Former footballer Abdelhamid Salhi estimates he played more than 1,000 games, yet he was never cautioned.
He explains that respect was the key to his ability to keep calm and avoid being show and a card.
"I have always observed the rules religiously. I have never contested the decision made by the referee or argued with him about anything even when I am victim a bad tackle or another offence," he told BBC Sport Africa.
"You will never get into trouble if you put respect first, that's the golden rule for fair play and clean football."
The former Algerian Player of the Year has been honoured in the past for his spotless record.