Which player has been most loyal to his club?

Discussion in 'UEFA and Europe' started by delp_07, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. delp_07

    delp_07 New Member

    Oct 20, 2004
    To me the most loyal players to their club so far have been

    1) Del Piero Juve( almost 12 seasons)
    2) Raul Real Madrid ( I think about 10 seasons)
  2. Bob Morocco

    Bob Morocco Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    Billings, MT
    Steven Gerrard
  3. Guido

    Guido New Member

    Apr 7, 2004
    New Orleans, LA
    Alan Shearer, New Castle
  4. Clan

    Clan Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    John Bumstead - Chelsea (13 seasons)
  5. dienasty

    dienasty New Member

    Aug 17, 2003
    Silent Earth
    Totti, considering all the crap going on around Roma, the bankruptcy, coming and going of coaches and good players. I heard that he helps pay some of the youth player's salaries.
  6. Kansassoccer

    Kansassoccer Red Card

    Aug 6, 2004
    Laguana Beach
    Claude Makelele... :confused: :eek:
  7. footyfan1

    footyfan1 BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 20, 2003
    San Antonio, Texas
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Keith's Response: Lars Ricken has been with Borussia Dortmund since 1990. And he's a born and raised Dortmunder........
  8. condor11

    condor11 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2002
    New Zealand
    paolo madini
  9. nirvaanfc

    nirvaanfc Member

    Jan 13, 2004
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Paolo Maldini (A.C.Milan)
    Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus)

    (to me loyalty means giving up success to fight for your team even if team struggled)

    Gabriel Batistuta (FIORENTINA) they were, relegated, he stayed on!
    Steven Gerrard (LIVERPOOL) passed up money bags Chelsea, to stay at KOP
    Alan Shearer (NEWCASTLE) passed up many big time offers!
  10. FCBasel1893

    FCBasel1893 New Member

    May 7, 2003
    Basel, Switzerland
    Cristiano Lucarelli of AS Livorno was born in the poor docks quarter of the city, has had a season card since he was 12, wears number 99 in honour of the Brigate Autonome Livorno - the big Livorno Ultra/supporter group which was born in '99 - and has the club logo tattooed on his arm.
    For some time he played for top clubs in Spain and Italy, during which he used to fly to Livorno to watch 4th league games of his beloved team when he was injured or suspended. In summer 2003 he played for AC Torino, earning lots of money with a good contract. But that season AS Livorno got promoted to Serie B, so he left Torino, leaving behind millions of $$$ and re-joined Livorno, where he became top scorer of the league and immediately brought them into Serie A.
  11. deco_#10

    deco_#10 Member

    Mar 22, 2004
    Luis Figo :D ok...ok I'm just kidding
  12. Teso Dos Bichos

    Teso Dos Bichos Red Card

    Sep 2, 2004
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    You are joking? Since he signed for Newcastle (because he was too scared to join a big club), he hasn't had any serious opportunities to leave his cosy position. There has been some "speculation" but nothing concrete. How does that show any form of loyalty at all?

    Players who have only been with one club or stuck with the club through hard times are obvious choices. However, I would stick Solskjaer on the list. He was always available and despite not being a regular, he stuck with the club and refused chances to move on. That is loyalty in my eyes. He chose what was best for the club, as opposed to his career. Let's hope he is able to return from injury.
  13. musicl

    musicl New Member

    Jan 9, 2004
    All the players everyone has said all play for clubs that are challanging for titles year in year out.

    The most loyal player is Mathew Le Teisswa (he's English). He played for Southhampton all his playing life. He was one of the best strikers in England for many years and many times bigger clubs tried to get him but he always said no.
  14. Teso Dos Bichos

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    Matthew Le Tissier - He scored some really great goals, but was more of a midfielder than a striker iirc. You should search for some of them. Pity about his face though... ;)
  15. Teso Dos Bichos

    Teso Dos Bichos Red Card

    Sep 2, 2004
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    Okay, he was a forward of sorts. :eek:
  16. romagol10

    romagol10 Member

    Jul 23, 2003
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Totti, born in Roma, came up through Roma's youth system and is still playing with Roma.
  17. Gustav

    Gustav Member

    Nov 14, 2004
    here & there
    I agree.
  18. Mel B

    Mel B Red Card

    Nov 10, 2004
    South Shields UK
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:

    Big Al. He turned down Man Utd twice to come home.
  19. njonkers

    njonkers New Member

    Aug 13, 2003
    Cape Town,SA
    FC Barcelona
    P Maldini since 16 at AC Milan.
    U just don't get that in Pro football.
  20. balla

    balla Member

    Sep 16, 2004
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    i think there should be a stupidity award in football in which Totti would take hands down at the moment. Is it more important to be loyal to a club rather than forfill your potential and play the game you love at the highest level possible??? You answer this question.
  21. Teso Dos Bichos

    Teso Dos Bichos Red Card

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    Same applies to Shearer. Too scared to test himself with a great club. He wanted to be number one and get an easy wage. Newcastle gave him that. His "nearly" empty trophy cabinet is testament to that.
  22. christosap

    christosap New Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    man utd have scholes, giggs and the nevilles who have played for them since they were all teenagers, figo is pretty loyal to.
  23. comme

    comme Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 21, 2003
    Clealry this is the Paolo Maldini or Franco Baresi award. Maldini took a pay cut to stay with Milan, Baresi stayed when the club were relegated.

    Angelo Di Livio stayed at Fiorentina even when they were sent down 3 divisions, to help the youngsters and give something back to the game.
  24. enalexander

    enalexander Member

    Nov 15, 2004
    Delaware & La Norte
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dennis Bergkamp - Arsenal
  25. comme

    comme Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 21, 2003
    Oh dear. We'll let you off as it's your first post.

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