Soccerstuf is not becoming Soccersoft, after watching Tom Brady at 40 lead his team to the Super Bowl and play at an elite level all season we are analyzing if age and wisdom have value in the best soccer league in the world, the English Premier League. Below are the highlights:
-The olderst player at 38 years and 7 months is Julian Speroni, substitute goalkeeper for Crystal Palace
-Gareth McAuley, a regular Centreback for West Bromwich, at 38 and 1 month, is the second oldest and oldest position player
-Only 3 of the top 10 are Goalkeepers
-Only 3 of the top 10 play regularly, 2 of them play for West Brom, Fun Fact: West Brom is in last place
-The most notable name on the list is the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic for ManU, he has been resting and drinking warm milk on the sidelines since Dec. 26th
The bottom line, if you want a winning club avoid this list – soccer at the elite level is a young man’s game. Don’t expect to be playing after 35, just ask John Terry who was transferred from Chelsea this year to English Championship side Aston Villa. If you have older players starting on your team, you are more likely fighting to avoid relegation rather than promotion, both Crystal Palace and WBA, with 2 seniors can attest to that. ManU as mentioned above, is the only top team to have a position player on the list, and he has been injured for half of the season. Thanks to our sister site and fellow onomatopoeia transfermarkt.com for providing the complete list.