Egyptian Ezzeldin Bahader has entered the Guinness World Records after becoming the world’s oldest professional football player to take part in a second full match at the age of 74, Reuters reports.
He was seen in action during a soccer match of Egypt’s third division league. Bahader scored a goal from the penalty spot in his debut match on March. In his second match, he missed a penalty kick. After setting the record, the contract with Bahader was canceled.
«I dream of being able to break my own record one more time, just to make the competition a little harder,» Bahader said.
The world’s oldest professional footballer record was previously held by 73-year-old Israeli Isaak Hayik.