Who is the oldest soccer player alive?
Miura holds the records for being the oldest goalscorer in the J-League, the footballer with the world's longest professional career, and, as of 2023, is the oldest professional footballer in the world at 55.
Third-division Egyptian club 6th October have confirmed the signing of Ezz El-Din Bahader, who has put pen to paper at the ripe old age of 74. Should he take to the pitch, he stands to become the oldest professional footballer ever with the current record held by Isaak Hayik.
What Age Do Footballers Decline? Father time comes for us all and the career of a footballer is shorter than most. Other than goalkeepers, players can expect to decline and see less time on the pitch as they enter their 30s. Goalkeepers tend to stick around a bit longer and their decline typically comes post-35.
Tom Brady is not only the greatest quarterback of all time, but he was also the oldest player in the 2022 NFL season. Brady, 45, officially retired from football after the season and his reign as the league's oldest player is finally over. Jason Peters, who turned 41 years old on Jan. 22, is now the oldest NFL player.
Who is the oldest player in NFL history? George Blanda is the oldest player to play in NFL history. Blanda was a quarterback and placekicker who played in the NFL for 26 seasons. He retired in 1975 at the age of 48.
Pele – FIFA player of the century
Pele is one of the most famous soccer players ever. Not only does he have the most goals in the history of Brazilian soccer — an amazing feat all to itself — but he has recorded the most goals on planet Earth (1279).
Blanda played 26 seasons of professional football, the most in the sport's history, and had scored more points than anyone in history at the time of his retirement. Youngwood, Pennsylvania, U.S. Alameda, California, U.S. Blanda retired from pro football in August 1976 as the oldest player to ever play at the age of 48.
The same can be said of former Japan international Kazuyoshi Miura, another consummate professional, who at 55 is still playing in the lower tiers of Japanese football. However, over in Uruguay, Robert Carmona can boast being the oldest player in football history.
At age 45, it's well-known Tom Brady is the oldest NFL player for the 2022 season, and his Buccaneers have the oldest average roster by age in the league.
There're multiple factors that affect one's ability to become a pro player. However, considering that soccer is a sport that requires one to develop through different stages, it's, generally, too late to become a professional player when you're past 23 years old.
What age is too late to start soccer?
Ages 12 to 15: Better Late Than Never
If at this point your kid has not yet become involved in soccer, it is definitely not too late (actually it's never too late). In fact, studies show it has less to do with when you begin and more to do with the effort put in.
The average age of retirement for soccer players is around 35 years old. Now that modern medicine has improved, players are pushing 40 years of age and older in certain scenarios. A lot of it comes down to skill, as well as willingness to move to a different club to continue a playing career.
In November 2022, 'King Kazu' broke his own record as the world's oldest professional footballer, playing in Japan at the age of 55 years and 225 days.
More Definitions of Senior Player
Senior Player means a Competition player who is over the age eligible to play in a Junior Competition and includes a Colts Player.