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The Longest-serving footballers in the English Premier League

They say the average playing career for a footballer turned professional is 8 years then they begin on a downward spiral especially in a demanding league like the EPL.Some however have been able to play for over 10 years since turning professional, implying therefore they are the longest serving players in the EPL.

*Seamus Coleman-the Irish footballer, 33 years old plays for and captains both Everton and the Republic of Ireland national team.He plays as a right back and is known for his composure, pace and his penchant of making forward runs.He is the longest serving player in the EPL at 13 years and 6 months.

*Lewis Dunk-he plays as a centre back for EPL club Brighton & Hove Albion.He is the club's captain and turned professional in the year 2010.He has spent the entirety of his career at Brighton.This means it has been 12 years since he turned professional, a long time in football.

*Harry Kane-born on 28 July 1993, Kane is an English born centre forward and a prolific one at that.He plays for Tottenham Hotspurs and played his first match for them on 25 August 2011.A lethal finisher infront of goal he scored 31 goals in all competitions in his first full season at the club.It has been 11 years and 6 months since he turned professional.

*Phil Jones-born on 21 February 1992, he is an England national team and Man Hester united centre back.A composed, assured player with a keen reading of the game, he joined the Blackburn rovers youth team in the year 2002, then the senior team during the 2009-2010 season.He made his first Premier League start for Blackburn against Chelsea on 21 March 2010.He is one of the longest serving players in the League at 11 years.

*David de Gea-he is a Spanish born player, aged 31 years old and plays as a goalkeeper for Manchester united. One of the best keepers in the World, he joined the club in June 2011 meaning he has been there 11 years, not a mean achievement.

*Kasper Schmeichel-aged 35 years old, he is a Danish born footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Leicester city.He is one of the most consistent keepers in the League and joined Leicester in the year 2011,meaning he has played there for 11 years.

*At 32 years of age, he derain is an England born footballer, who plays as a midfielder for Liverpool.A creative,skillful player,Henderson joined the Merseyside club in the year 2011 meaning he has been there for 11 years since turning professional.

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