Currently, the oldest players in La Liga.
La Liga has a large number of veterans who have spent a significant length of time in the Spanish league. They continue to assist the young guns in settling in at the club in the hopes of transferring the torch to them and continuing their tradition.
These La Liga veterans, on the other hand, aren't hanging to their teams merely to give lectures and mentor the youth. They're really good at what they do, and some of them have even managed to slow down the aging process.
These are some of La Liga's oldest players this season, listed in ascending order of their ages:
Sevilla Salva (37 years and 206 days)
Salva Sevilla's white hair may be the only thing that distinguishes him from other La Liga players, as his performances do not reflect his age. He has been with Real Mallorca since 2017 and has progressed through the Spanish levels from Segunda B to La Liga Santander.
He has played in five of Mallorca's eight La Liga games this season, showing no signs of slowing down. He also had two assists under his belt. Sevilla is a La Liga veteran in many ways, having begun the decade with Real Betis before moving on to Espanyol and then Mallorca.
Molina, Jorge (39 years and 170 days)
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This season, Jorge Molina, who is in his fifth season in La Liga, has starting to show signs of aging. Molina has spent the last three seasons with Granada after three seasons with Real Betis. This season, the striker has struggled to score in La Liga, having failed to score in six games.
Granada has six points from eight games and is currently 17th in La Liga, just avoiding relegation. They're hoping Molina can make amends. With eight goals and two assists in 17 games last season, he helped Granada finish in the top half of the La Liga rankings.
Molina has been a powerful aerial threat for the most of his career. After coming on as a substitute last season, Molina scored a header in Granada's first ever win at Camp Nou.
Diego Lopez is a character in the film Diego Lopez (39 years and 341 days)
When Diego Lopez's career comes to an end, he will definitely leave behind a substantial portfolio and entertaining experiences from Spain and Italy to share with his grandchildren. He joined Real Madrid's B squad as a player when he was 18 years old. Between 2005 and 2007, the shot-stopper had two appearances for Real Madrid in La Liga.
After being overshadowed by the great Iker Casillas, Lopez was relocated to Villarreal. With the Yellow Submarines, he was a mainstay, missing only a few games. Before joining Espanyol, Lopez had previously played for Sevilla, Real Madrid, and AC Milan.
In La Liga this season, he has started all eight games and has three clean sheets, similar to his time at Espanyol.
Joaqun (Joaqun) (40 years and 81 days)
Joaquin, a Real Betis winger, is currently the league's oldest player. He's previously demonstrated how much he cares about the club where he started his career, and now he's doing so again. Unless you're Joaquin, few people over 35 can play in La Liga for a competitive club.
In the locker room, he's known for being a joyful and fun-loving character who enjoys every moment on the field. He doesn't do any Cristiano Ronaldo-style workouts, but his positive attitude has been credited for keeping him alive on multiple occasions.
Joaquin has played in the Premier League for 21 consecutive seasons, representing Valencia, Malaga, and Fiorentina in that order between his two stints at Real Betis. He is a mentor to Juanmi, Willian Jose, and Aitor Ruebel at Betis, and has demonstrated his leadership skills as captain on multiple occasions. Given his age, it's hardly unexpected that Joaquin has started all five of his La Liga games this season.
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