Players who have never been given a red card
Sometimes players receive a red card when they lose their temper or do something harmful during a match but check out these five footballers who were never shown a red card throughout their professional club careers.
Giggs is one of Manchester United’s most loyal players ever as he never featured for any other club. He played 963 games for Manchester United, including 672 in England and 157 in Europe was never ordered off the pitch. However, he was sent off once while playing for Wales, in a World Cup qualifier against Norway. Otherwise, his record would be spotless!
Hats off to Duff for never being sent off. He played 632 games – netting 83 times across an 18-year period. He used to play for Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, Newcastle United, Fulham, Melbourne City and Shamrock Rovers before retiring in 2015. Now he’s coaching the Celtic youth team.
Currently a sports broadcaster, Lineker used to play for Leicester City, Everton, Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur and Nagoya Grampus Eight. We’re wondering what’s his secret as not only was he never sent off, he was also never handed a yellow card.
Lahm was a skilful left-back for Bayern Munich and VfB Stuttgart. Everyone nicknamed him the “Magic Dwarf” because of his small build. He is considered as one of the best players of his generation and was never sent off.
5. Raúl González
Raul is the current manager of Real Madrid Castilla and regarded as one of the most important players in Real Madrid’s history. Aside from Real Madrid, he also played for Schalke, Al Sadd and New York Cosmos. Named as the best striker in the world by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics in 1999, Raul is a good example for current and future footballers.
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