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85 matches in the “three lions”

King was compared to the legendary Bobby Moore, but the fact that Ledley at the end of his career became the ambassador of the lily-white, suggests that the person can be considered a legend in the London club. Many fans associate Tottenham with such igokokami as Berbatov, Keen, Robinson, Modric, however, King of White Hart Lane deserved the honor of being on top of nostalgic memories.

2. Bulent Korkmaz (Turkey, Galatasaray, 1986–2005). An iconic person not only for Galatasaray fans, but for the whole of Turkish football in general. The former defender, now coaching Antalyaspor, held 102 fights in the national team shirt, taking part, together with the crescent stars, at the 2002 World Championships. Together with Galatasaray, Korkmaz raised the Super League Champions trophy 8 times, won the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup, and also won the National Cup as many as 6 times.

1. Gary Neville (England, Manchester United, 1992-2011). A native of Manchester who, at the age of 17, made his debut for the main (at that time) team of the city and county, made a deafening career both at the club level and internationally.

Sworn allegiance. 10 players for whom club colors are not an empty sound

85 matches in the “three lions” and 400 meetings for the “red devils” in the Premier League held Gary, but after such an impressive career to become a class coach he did not succeed – a complete failure at the helm of “bats” in the 2015/16 season and return to television as a commentator and expert.

When midfielder Frederico Rodriguez de Paula Santos was signed from Shakhtar Donetsk, there were many jokes about his name. The longtime symbol of the team since the time of Sir Alex is also Fred. He always takes players to Old Trafford and he has horns. But the second Fred, a Brazilian, for whom the “Sir Alex” paid a lump sum in the summer, rarely goes on the field. And now, when December is in the yard, no one is a joke.

The Italian is the only player on the list who has not completed

Vyacheslav Malafeev (Russia, Zenit, 1999-2016). Cult persona for fans of “blue-white-blue” without exaggeration. A native of St. Petersburg, then still bearing the proud name of Leningrad, held 322 meetings in a St. Petersburg club shirt, winning with the team 4 championship titles in Russia, the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup. As part of the Russian national team, Malafeev went to three European championships in a row, and in the Polish-Ukrainian he played in the first team. At the end of his playing career, Vyacheslav decided not to become a coach and focused on the post of deputy sports director for general issues. In 2011, by the way, the ESPN edition included Vyacheslav among the top five goalkeepers in the world for the reporting year.

Sworn allegiance. 10 players for whom club colors are not an empty sound

4. Danielle De Rossi (Italy, “Roma”, 2001-n.). The Italian is the only player on the list who has not completed his professional career. De Rossi – the second legend of Rome after the Emperor Francesco Totti, who was born on the territory of this bright in terms of the history of the city of Italy. 603 meetings in a Djallorossi T-shirt most eloquently speak of Daniel’s dedication to his home club. The defensive midfielder, who turned 35 last summer, is not going to stop there and wants to extend the way with Roma for a couple of years. This season, Daniele, who has held 117 meetings for Scuadra Azzurra, has played in nine Serie A games, scoring an assist.

Sworn allegiance. 10 players for whom club colors are not an empty sound

3. Ledley King (England, Tottenham, 1999-2012). Speaking of footballers who have spent their entire career on the same team, one cannot forget Ledley King, who for 13 years suffered from a serious chronic injury, but continued, practically without training, to give out quite strong fights for Tottenham.