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The ‘One Club Man’, in danger of extinction

Valentine’s Day may have passed, but there are players whose love for their club is unconditional and never expires. It is increasingly difficult to find the so-called ‘One Club Man’, that is, those who dedicate their career to a single club.. Although there are players who do not meet these conditions 100%, it is worth saying that those who have spent so many years in that club adopt it as one of the most important in the same way.

The Bundesliga leads the ranking

According to the ‘CIES Football Observatory’ report, the players who have been defined as the most loyal while active can be seen distributed in different categories. Regarding the five major leagues, Thomas Müller leads with 16 seasons at Bayern Munich and he is followed by players like Tony Jantschke from Borussia Mönchengladbach (16), Iker Muniain (15) and Óscar de Marcos from Athletic Club or Koke Resurrección from Atlético de Madrid (15).

Also on the same list are other well-known faces such as Nacho Fernández (13.5) and Luka Modric (12) from Real Madrid, Sergi Roberto from Barça (13.5), Manuel Neuer from Bayern Munich (13) and Marco Reus from Borussia Dortmund (12). Even emblems for Villarreal and Valencia like Manu Trigueros (12) or José Gayà (10.5)are also present on the list.

Akinfeev, one of the faithful defenders of CSKA Moscow for 21 seasons / EFE

On the other hand, it should be noted that Of the five major leagues, the Bundesliga (15) is the one with the most players, followed by the League (12) and in third place the Premier (11). Serie A (2) and Ligue 1 (2) go unnoticed and with practically no presence. As far as the League is concerned, he Madrid (4) it is the club with the greatest representation, followed by Athletic Club de Bilbao (3) and Atlético de Madrid (2). Both Barça, Valencia and Villarreal have the fewest representatives, with one for each team.

Likewise, if we move to the other 31 European leagues the names are different. And it is that Igor Akinfeev is the ‘king of mambo’ compared to players in other leagues. 21 campaigns at CSKA Moscow They are not anything. Further down, another renowned player also appears such as the Uruguayan Fernando Muslera, with 13 seasons in the Turkish Galatasary.

If you look outside Europe you can see how Ali Khaseif of Al-Jazura Club, at almost 37 years old and 19 seasons, He has spent a lifetime in the Emirati entity. He is followed by Huijkang Cai and Wenjun Lü, with 18 seasons each, at Shanghai Port.

2024-02-18 08:45:48
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