Colin Lee, 79-year-old says he still actively plays for 90 minutes

Colin Lee, 79-year-old says he still actively plays for 90 minutes

- Colin Lee has defied the odds as he is still playing actively at the age of 79

- The shot-stopper has been active in the sport for over 73 years staring as a defender

- Lee features on the same team with his 50-year-old son and 21-year-old grandson

Colin Lee is a living proof that age is nothing but just a number as the 79-year-old goalkeeper is not ready to hang his gloves yet.

He started his career playing for six different teams since 1946 and Lee says he wants to keep playing till his 80's.

Lee started his 73-year career as a central defender before ending as a shot-stopper and now has the title of 'Britain's oldest goalkeeper' after six decades wearing the gloves.

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Mr Lee who is a fan of Premier League side, Wolverhampton Wanderers, has arthritis in his hands but his health issues does not disturb making saves across the his goal-line.

"I've been told you have to be mad to be a goalie, so I guess I must be bordering on that as I've done it for so long. I love chucking myself around the goal like a lunatic," he said, as per Yahoo Sports.

"I've got arthritis in my hands and my joints and knees are stiffer than they used to be but I still love it when I make a good save.

"I've had lots of bruises but amazingly I've never had any serious football injuries in more than 70 years.

"I turn 80 in June and I've got no plans to stop playing. I will play for as long as my body lets me and of course, if I'm still picked for the team."

Lee still plays most Saturdays with his 50 year-old son Colin Jr and 21-year old grandson Tom, who is one of eight grandchildren he has.

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"It is wonderful to play with my son and grandson," he added.

"Unfortunately Colin has the same knee problems I've suffered with but it's great when we all turn out for the same team.

"I can still play a full 90 minutes but I also do a lot behind the scenes and we're currently trying to build a new club house and community centre for the future generations."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Football's oldest player Kazuyoshi Miura has penned a new one-year deal with top Japanese side Yokohama FC.

Muria, whose 52nd birthday is next month, extended his contract with the Japanese outfit which will see him play his 33rd season.

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