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5 Players Who Defied Their Age This Season

Jidonu Mauyon
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The force of gravity is in place to ensure that any object that goes up definitely comes down. This law does not only apply to objects, it also affects human beings in various dimensions. Everybody, irrespective of class, status or abilities will surely experience periods of rising and falling in their respective lives.

Footballers are expected to rise, reach their peaks and start declining as they grow older. In fact, age is an obvious factor that affects even the greatest players in the history of the sport.

However, despite the fact that every player must slow down as they advance in years, football has surprised us with superstars who defied their age and produced spectacular performances this season. At ages when most of their peers have retired or faded out, they stood up, overturned the odds and surpassed expectations with their blistering displays during the campaign.

These amazing superstars deserve recognition for their incredible brilliance this season. Therefore, let us look at 5 players who defied their age to produce excellent performances during the campaign:


#5 Arjen Robben

Fussball 1. Bundesliga Saison 2016/2017: FC Bayern Muenchen - Borussia Dortmund
The Dutchman appeared regularly for the Bavarians this season

Bayern Munich superstar Arjen Robben is on the wrong side of 30, and celebrated his 34th birthday in January, yet his age has not affected him as many people would have expected.

Robben has reminded us of his incredible talents once again, with a lot of amazing displays for the Bundesliga outfit this season. At 34, he still does pretty much, what he was doing some years ago. Grabbing the ball, holding on to it, dribbling with flair and tearing opposition defenses apart, the winger has been really impressive.

Robben has had a great season, bagging 7 goals and 6 assists in all competitions for the German club. He also completed 31 shots, 45 dribbles, and 1043 passes. He has led the team to another domestic double and is still a regular player in the squad, with 34 appearances to his name.

(All stats via whoscored.com)

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Jidonu Mauyon
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Jidonu Mauyon is a football enthusiast from Nigeria, who writes for a lot of publications, including the likes of Sportainment, Cube Soccer, Give Me Sport, FootballXtra, and Sportskeeda. He is a great fan of Lionel Messi and he likes to write about Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Liverpool. He also covers a lot of topics relating to the EPL, La Liga, Seria A and the Ligue 1. He has been doing great in the field, helping to intensify the passion for the beautiful game by sharing his opinions with his fellow soccer fans across the globe. His works have earned him recognition, notably claiming the Best Essay Writer award in the 2015 Milo Sports Writing Competition. To him, his followers are his best friends and he would go a long way to ensure that he keeps them refreshed and entertained. You love football and he does too, why not follow him so you can burn the passion together?
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