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5 Premier League Oldtimers That Are Still Doing the Business

Football is a young man's game many would have you believe, but this past English Premier League season proved that there is still life in the legs of a few over 30's.

The following are five players who continue to be important to their sides despite their advancing years:

5.) Peter Crouch, Stoke City (34)

The famously gangly Peter Crouch was once asked what he would be if he wasn't a footballer and simply replied "Single". The man who doesn't have the traditional look of a footballer though is still going strong for Stoke City and this season managed to equal Alan Shearer's career record for headed goals in the Premier League with 46.

4.) Julian Speroni, Crystal Palace (36)

The Crystal Palace club legend Julian Speroni completed his tenth season at Selhurst Park in 2014/2015 and his impressive form played a big part in Palace's unexpected 10th place finish. During his time in England, the Argentine has won the club's Player of the Season award four times and this season broke John Jackson's 42 year old total appearances record for the club by a goalkeeper by making his 347th appearance.

3.) Esteban Cambiasso, Leicester City (34)

After being released by Inter Milan following the 2013/2014 season, the Foxes capture of Esteban Cambiasso seemed like an odd one doomed to failure. Aging stars who have never played in the Premier League before coming to England in their 30's have a decidedly spotty history, but the man nicknamed "Cuchu" (Old Man) was a big reason why Leicester stayed in the top flight. In particular, his play in the final nine matches of the season, which saw the club win seven and draw one while climbing to a 14th place finish, secured his position as the club's Player of the Season as voted on by the fans.

2.) Michael Carrick, Manchester United (33)

The often underappreciated Michael Carrick in a way proves how vital he is to his side when you witness their performances without him. With Carrick in the lineup, United have a level head in the centre of the park who doesn't often surrender possession cheaply and sets the tempo. When the Geordie is out of the squad through injury United struggle to fill the vacuum like hole in the middle.

1.) John Terry, Chelsea (34)

Love him or hate him, and let's face it if you don't support Chelsea you probably hate him, but John Terry continues to set the standard for central defenders in England. The Chelsea captain would run over his grandmother to win a tackle and is a big part of why Jose Mourinho's side won the title this past season.


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