Football is a galaxy, comprising of various solar systems and planets.
The sport is the most followed and most popular in the world, with almost every country playing it on a regular basis.
Unlike other sports, football is widely played more among the clubs than countries.
As players reach their potential and take their talent to absolute world class stage, business and money come into role.
Some sway away whereas some use their “art of avoidance” to be with the same club. This is where loyalty comes alive and the sole objective of loyal players are realized.
Passion and commitment towards the club is far more important than star status and earning money.
Modern football has seen many big players from David Beckham to Cristiano Ronaldo being swayed away for status and money but there are some legendary figures who simply “play for the logo on the front and are remembered by the jersey number and name on behind”.
Here is a list of players who were loyal to their football clubs no matter what happened;
1. Francesco Totti
Italian legend who has spent the past two decades at AS Roma.
Considered to be one of the finest strikers at his peak.
Loved by fans for his loyalty and hard work. At just 21, he was given the armband.
2. Carles Puyol
Barcelona legend Carles Puyol is known for his loyalty.
A versatile player with tough-tackling, which made him a rock in defense.
Since joining Barcelona. Puyol has won a handful of La Liga and UEFA Champions League trophies.
3. John Terry
John Terry has been one of the most loyal players in the Premier League.
He had been a part of the Blues for more than 15 years. Ever since he joined in 1998, Terry was a figure in Chelsea’s defense.
4. Javier Zanetti
For almost 20 years, Zanetti was a part of Inter Milan squad.
He achieved legendary status among the fans. He can adapt to almost any position, playing more than 700 games for Inter Milan.
He also had the same haircut his whole career.
5. Steven Gerrard
Liverpool will never forget this loyal soldier. For more than a decade, he was the first-team choice for them.
This midfield maestro had single-handedly taken his side to major titles and will go down as one of the finest Liverpool players of all time.
6. Paolo Maldini
One of the most legendary defenders football has ever had, who served Milan for 34 fricking years!
Probably the most loyal player of football.
A remarkable defender who rarely gets a step wrong and a natural-born leader.
7. Ryan Giggs
He is one of the most decorated footballers in the history of English football.
The Welshman joined Manchester United at the age of 14 and went on to make a record appearance record of 963 matches.
It is hard to find someone so committed to one club like him, rejecting big club offers in the blink of an eye.