5 best midfielders over the age of 30
Midfielders often run the game of football. Connecting both defence and attack, these players are often responsible for the way the game is played setting the tempo for their respective teams.
All the best teams in the world have one experienced midfielder who is capable of pulling the strings or putting in clever tackles to stop the opposition side. While the players are on this list are all above 30, there is no doubting the fact that they are still crucial and capable of making a difference to their sides.
Here are the 5 best midfielders above the age of 30:
#5 Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich)
One of the most consistent midfielders in the last few seasons, Bayern Munich's Arturo Vidal is known for his warrior-like performances in the heart of the midfield for both his club and country.
Supremely skilled and not afraid of going into tackles, Vidal is one of the most complete midfielders in the game and is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder, a central midfielder or even as an attacking midfielder.
The Chilean superstar has been brilliant this season as well for Bayern Munich. Having already made 29 appearances for the Bavarian giants, Vidal adds a powerful presence and a different dimension to the well oiled Bayern machine.
The 30-year-old has been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent weeks and it will be interesting to see where Vidal will be playing next season.