Players who went injury free their whole career?

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    FujiVice Full Member

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    Injuries are part of the game and all that, so I'm not talking about a week off with a sore knee. Just thinking about players who had no surgeries or long term absences from the sport.

    Cant remember Cantona having any major injuries if I'm honest. Although it was a different game back then. Lee Chapman had his teeth knocked through his lip and played against us the following week. Lampard seemed to play forever without missing a game and only picked up muscle injuries late on in his career.

    Anyone else?
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    endless_wheelies feeling dizzy

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    Messi has been ridiculously lucky. Probably benefitted from Pep’s luck but overall he’s done well to miss a disproportionately low amount of games.
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    He'd be back in 3-4 days anyway.
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    Bojan11 Full Member

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    No mention of Ronaldo? Yeah he’s had a few minor injuries. But nothing that has kept him out for several months. Ibrahimovic before his serious injury.

    Messi has done well considering he was injury prone in his teens.

    Evra never seems to get injured.
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    Ibi Dreams Full Member

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    Think this might be true of some other Barca players too. Busquets has played over 40 games every season for the last 10 years, except for in this one which obviously still has months left before finishing. Xavi played over 44 matches in every season for 14 years, except for one season somewhere in the middle where he missed four months due to a ligament injury.
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    Arbitrium Supposed to be taking a year off

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    Frank Lampard played 164 consecutive premier league games, so deserves a further mention
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    Arbitrium Supposed to be taking a year off

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    Ronaldo.

    Especially for us. The only times I remember him missing a few games consecutively was from suspension. Pretty sure he has a good injury record at Madrid too, obviously he missed some games after his injury at the euros.
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    Tevez? Don't remember him being injured much.
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    Can’t remember Giggs or Figo getting any major Injuries
    If Zanetti was 1/2 human he would have retired before his major injury at 39
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    I remember when with us, Evra was never unavailable. Fergie was rotating for virtually every game with Evra the only constant. What a player he was for us!
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    Irwin I remember always being available too. Gary Neville was pretty good for injuries too I think. No doubt someone will point out massive injury layoffs for both.
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    Don't know about Irwin, but Neville missed most of the 07/08 Champions League winning season.
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    No wonder we won.
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    Well most goalkeepers would fit this thread.
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    Mata is pretty good, probably our least injured player in last 5 years or so.
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    abdo99 Full Member City Lover

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    Giggs. Otherwise he wouldn't be playing at 40.
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    Pretty sure Giggs missed loads of football in the early-mid 00's with dodgy hamstrings
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    CassiusClaymore Is it Gaizka Mendieta? Scout

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    Yeah Giggs was always out with hamstring injuries. It was tediously predictable at one point.
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    stubie Full Member

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    Apart from what Paul Bosvelt did I would say Irwin
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    Gio 6 times Redcafe Draft Winner

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    Lampard stands out given he covered a lot of ground and played in hard-edged midfield environments.
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    Similar to Lukaku they don't get many muscle injuries because they are the opposite of explosive. Lukaku played 35, 31, 36, 37, 37 for Everton and has appeared in all but one of our PL games this season.
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    Gareth Barry seems to have had a fairly long injury free career. Since '98 there's only been one season where he played less than 30 matches in a season.
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    Bole Top Full Member

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    C. Eriksen played every game for Ajax and plays every game for Spurs. always fit.
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    Gopher Brown Full Member

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    How...suspicious.
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    Hard to get injured when he barely moved around.
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    Anthony Martial since he joined. Missed just very few games from injury and now I know why, the dude barely moved except he is with the ball.
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    Azpilicueta at Chelsea he had started 74 consecutive pl games before being benched against swansea some weeks back
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    Garethw scored 25-30 goals a season as a right footed RW

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    Giggs used to get a hell of a lot of hamstring injuries though, that would put him out for 4-5 weeks at a time.