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Top Ten Footballers at 35 or older

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Who are your top ' veterans ' still playing the sport professionaly anywhere in the world. 

Age limit can be tolerated if its a year less than 35

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Surely Claudio Pizarro has to be amongst them. At 40 he's still playing in Germany and still scores from time to time.

Paolo Guerrero just turned 35. Not sure how rusty he'll be when he comes back from his ban, but he's an example of a forward who peaked at an old age. He went from being a relatively good player in his 20's to outright world class since 32. It's a shame we weren't able to see him in Europe because of his age. I genuinely think he could have done well in a top 5 league.

Farfan turns 35 this year. He's still good but he hasn't aged as well as Paolo or Claudio. 

Anyways Peruvians aside, probably Buffon.

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Those three are rubbish. Zlatan dances around them on oranges.

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4 minutes ago, Blue said:

Surely Claudio Pizarro has to be amongst them. At 40 he's still playing in Germany and still scores from time to time.

Paolo Guerrero just turned 35. Not sure how rusty he'll be when he comes back from his ban, but he's an example of a forward who peaked at an old age. He went from being a relatively good player in his 20's to outright world class since 32. It's a shame we weren't able to see him in Europe because of his age. I genuinely think he could have done well in a top 5 league.

Farfan turns 35 this year. He's still good but he hasn't aged as well as Paolo or Claudio. 

Anyways Peruvians aside, probably Buffon.

No Zlatan ?

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Iniesta is 34 would turn 35 in May 

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Just now, Azeem said:

No Zlatan ?

I forgot about him. His attitude really unimpresses me in the MLS, but the quality is still there no doubt. Even at Manchester United, at 35 he was still doing well.

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2 minutes ago, Spike said:

Those three are rubbish. Zlatan dances around them on oranges.

Oi, Pizarro is still scoring goals in Germany, not like your own Timmy making money and scoring fuck all in India.

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Pepe was great at the World Cup 

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David Villa and Barzagli are also in for me

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To be fair, CB's and goalkeepers are the boring answers. If we're just talking about forwards... Villa, Zlatan, Guerrero, not sure how Aduriz is doing these days are a few examples. 

I can name plenty of defenders and keepers, but yeah Pepe and Buffon.

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2 minutes ago, Blue said:

To be fair, CB's and goalkeepers are the boring answers. If we're just talking about forwards... Villa, Zlatan, Guerrero, not sure how Aduriz is doing these days are a few examples. 

I can name plenty of defenders and keepers, but yeah Pepe and Buffon.

Do a playing 11 than, top player for each position from the age group 

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11 minutes ago, Blue said:

Oi, Pizarro is still scoring goals in Germany, not like your own Timmy making money and scoring fuck all in India.

Wew lad, comparing a midfielder to a striker. 

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Just now, Spike said:

Wew lad, comparing a midfielder to a striker. 

Cahill has played as a striker for the socceroos as a forward the past 7 years, get your facts right ya kangaroo shagger

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Just now, Blue said:

Cahill has played as a striker for the socceroos as a forward the past 7 years, get your facts right ya kangaroo shagger

He thinks playing as a striker means he is a striker. Sweet, naive child. I guess John Terry is a Goalkeeper because of that one game. :rofl:

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Just now, Spike said:

He thinks playing as a striker means he is a striker. Sweet, naive child. I guess John Terry is a Goalkeeper because of that one game. :rofl:

John Terry is not a goalkeeper. He is a goal scorer. Difference to you is that he scores on females and not kangaroos that you found outside of Alice Springs B|

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5 minutes ago, Blue said:

John Terry is not a goalkeeper. He is a goal scorer. Difference to you is that he scores on females and not kangaroos that you found outside of Alice Springs B|

There aren't kangaroos around Alice Springs ya ignant fuck

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46 minutes ago, Spike said:

Those three are rubbish. Zlatan dances around them on oranges.

Pizarro was fantastic as fuck between 35 and 38. Scored tonnes of goals and won a boatload of silverware.

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Buffon and Zlatan immediately came to mind. 

Chiellini at 34 (turns 35 in August) has to be up there too if age limit can be tolerated. 

And one for @The Palace Fan - Glenn Murray. Not many strikers can hack it in the Premier League, let alone at 35.

Same with Aduriz in La Liga but I think he meets the age threshold? Jermaine Defoe as well even though he's moved to Scotland temporarily. 

Dani Alves perhaps? He's been round for ages. 

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Don't goalkeepers get a mention? Gianluigi Buffon is only 41 and still playing for PSG. :coffee:

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David Villa is 37 and doing alright in the MLS.

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4 hours ago, Blue said:

Anyways Peruvians aside, probably Buffon.

 

4 hours ago, Blue said:

I can name plenty of defenders and keepers, but yeah Pepe and Buffon.

 

1 hour ago, Stan said:

Buffon and Zlatan immediately came to mind. . 

 

26 minutes ago, CaaC - John said:

Don't goalkeepers get a mention? Gianluigi Buffon is only 41 and still playing for PSG. :coffee:

Just the 3 times ;)

 

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6 minutes ago, Stan said:

Just the 3 times ;)

Err...cough, cough, still half asleep and never read the thread properly :whistling: :eek: 

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4 hours ago, Stan said:

Buffon and Zlatan immediately came to mind. 

Chiellini at 34 (turns 35 in August) has to be up there too if age limit can be tolerated. 

And one for @The Palace Fan - Glenn Murray. Not many strikers can hack it in the Premier League, let alone at 35.

Same with Aduriz in La Liga but I think he meets the age threshold? Jermaine Defoe as well even though he's moved to Scotland temporarily. 

Dani Alves perhaps? He's been round for ages. 

Arjen Robben is 35, still quality and fine performances in the Champions league still.

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