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30 Most Loyal Footballers in the World Right Now

 

CSKA Moscow legend Igor Akinfeev has beaten Barcelona legend Lionel Messi as the most loyal footballer in football’s top 10 ranked leagues from across the world.

34-year-old Akinfeev came through CSKA Moscow’s youth academy and spent his entire playing career with the Russian side.

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

Messi comes second on this list whereas Mark Noble completes the top three.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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