Football is a contact sport, thus preventing players from obtaining a card before each game is over is challenging. There are many players, including Pepe, Vidal, Ramos, and others, who are well known for earning cards. However, some football players have a reputation for maintaining composure while playing in order to avoid being flagged by the official.
Footballers can receive a booking for a variety of offenses, including aggressive play, intentional fouls, and even disrespectful comments made to the referee.
Truthfully, it takes a lot of effort and patience for a football player to play numerous games without receiving a booking. Unbelievably, some players have accomplished the feat of without receiving a red card at any point in their careers.
10 Footballers Who Have Never Recieve a Red Card:
1. Philip Lahm
Philip Lahm played over 400 games for both country and club as a defender, and he was not sent off the pitch even for once
2. Damien duff
Duff is famously recognized for his pace, speed, balance and comportment on the pitch. The Irishman played for Newscastle United, Fulham and Melbourne city. The retired winger played 632 matches and didn’t got any red card.
3. Raul Gonzalez
The Spanish legend had a good reputation during his career. His career kicked started at Real Madrid in 1994 and he scored 232 goals for the club. This made him the club’s all-time top-scorer before he was later overtaken by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Raul Gonzalez played closed to 900 games without receiving a red card which makes him one of the most disciplined and tolerant footballer in the world.
4. Aaron Hughes
Hughes is an experienced defender who played for Queens Park Rangers(QPR), Newscastle United, Aston Villa and five other clubs.
He appeared 455 times in the English Premier League and also earned more than 100 caps for Northern Ireland and he did not receive a red card.
5. Michel Platini
Platini played his professional football across France and Italy. He was popularly recognized at Juventus where he scored 68 goals in 147 games. The French player is regarded as one of the greatest player, having won the Balon d’Or three times. Platini, the former UEFA president did not receive a red card throughout his career as a footballer.
6. Gary Lineker
Lineker played for Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City in the English Premier League. He also played at Barcelona between 1986 and 1989.
The English player is regarded as one of the most disciplined footballer who cautions himself while on the pitch.
7. Jao Moutinho
Moutinho has played across three different countries. He is currently at Wolverhampton Wonderers in England. Moutinho would not be forgotten for the role he played to ensure Portugal’s victory at the Euro 2016.
The Portuguese midfielder has played more than 400 games, and he has never been sent off.
8. Ryan Giggs
Giggs was a Manchester United player who played for over two decades, he showed that he is well disciplined on the pitch.
The Welshman played 672 games for the Red Devils but was never sent off the pitch, although he received many yellow cards.
9. Andres Iniesta
The former Barcelona midfielder won every major trophy at both club and country level which include the Spanish La liga, Copa del Rey, Euro, Uefa Champions League, FIFA world cup, and so on.
Iniesta has played many games which include El-Classico but the Spanish player has never been red carded.
10. Karim Benzema