If you want proof that age is just a number, then look no further than Egyptian footballer Ezzeldin Bahader.
Bahader played his second full match for his team, October 6, earlier this month — a 3-2 defeat by El Ayat SC.
“Do not limit your ambitions,” Bahader told reporters after the match.
“If there is something you couldn’t achieve as a young man, in your youth, with a strong will, you can achieve it any time, regardless of age and the time that has passed.”
At 53, Japan’s Kazuyoshi Miura, nicknamed “King Kazu,” is the oldest player in a worldwide top division with the J-League’s Yokohama FC
As for Bahader, who turns 75 in November, he hopes there could be more records on the horizon.
“My record is 74 years old and 125 days old. I dream of being able to break my own record one more time, just to make the competition a little harder,” he said.
Watch Ezzeldin Bahader in action at the top of the page.