Old age and soccer were never meant to go together. They are contradicting concepts thrust together that usually produce disappointing results and exhaust a career.
The majority of footballers unfortunately fall into this trend as they waddle their way to a post-professional life. However, there is a common misconception that once footballers hit their 35th birthday, their careers always fade into the shadows and retirement is just days away.
A handful of footballers swim against the tide and don't let sore knees, legs or minds cut their careers short. These are the players scattered amongst this slideshow and are the equivalent of expensive wines in a room full of tasteless beer.
They are the ones who despite living in an older generation than the competition, still manage to produce results and sufficiently continue to fill their thirst of stardom.
If the world knew what makes their game taste so good so late, soccer would be a much older game.