A 74-years-old Egyptian recognized as the world’s oldest football player

A 74-years-old Egyptian recognized as the world’s oldest football player

Egyptian Ezzeldin Bahader has entered the Guinness World Records after becoming the world’s oldest professional football player to take part in a second full match at the age of 74, Reuters reports.

He was seen in action during a soccer match of Egypt’s third division league. Bahader scored a goal from the penalty spot in his debut match on March. In his second match, he missed a penalty kick. After setting the record, the contract with Bahader was canceled.

“I dream of being able to break my own record one more time, just to make the competition a little harder,” Bahader said.

The world’s oldest professional footballer record was previously held by 73-year-old Israeli Isaak Hayik.

Georgiy ASLANYAN

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