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Chiellini to start 18th year at Juventus: 5 players who have played for 20 years in one club

Paolo Maldini, Ryan Giggs, Francesco Totti are some of the players who played more than 20 years at one club

Chiellini to start 18th year at Juventus: 5 players who have played for 20 years in one club

Veteran Italian defender, Giorgio Chiellini has announced that he'll be signing a new contract with Juventus soon, thereby, extending his 17-year association with the clubside. The 38-year-old defender, who just led Italy to Euro 2020 glory, has decided to sign a new deal after his contract with the Bianconneri expired in June. 

His new contract is expected to be between 2 - 3 years. This would possibly see him hit the 20th anniversary mark at with the Old Ladies. We will look at 5 players who also hit the rare landmark at one club.

Paulo Maldini: Perhaps the greatest Italian defender of all-time. Maldini spent 25 years at AC Milan, captaining the team and winning everything on parade. He turned out at the San Siro between 1984 - 2009, winning 25 trophies in total. 

Francesco Totti: Another Italian, another half-century club man. Totti is a Roma legend, playing 619 games and scoring 250 goals in the Italian capital. He won 5 trophies in a career spanning 1992 - 2017.

Ryan Giggs: Welshman Ryan Giggs spent a total of 2 dozen years (24 years) in a dominant Manchester United side. He made 672 appearances for the club, scoring 114 goals. His impressive trophy cabinet includes 13 Premier League titles, 2 UEFA Champions League titles, 4 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, 9 Community Shields, 1 FIFA Club World Cup, 1 Intercontinental Cup and 1 UEFA Super Club. He played at Manchester United between 1990 - 2014.

John Charlton: Leeds United legend, John Charlton spent 21 years at the club between 1952 - 1973. He played 629 matches, scoring 70 goals as a centre back. He was the elder brother of Manchester United forward, Bobby Charlton. 

Paul Scholes: English international, Paul Scholes is also another one-man club who played up to 2 decades for 1 clubside. He was at Manchester United between 1993 - 2013, making 499 appearances and scoring 107 goals.

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