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10. Gianluigi Buffon
Recently turned 40 years old, Gianluigi Buffon is still playing at the highest level of football and is the starting goalkeeper of both Juventus and the Italian national team. Buffon had his professional debut back in 1995 with Parma. To give context, players like Dele Alli and Leroy Sane weren’t even born back then. The Italian has won 21 titles for club and country in his career so far, and is on track to win a few more with Juventus at the end of this season. However, he is yet to win the elusive Champions League trophy and sadly won’t be at the World Cup this summer.
9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
One of Jose Mourinho’s earliest signings at Manchester United, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was signed by the Premier League giants back in the summer of 2016 despite being 34 years old at the time. It has been a good return so far as he has scored 29 goals in 53 appearances across all competitions for United. However, Ibrahimovic suffered a serious ligament damage in his right knee back in April of 2017, and has yet to fully recover from it and still remains in the sidelines after briefly returning in December.
8. David Villa
David Villa, a world class striker during his prime, is still killing it in the United States with New York City FC. Now 36 years of age, Villa has scored 65 goals in 101 appearances for the Major League Soccer outfit. Before leaving Europe, the Spaniard played his trade in big clubs like Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, and Valencia, and has 186 La Liga goals to his name. Villa also won the World Cup and the Euro 2008 with Spain, and was surprisingly called back to the national team back in August due to his amazing form in New York. He came on as a substitute during La Roja’s 3-0 win over Italy in the 2018 World Cup qualifier.
7. Samuel Eto’o
Samuel Eto’o may now be 36, but it doesn’t stop him from playing his heart out on a football pitch. The Cameroonian’s talent was spotted very early, and he was signed by Real Madrid when he was just 15. However, Eto’o wasn’t given enough chances to shine at the Spanish capital, and left for Mallorca in 2000. From there he went to Barcelona and then Inter Milan, where he showed his brilliance at the highest level of football. Eto’o has three Champions League titles, three La Liga titles, one Serie A, and one Club World Cup under his belt. He signed for Turkish outfit Antalyaspor back in 2015, and has 36 goals in 60 appearances for them.
6. Diego Forlan
Diego Forlan is an Uruguayan striker most remembered for his playing days at Manchester United, Villarreal, and Atletico Madrid. He also had a fantastic 2010 World Cup with his country, where he finished as a joint top scorer with five goals and won the Golden Ball. Now at 38, Forlan still hasn’t given up yet on his playing career. After leaving Indian club Mumbai City in 2016, the Uruguayan joined Hong Kong club Kitchee this month and already scored twice in three games.
5. Xavi Hernandez
Xavi Hernandez shocked everyone in 2015, when he announced that he was leaving Barcelona but would still continue playing unlike his long-time teammate Carles Puyol. Xavi decided to join Qatari club Al Saad, a deal which also made him an ambassador for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as well as getting an opportunity to earn coaching badges. The Spaniard currently captains the side, and has already played 60 games, scoring 18 goals.
4. Claudio Pizarro
Claudio Pizarro is a legendary Peruvian footballer, who spent majority of his career in the Bundesliga. Pizarro first went to Europe after a successful spell at Alianza Lima. He signed for Werder Bremen in 1999, and was bought by Bayern Munich in 2001 due to his incredible scoring rate at Bremen. Pizarro spent six seasons at Bayern, scoring 100 goals in 256 games. His brief stint at Chelsea didn’t go to plan however, and Pizarro returned to Bremen. Now at the age of 39, he is still playing at Bundesliga with FC Koln, but has retired from the Peruvian national team.
3. Ricardo Carvalho
Ricardo Carvalho may be remembered for his days at Chelsea and Real Madrid, but the 39-year-old is still earning hundred thousands of dollars per week playing at Shanghai SIPG. Carvalho joined the Chinese outfit last year, although he only has six appearances so far with them. The Portuguese, who has won 16 titles throughout his club career in Europe, was the oldest outfield player in the Euro 2016 and helped his nation earn their first ever international trophy.
2. Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba is still bullying defenders. But now, he’s doing at the United Soccer League with Phoenix Rising. Drogba joined the American club last year in a deal which also made him the owner of the club, becoming the very first player-owner in football history. So far, he has scored 10 goals in 14 appearances with Phoenix and doesn’t look to be slowing down despite being 39 years of age.
1. Wesley Sneijder
Wesley Sneijder may only be 33 years old, but he has been out of the picture for a while now due to his questionable decisions when choosing clubs. After a very successful stint at Inter Milan, Sneijder left in 2013 to sign with Galatasaray. Although he did have memorable games with the Turkish club, particularly the 2012/13 Champions League clash against Real Madrid and the 2013/14 clash against Juventus, Sneijder lost the spotlight for playing in an inferior league. He joined Nice in this past summer in order to resurrect his career, but made just eight appearances. He left for Al-Gharafa earlier this month, where he was immediately appointed as captain of the Qatari club.
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