In October 2021, Zlatan Ibrahimović marked 40 years, and he celebrated the occasion by spoiling himself with a brand new Ferrari, just like he did 2 years ago. Playing at the top level at 40 is an astonishing achievement for the Swede, but he is not the only famous footballer who is at least 40 years old.
Most footballers around the world retire before they are 40 because their bodies can no longer meet the physical demands of the game, but these footballers are at least 40 years old and still playing.
The Italian is one of the best goalkeepers ever, he started playing professional football at the age of 17 and has been pro for 26 years. He currently plays for Parma, the club he was at for 10 years before joining Juventus in 2001.
The 2006 World Cup winner is 43 and has a few more years to go if he continues to work hard. He probably joined Parma to end his career where he had started.
2. Djibril Cissé.
The French, former Liverpool striker, is currently playing for his 15th professional club, Panathinaikos Chicago in the United States. He is not only famous for his goal scoring abilities, but also for his hairstyles. Cissé, winner of the Champions League in 2005, is 40 years old.
3. Zlatan Ibrahimović.
With over 500 career goals, Zlatan is one of the deadliest strikers in the world. Even though he's 40 years old, he continues to challenge his age with his excellent performances. AC Milan are his 9th club, and no one can say when the 1.96m forward will retire.
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