4 Soccer Players Without Red Cards In Their Professional Careers



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4 Soccer Players Without Red Cards In Their Professional Careers
Posted on: February 10, 2016, 09:05:46 PM

The rigorous nature of the beautiful game makes
it almost impossible for players to avoid
bookings. These days, players get unnecessarily
booked for performing crazy acts like simulation
and time wasting. However, this can be
attributed to the emotional nature of the game
where players perform ridiculous acts to gain
maximum points. The game has seen its fair
share of crazy acts. These are individuals who
despite all odds, perform crazily and getting
booked unnecessarily. The likes of Gennaro
Gattuso, Pepe, Zinedine Zidane, Pepe and Mario
Balotelli all have tales to tell on how ridiculous
attitudes can get one sent off. It may also
surprise you to know that some players have
played the beautiful game (excellently), and won
laurels without earning red cards! Socceramebo
today, introduces you to 4 soccer players who
never received red cards in their professional
1. Ryan Giggs
What a great way to start this list with
unarguably, the most decorated player in Britain.
Ryan Giggs made over 600 appearances for
Manchester United in the Premier League for 24
years without getting a red card! Imagine playing
through a tensed Premier League atmosphere
with passionate fans, desperate defenders,
tensed situations and most times, annoying
referees without getting sent off (not even
once). The Premier League is known for its
physicality, and it requires an amazing
personality to play through it without getting red
2. Damien Duff
Damien Duff spent 18 years in the English
Premier League, but 14 of these years were
spent with “lower clubs”. Known for his
workaholic nature, Duff performed his duties
judiciously without getting red carded throughout
his stay in the league. It is common practice for
wingers to get frustrated by tough tackling
especially in the tough atmosphere of the
Premier League, but Duff stood his ground and
left the scene with a clean record.
Raul was undoubtedly a talent in his prime who
could turn a game around in his favor out of
nothing. Few strikers in the game will boast of
his predatory instincts, and fewer others will also
boast of his disciplinary records. Raul amassed
over 550 appearances for Real Madrid including
tensed El Classico fixtures, Champions League
and Copa del Rey ties without getting red
carded. His time at Schalke also produced
tensed moments, but he was never red carded.
This further cements the assertion that the
former Real Madrid record goal scorer is not only
an attacking predator, but also a symbol of
humility and discipline.
Philipp Lahm
It takes a great measure of discipline for a
defender (and sometimes, a defensive midfielder)
to play over 25, 000 minutes of professional
football without getting red carded. The 32-year
old who scored the opening goal at the 2006
FIFA World Cup started his professional career at
Bayern’s B team, and has grown into a reliable
player. His technical ability has continuously
been hailed by his managers and players alike
which make him perfect across several positions
including defensive midfield. If he endeavors to
keep this record, Lahm will be remembered as
one of the most technical, intelligent and
disciplined defenders ever to play the beautiful


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