6. Michael Ballack – 40 Years

Michael Ballack - oldest footballer

A German footballer ranked among the top goal scorers in the national team’s history, Michael Ballack plays for Bayer Leverkusen. He has appeared 16 times this season and scored 3 goals. He is listed in the FIFA’s 125 Greatest Living Players and the Midfielder of the year for UEFA Club in 2002. The player has won the German Footballer of the Year award thrice. Ballack was famous for his commanding presence in midfield, powerful shot and passing range.

Michael Ballack made his debut in professional football in 1995. In 1996, Ballack made the debut for Germany’s under-21 side. He won his first major honor of Bundesliga in his first season with the club. In 1999, he moved to Bayer Leverkusen for which he won many runners-up medals. In 2006, Ballack joined Chelsea, the Premier League club, and won League Cup and FA Cup in his first season at the club. Internationally, Ballack has played UEFA European Football Championships and FIFA World Cup. At the age of 35, Ballack has played 98 times, scoring 42 times in various tournaments.

7. Francesco Totti – 40 Years

Oldest footballer - Francesco Totti

A professional footballer of age 41, Francesco Totti, played for Roma and the national team of Italy and currently works at the position of club director at Roma. This player’s career belongs to Roma where he won two Supercoppa titles, two Coppa Italia titles and a Serie A title. Totti is regarded as the most capped player and the top goalscorer in the history of the club. He has also made the record of being the youngest club captain in the Serie A history. With 250 goals, Totti is considered to be the second highest scorer of all time in the history of the Italian league.

Francesco Totti is one of the oldest soccer players and is popular for his technique, vision and goalscoring capability. He is renowned as one of the biggest players in Italy and one of the most talented soccer players of the generation. He has won record of five Serie A awards, eleven Italian Footballers’ Association awards and much more. In 2014, Totti made the record of the oldest goalscorer in the history of Champions League with age 38 years and 59 days.