Egyptian club signs 75-year-old footballer, becomes oldest professional player in world

Egyptian club signs 75-year-old footballer, becomes oldest professional player in world lailasnews


Third-tier Egyptian club 6th October have signed a 75-year-old footballer, as he is set to become the oldest professional player in world.

Is age just a number? Well, time would tell, cause if Ezzeldin Bahader takes to the pitch in a professional game, he will become the oldest professional football player ever.

The current record is set by Isaak Hayik who played for Israeli fourth-tier side Ironi Or Yehuda aged 73.

Bahader will replace him in the record books.

The Egyptian Football Association announced on Tuesday and confirmed the eligibility of the septuagenarian to feature in the Egyptian league.

Speaking on the incredible milestone, the Egyptian Football Association said:

”Today, the Egyptian Football Association has registered the oldest professional player in the world during the current winter transfer period.

”He is 75-year-old Ezz El-Din Bahader, who signed for 6 October in the third division.

”He is preparing to enter the Guinness World Encyclopaedia of records as he begins his participation with this club”.

The country seems to have a thing for the oldest record, cause currently, Egypt boasts of Essam El Hadary, the oldest player in World Cup history.

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At 45, El Hadary beat the record of the previous oldest player to appear at the tournament, Faryd Mondragon who appeared in goal for Colombia in 2014 just three days after his 43rd birthday.

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