The one-club man is a dying breed. Less and less frequently do we see players at the elite level serve their entire careers with one senior team, not tempted by their curiosities of whether or not the grass is greener elsewhere.
There are those loyal bastions who remain rooted to their homes, however, and Steven Gerrard is coming upon his 17th season at Liverpool, 16 years after making his Premier League debut on November 29, 1998.
There are, of course, those lower down the divisions who see out their days with the same club with whom they began, but here we look at the cream of the European crop.
Some are considered for the length of time they have played within their respective organisation, while others have been chosen based more on that which they have accomplished during that time.
Money, silverware prospects and personal sentiment are all major factors in deciding where players decide to play their football these days. However, the following continental stars each stayed true to what they knew with the view to having all that and more.
Where available, official club websites have provided appearance figures. All other information comes courtesy of Transfermarkt. Academy appearances are not taken into account.