Didier Drogba and the 20 Veterans Still Playing at the Highest Level

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Didier Drogba and the 20 Veterans Still Playing at the Highest Level
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Tuesday evening's Champions League matches sees Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba return to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea, still going strong at 36 years of age for current club Galatasaray.

Of course, Drogba was a Chelsea hero in his prime, even scoring a Champions League-winning penalty shootout kick for them before leaving the club. His 14 goals this season speak volumes over his enduring ability to perform at the highest level despite his advancing age—but he's far from the only one to do so.

Here are 20 top-class veteran players still making an impact on the game, all of whom are 35 years of age or older.

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