It’s rare to see loyalty in football these days, with players often seeking monetary gain over playing time before eventually seeing their careers wilt and falter.
There have been some great instances of players remaining devoted to their clubs in the face of massive bids from rival teams, so here’s a look at ten of the most loyal.
1. Francesco Totti – AS Roma
The captain of AS Roma, who has played over 650 matches and scored 278 goals in all competitions. Totti has over 15 individual awards, 5 domestic titles with Roma and 6 Ballon d’Or nominations to support his credentials.
His undying love for Roma is second to none and has a special place in the hearts of all the AS Roma fans. Having rejected offers from several top clubs, Totti has continued to be the loyal captain of Roma.
He is Roma’s record top goal scorer with 223 goals and is one of the most loved athletes in Italy.
Totti has signed a new one-year contract to stay with the club until the end of next season at which point he will retire from football after completing what will be a 25th year in the Giallorossi first team.