1) Francesco Totti (AS Roma)
38 years old – a true legend of the game, one-club man Francesco Totti is still going strong for AS Roma this season as he gets close to 40. The Italian playmaker is showing no sign of slowing down and is still one of the best in the business on his day.
2) Antonio Di Natale (Udinese)
37 years old – a player who seems to get better with age, Udinese striker Antonio Di Natale is a simply phenomenal goalscorer and has an incredible record of 140 goals in the last six seasons.
3) Didier Drogba (Chelsea)
36 years old – back at Chelsea after a few years away, Didier Drogba is still showing his quality for the Blues this season, and is currently on a fine run of form with three goals in his last three games.
4) Frank Lampard (Manchester City)
36 years old – released by Chelsea in the summer, Frank Lampard is still doing the business in the Premier League after being snapped up on loan by Manchester City from their MLS franchise New York City FC.
5) Miroslav Klose (Lazio)
36 years old – the instinct for goals hasn’t gone with age, Miroslav Klose remains a big player for Serie A side Lazio, and made history for Germany as they won the World Cup this summer, becoming the all-time leading scorer in the history of the tournament.
6) Andrea Pirlo (Juventus)
35 years old – one of the finest midfield playmakers of his generation, Andrea Pirlo remains a hugely important player at the top level for both Juventus and the Italian national team.
7) Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
34 years old – Liverpool’s inspirational captain, Steven Gerrard remains one of the Premier League’s top midfielders despite his advancing years, with his quality and tremendous energy still serving him well.
8) Xavi (Barcelona)
34 years old – still a key player for Barcelona in the twilight of his career, Xavi is a legend of the game and still going strong as he pulls the strings for the Catalan giants.