Has a player been older than both managers in a football match? | The Knowledge

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“At the Super Bowl, there was a player on the field who was older than both head coaches (Andrew Whitworth, the Rams’ 40-year-old offensive tackle),” tweets Alex G. “Has this ever happened in a professional football match, excluding player-managers?”

Chai from Atlanta starts us off with a popular answer: “Yokohama FC’s Kazuyoshi Miura (born in 1967) is in his 50s and was still going strong in Japan’s J2 League until last season. So it’s no wonder that when he made a brief appearance against Ehime FC on 24 November 2019, he was older than his coach, Takahiro Shimotaira (born in 1971) and the opposition’s Kenta Kawai (born in 1981). In Serie A, when Juventus’ ageless legend Gianluigi Buffon (born in 1978) played against Sassuolo on 12 May 2021, he was also older than both coaches, Andrea Pirlo and Roberto De Zerbi. Both of them were born in 1979.”

Continue reading…Plus: goals galore for both sides when Bristol City are involved, stadium cattle grids and moreMail us your questions or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“At the Super Bowl, there was a player on the field who was older than both head coaches (Andrew Whitworth, the Rams’ 40-year-old offensive tackle),” tweets Alex G. “Has this ever happened in a professional football match, excluding player-managers?”Chai from Atlanta starts us off with a popular answer: “Yokohama FC’s Kazuyoshi Miura (born in 1967) is in his 50s and was still going strong in Japan’s J2 League until last season. So it’s no wonder that when he made a brief appearance against Ehime FC on 24 November 2019, he was older than his coach, Takahiro Shimotaira (born in 1971) and the opposition’s Kenta Kawai (born in 1981). In Serie A, when Juventus’ ageless legend Gianluigi Buffon (born in 1978) played against Sassuolo on 12 May 2021, he was also older than both coaches, Andrea Pirlo and Roberto De Zerbi. Both of them were born in 1979.” Continue reading…[#item_full_content]

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