Top 10: Athletes that Only Played for One Team

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    3/23 The fact that a player stays in one team throughout his career is quite significant. Meet the 10 sports legends of who have excelled in their loyalty to a team.
  • Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)
    4/23 The talented Spanish goalkeeper has played 710 games for Real Madrid since 1999. He has won 5 La Liga titles (2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2011–12), three Champions Leagues (1999–2000, 2001–02, 2013–14), among other titles.
  • Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
    5/23 The talented Argentine striker has played 460 and has scored 391 goals for Barcelona since 2004. He has won 6 La Liga titles (2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13), three Champions Leagues (2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11), among other titles.
  • Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
    6/23 The talented American shooting guard has played for Los Angeles Lakers since 1996. He has won 5 NBA champions (2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010), earning 2 NBA Finals MVP (2009 and 2010).
  • Larry Bird (Boston Celtics)
    7/23 The legendary American basketball forward played for Boston Celtics between 1979 and 1992. He won 3 NBA titles (1981, 1984, 1986) and 2 NBA Finals MVP (1984, 1986).
  • Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
    8/23 The talented Argentine striker has played 460 and has scored 391 goals for Barcelona since 2004. He has won 6 La Liga titles (2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13), three Champions Leagues (2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11), among other titles.
  • Francesco Totti (AS Roma)
    9/23 The talented Italian striker has played 733 games and has scored 297 goals for Roma since 1992. He won one Serie A title at 2000–01, among other titles.
  • Tom Brady (New England Patriots)
    10/23 The talented American quarterback has played 13 full seasons as a starter (he missed nearly all of 2008 with a torn ACL). He has won four Super Bowls (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX), winning 3 Super Bowl MVP (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XLIX).
  • Derek Jeter (New York Yankees)
    11/23 The legendary American baseball shortstop played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees between 1995 and 2014. He won 5 World Series titles (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009).
  • Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)
    12/23 The talented Spanish goalkeeper has played 710 games for Real Madrid since 1999. He has won 5 La Liga titles (2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2011–12), three Champions Leagues (1999–2000, 2001–02, 2013–14), among other titles.
  • Larry Bird (Boston Celtics)
    13/23 The legendary American basketball forward played for Boston Celtics between 1979 and 1992. He won 3 NBA titles (1981, 1984, 1986) and 2 NBA Finals MVP (1984, 1986).
  • Tom Brady (New England Patriots)
    14/23 The talented American quarterback has played 13 full seasons as a starter (he missed nearly all of 2008 with a torn ACL). He has won four Super Bowls (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX), winning 3 Super Bowl MVP (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XLIX).
  • Michael Strahan (New York Giants)
    15/23 The legendary American defensive end spent his entire 15-year career (1993–2007) playing for the New York Giants. He won the XLII Super Bowl and 2 NFC titles (2000, 2007).
  • Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins)
    16/23 The legendary American quarterback played for Miami Dolphins between 1983 and 1999. He was the rookie of the year in 1983 and the AFC title in 1984. He also holds 31 records of the team.
  • Jackie Robinson (Brooklyn Dodgers)
    17/23 The legendary baseball player, who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era, played for Brooklyn Dodgers between 1947 and 1956. He was the rookie of the year in 1947 and won the World Series in 1955.
  • Derek Jeter (New York Yankees)
    18/23 The legendary American baseball shortstop played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees between 1995 and 2014. He won 5 World Series titles (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009).
  • Francesco Totti (AS Roma)
    19/23 The talented Italian striker has played 733 games and has scored 297 goals for Roma since 1992. He won one Serie A title at 2000–01, among other titles.
  • Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins)
    20/23 The legendary American quarterback played for Miami Dolphins between 1983 and 1999. He was the rookie of the year in 1983 and the AFC title in 1984. He also holds 31 records of the team.
  • Michael Strahan (New York Giants)
    21/23 The legendary American defensive end spent his entire 15-year career (1993–2007) playing for the New York Giants. He won the XLII Super Bowl and 2 NFC titles (2000, 2007).
  • Jackie Robinson (Brooklyn Dodgers)
    22/23 The legendary baseball player, who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era, played for Brooklyn Dodgers between 1947 and 1956. He was the rookie of the year in 1947 and won the World Series in 1955.
  • Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
    23/23 The talented American shooting guard has played for Los Angeles Lakers since 1996. He has won 5 NBA champions (2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010), earning 2 NBA Finals MVP (2009 and 2010).