Guinness World Records oldest player is now… Ezzeldin Bahader

Ezzeldin Bahader is now the oldest professional footballer in the world game after been honoured by the Guinness World Records.

The 74-year-old Egyptian grandpa who turns 75 this November, was recognised by Guinness World Records after he knocked off the title from the previous holder a 73-year-old Israeli player Israeli Isaak Hayik.

This record which he was supposed to have clinched in march was said to have been delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic that caused sports activities to halt.

The septuagenarian finally met the requirements when he played for October 6 against the El Ayat Sports Club in the Egypt third tier this Saturday.

He was quoted saying “I dream of being able to break my own record one more time, just to make the competition a little harder,”

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