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9 Elite Footballers Who Spent Their Entire Career Playing For A Single Club

Many incredible football players have been seen over the years, and more specifically, many of them have been seen in Europe, playing for various clubs. Football players are frequently moved from one team to another, and this can occur at any time throughout a transfer window. 

Regardless of the agreement made, football players can choose to leave or stay with their clubs. As a result, many players have changed clubs over the years. However, some players have been able to set incredible records while playing for various clubs throughout their respective football careers. 

Although some players have switched clubs and others have played for multiple clubs throughout their different football careers, other players have sworn devotion to a single team. 

This implies that some football players have played their entire careers for a single club, and all of their individual career records have been established for that club.

However, Maldini isn’t the only player in this category. Thus, we will be seeing nine (9) elite players in football history who spent their entire football careers playing for a single club. This, however, includes current active players; that is, players who are currently playing for their respective clubs but are yet to switch a club in their career.

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  • Paolo Maldini

He played for AC Milan between 1984 and 2009 and didn’t join any other club till he retired.

  • Francesco Totti

Rated as one of the best players AS Roma ever had, Totti spent his entire career playing for Roma. He played for the club between 1992 and 2017 and retired as a player from Roma.

  • Paul Scholes

Scholes is rated as one of the best players ever seen in the Premier League. He started his football career at Manchester United, and he ended his career in the same club. He played for the club between 1994 and 2013.

  • Carlos Puyol

Puyol is rated as one of Barcelona’s legends. He is one of the players who spent their entire football careers playing for Barcelona. He played for the club between 1999 and 2014.

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  • Gary Neville

Another player who spent his entire career playing for Manchester United is Neville. He played for the club between 1992 and 2011.

  • Tony Adams

Arsenal’s legend, Adams, spent his career playing for the club ONLY; playing for the club between 1983 and 2002.

  • Jamie Carragher

Carragher spent his entire career in the Premier League. He played for the Premier League side, Liverpool, between 1996 and 2013, and arguably, he’s one of the best players the club has ever had.

  • Sergio Busquets

Busquets is one of the active players who are yet to switch clubs over the years. He started his football career in 2008 by playing for Barcelona, and to date, he’s still playing for the club. He’s not just rated as one of the best midfielders in La Liga, but rated as one of the best midfielders in Europe.

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  • Thomas Muller

Bayern Munich legend, Muller, is rated as one of the best players the club has ever had. He started playing for the club in 2008, and he’s currently playing for the club to date.

So, all of these nine (9) players have spent their entire football careers playing for a single club, and Busquets and Muller are the only active players who fall in this category. This means that, to date, neither Thomas Muller nor Sergio Busquets has changed clubs in their career.

Although there might be other players (retired players) in this category, however, these are the notable players known.

Lionel Messi would have been in this category if he hadn’t joined PSG last year; because he started his career playing for Barcelona, and played for the club till last year.

What do you think about these players? How well can you rate them when they played for these clubs?

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