to take over the title as the world's oldest professional footballer to 75-year-old Ezzeldin Bahader play two official matches.
Saturday in the previous week he took a major step when he participated in a fight in the third egyptian series for the club in October 6 (it's called actually) and even scored in the 1-1 match against Genius, writes the BBC.
It is intended that the 75-year-old man must play his second match 21. march, but the prospects can of course be longer with the current coronapandemi in mind.
Succeed in it him to play 90 minutes again, when the virus has loosened its grip all over the world, so takes he place in the Guinness book of world records from the israeli Isaak Hayik. He was 73 years and 95 days when he was the world's oldest player as a goalkeeper mind you.
Ezzeldin Bahaders club, which has a base in the capital Cairo, has made no secret that they have taken the ageing striker into the fold in search of a place in the record books.
- It is very good for Egypt to have a Guinness world record and for us to have him in the October 6, says the club's coach Ahmed Abdel Ghany according to the BBC, and recognising that his skills probably does not justify a place in the starting line-up.
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Ezzeldin Bahader has been in hard training for the 75-year-old body ready for professional football. Photo: AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/Ritzau Scanpix
the main character even welcomes the chance - and not least over his first score as a professional.
- I was the oldest footballer to score a goal in an official match. I achieved it in the last minute, so I didn't expect that it would happen, he explains and reveals that bentøjet was close to put an end to the record attempt.
I was injured, and all I hoped was to implement the 90 minutes and play the next match.
Ezzeldin Bahader, the father of four and grandfather to six. He has previously played amateur football at the side of his job as a civil engineer.
Ezzeldin Bahader in action for training in February. Photo: AHMED FAHMY/Ritzau Scanpix
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