10 oldest footballers to score in the Premier League

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Harsh Biyani
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Modified 27 Feb 2018, 21:39 IST

Playing in the Premier League demands a lot of physicality and strength. Hence not many players are able to play in the league after a certain age. This is the sole reason why Chelsea have the policy of giving a 1-year contract to players who turn 30.

However, there are players who have scored goals in the Premier League way past their prime. You will be surprised to see at what age these players have scored.

Without much ado, let us look at the 10 oldest footballers to score in the Premier League.

#10 Les Ferdinand - 37 years and 268 days (Bolton)

Alan Shearer and Les Ferdinand
Celebrating a goal with Alan Shearer

Currently, the coach and Director of football for Queens Park Rangers, the former England international player moved to Bolton from Leicester in 2004. His footballing career started in 1986 and ended in 2006.

The 37-year-old, who started the game as a no 10. against the Red Devils, scored a ripper of a goal for his side in the 90th minute only to see his side end the game with a 2-2 draw against Manchester United in 2004.

#9 Peter Schmeichel - 37 years 336 days (Aston Villa)

Peter Schmeichel
Mostly known for his spell at Manchester United

Known for his fantastic keeping skills, Peter Schmeichel has also scored goals in his footballing career - 11 to be precise, which is very unusual for a keeper.

The former Danish footballer played for a lot of clubs including the likes of Manchester United where he captained them in the famous 1999 season. It was in 2001 when the Danishman became the 1st goalkeeper to score in the Premier League; a feat repeated only 4 times since then.

His goal against Everton earned his side a 3-2 win.

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Published 27 Feb 2018, 21:39 IST
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