GMS compiles a starting 11 of the most loyal players currently playing in the Premier League.

Petr Čech

The goalkeeper joined Chelsea in 2004 and has since made more then 400 appearances for the club. In this time he's won 13 trophies, including the UEFA Champions League.

Čech has proven year after year to be one of - if not the - best goalkeeper in the Premier League. And, with no sign of his form deteriorating, he will still be at Stamford Bridge for years to come, although competition from Thibaut Courtois will prove to be a stern test for him.

Bacary Sagna

The Arsenal right-back has made 256 appearances since joining from Auxerre in 2007.

He's become Mr. Reliable for Arsenal and has always been there for the Gunners. Although he has suffered dips in form, he has always come back and performed once again.

Rio Ferdinand

Joining from Leeds in 2002 to become the most expensive English player at the time, Ferdinand became one of the best defenders in the world during his time at Old Trafford. 

In 2008 when Manchester United won the Champions League, himself and Nemanja Vidic were instrumental in the club's success.

Since then he's lost most of his pace and he's been blighted with injuries but he seems back to being fully fit. He's made over 400 appearances for United.

John Terry  

Making his debut in 1998, no matter of his off-field problems, Terry has been one of the most loyal players in the Premier League era.

He's made 400 appearances for Chelsea in the Premier League and close to 600 in all competitions, and has been captain for a large portion of his time at Stamford Bridge.

With numerous star players coming and going from Chelsea, it should be seen as a massive accomplishment that he's fought off all competition throughout his career. 

Patrice Evra 

The longest-serving left-back in the Premier League, Evra has been incredibly consistent for the Red Devils.The Frenchman has appeared for United more then 340 times and he has to be one of the most athletic players in the division.

Aaron Lennon 

The Englishman made his debut for Spurs at the age of 20 after arriving from Leeds in 2005 and he's since made over 300 appearances for the club. The winger may be one of the most inconsistent players on the list but his loyalty to Tottenham has never been questioned.  

His real test comes this season with much competition now at Spurs with the likes of Nacer Chadli, Erik Lamela and Andros Townsend. 

Steven Gerrard 

The next three players were arguably the easiest on the list. 

Since making his debut in 1998 for Liverpool, this one-club-wonder has made over 600 appearances for Liverpool and will go down as one of their best players ever.

His constant goal threat accompanied by his superb leadership skills will put him down in history as one of the best midfielders of his generation.

Frank Lampard 

Unlike Gerrard, Lampard played for two previous clubs before Chelsea. He grew up at West Ham and was sent out on loan to Swansea.

Since he joined Chelsea in 2001, he's made 627 appearances for the club and is the club's record goalscorer.

Although his contract ended last season and there were major doubts about his future, he never wanted to leave and he rejected offers from the MLS where he could've been paid handsomely. 

Ryan Giggs 

Whatever your opinion of Giggs after his off-field affair, no-one can argue with his loyalty to Manchester United.

After making his debut in the First Division in 1990, he's made 949 appearances and at the age of 39, he's still having a massive impact for United - as recently as against Real Sociedad.

Giggs has won a remarkable 35 trophies in 23 years at United, which is a truly jaw-dropping statistic.

Shola Ameobi 

The Newcastle striker was brought up at the club and is another one club player. He made his debut in 2000 and his only time away from the club was during a loan spell in 2007 at Stoke City.

The striker has made 372 appearances for Newcastle and has rarely been speculated to leave St. James Park. As he gets older and finds his chances limited at Newcastle, he may seek a move away to finish his career on a high, but he has been a fantastic servant for Newcastle.

Gabriel Agbonlahor 

Agbonlahor is another one club player. He's made almost 300 appearances for Villa at the age of 27. Through the years he's acted as a great servant for the club, and in recent times he's sacrificed his own game for the club's sake.

Nowadays, he supports Christian Benteke instead of being the main man. This selfless act - continually assisting the Belgian - shows his loyalty to the cause.

Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here:

DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: