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The Greatest One-Club Players of All Time XI: Maldini, Scholes, Giggs and More
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For a footballer to spend his entire career at one club has always been rare. Quite rightly, therefore, such one-club men are praised for their loyalty and commitment, especially when that dedication is tested by money, lack of success and sometimes even relegation. This, therefore, is a team made up of the best players to only ever play for one club.

In order to qualify for this list, players must have only ever played for one club, so loan spells disqualify players (John Terry, for example). That is a tough criteria as players often have no say in being loaned out, but a line must be drawn somewhere and that is where I have done so. Players must also have been at their club and playing for the first team for 10 years or more. That means Andres Iniesta, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Lionel Messi, for example, do not qualify.

The team lines up in a 4-4-2 formation. Please feel free to let me know what you think in the comments section below.

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