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Top 5 Oldest Scorers In Champions League History

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We’ll take a closer look at the top 5 oldest scorers who left an indelible mark on the prestigious UEFA Champions League.

The UEFA Champions League is a place where legendary football moments are made. Apart from showing the skills of young players, it has also seen the impressive achievements of experienced players. These seasoned athletes have defied time to keep making a big impact. In this article, we’ll honor the top 5 oldest goal scorers in European football’s biggest stage. These players have shown that age doesn’t stop them from making a lasting impact on the beautiful game.

5. Javier Zanetti (37 years, 72 days)

Javier Zanetti, a true footballing legend, defied the sands of time by delivering a remarkable performance for Inter Milan. At the age of 37 years and 72 days, the full-back etched his name in Champions League history with a goal against Tottenham Hotspur on October 20, 2010. The strike came in the second minute of the game and was the first of seven goals at San Siro, with Inter winning 4-3 in the end.

4. Filippo Inzaghi (37 years, 87 days)

At the remarkable age of 37 years and 87 days, Filippo Inzaghi scored twice for AC Milan against Real Madrid on November 3, 2010. His ability to find the net, even in the later stages of his career, was a testament to his skill and determination. The brace secured a 2-2 draw at San Siro. AC Milan were unlucky not to win the game, as Pablo Leon scored an injury-time equalizer for Real Madrid.

3. Ryan Giggs (37 years, 290 days)

Ryan Giggs, a stalwart of Manchester United, showed his enduring talent in the Champions League on September 14, 2011. His goal helped Manchester United secure a 1-1 draw in Portugal, equalizing the score after Benfica’s Oscar Cardozo had scored. The strike served as a reminder of Giggs’ ability to make a difference in games, even at the end of his career.

2. Francesco Totti (38 years, 59 days)

Second on the list of the oldest scorers in the Champions League is Francesco Totti. The Italian displayed his enduring magic on November 25, 2014. At the age of 38 years and 59 days, he delivered a pivotal goal against CSKA Moscow for AS Roma. His goal secured the Giallorossi a 1-1 draw in Russia, leveling the score after Vassili Berezoutski had found the net for CSKA Moscow. It was the final time Totti scored in the competition.

1. Pepe (40 years, 254 days)

Pepe etched his name in Champions League history at the remarkable age of 40 years and 254 days. This veteran footballer, became the oldest scorer in the Champions League on November 8, 2023. It was a special moment, as Pepe headed in Porto’s second goal to secure a 2-0 victory over 10-man Antwerp during stoppage time. What made this goal even more memorable was that it occurred on his mother’s birthday.

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