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6 players who are still world-class footballers despite being above 30

6) Lionel Messi

It's quite hard to believe that Argentine superstar Lionel Messi turned 34 earlier this year. The six time ballon d'or winner is still very much one of the best players in the world and still give opponents the shivers when he runs at them.

Many, many more years to come from this man.

5) Jamie Vardy

A late bloomer, English striker Jamie Vardy has proven himself to be one of the most consistent strikers in the Premier league and in the world since bursting on to the scene with Leicester city in 2015.

The premier league winner is fast approaching the ripe age of 35 next year. However, his speed, physique and movement on the ball suggests otherwise with the for former Fleetwood attacker still one of the most consistent goal poachers in the world.

4) Luka Modric

No 4 on our list is former ballon d'or winner Luka Modric, the Croatian midfielder has been one of the most consistent midfielders in the world for quite a good number of years now.

The Real Madrid man technician turns 37 next year but has showed little signs of slowing down and is still a key figure for club and country.

3) Cristiano Ronaldo

Alongside Lionel Messi, Portuguese attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has been at the pinnacle of football for as long as many can remember.

The former Real Madrid winger turns 37 by February next year but still looks as fit as a 21 year old. The five time ballon d'or winner has had to adjust his style of play from a galloping winger to a goal poacher with that switch perfectly working for him while it has almost certainly guaranteed him a place at the pinnacle of football for next two or three years.

2) Thiago Silva

When Chelsea decided to sign Thiago Silva in the summer of 2020, many criticized the blues citeing that the Brazilian defender is way out of sorts and would only struggle with the tempo of the English Premier league.

Fast forward to a year and half later and Thiago Silva has not just adjusted to life in the English Premier league, but has also established himself as one of the top 3 defenders in the league with the 37 year old looking like he can still play top level football till his mid-forties.

1) Zlatan Ibrahimovic

One of the oldest footballers in the world, it is simply amazing how Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still at the pinnacle of football.

The Swedish forward only recently celebrated his 40th birthday but still looks as agile and fit as a 27 year old. It should come as no surprise that Zlatan still scores insane and ridiculous goals despite his age.

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