Football, like many other Sports, takes a lot of energy. It’s neither a game for lazy people nor for old ones. When one is hitting their old age, it’s wise to hang the boots or join some less competitive leagues. But for some folks, age is just a number as they say. Using 3-4-3 as a formation, here is a squad of XI players who are aged 35 or over.
11. Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon (age 40)
At the age of 40, Gianluigi Buffon has seen it all in football. The Italian and Juventus goalkeeper is widely regarded by players, pundits, and managers as one of the greatest goalkeepers ever. He one of the most capped players in football history.
10. Center-Back: John Terry (age 37)
John Terry is an English professional footballer who plays for and captains Championship club Aston Villa. His fame aroused when he was still at Chelsea. A strong, tenacious, commanding and physical defender, Terry is Chelsea’s most successful captain.
9. Center-Back: Andrea Barzagli (age 37)
Andrea Barzagli is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a center-back for Italian club Juventus. Despite his age, Barzagli is still one of the most consistent defenders. The Juventus defender has won seven consecutive Serie A titles between 2012 and 2018.
8. Center-Back: Gareth McAuley (age 38)
McAuley is a Northern Irish professional footballer. He plays as a center-back for West Bromwich Albion and the Northern Ireland national team. Yes at the age of 38, the Irish veteran can still stop Premier League’s strong strikers.
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7. Defensive-Midfielder: Rafael Marquez (age 39)
People remember him as the first ever Mexican to join Barcelona. Today, the Mexican veteran plays for Atlas. On 4 June 2018, Marquez was named in Mexico’s final 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. This meant he would travel to his fifth World Cup finals, becoming only the fourth player to do so.