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5 best midfielders above the age of 30

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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 that one player (or in some cases 3) in the centre of the park capable of making a difference with a moment of magic. 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 (30)

Arturo Vidal
Arturo Vidal will be crucial to Bayern Munich's hopes this season

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, central midfielder or even as an attacking midfielder.

After initially making his name at Juventus as part of a midfield three along with Pirlo and Marchisio, Vidal after his shift to the Bundesliga has arguably become a more rounded player and is capable of contributing equally in both defence and attack.

One of the first names on the team sheet for Carlo Ancelotti, the Chilean will be looking to have another stunning season for the Bavarian giants.

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