Footballers often receive their fair share of criticism for their on and off-field conduct - but, when push comes to shove, it must be remembered that they're only human.
However, there are many footballers who have remained fiercely dedicated to their profession since making their first-team debuts.
These players are the model professionals - football's role models who inspire younger generations with their talent, work ethic and attitude.
Let's take a closer look at football's current ultimate model professionals - those who still make a living from playing the sport, and do so with minimal fuss.
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