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# like a fine wine

This year
38-year-old Ashley Young becomes Everton's first summer signing
The former Man United player has joined on a one-year deal.
Ex-Man United star Smalling rewarded for fine season in Italy
The 33-year-old defender has extended his stay at Jose Mourinho’s Roma.
'Suarezmania' taking off in Brazil
The Uruguayan forward is enjoying a late-career renaissance.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes history for Sweden, Man United star hits brace
The 41-year-old has become Euro qualifying’s oldest player, while Marcel Sabitzer impressed for Austria.
41-year-old Ibrahimovic set to make history
The veteran striker will likely break Italian goalkeeper Dino Zoff’s age record in a Euro qualifier of 40 years and 90 days, set in 1983.
'I do not look at the age' - Martinez defends Ronaldo call-up
The 38-year-old ‘is very important for the team,’ the Spanish coach stressed.
44-year-old Gianluigi Buffon returns as Inter edge Parma
It was a dramatic finish as Lautaro Martinez equalised with two minutes of normal time left.
Last year
LeBron's season-high 47 points on 38th birthday spark Lakers to NBA win
‘I called it. I told them before the game. I had to make it happen.’
37-year-old Modric confirms he will not retire from international football
Croatia will now attempt to win the Nations League title next June.
Veteran Mark Cavendish storms to Giro D'Italia stage 3 win
It was a 16th stage win at the event for the British 36-year-old who is riding the Italian grand tour after a nine-year break.
Praise for Liverpool's 'role model' after hard-fought victory
James Milner was brought into the side for the win over Newcastle.
Class of 92 – John Higgins, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Mark Williams reach last four
It is the first time the trio have all made the semi-finals at the Crucible since 1999.
Veteran Irish goalkeeper makes debut as QPR's Premier League dream dented
37-year-old Keiren Westwood only signed for the club this week.
Gianluigi Buffon signs new deal at Parma that will take him to 46 years of age
The World Cup-winning Italian re-joined Serie B side Parma last year.
Veteran star Benzema's stunning season continues
The France international proved the difference again for Real Madrid.
Former Man United and Barcelona star Sanchez key as Chile revive World Cup hopes
The 33-year-old inspired his country to a 3-2 win away against Bolivia.
World's oldest footballer 'King Kazu' signs for new club aged 54
Ex-Japan international Kazuyoshi Miura extended his decades-long playing career on Tuesday.
All time
Ex-Japan international 'King Kazu' eager to play on at 54
Kazuyoshi Miura said he ‘still has the passion’ to continue his career
Experienced World Cup-winning prop to stay with All Blacks until 2024
Joe Moody, a 57-Test forward, signed a contract extension on Friday.
38-year-old Dani Alves rejoins Barcelona
The 119-cap international has now agreed to return to the Catalan club.
40-year-old Ibrahimovic recalled by Sweden
The star pulled out of Euro 2020 finals in June shortly before the tournament kicked off with a knee injury.
Claudio Ranieri won’t quit until he’s 80 - 'The oldest manager in England, maybe with a walking stick'
The Italian turns 70 next week and is preparing for a fourth stint in the Premier League, this time with Watford.
Still saving penalties at 39 and watching Italy's Euro 2020 hero up close
Alan Mannus on learning from Gianluigi Donnarumma and what motivates him to keep going at an age when many players have retired.
After 350 appearances and 12 trophies, 36-year-old Fernandinho commits to 9th Premier League season
The veteran midfielder has signed a one-year contract extension with Man City.
37 years on from Games debut, Aussie veteran set for 8th Olympics
Equestrian Anthony Hoy was named on the Australian team on Friday.
Former France star signs on for another season at Toulouse
Maxime Medard has extended his current contract, while two-time World Cup winner Jerome Kaino is to take over the club’s youth side.
43-year-old Buffon not the retiring type amid links with return to club where it all began
Reports in Italy suggest the veteran goalkeeper could join Parma.
38-year-old legend of Italian football signs on for another season
Fabio Quagliarella has penned a one-year contract extension with Sampdoria.
Wembley-bound 42-year-old to give Sir Stanley Matthews ‘a run for his money’
Kevin Ellison is the oldest outfield player to play in the EFL play-offs and scored in the Exiles’ semi-final victory over Forest Green.
Steph Curry’s 46 points clinch scoring title and eighth seed for Golden State
The 33-year-old is the NBA’s oldest scoring champion since Michael Jordan achieved the feat aged 35 in 1998.
38-year-old Dani Alves rejoins Brazil squad
36-year-old Chelsea defender Thiago Silva also features.
Wes Hoolahan included in team of the season but misses out on Player of the Year gong
The former Ireland international has enjoyed a superb season with Cambridge.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs new AC Milan deal to take him past 40th birthday
The Swedish international is the club’s top scorer this season with 15 goals in 17 games, having missed others through injury and illness.
Real Madrid's current standout player is 35 and out of contract in the summer
Luka Modric faces an uncertain future.
'The magic hasn't stopped' - Wes Hoolahan wins Player of the Month award
Recognition of the 38-year-old’s form for Cambridge United, who are currently setting the pace in League Two.
Solskjaer urges Man Utd strikers to follow Cavani's example
The Uruguayan caught the eye as he became the first Red Devils player to score their first four league goals for the club away from Old Trafford.
High-class John Higgins sees off Ronnie O’Sullivan to book semi-final spot
The Scot triumphed 6-3 in the 70th meeting between the two long-standing rivals.
A month away from his 54th birthday, Japan legend signs new contract
Kazuyoshi Miura is still going strong.
At 38, Wes Hoolahan continues to star in League Two
The former Ireland international has helped propel Cambridge into the promotion places.
Ex-Ireland international Wes Hoolahan still pulling the strings in League Two
The Dubliner is currently playing for promotion-chasing Cambridge United.