5) Daniele De Rossi (AS Roma)
The 31-year-old holding player is a one-club man, having remained with Roma throughout his career. He has made 448 appearances for his club in all competitions, while he has been capped 99 times by his country. He showed his lasting class at the World Cup this summer, where he produced a dominant display against England. He completed 99 of 105 passes within the match, and his absence from the Uruguay game through injury proved crucial.