As a football fan, you might have seen some of the best and most legendary football players in the history of the sport play.
The career of an average football player usually spans, 15 to 20 years, but the beautiful game does not have any particular age limit. The true is that a player can play for as long as his body allows him to keep up. Some of these decorated football veterans have provided with spectacular moments that have shown us how beautiful the game of football can actually be. These are players with experience and ability that can are invaluable.
They are the top football veterans because they have had a glorious past and are still having a glorious present. Here are top 5 veterans in football in 2020, which is made up of successful active players over 35.
Top 5 Best Football Veterans in 2019
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
The 35-year-old forward is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time. Inspite of his age, Cristiano Ronaldo continues to play at the top level. He is quick, agile, and possess his sharp goalsy qualities. Ronaldo has scored more than 50 goals for Juventus since he joined them in 2018, and is a key player for his team despite his age.
He has won the Euro Cup, multiple league titles and a plethora of individual honours, including 5 ballon d’ors.
2. Santi Cazorla
One of the greatest central midfielders in football, Santi Cazorla is renowned for his attacking flair, ability to use both feet, and capability to change the rhythm of game in midfield. He is also an excellent set-piece taker. The 35-year-old can be remembered for his splendid time at Arsenal, and as one of the best midfielders in La Liga history.
Cazorla is a skilled skilled right-back, with superior technical and dribbling ability. At the time of this writing, Santi Cazorla has played 5 matches for his team, Al Sadd, scoring 4 goals and providing 5 assists.
3. Franck Ribery
Widely regarded as the one of the complete French wingers of all time, Franck Ribery is a winger was more skillful than any other player of his age. A quick, lethal, technical, skilful player, Ribery has been one of the most crucial players in the history of Bayern Munich. He currently plays for Italian side Fiorentina, and has been terrific for them. The 37-year-old still looks lovely and is currently one if the best football veterans.
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
The Swedish striker has had a stellar career, as he has played for many major European clubs and won trophies there. He has scored over 500 career goals. Ibrahimovic is usually considered as one of the greatest strikers of the modern age. Zlatan, at the age of 39 does not have any plans of slowing down, as he keeps getting better, and can’t stop scoring with every single match he plays. He is currently at AC Milan, and is currently leading them to a shocking campaign as they look set to challenge for the 2020/21 Serie A crown.
5. Andrés Iniesta
Andrés Iniesta is one the best football veterans in the world. The 36-year-old is still actively producing magical moments in Japanese club, Vissel Kobe. He spent most of his career at the Spanish club, Barcelona. He is regarded by many as the best midfielder of all-time. He has won everything in the game of football and has not slowed down. He had 4 goals and 6 assists in the 2020 J1 League.
He possesses superior technical abilities, superb vision, and dribbling skills.
These are some other top football veterans in 2020, that deserve a worthy mention.
- Łukasz Piszczek, 35 – Borussia Dortmund
- Luka Modrić, 35 – Real Madrid
- Fernandinho, 35 – Manchester City
- Thiago Silva, 36 – Chelsea
- Ashley Young, 35 – Inter Milan
- Fabio Quagliarella, 37 – Sampdoria