Some call them survivors. Some call them veterans. Many even call them soldiers.
The players making this list truly are rarities in the modern era. Given the amount of injuries the average player suffers throughout his career playing in the top flight, it's not often that you'll get to see a footballer fighting it out well into his mid-30s.
Yet there have been and continue to be players seemingly heading into the twilight of their careers that surprise us with their abilities, sheer athleticism and natural fitness. A tough breed of no-nonsense battlers, some may say, whatever the case is, these players often don't ask to be respected. They always get it any way.
Check out the slideshow to see a list comprising 10 of the best veterans in world football.