In this day and age, with footballers’ careers hitting and in some cases exceeding 20 years, it is hard to fathom not having at least one rush of blood to the head. But there are some who have never met the dreaded red. Here are some of the big names.
1. Michel Platini
The triple Ballon d’Or winner played 655 games for club and country without a disciplinary blemish. “Football was more violent than today,” he said in 2014. “Nowadays referees protect players better than before with yellow and red cards, which is great for the spectacle.”