Beloved and revered A.S. Roma captain Francesco Totti recently said in an interview that in 2004 he was all set and ready to go to Real Madrid. He even went on to say that had he went, he could have won (at least) 3 European titles and 2 Ballons d’Or, plus many other things. However, as it turns out, he is glad he made, as he says, the right decision.
“I would have liked to have had more opportunities in my career, but I preferred to stay in Rome. I have lost many things, things that I would have like to win, for example, the Champions League.”
In sports today, it is nearly impossible to find a player who stays with one team their entire career. Players like Totti, Derek Jeter (New York Yankees) and Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) seem to only come around once in a blue moon. Especially with the amount of money being thrown around at the great players like them. It is undoubtedly great to see them stay loyal to their original club and organization.