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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best entertainment magazine in the UK“, discover the premier league team which has players the stick around for the longest time.
Fans may begin to wonder if their favorite players will be tempted to move on now that the transfer window has ended and the total spending has been revealed to be a staggering £815m. TicketGum.com was intrigued and looked at historical transfer data* for the 20 current Premier League teams to determine which team has the most committed players.
Premier League Clubs With The Most Loyal Players
Manchester United, The UK’s most popular Premier League team, has 659 million loyal fans as well as the most devoted players, who spend an average of four and a half years at the club for 54 months and 11 days.
Arsenal is in second place, just a month behind, with players staying at the club for an average of 53 months, or four years and five months. Given that Arsenal ranked second in academy productivity rankings in 2021, this is not surprising.
|Rank||Team||Average time players stay in team|
|1||Manchester United||54 months 11 days|
|3||Chelsea||43 months 29 days|
|4||Everton||43 months 14 days|
|5||Tottenham Hotspur||42 months 11 days|
|6||Liverpool||42 months 10 days|
|7||Newcastle United||41 months 15 days|
|8||Aston Villa||40 months 3 days|
|9||AFC Bournemouth||39 months 7 days|
|11||Manchester City||37 months 14 days|
|12||Nottingham Forest||37 months 5 days|
|13||Wolverhampton Wanderers||36 months 6 days|
|14||Fulham||34 months 11 days|
|15||Crystal Palace||33 months 28 days|
|16||Leicester City||33 months 21 days|
|17||Leeds United||32 months 27 days|
|18||West Ham United||32 months 16 days|
|19||Brighton & Hove Albion||31 months 26 days|
|20||Brentford||29 months 6 days|
The Most Loyal Premier League Players
|Team||Player||Time at club|
|Manchester United||Ryan Giggs||23 years|
|Newcastle United||Steve Harper||20 years 15 days|
|Arsenal||Tony Adams||19 years 1 month 12 days|
|West Ham United||Steve Potts||17 years 8 months 12 days|
|Chelsea||John Terry||17 years 6 months|
|West Ham United||Mark Noble||17 years 5 months 30 days|
|Man United||Paul Scholes||17 years|
|Liverpool||Jamie Carragher||17 years|
|Liverpool||Steven Gerrard||16 years 10 months 30 days|
|Everton||Neville Southall||16 years 7 months 3 days|
|Manchester United||Gary Neville||16 years 7 months 3 days|
|Southampton||Francis Benali||16 years 6 months 2 days|
|Southampton||Jason Dodd||16 years 4 months|
|Everton||Tony Hibbert||16 years|
|Chelsea||Kevin Hitchcock||15 years 6 months 3 days|
- TicketGum.com sought to uncover which Premier League football team have the most loyal players.
- To do this, TicketGum.com analysed transfer data obtained from Transfermarkt.co.uk for the 20 current teams in the Premier League over the past 22 years (2000 – 2022)*, excluding loans.
- For each team, the number of transfers and the average time each player stayed at the club before transferring was calculated, and the number one spot was crowned.
- All data was collected and is accurate as of 25/01/23.
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