Starter in Udine after more than a year (it hadn’t happened since January 23, 2022 against Juventus in San Siro and then his ordeal began there), Zlatan Ibrahimovic breaks the record of another former AC Milan player tonight on Saturday, March 18
, Alessandro Costacurta, commentator on Sky today. The former defender played from the first minute in May 2007, in his last professional match, against (coincidentally) Udinese, aged 41 years and 25 days. Excluding the four goalkeepers Marco Ballotta (Lazio, 44 years and 38 days), Francesco Antonioli (Cesena, 42 years and 235 days), Gigi Buffon (Juventus, 42 years and 183 days) and Alberto Fontana (Palermo, 41 years and 297 days ), Ibrahimovic becomes the oldest player (or oldest, you see) to take the field as a starter in a Serie A match.
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On the hunt for another record
With so many a second record that could be stolen by an Alessandro Costacurta goal. Because the oldest player to score in our league is the former AC Milan defender who converted a penalty in that match against Udinese at the age of 41 and 25 days old.
Only eligible for league matches
The Swede has a great chance to make his mark. He feels good, he wants to play and help Milan achieve all their goals, as Stefano Pioli recalled during the conference. Even though he is not on the Champions League list (at the time of his presentation he was not doing very well) and therefore, as happened in the round of 16 against Tottenham, he will not be able to play against Napoli in the quarter-finals. Meanwhile, Zlatan is enjoying the Championship and has just been called up again by Sweden and in the three games with Atalanta, Fiorentina and Salernitana and seemed inevitably slowed down but reactive, especially present with his head.
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