Top 7 soccer players who defied their age

 

Soccer stars who defied their age

This post is all about some old folks, who, despite their ‘old-age’, continued/continues to perform at the highest stages of world football.

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Ryan Giggs

This chap needs no special introduction. The old welsh winger
still has it in him to keep going with the demands of the Premier League.
He is 39 years old. I will probably be popping up prescription drugs when I reach his present age.

Paul Scholes

The former entry’s friend and team-mate. They broke into the first team of Manchester United at the same time
and they are still going great. He announced his retirement only to be hustled back
by SAF. Guess what, he is on the verge of winning another Premier League title with the red devils,
at the age of 38!It should be noted that Giggsy and Scholesy together boast of a trophy haul, which will put many PL clubs can’t.

Edwin Van Der Sar

No, the writer is not a die hard Man Utd fan. Well, some of you may suppose so, given that the first three
entries are ‘red-devils’. The author can’t do much about it! The Dutch custodian had had many stellar performances for the red devils.
The most remarkable one being the Champions League Final against Chelsea. He played for United till 2011 before announcing his retirement.

Roberto Carlos

The Brazilian wingback had notable stints at Real Madrid, Galatasaray and Anzhi Makachkhala. The writer had to rehearse for a fair amount of time
learning to pronounce this guy’s last club.He played on till the ripe old age of 39.

Javier Zanetti

You just can’t hate this guy. He has won the hearts of legions of Inter fans, who hail him as ‘Il Capitano’. It seems as if he hasn’t had a change of
hairstyle all these years. He looks the same look that he sported some years ago. He is 39 years old and still giving his all on pitch for Inter Milan. Do
he has access to ‘fountain of youth’? Ah, maybe yes!

Rogerio Ceni

Sao Paulo’s loyal custodian since 1992. He is 40 and still going strong. Goalkeepers are known to have longer careers than other players. But he puts in spectacular performances time and again.

Alessandro Del Piero

He stayed loyal to his club during the turbulent times that followed the Calciopoli scandal. He has been the clubs star performer on many match-days. Is 38 years old and now plays for Australian League side Sydney FC.

Other mentions: Alessandro Nesta, Clarence Seedorf,Totti.

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