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10 Oldest Soccer Player In The World

Are you curious to know about the oldest soccer player? Soccer, or football, is perhaps the most popular team sport in the world, and its players often develop large fan followings. A professional soccer career can be very lucrative but only lasts eight years with the average retirement age being 35. Who is the oldest soccer player? Professionalism, willpower, hard work, and love for the noble game of soccer overcome the negative effects of aging on the body and soul of the players and masters of the game. In this post, we will look at the oldest soccer player.  

List Of 10 Oldest Soccer Player 

In the below list of the oldest soccer player, here I mention some soccer player’s name who is the oldest ever. 

  1. Kazuyoshi Miura
  2. Ze Roberto
  3. Roberto Colombo
  4. Shay Given
  5. Francesco Totti
  6. Marco Storari
  7. Morgan de Sanctis
  8. Hilton
  9. Ricardo Carvalho
  10. Cristiano Ronaldo

10 Oldest Soccer Player 

From the above list of the oldest soccer player, there are 10 players. Let us know more about them.

  1. Kazuyoshi Miura

Kazuyoshi Miura 

Age – 55 Years

Kazuyoshi Miura, commonly known as Kazu, is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Japan Football League club Suzuka Point Getters on loan from Yokohama FC. He is the oldest soccer player in the world cup in 1998 and led Japan. He played for the Japan national team from 1990 to 2000 and was the first Japanese recipient of the IFFHS Asia Footballer of the Year.

  1. Ze Roberto

Ze Roberto

Age – 48 Years

Jose Roberto da Silva Jr, commonly known as Ze Roberto, is the Brazilian oldest pro soccer player who played as a left wing-back or midfielder. Ze Roberto started playing as a left-back for Portuguesa in the youth ranks of Palestra de Sao Bernardo. Currently, he is Palmeiras’ technical advisor, working directly with the players and coaching staff.

  1. Roberto Colombo

Roberto Colombo

Age – 47 Years

Roberto Colombo is the Italian oldest professional soccer player who was born in 1975. He began his professional career with AC Milan in Serie A and has played for Valdagno, Fiorenzuola, Solbietse, Monza, San Marino, and Padova in the lower Italian leagues. Roberto Colombo currently plays for Cagliari FC in the Italian Serie A.

  1. Shay Given

Shay Given

Age – 46 Years

Seamus John James Given is an Irish former professional and the oldest soccer player playing as a goalkeeper. With 134 caps, he is the second most capped player for the Republic of Ireland. Given began his career at Celtic, however, he never made an appearance for the first team and was left by Celtic and signed by Blackburn Rovers on a free transfer in 1994.

  1. Francesco Totti

Francesco Totti

Age – 46 Years

Francesco Totti is an Italian professional soccer player who played solely for Roma and the Italy national team. Totti spent his entire career at Roma, winning one Serie A title, two Coppa Italia, and two Supercoppa Italia titles. The oldest soccer player to retire from international football after the 2006 World Cup.

  1. Marco Storari

Marco Storari

Age – 45 Years

Marco Stoari is an Italian former soccer player as a goalkeeper who was born on 7 January 1977 and is one of the oldest soccer players of all time. After a long spell in Italy’s lower leagues, he moved to Serie A at the age of 27. During his prolific career, he played almost exclusively for Italian clubs, playing just one season at Spanish club Levante.

  1. Morgan de Sanctis

Morgan de Sanctis

Age – 45 Years

Morgan de Sanctis born on 26 March 1977, is an Italian former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He last played for Ligue 1 club Monaco and currently serves as sporting director for Salernitana. During his long career, he played mainly for Italian Serie A clubs, starting in 1994 at the small Pescara.

  1. Hilton

Hilton

Age – 45 Years

Vitorino Hilton da Silva born on 13 September 1977, is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a center-back. Starting his career in Brazil, at 23 he moved to Europe to play for Servette and became the oldest soccer player in Europe. Where he played for two and a half seasons before joining Bastia on loan in 2004 and then Lens.

  1. Ricardo Carvalho

Ricardo Carvalho

Age – 44 Years

Ricardo Alberto Silveira de Carvalho born on 18 May 1978, is a retired Portuguese footballer who played as a center-back. Carvalho is regarded as one of the best defenders of his generation. Ricardo Carvalho was brought into the Porto junior team in the 1996–97 season, the following season, Carvalho made his professional debut after signing on loan for Leca.

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

Age – 37 Years

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Manchester United and is the oldest soccer player in Premier League. Considered one of the greatest players of all time, Ronaldo has won five Ballon d’Or awards and four European Golden Shoes, the most by a European player. He is the captain of the Portugal national team and the oldest soccer player still playing.

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FAQ

Who Is The Oldest Soccer Player Currently Playing?

Kazuyoshi Miura

Kazuyoshi Miura – 55 years old (born February, 1967)
Miura has played in a number of clubs over the years, and he is currently with Suzuka Point Getters in the fourth division of the Japanese footballing pyramid. Miura is known for superb goal-scoring abilities and has been heralded as ‘King Kazu’ over the years.

Who Invented Soccer?

Records trace the history of soccer back more than 2,000 years ago to ancient China. Greece, Rome, and parts of Central America also claim to have started the sport; but it was England that transitioned soccer, or what the British and many other people around the world call “football,” into the game we know today.

Who Was The First Soccer Player?

Fergus Suter (21 November 1857 – 31 July 1916) was a Scottish stonemason and footballer in the early days of the game. Arguably the first recognised professional footballer, Suter was a native of Glasgow and played for Partick before moving to England to play for Darwen and Blackburn Rovers.

Who Is The King Of World Football?

Cristiano Ronaldo Reaction when He is asked about Europa League!!

Conclusion 

In this article, I have been sharing with you the top 10 oldest player in the world who play professional soccer. All of the players on this list have surpassed the average career length and played well into their 40s. However, Egypt’s Ezzeldin Bahader currently holds the Guinness World Record for the oldest professional footballer at the age of 74. On our list, all players are very popular and successful in their careers but personally, Cristiano Ronaldo is my favorite soccer player. The above post was all about the oldest soccer player.   

 

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