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Ryan Giggs and Paolo Maldini among legends who spent 20+ years at one club as Francesco Totti looks to call time on 25-year spell at Roma

Legendary Italian still going strong  quarter of a century on from debut, SunSport takes a long at similar achievements

FRANCESCO TOTTI turns 40 years old — and is still going at Roma.

He’s 25 seasons in. He’s only ever played for one club — his boyhood club — but will leave at the end of the season.

epa05555504 Roma's Francesco Totti celebrates a score during the Serie A soccer match Torino vs Roma at Olimpic Stadium in Turin, Italy, 25 September 2016. EPA/ALESSANDRO DI MARCO

Francesco Totti celebrates 250th Serie A goal during defeat to Torino ,22 years later

His quarter of a century with club is truly staggering, and has rightly been lauded by sporting heroes from around the globe.

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But Totti isn’t the only man to spend over two decades at one club — here are nine others.

Alessandro Costacurta — AC Milan: 1986-2007

Milan, ITALY: AC Milan's captain defender Alessandro Costacurta (C) is celebrated by his teammates at the end of his last match against Udinese, during otheir Italian serie A football match at milan's San Siro stadium, 19 May 2007. Costacurta scored in his last home match before hanging up his boots, but his goal could not prevent the Champions League finalists from losing 3-2 to Udinese. AFP PHOTO/ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

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AC Milan players hoist Alessandro Costacurta in the air after final Milan game

Italian is one of three defenders to spend two decades with the Rossoneri — which coincided to create one of football’s greatest-ever backlines.

Costacurta was at the club for real golden era — winning the European Cup/Champions League on five occasions and won Serie A seven times.

He retired at the grand old age of 41, and scored just three goals.

Giuseppe Bergomi — Inter Milan: 1979-1999

17 Mar 1999: Giuseppe Bergomi of Inter Milan is chased by Andy Cole of Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg match at the San Siro in Milan, Italy. United went through 3-1 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw on the night. Mandatory Credit: Stu Forster /Allsport

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A 36-year-old Giuseppe Bergomi battles with Manchester United’s Andrew Cole

Another Italian defender who played his entire career at the San Siro, but this time with Inter.

Bergomi started the 1982 World Cup final at the age of 18 — and the 1999 Champions League quarter-final clashes with Manchester United.

He retired at 36 and his appearance record at Inter was overtaken by Javier Zanetti.

Franco Baresi — Milan: 1977-1997

Milan's captain Franco Baresi carries a flag with the 15 scudettos of Milan at Milan's San Siro stadium Sunday, April 28, 1996. By beating Fiorentina 3 - 1, Milan claimed Sunday its 15th Italian major league title, the fourth in the last five years. (Ap Photo/Luca Bruno)

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Franco Baresi holds a flag celebrating Milan’s 15th league title — won in 1996

One of the great defenders in football and the second member of that famous Milan backline.

He played in three World Cups and won the European Cup/Champions League on three occasions.

Baresi staggeringly conceded just 23 goals in the 196 games he was partnered by Paolo Maldini in central defence.

Jack Chartlon — Leeds: 1952-1973

8 Apr 1972: Jack Charlton of Leeds United in action during a division one match against Stoke. Mandatory Credit: Allsport

World Cup-winner, Jack Chartlon, spent his entire club career in white of Leeds

One of the few lists of greatest he actually beats his brother to.

Jack — along with Sir Bobby — won the World Cup with England in 1966.

He won the Second Division and the First Division as well as an FA Cup and was voted the Football Writers’ Player of the Year in 1967.

Lev Yashin — Dinamo Moscow: 1949-1971

Lev Yashin, the Russian goalkeeper, dives athletically to save a free-kick in the World Cup semi final against West Germany at Goodison park, Liverpool. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

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Legendary Lev Yashin is the only goalkeeper to have won Ballon d’Or

Often regarded as the greatest goalkeeper to have ever played the game.

The ‘Black Spider’ was a pioneer in the art of shot-stopping due to his incredible reflexes and was part of the USSR team which won the 1960 European Championship.

Yashin is the only goalkeeper to have picked up the Ballon d’Or — in 1963 — he saved 151 penalties and kept 270 clean sheets.

Fritz Walter — Kaiserslautern: 1937-1959

Germany legend, Fritz Walter, with the World Cup he helped claim in 1954

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Germany legend, Fritz Walter, with the World Cup he helped claim in 1954

The German striker was the spearhead of their first-ever World Cup-winning side in 1954 — and netted a staggering 357 goals in 364 during his club career.

Walter was Soviet prisoner after World War II, but a Hungarian guard saw him playing and told them he was not German but from Saar Territory and he was released.

He proceeded to lead Kaiserslautern to two titles as captain, despite contracting malaria.

Rogerio Ceni — Sao Paolo: 1993-2015

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 06: Rogerio Ceni of Sao Paulo scores their second goal during the match between Sao Paulo and Gremio for the Brazilian Series A 2015 at Morumbi stadium on June 06, 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

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Rogerio Ceni scores a penalty — one of a 131 goals he scored in his career

Legendary Brazilian goalkeeper took free-kicks and penalties, scoring over 100 goals in his career.

Ceni actually made 20 appearances for Sinop before moving to Sao Paolo.

But he would spend the rest of his 23-year career with the Samba giants — making over 1,200 appearances.

Paolo Maldini — Milan: 1984-2009

AC Milan's defender and captain Paolo Maldini acknwoledges the supporters at the end of his team's Serie A football match against AS Roma in Milan's San Siro Stadium on May 24, 2009. After 24 seasons as one of Italy's finest defenders and AC Milan's emblem, Paolo Maldini finally bids farewell to his adoring home fans. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Paolo Maldini is football legend and often regarded as one of greatest defenders

A TRUE football legend and third of that superb Rossoneri trio.

Maldini has been there and done it all — and done it all with one club.

Sadly, he is not remembered to fondly by the Milan fans, who booed him on his final appearance for comments made after his side lost the 2005 Champions League final.

Ryan Giggs — Manchester United: 1990-2014

MANCHESTER UNITED, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 07: Manchester United player Ryan Giggs in action during a Division One match between Manchester United and Norwich at Old Trafford on September 7, 1991 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Simon Bruty/Getty Images)

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Ryan Giggs won the Premier League 13 times while at Manchester United

The most decorated player in football history.

Giggs won as staggering 13 Premier League titles — as many as Arsenal who are the third most successful club in English football.

In his later years he adapted his game to rely less on his speed. He also won the Champions League twice — scoring the winning penalty against Chelsea in 2008 when he broke the United appearance record.