Football, being a field game, demands a lot of hard work and physical labour. This has a lot of effects on the body and an average footballer players around 30 years at his prime level and 35 years of age before retiring.
However, in modern-day football, players have maintained their physical levels quite good and continue to play at their best levels even after crossing the 30 years mark.
So here we take a look at the top 5 most valuable players aged 30 years or more in 2022.
Top 5 most valuable football players aged 30 years or more in 2022
1. Kevin De Bruyne
The Belgium international is still going strong for his club, Manchester City. He is one of the best midfielders in the Premier League still now and is helping his team to the Premier League title once again this season. He tops the list of the most valuable football players aged 30 years or more.
2. Lionel Messi
Messi is one of the best ever footballers to have graced the football field. After playing for Barcelona for almost his whole life, he left the club for PSG last year, due to Barcelona’s financial struggles. The Argentinan has won his seventh Ballon d’Or this season and still continues to amaze the football fans.
3. Virgil van Dijk
The Liverpool defender is like a wall at the back. He hasn’t been dribbled past notably yet, such is his defending skills. The Netherlands international has been the backbone of Liverpool over the years as they won the Premier League and the Champions League a few years back.
4. N’Golo Kante
The Frenchman is often considered to have 2 lungs due to his incredible stamina. Despite crossing 30 years, he will still sprint at the last of 90 minutes if there’s a need. He is one of the best defensive midfielders in the game and has been in the middle of Chelsea’s recent successes.
5. Robert Lewandowski
The Poland international is arguably the best striker right now in football. He almost scores for fun at Bayern Munich and has made goal scoring look so easy. He was robbed of the Ballon d’Or 2020, as the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19, despite that he still continues to score at an incredible rate.