The 'one club man' is becoming less frequent in the world of football. Every summer astronomical amounts of money are moved from one place to another and the players change their jerseys frequently. It is rare to see footballers spend a full decade jumping on the same pitch and even more so not move from one place in their entire sports career. This is also the case in the Premier League, although it is one of the competitions in which there is the most loyalty across the planet. So much so that several Spaniards who once came to England have become steeped in their culture and today are the oldest of their respective clubs.
David Silva, who has already announced that he will leave Manchester City next June, is the best example of this. The canary arrived in 2010 from Valencia and now understands that his time in England has ended. Along the way, he has left his mark on the Etihad and has been an important part of a dominating team in recent years. He has worn the citizen shirt 424 times, with remarkable statistics: 74 goals and 137 assists.
Despite being questioned countless times, Old Trafford admires and respects its guardian. Already Nine years have passed since De Gea signed for Manchester United. In fact, he is the footballer who has been at the club the longest with Phil Jones. He put on gloves 394 times. Twenty games less sum César Azpilicueta (374) since coming to Chelsea in the 2012-13 season. His loyalty and commitment have led him to wear a captain's armband that once wore what is now his coach: Frank Lampard.
Mark Noble, the most faithful
The West Ham captain, at 32, is the longest-running player in his club in the entire Premier League. The midfielder has played matches with his team's jersey continuously since 2006. It is close to 500 matches, which will reach this year if the coronavirus does not prevent it. Leighton Baines he signed for Everton in 2007 from Wigan. Since then, the Goodison Park lane has been his. The two of them are the oldest, although the least long-lived in this study dates from 2014: Chris Basham of Sheffield. In Spain, without going any further, the player who has spent the most time in Granada arrived in 2017.
Harry Kane, 'one club man'?
The Tottenham striker is considered one of the best on the planet. However, he has never left the club that saw him grow. He only went through Norwich, Millwall or Leicester to grow as a player.But all his good years of sports career have been spent between White Hart Line, Wembley and the new stadium. Who knows if some European giant will put an irrepressible offer on the table. Until then, Kane walks steadily toward the spurs' history book. In terms of numbers, total 278 matches and an outstanding number of goals: 181.
The most 'loyal' players, by team *
Arsenal: Emi Martinez.
Manchester City: David Silva.
Aston Villa: Jes Steer and Jack Grealish.
Manchester United: Phil Jones and De Gea.
Bournemouth: Charlie Daniels.
Newcastle United: Rob Elliot.
Brighton and Hove Albion: Lewis Dunk.
Norwich: Alexander Tettey.
Burnley: Kevin Long.
Sheffield United: Chris Basham.
Chelsea: César Azpilicueta.
Southampton: James Ward-Prowse.
Crystal Palace: Joel Ward.
Tottenham: Harry kane.
Everton: Leighton Baines.
Watford: Troy Deeney.
Leicester: Kasper Schmeichel.
West Ham: Mark Noble.
Liverpool: Jordan Henderson.
Wolverhampton: Matt Doherty.
* Transfermarkt data.
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