The one club men are legends of their clubs. Players who never left debuted and retired wearing the same elastic. It is increasingly difficult to meet players like this, footballers who are due to a shirt and have never ever worn another.
We review some of the eleven greatest club men in history:
Carles Puyol does not know a shirt other than that of Barcelona. The defender made his debut with the elastic Blaugrana as a winger, stepped to the side and settled in the central defense position. He was captain. One of the great legends of the Camp Nou. Sergio Busquets it could be the following.
Manolo Sanchís is an institution at Real Madrid. While other legends such as Raúl or Emilio Butragueño had adventures abroad, he never wore a club jersey other than that of the white team. Nacho wants to follow in his footsteps.
To speak of Ricardo Bochini is to speak of Independiente de Avellaneda. He never left Red, with them he won everything and with them he was summoned to the World Cup that he won together with Diego Armando Maradona.
Let’s not talk about Rome, let’s talk about Francesco Totti. Or maybe it’s the same? The talented Italian turned down offers from all clubs in Europe, he just wanted to play for his Roma.
The case of Julen Guerrer is similar to that of Francesco Totti. Real Madrid and Barcelona wanted him, he could have filled his record, but no, he was from Atheltic and he never left San Mamés.
It still counts today to watch Milan and not see Maldini dominating the defensive line. The third in a legacy of great Italian footballers. He grew up, matured, won and retired at Milan.
He didn’t have to be from Manchester, or even English, to be Old Trafford’s favorite man. The Welshman made his debut under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson and became lord and master of the left wing and the Red Devil midfield. Nor has he been in another club as a coach.
There was something about Manchester United that the players did not want to leave, but only a few players managed to stay in the elite until the end. Scholes accompanied Giggs at Manchester United throughout his career.
The third in contention. Sir Alex Ferguson’s Three Squires. Gary Neville, unlike his brother, had the quality and character to survive at Old Trafford his entire career and always be an important player.
Tony Adams can speak better than anyone in Arsenal history. He lived through the gunner transition. Hero in the boring Arsenal and in the Wenger outfit.