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Top 10 Oldest Goalscorers in Premier League History

Top 10 Oldest Goalscorers in Premier League History

The Premier League is considered by many to be the best football league in the world. This means that only the best can survive and thrive in the league. And even for top players, it gets difficult to maintain their high standards as age starts to catch. However, some players manage to compete even at an advanced age. 

These players have continued to defy expectations and have played well into their late 30s. And in the process, some of them have become among the oldest goalscorers in the Premier League. Moreover, these men have scored goals in the Premier League at an age when most of the players have already retired. So without further ado, here is the list of Premier League’s top ten oldest goalscorers.

Peter Schmeichel- Aston Villa (37 years and 11 months)

Peter Schmeichel is one of the best goalkeepers to ever play in the Premier League. The Dane won a total of 16 trophies during his Premier League career (15 with Manchester United and one with Aston Villa), creating several records. 

However, he also holds the record of being the 10th oldest goal scorer in the Premier League. Schmeichel achieved this feat in the 2001-02 season, scoring from a Steve Staunton corner. However, it would still not be enough for his team to win the match.

Gary Speed- Bolton Wanderers (37 years, 11 months and 17 days)

One of the best footballers to come out of Wales, Garry Speed, played a significant chunk of his career in the Premier League. He even had a promising managerial career and is credited with creating an environment in the Wales national team that helped them develop several future stars.

And Speed is also the ninth-oldest goalscorer in the history of the Premier League. The player achieved this feat in the 2007-08 season when he scored in a 3-0 win over Reading. Three years later, though in tragic circumstances, Speed committed suicide.

Mick Harford- (38 years, 1 month, and 16 days )

Mick Harford has a career in the English league that spanned over two decades. And one of the major highlights of his career was when he scored a goal for Wimbledon against West Ham United in the 1996-97 season.

This made him one of the oldest players in the league to score a goal at 38 years, 1 month, and 16 days. His goal helped Wimbledon win the match. When he scored the goals, Harford was the oldest player in the league to do so, but over the years has fallen down the pecking order.

Tugay Kerimoglu- Blackburn Rovers (38 years 3 months 6 days)

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