Joseph Minala and 10 Footballers Who Look Older Than They Are

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Joseph Minala and 10 Footballers Who Look Older Than They Are
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Lazio's Cameroonian prospect Joseph Minala shut down his social media accounts (not including his Twitter) earlier this week when he came under abuse surrounding his age. 

According to The Metro, sources in the Senegalese press have suggested that the 17-year-old is in fact 41 and that his paperwork is fraudulent.

Lazio have vehemently denied the claims, and have insisted they will take legal action against those who have questioned the legitimacy of the teenager's true age, per the BBC

Meanwhile, Minala's agent has attributed his client's advanced appearance to a "difficult childhood," according to La Gazetta dello Sport (via ESPN FC).  

This curious case inspires our list of footballers who look an awful lot older than they actually are.

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