10 football stars who have played across 4 decades

10 football stars who have played across 4 decades

Not a lot of football stars have played beyond 10 to 15 years professionally before calling it quits in their respective careers.

However, a few of these superstars do not seem to tire out and have continued to roll back the years across decades.

Despite the way the game has developed into another level, these stars have weathered the storms in the present-day game.

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Here are ten players who played in the past four decades and their market values

1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (38) £3.15m

The newly-acquired AC Milan striker is the most valuable player on the list and has already got off and running with a goal against Cagliari.

2. Gianluigi Buffon (41) £900k

The Italian veteran returned to Juventus after having a short spell with PSG and he hopes to help the team win their first Champions League title in over 13 years.

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3. Claudio Pizarro (41) £450k

The Peruvian legend is in his fifth spell with Bundesliga side Werder Bremen and has played for top European sides including Bayern Munich and Chelsea.

4. Roque Santa Cruz (38) £225k

The Paraguayan spent many years on the bench with Bayern Munich before reviving his career at Manchester City. He is still being regarded as a legend in his country.

5. Gareth Barry (38) £675k

The former England international has the highest number of Premier League appearances with Aston Villa, Man City, Everton and West Bromwich Albion respectively.

6. Emre Belozoglu (39) £450k

With over 100 international caps for Turkey and a bronze medal at the 2002 World Cup, the former Newcastle star is currently on his third spell with Galatasary.

7. Milan Baros (38) £225k

The 2005 Champions League winner returned to his first club Baník Ostrava and Czech Republic legend is still waxing strong.

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8. Kenny Miller (40) £180k

The Scotland legend has scored nine goals in 23 matches for Championship side Patrick Thistle at the age of 40. Remarkable.

9. Shunsuke Nakamura (41) £90k

He was one the best free-kick takers in Europe during his impressive spell with Scottish giants Celtic. He joined Yokohama FC after they J-League side gain promotion.

10. Kazuyoshi Miura (52) £90k

The former Japanese international is the oldest professional footballer at 52 and he recently signed a new deal with Yokohama FC.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Paul Merson, Arsenal legend, has praised Jurgen Klopp for transforming Liverpool and believes he could get League One side Rotherham into the English topflight division.

The ex-Aston Villa midfielder also insisted that Jose Mourinho at Tottenham did not change anything at the north London club.

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