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.

23 thoughts on “What Professional Footballers Are The Same Age As You?”

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

  1. 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?

    1. @ 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

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