Even in the World of Sports, Loyalty has Great Value

Even in the world of professional sports, where egos abound and loyalty to one team and its fans can be very short-lived, there are still those athletes – in this case footballers – who stay with one single club for most, if not all of their careers.

Here is a list of 20 such footballers who rank among Europe’s most loyal, having spent the most amount of time with the same club. Some might even be unheard of, but without a doubt all those who made this list are role models, not only for other athletes, but for all people young and old.

20 Most Loyal Footballers in Europe

Paolo Maldini, AC Milan, 25 years

Sander Boschker, FC Twente Enschede, 19 years

Roar Strand, Rosenborg BK, 19 years

Ryan Giggs, Manchester United, 19 years

Jean-francois Douence, FC Libourne St. Seurin, 18 years

Alon Harazi, Maccabi Haifa, 18 years

Ladislav Pecko, Slovan Bratislava, 18 years

Francesco Totti, AS Roma, 17 years

Pedro Roma, Academica de Coimbra, 17 years

Toni Huttunen, MyPa Anjalankoski, 17 years

Gary Neville, Manchester United, 17 years

Paul Scholes, Manchester United, 17 years

Pavel Verbir, FK Teplice, 17 years

Kim Daugaard, Brøndby IF, 16 years

Steve Harper, Newcastle United, 16 years

Oliver Glasner, SV Ried, 16 years

Jussi Kuoppala, Tampere United, 16 years

Pedro, Paços de Ferreira, 16 years

Vladimir Maminov, Lokomotiv Moskva, 16 years

Alessandro Del Piero, Juventus FC Torino, 16 years


All data provided by IMScouting.com