Last week we looked at 10 journeymen, so this week we are going to reward loyalty. Join us as we look at 10 of the best one-club men to have played the beautiful game.
Francisco Totti - Where better to start than the king of Rome? Totti spent his entire career playing for I Giallorossi between 1993-2017. In 785 appearances he scored a total of 307 goals. His honours include; 1 Scudetto, 2 Coppa Italia and 2 Supercoppa Italiana.
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Jamie Carragher - Boyhood Evertonian Jamie Carragher spent the entirety of his senior playing career at local rivals Liverpool. Carra played 739 games just 4 times. He did win 1 Champions League, 2 FA Cups, 3 League Cups and 1 UEFA Cup in 17 years with the Anfield club.
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José Luis Carranza - Chilean midfielder José Luis Carranza spent 19 years playing for Club Universitario de Deportes, his home town club in Lima. During 1985-2004 Carranza played 570 games scoring only 8 times.
Giuseppe Bergomi - “Lo zio” (The uncle) spent 20 years between 1979-1999 playing for Inter Milan and made 754 appearances and 27 goals in that time. The defender captained the club and was the leading appearance-maker until Javier Zanetti overtook him.
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Tony Adams - Becoming club captain at 21 and playing his entire career at Highbury, Tony Adams is an Arsenal legend. Playing 595 games between 1983-2002 and scored 42 goals. Adams would win 4 League Titles, 3 FA Cups, 2 League Cups and 1 Uefa Cup Winners Cup with the Gunners.
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Lars Høgh - Spending his whole career with his hometown club OB (Odense Boldklub), the Goalkeeper racked up a total of 747 appearances for the Danish side between 1977-2000. He won three Danish Championships as well as three Danish Cups.
Carles Puyol - Carles Puyol Saforcada will go down as one of Barcelona’s greatest-ever captains. In 682 appearances for the Catalonian giants, he won 6 La Liga titles, 2 Copa Del Rey’s, 4 Supa Copa de España’s, 2 Champions League, the Super Cup and the Club World Cup twice.
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Paul Scholes - Often described as the best midfielder of his generation, Paul Scholes spent 21 years at Manchester United & won 11 Premier League titles, 3 FA Cups, 2 League Cups, 2 Champions Leagues, 1 Intercontinental Cup & the Club World Cup. He scored 155 goals in 716 games.
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Manolo Sanchís - To spend your whole career at Real Madrid is no mean feat. That’s what Sanchís did between 1983-2001, playing 693 games & scoring 41 goals. He won 8 La Liga titles, 2 Copa del Rey, 1 Copa de La Liga, 5 Supercopa de España, 2 Champions Leagues and 2 Uefa Cups.www.retrofootballkits.co.uk/collections/real-madrid
Paolo Maldini - Maldini is regarded as one of the best-ever defenders & when you think of him you think of AC Milan. He played 902 games for the Rossoneri & won 7 Scudetto’s, 1 Coppa Italia, 3 Supercoppa Italiana, 5 Champions Leagues, 2 Intercontinental Cups & 1 Club World Cup.
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