Football: British football's longest bans

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Life: Willie Woodburn (Rangers) 1954, after five sendings-off.

Life: Peter Swan, Tony Kay and David Layne, 1964, for match-fixing. Bans lifted eight years later.

12 months: Billy Cook (Oldham) 1925, refusing to accept sending-off.

8 months: Eric Cantona (Man Utd),attacking a fan.

8 months: Billy McLafferty (Stenhousemuir) 1992, missing disciplinary hearing.

7 months: Frank Barson (Watford) 1928, sending-off.

5 months: Kevin Lewis (Man Utd) 1971

12 matches: Duncan Ferguson (Rangers) 1994, violent conduct

11 matches: Paolo Di Canio (Sheffield Wednesday) 1998, pushing referee Paul Alcock.

10 matches: Kevin Keegan (Liverpool) and Billy Bremner (Leeds) 1974, sent off for fighting in Charity Shield.

9 weeks: Dennis Holywood and Brian O'Neil (both Southampton) 1971

9 matches: Steve Walsh (Leicester) 1987, poor discipline.

9 matches: Paul Davis (Arsenal) 1988, punching opponent.

9 matches: Frank Sinclair (West Brom, loan) 1992, clashing heads with referee.

8 matches: Mark Dennis (QPR) 1987, 11 sendings off.

8 weeks: Derek Dougan (Wolves) and John Fitzpatrick (Man Utd) 1969

6 weeks: Ronnie Rees (Nottingham Forest) and George Best (Man Utd) 1970

6 matches: Chris Kamara (Swindon) 1988

6 matches: David Batty (Newcastle) 1998, 3 sendings off, and pushing referee David Elleray.

1 match: Emmanuel Petit (Arsenal) 1997, manhandling referee Paul Durkin.