Despite their advanced age and easily exhausted legs, the European Football scene contains a lot of older players who are still at the peak of their game.
These players are still important members of their respective teams due to their incredible fitness levels.
Football is evolving, and players may now maintain their health well into their late 30s and early 40s while still playing as if they were in their mid-20s.
As a result, below are the top five oldest active players in European football right now:
5. Luka Modric
Despite being in his late 30s, the veteran Croatian and Real Madrid midfielder continues to impress.
Modric won the Ballon D’or at the age of 32 in 2018, demonstrating his ability as a player despite his mature age.
He is now 36 years old.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo
Despite approaching 40, the Portuguese superstar and Manchester United forward is a machine, as seen by his excellent level of health and performance.
Ronaldo is 37 years old and is now one of the top active football players in the world.
3. Thiago Silva
The Chelsea and Brazilian defender will undoubtedly go down as one of his generation’s best defenders.
Fortunately, Silva is not intending on hanging up his boots just yet, despite the fact that he is 37 years old and still playing at the highest level for both Chelsea and his native Brazil.
The unpredictable Portuguese defender has won numerous trophies, most notably at Real Madrid.
He has left Los Blancos since then, but he has not yet retired.
Pepe, who is 39 years old, is currently the captain of his boyhood club, Porto, and continues to play for the squad.
1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
The talkative Swede striker is still active in football, and he presently plays for AC Milan, where he is on the verge of leading the squad to their first league title in in a decade.
Ibrahimovic is an incredible 40 years old, and he claims he has no idea when he will retire.