It's always a fashionable topic to discuss future stars of the game and debate which players will become the next Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.
What's not as prominent, however, is a focus on the elder statesmen of the game—the players adaptable enough to impact several different eras of football.
Therefore, here's a look at some of those seasoned professionals still competing and bettering athletes half their age.
All of the following are playing past their 35th birthday and making major contributions in a competitive environment.
Due to several goalkeepers finding their most consistent form in their thirties, this is a list of outfield players only.
All statistics via WhoScored.com.