History & Nostalgia

10 oldest players to have scored in the Premier League


Teddy Sheringham (West Ham) 40 years and 268 days - 2006

Teddy Sheringham made Premier League history when he scored a late consolation for West Ham in a 2-1 defeat by his former side Portsmouth on Boxing Day 2006


Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) 39 years and 86 days - 2013

As at 9th January 2014, Ryan Giggs last Premiership goal was in February 2013 with Man Utd winning 2-0 against QPR. He has scored since in Champion League, FA Cup and League Cup. But he is yet to score in his 40’s in the Premiership


Stuart Pearce (West Ham) 38 years and 215 days - 2000

The former England defender scored the second goal as West Ham defeated Southampton in a thrilling 3-2 victory at the Dell.


4) Mark Hughes (Blackburn Rovers) 38 years and 149 days - 2002

Despite being player/manager of Wales, Hughes scored his final career goal for Blackburn in a 2-1 defeat to Leicester City.


5) Kerimonglu Tugay (Blackburn Rovers) 38 years and 98 days - 2008

Having spent eight seasons at Blackburn, fans favourite Tugay final goal for Rovers was a spectacular strike against Portsmouth in November 2008.


6) Graham Alexander (Burnley) 38 years and 67 days - 2009

Graham Alexander was Burnley’s spot kick king with five league goals and the last against Arsenal in a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor.


Mick Harford (Wimbledon) 38 years and 34 days - 1997

At his 11th club the well travelled striker scored his final Premier League goal for the Crazy Gang in a 1-1 draw against West Ham in 1997.


Gary Speed (Bolton) 37 351 Days - 2007

The midfielder scored his final Premier League goal at the Reebok Stadium in a 3-0 victory against Reading in August 2007.


Peter Schmeichel (Aston Villa) 37 years and 336 days - 2001

Most famous for his time at Manchester United, Schmeichel became the first goalkeeper to score a Premier League goal while playing for Aston Villa in a 3-2 defeat to Everton in October 2001.


Les Ferdinand (Bolton) 37 years and 268 days - 2004

Les Scored his final Premier League goal in the 90th minute against Manchester United in 2004 in a 2-2 draw.


Kevin Phillips

Kevin Phillips left Crystal Palace on 31st December 2013 and is currently looking for a new club. He is now 40 and currently just outside the Top 10 with his last Premiership goal for Birmingham aged 37 years and 251 days in 2011.

Barney Whitehall

Barney is an avid football fan, tired of searching the internet for original football related content. When he’s not writing top 10 lists you can find him on Twitter.

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