The English Premier League is arguably the most competitive soccer league on the planet. It takes tremendous skill and mental fortitude to leave a mark in the league of the best English clubs, and it gets doubly difficult when one is on the wrong side of 30.
However, over the years, we have seen a few veteran players beat the odds and leave a mark in the best possible way — by finding the back of the net in a hotly contested English top-flight showdown. Continue reading to meet the 10 oldest goalscorers in the history of the Premier League:
#10 Gary Speed – 37 Years 11 Months
Gary Speed Won The English Title With Leeds In 1992
Gary Speed was 37 years and 11 months old when he hit the netting for Bolton Wanderers in a 3-0 victory over Reading FC on August 25, 2007. The left-midfielder left the club for Sheffield United at the end of the season.
Between Leeds United, Everton, Newcastle United, and Bolton, Speed played 535 Premier League matches, scoring 80 times and providing 32 assists. Speed won the English top-flight title with Leeds United in the 1991-92 season.
#9 Mick Harford – 38 Years 1 Month
Mick Harford Scored 19 Premier League Goals
Ex-England international Mick Harford scored his last Premier League goal on March 18, 1997. Harford’s goal helped his then-club Wimbledon FC to a 1-1 draw with West Ham United. The former center-forward played just 12 Premier League games in the 1996-97 season, with the goal against the Hammers being his only goal involvement.
Between Chelsea, Coventry City, and Wimbledon, Harford played 89 EPL matches, finding the back of the net 19 times.
#8 Tugay Kerimoglu – 38 Years 3 Months
Tugay Kerimoglu Was Known For His Outside-The-Box Strikes
Former Turkey defensive midfielder scored his final Premier League goal at the age of 38 years and three months. Kerimoglu, who was playing for Blackburn Rovers at the time, scored his team’s second goal in a 3-2 defeat to Portsmouth on November 30, 2008. In typical…
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Author : Sushan Chakraborty
Publish date : 2023-11-14 06:08:15
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