It's The FA's 150th Anniversary this year and we're looking back at some moments of fair play and respect in the beautiful game and give you the chance to vote on the most memorable...
In December 2007, Paul Telfer put Bournemouth's future first by cancelling his contract to help ease his club’s financial worries.
The 36-year-old defender, an FA Cup Finalist with Southampton four years earlier, had been ruled out with a foot injury which required surgery and would have kept him sidelined for the rest of the season.
However, Telfer volunteered to tear up his contract, drawing praise from Chairman Jeff Mostyn.
“I would like to thank Paul for this amazing gesture of support,” he said. “He has proved himself to be the ultimate professional.
"Paul could have had his operation and received full pay while on the sidelines, but in order to help the club in it’s current financial position, he chose to cancel his contract.
"I cannot think of a greater gesture of support at this moment in time for the football club.”
Scottish international Telfer, who also played for Luton Town, Coventry City and Celtic, is now player/coach at Conference South side Sutton United.
In this annivesary year we mark The FA's fourth annual Respect and Fair Play Awards, which celebrate individuals, clubs, leagues and organisations at all levels of football that have committed themselves to seeing the game played in a fair, safe and enjoyable way.
This year's awards will be presented at The FA Cup with Budweiser Final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 11 May.
To find out more about the Awards click here or vote for your gesture of Respect in the poll below...