The great Ryan Giggs broke a handful of records in one foul-swoop at Benfica on Wednesday night.
Blasting a beauty in the top corner meant that the Welsh wizard not only became the oldest goalscorer in Champions league history. Giggs also broke Raul’s record of scoring his in 16th-straight Champions League season, whilst Giggs also set a new English record of scoring in 22-consecutive campaigns.
Staying with the golden oldie part of his achievement, here is a look back at the top tenÂ oldest goalscorers in Champions League history.
1. Ryan Giggs, 37 years-old and 289Â daysÂ (Benfica v Manchester United, September 14, 2011)
2. Filippo Inzaghi, 37 years-old and 86 daysÂ (AC Milan v Real Madrid, November 3, 2010)
3. Javier Zanetti,Â 37 years-old and 71 daysÂ (Inter Milan v Tottenham, October 20, 2010)
4. Laurent Blanc, 36 years-old and 338 daysÂ (Boavista v Manchester United, October 23, 2002)
5. Paolo Maldini,Â 36 years-old andÂ 333 daysÂ (AC Milan v Liverpool, May 25, 2005)
6. Lee Dixon,Â 36 years-old andÂ 222 days (Arsenal v Sparta Praque, October 25, 2000)
7. Dennis Bergkamp,Â 36 years-old andÂ 127 daysÂ (Arsenal v FC Thun, SeptemberÂ 14, 2005)
8. Ulf Kirsten,Â 36-years-old andÂ 127 daysÂ (Bayern Leverkusen v Arsenal, February 19, 2002)
9. GheorgheÂ Hagi,Â 36-years-old andÂ 30 daysÂ (Galatasaray v AC Milan, March 7, 2001)
10. Ciro Ferrara,Â 36-years-old andÂ 29 days (Juventus v Deportivo La Coruna, March 12, 2003)