Who doesn’t love catching up with their favorite football stars? Fans love the players for their traits and loyalty toward their clubs. There are instances when football players are known for serving in the clubs for a long time. Here are some of the best players known for their loyalty.
● Sergio Busquets
Master of the Spanish midfield The most dedicated European player is Sergio Busquets. After spending three years in La Masia, he made his way up to the first team in 2008 for the Blaugrana.
According to ESPN, in a display of commitment to the only club he has played for professionally, he took a wage cut and postponement following COVID-19 to help Barcelona’s suffering finances.
● Thomas Muller
The dynamic forward has been with Bayern Munich’s first team since 2008 when he helped Germany to a third-place finish at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
After his accomplishments, a move away from the Bavarians seemed possible, but he stayed and helped them win several trophies, including 11 German league crowns.
A one-man show in every sense. Koke has never played for any other club, not even in his youth. He’s been with Los Rojiblancos since they were in their youth program, and he’s been a starter since 2009.
As a result of his dedication, he was rewarded with league championships in 2013–14 and 2020–21. La Liga has never been won by a team other than Barcelona or Real Madrid.
● Anthony Lopes
The Portuguese goalkeeper, born in France, joined Lyon’s development program in 2000 and subsequently signed a professional deal with the club in 2008.
According to France24, he extended his contract until 2025 in June, perhaps retiring from the club and further solidifying his role as a one-man show.
● Stefan Radu
The Romanian defender moved to Lazio in 2008, initially on loan from his childhood club Dinamo Bucuresti. Aside from the Supercoppa Italiana, he has also won three Coppa Italia titles. According to Football Italia, his contract is up for renewal this summer, and he plans to retire at the end of the season.
● Iker Muniain
His playing style has earned him the nickname “Spanish Messi,” and he has been a member of the Basque club since 2009. In 2019, he was chosen captain. According to BeSoccer, he is presently third on the all-time list of appearances with nearly 500 games played, behind great goalkeeper Jose Iribar and Txetxu Rojo.
● Seamus Coleman
Although the Irish defender spent 2010 on loan at Blackpool, he has been a permanent fixture on Merseyside since 2009. He has been the team captain since 2019, although his contract is up at the end of the current season. Therefore he may be leaving.
● Karim Benzema
Despite interest from other teams, the current Ballon d’Or winner signed with Real Madrid in 2009 and has been a mainstay in the starting lineup ever since. He just signed a new deal that keeps him employed through the summer of 2024. In 2015, Eurosport reported that the French striker was being courted by Arsenal, to which he responded with a joke, saying that he would quit the best club in the world for the Gunners.
Nacho Fernandez, born José Ignacio Fernández Iglesias on January 18, 1990, in Madrid, Spain, is a professional footballer for the Spanish national team.
He primarily plays center defense for Real Madrid, but he has also played right back and left back in the past.
● Hugo Mallo
Spanish footballer Hugo Mallo Novegil plays right back for Celta de Vigo. Mallo began his football career with three different local clubs before completing his development at Celta de Vigo. In his first season, he played 25 games for the first squad in the second tier of Spanish soccer, the Segunda División. In 2011–12, Mallo played in all 34 games for the Galicians, who finished second and earned promotion to La Liga after a five-year absence. On August 18, 2012, at home against Malaga CF, he played his first game in the league.