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10 Older Stars Showing That Age Is Just A Number

10 Older Stars Showing That Age Is Just A Number

By Keegan Kruger - Mar 15, 2017 06:00 PM @KeeganKruger

Footballers are often written off once they reach their mid-thirties, but these players have shown that age does not have to dictate performances.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see 10 stars showing us that age is just a number.

Manchester United ace Zlatan Ibrahimovic is seen as the face of players proving that age is just a number. The former Sweden international has proved his doubters wrong time and time again, especially after successfully taking up the challenge of playing in the Premier League at the age of 35 years old.

Another footballer who just keeps getting better with age is Italy and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. The shot-stopper's career now spans over 22 years and, while still going strong at the age of 39, he has won nearly every major trophy for club and country.

Sunderland striker Jermaine Defoe also makes this list – he may have lost some pace over the years, but that has not taken detracted from his goalscoring capabilities. No matter who the Englishman has played for, he has gone on to score vital goals, and he is still doing so today.

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Even at the age of 33, Netherlands and Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben is still seen as one of the most dangerous attackers in world football. The Dutchman's electrifying pace and accuracy in front of goals make him one of the most feared players in the game, and he does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon. 

Other players who are proving that age is just a number include Franck Ribery, Dani Alves and Aritz Aduriz.

Which other footballers would you add to this list? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Mystique-Luu Joined: 20 Apr 2015
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Mystique-Luu Mar 20, 2017 01:53 PM
But Buffon must retire now
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vpclekukela Joined: 29 May 2013
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vpclekukela Mar 16, 2017 03:32 PM
33 is not old. Is you media who exaggerating this thing. Atleaast from 36 , then you can say older
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Mtsetserepa Mar 16, 2017 01:26 PM
will Indiana Jones play tonight. he is Morinho's hope and the reason i follow Man utd nowadays
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Khosification Amu86 Mar 16, 2017 11:09 AM
You were supose to start by mentioning Essam El-Hadary of Egpyt if you have done your reseach well, The goalie is 44 and still very strong
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Figo_16601 Mar 16, 2017 10:59 AM
The Egyptian goal keeper who is 44 years old is missing here
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Myaka weliPhefeni Mar 16, 2017 10:52 AM
Siyabonga Nomvethe,Alexandro Pirlo,Bryce Moon,John Terry,Micheal Carrick,Didia Drogba
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erica loves peace Mar 16, 2017 09:04 AM
Gigi Buffon my hero
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listolidz Mar 16, 2017 08:38 AM
I was expecting to see Wayne Rooney on the list.
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plain Mohau M Mar 16, 2017 08:01 AM
south african football fratenity has always been obsessed with age.
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Stixzonenic Mar 16, 2017 07:24 AM
Here in South African we have older and the longest playing player, who still playing even today. His name is Vuyo Mere.
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magutshwa Mar 16, 2017 07:10 AM
Ekstian is 31
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Machine_Gun_Killer Mar 16, 2017 07:01 AM
I choose Zlatan Ibrahimovic because his profile speak for its self
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magutshwa Mar 16, 2017 06:52 AM
Shuibi walters is 57
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Mpho357 Mar 16, 2017 03:41 AM
They sure do age like wine... We also do have a few of our own here in Mzansi, the likes of Nomvethe, Yeye, Slem Kat, just to name a few
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kgotso kgatla Mar 16, 2017 12:14 AM
Robben is 43
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Amazing20 Mar 15, 2017 11:44 PM
Nomvethe is 40
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ISetsoho85 Mar 15, 2017 09:56 PM
Yeye, Nomvete
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GraviesZax Mar 15, 2017 09:37 PM
Gould, Mathe Solomon etc
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Asandawalikhosi1 Mar 15, 2017 09:30 PM
Tshabalala, Parker, Letsholonyane, Masehe
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morakamat Mar 15, 2017 08:37 PM
Oupa manyisa is 37, itu khune is 38 and samuel eto'o is 44.

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