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GALLERY: Where are they now? Remembering 12 of Derby County's best players from their Premier League era

Derby County are pushing to return to the Premier League for the first time since 2007/2008 under manager Frank Lampard.

That one season return to the top flight is perhaps best forgotten. However, the Rams were an established Premier League side for six years around the turn of the century. Here, we see what some of the fans' favourites from that time are up to now.

Powell was named Supporters Player of the Year in Derby's first Premier League season in 1996/97 and left for Charlton in 1998. He is now manager at Southend United.

5. Chris Powell - Defender

Powell was named Supporters Player of the Year in Derby's first Premier League season in 1996/97 and left for Charlton in 1998. He is now manager at Southend United.
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Italian Baiano was a big hit with Rams fans and is regarded as one of the club's best ever imports. He is now coaching back in Italy, most recently with Varese.

6. Francesco Baiano - Striker

Italian Baiano was a big hit with Rams fans and is regarded as one of the club's best ever imports. He is now coaching back in Italy, most recently with Varese.
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Carbonari earned cult status after scoring goals against Nottingham Forest home and away in the 1998/99 season, as well as for his overall impact. He's now a businessman back in his native Argentina.

7. Horacio Carbonari - Defender

Carbonari earned cult status after scoring goals against Nottingham Forest home and away in the 1998/99 season, as well as for his overall impact. He's now a businessman back in his native Argentina.
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Sturridge remains Derby's top Premier League goalscorer with 32 goals from his ten years with the club having come through the youth setup. He's now a commentator for several TV networks at home and abroad.

8. Dean Sturridge - Striker

Sturridge remains Derby's top Premier League goalscorer with 32 goals from his ten years with the club having come through the youth setup. He's now a commentator for several TV networks at home and abroad.
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