The top 10 oldest goalscorers in Champions League history

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 ten oldest goalscorers in Champions League history.


1. Ryan Giggs, 37 years-old and 289 days (Benfica v Manchester United, September 14, 2011)

2. Filippo Inzaghi, 37 years-old and 86 days (AC Milan v Real Madrid, November 3, 2010)

3. Javier Zanetti, 37 years-old and 71 days (Inter Milan v Tottenham, October 20, 2010)

4. Laurent Blanc, 36 years-old and 338 days (Boavista v Manchester United, October 23, 2002)

5. Paolo Maldini, 36 years-old and 333 days (AC Milan v Liverpool, May 25, 2005)

6. Lee Dixon, 36 years-old and 222 days (Arsenal v Sparta Praque, October 25, 2000)

7. Dennis Bergkamp, 36 years-old and 127 days (Arsenal v FC Thun, September 14, 2005)

8. Ulf Kirsten, 36-years-old and 127 days (Bayern Leverkusen v Arsenal, February 19, 2002)

9. Gheorghe Hagi, 36-years-old and 30 days (Galatasaray v AC Milan, March 7, 2001)

10. Ciro Ferrara, 36-years-old and 29 days (Juventus v Deportivo La Coruna, March 12, 2003)