Age-Defying Athletes

Age-Defying Athletes

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Essam El Hadary

Date of birth: 15/01/1973 (44)  Damietta, Egypt

He is regarded as one of the best African goalkeepers of all time. In April 2012, Didier Drogba told Chelsea FC Magazine that he is the “best opponent” he has ever scored against.

Gianluigi Buffon

Date of birth: 28/01/1978 (39) Carrara, Italy

Buffon is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. He captains both Serie A club Juventus and the Italian national team. With 167 caps, Buffon is the most capped player in the history of the Italian national team, the joint sixth-most capped male international footballer in history, and the joint most capped European international player ever. He is widely regarded by players, pundits and managers to be one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time

Roger Federer

Date of birth: 08/08/1981 (35)

Basel, Switzerland

Some players and analysts have called him the greatest tennis player of all time. In 2016, he was ranked by ESPN as the greatest male or female tennis player to ever live. Federer turned professional in 1998 and was continuously ranked in the top 10 from October 2002 to November 2016.

Serena Williams

Date of birth: 26/09/1981 (35) Michigan, USA

She became the world No.1 for the first time on July 8, 2002, and achieved this ranking for the seventh time on January 30, 2017. On the sixth occasion, she held the ranking for 186 consecutive weeks, tying the record set by Steffi Graf for the most consecutive weeks as world No.1 by a female tennis player. In total, she has been world No.1 for 310 weeks, which ranks her 3rd in the Open Era among female tennis players. Williams’ accomplishments and success in professional tennis have led some commentators, players, and sports writers to regard her as the greatest female tennis player of all time.