006 and 2010, the left-back made 81 appearances for them in all competitions before moving on to play for numerous other Football League clubs.

Skarz, who is now 34, has considerably slipped down the football pyramid but is still active, serving as player coach at Golcar United in the eighth-tier Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

Diego Arismendi

Arismendi spent a brief time with Huddersfield on loan from Stoke City at the end of the 2011/12 season, as the club won promotion to the Championship.

But with the midfielder making just nine appearances and little impact during his time with the Terriers, that deal was not made permanent, with Arismendi instead returning to his native Uruguay.

That is where the now 35-year-old is currently still playing, representing top-flight side CA Fenix, following a move from Sud America Montevideo earlier this summer.


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