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The 30 Most 'Loyal Players' In Football's Top 10 Leagues Have Been Revealed

The 30 Most 'Loyal Players' In Football's Top 10 Leagues Have Been Revealed

CSKA Moscow legend Igor Akinfeev has beaten Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi to be named the most loyal player in football's top 10 leagues.

The 34-year-old Russian came through CSKA Moscow's youth academy and spent his entire playing career at the Russian Premier League side.

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Transfermarkt compiled the 30 most loyal players in football right now, with Akinfeev coming out on top of the pile.

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The former Russia international has been with CSKA Moscow for an astonishing 17 years and is slowly creeping up to the 18-year mark.

And Akinfeev's service to his current club puts him ahead of Messi, who has been at Barcelona for a whopping 16 years.

West Ham legend Mark Noble rounds off the top three thanks to his impressive 16 years spent at the Hammers.

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Posted below are the 30 most loyal players in the top 10 football leagues right now.

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30. Iker Muniain (Athletic Bilbao): 11 years, 8 months, 3 days

29. Tarantini (Rio Ave): 12 years, 2 months, 4 days

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28. Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich): 12 years, 2 months, 4 days

27. Stefan Radu (Lazio): 12 years, 2 months, 4 days

26. Vincent Manceau (Angers SCO): 12 years, 2 months, 4 days

25. Anthony Lopes (Lyon): 12 years, 2 months, 4 days

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24. Koke (Atletico Madrid): 12 years, 2 months, 4 days

23. Roberto Torres (Osasuna): 12 years, 2 months, 4 days

22. Gerard Pique (Barcelona): 12 years, 2 months, 4 days

21. Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow): 12 years, 8 months, 3 days

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20. Mario Gaspar Perez (Villarreal): 12 years, 8 months, 3 days

19. Guilherme (Lokomotiv Moscow): 13 years, 1 month, 3 days

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18. Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur): 13 years, 1 month, 10 days

17. Volodymyr Chesnakov (Vorskla Poltava): 13 years, 2 months, 3 days

16. Mahmut Tekdemir (Istanbul Basaksehir): 13 years, 2 months, 3 days

15. Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund): 13 years, 2 months, 3 days

14. Sergio Busquets (Barcelona): 13 years, 2 months, 3 days

13. Andriy Pyatov (Shakhtar Donetsk): 13 years, 8 months, 3 days

12. Anton Shunin (Dynamo Moscow): 13 years, 8 months, 3 days

11. Marcelo (Real Madrid): 13 years, 8 months, 3 days

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10. Sammy Bossut (Zulte Waregem): 14 years, 2 months, 4 days

9. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid): 15 years, 4 days

8. Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus): 15 years, 2 months, 4 days

7. Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo): 15 years, 2 months, 4 days

6. Jessy Moulin (Saint-Etienne): 15 years, 2 months, 4 days

5. Oier (Osasuna): 15 years, 2 months, 4 days

4. Sergio Alvarez (Celta de Vigo): 16 years, 2 months, 4 days

3. Mark Noble (West Ham United): 16 years, 8 months, 3 days

2. Lionel Messi: (Barcelona): 16 years, 8 months, 3 days

1. Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow): 17 years, 8 months, 3 days

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Topics: Football News, Sergio Ramos, Football, Lionel Messi, Mark Noble, Giorgio Chiellini

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