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What Professional Footballers Are The Same Age As You?

soccer pinata What Professional Footballers Are The Same Age As You?

Watching soccer has a way of making you feel young and old at the same time. As each new season begins, new players enter the league as older ones retire. There’s an endless supply of talent coming through each team, but sometimes it makes you feel old because the players that were from your era are no longer young.

So I decided to do some research to see what famous footballers were born in the same year as I was, 1969. Here’s what I found:

I am the same age as:

  • Tim Sherwood,
  • Jens Lehmann,
  • Dion Dublin,
  • Steve Staunton,
  • Tony Meola,
  • Brian Laudrup,
  • Oliver Kahn,
  • Eric Wynalda,
  • Andrei Kanchelskis, and
  • Gabriel Batistuta.

While there are some incredible footballers born the same year as I came into this world, it does make me feel quite old knowing that many of these greats have long since retired from the sport. Still, at least I’m in good company!

What about you? What famous professional footballers were born the same year as you? Visit this webpage and have some fun, and then post the results in the comments section below.

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23 Responses to What Professional Footballers Are The Same Age As You?

  1. Mufc77 says:

    Gabriel batistuta was one hell of a player gaffer. Easily one of my top all time favorites as he could do it all.

    • IanCransonsKnees says:

      I adored Batistuta and Baggio in the 90s, even had a Kappa Juve top I played football in all the time. Statue to Batigol in the middle of Florence is something I’d like to see one day.

      • Mufc77 says:

        Don’t forget Gianluca Vialli and Roberto Mancini when they played at Sampdoria in the early 90s. Mancini was a great player In his day so much so I had his Sampdoria jersey as a kid.

  2. Marc says:

    I am 2 months older than Ryan Giggs. I retired from summer league football becuase the kids half my age were running circles around me. He still plays in the top league in the world. There is something wrong there. Maybe he is God?

    • The_NZA says:

      @ Marc there is no maybe, im sure Giggs is god!

      Im a few months older than Anderson and Chicharito… and have done nothing in my life by comparison.

  3. Clampdown says:

    Dennis Bergkamp is about two months older than me. I still have all my hair.

  4. Evan says:

    Raheem Sterling is about a month younger than me.

  5. Dimi says:

    These players were born in 1967:

    David Ginola
    Claudio Caniggia
    Iván Zamorano
    Roberto Baggio
    John Harkes
    Andrés Escobar
    Paul Gascoigne
    Lee Hendrie
    Yordan Letchkov
    Paul Ince
    Gus Poyet
    Dan Petrescu

  6. David says:

    Michel Platini
    Andy Gray
    Bruno Conti

  7. IanCransonsKnees says:

    I’m more impressed I’m the same age as Miss Alabama teen 1997 and Miss Nevada teen 1996. I bet I’ve aged better.

  8. Matt says:

    Mario Balotelli is the only one I can think of off the top of my head

  9. Guy says:

    ha! Me and Gerd Muller!! :-)

  10. will says:

    Bryan Oviedo
    Magage Gueye

  11. will says:

    Magaye* lol

  12. BA14 says:


    Julie Foudy
    Roy Keane

    I recognize more female players than male.

  13. M Owen says:

    Jeez gaffer…you are old as f@$4 !!! ;)

  14. M Owen says:

    unfortunately I belong to the same age as Downing

  15. Sammy says:

    Well, I don’t think I’ll be able to find any famous players born in 1995… Maybe next time. :)

  16. Opti says:


    De Rossi
    van der Vaart
    Robin van Persie
    Yaya Toure

  17. Lyle says:

    I am exactly the same age as Jermaine Defoe, right down to being born on the same day (no idea of the time of day though).

  18. das says:

    samed yesil
    nick powell
    jetro willems
    raheem sterling

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