Gianluigi Buffon He is 45 years old and doing it as an active player. The legend of Juventus and Italian football continues to extend his football career to Parma, the club that saw him grow up. He made his debut at the age of 17, in nothing less than a match Milan. And he did it with a clean sheet. He experienced the most important point in the club’s history, in 1998-99, where he managed to win the double.: UEFA Cupwhere they lost the match 3-0 Olympic Marseilleand the Italian Cupdefeating the Fiorentina. Now play on Series B. and dreams of promotion. In his 27 years as a professional, he also won titles with Juventus, PSG and the Italian National Team, where he is the player with the most matches played.
He is the best goalkeeper in history, according to International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS). Won almost 30 collective titles and five times selected as the best goalkeeper in the world. He played more than 1,000 games as a professional and his only thorn was not winning Championsalthough he has played in the final three times. He lived to his best moment in the 2006 World Cup where Italy won with an unmeasurable Buffon. In fact, the last new one France It was decided in a penalty shootout, where it was the key.
Meet other football ‘oldies’
Gianluca Pegolo (41)
Sassuolo, Serie A
The veteran goalkeeper is playing his ninth season at the rank of Sassuolo, the most important club of his sports career. Although he is almost always a substitute, he is a mainstay in the dressing room. In the 2016-2017 season, he played a match in the group stage of european league.
Eintracht Frankfurt, Bundesliga
The Japanese international is a classic of bundesliga and is playing his seventeenth season in the Germanythe ninth in eintracht frankfurt. Last year, he lived one of the best moments of his career in conquering the european league. Thanks to that success, he is currently enjoying playing the Championsfor the second time in his career.
Thiago Silva (38)
Chelsea, Premier League
One of the most important central defenders of the 21st century continues to show that he has the ropes for a while. He is the leader of Chelsea, just like when he was in Milan and at PSG. He is also a starter and key player in the Brazilian team. Thiago, like wine, improves with age.
Well done, Ligue 1
The Brazilian central defender continues to play at a high level in Nice. At 39 years old and after proving his worth to Lille, Gladbach, Wolfsburg and Bayern, now he is one of the leaders of league 1. Beside Todibo They make a very competitive couple.
Joaquin Sanchez (41)
Betis, Santander League
The idol of beticism is still active and enjoying more than ever. Although he had threatened to retire several times, the love of the crowd and the performance he was giving prevented him from taking the plunge. ‘Joaquín, the hypocrisy and the sprint’ They are part of the history of Spanish football. He has been a professional for over 20 years.
Oliveirense, Portuguese League 2
The oldest professional soccer player in the world, he recently committed to oliveirense of Portuguese second division to argue his 36th season and try to play until he’s 56 years old. 23 years ago he played Genoa and Dinamo Zagrebbut his long career was largely built on Japanese.
Source: La Verdad
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