| April 28, 2017
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Hungary's Gabor Kiraly becomes oldest European Championship player

Hungary's Gabor Kiraly becomes oldest European Championship player
PARIS,June15:Hungarian goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly has become oldest ever player to feature at European championship after appearing for his country's opening Euro 2016 match against Austria at 40 years and 75 days of age. The 40 years old Kiraly has broken the record held by Ballon D’or winning German legendary goal keeper Lothar Matthaus .

Kiraly has won 100 over caps for his country and is most well known for playing for Crystal Palace between 2004-2007 in England. Now playing for Haladas in his home land, the goalkeeper has become a fan favorite throughout his career for his personality and adherence to wearing rather natty tracksuit bottoms while playing.

 

Hungary head coach Bernd Storck expressed his happiness over Karley’s achievement, said, “I have always told him that age isn’t important for me.

“I don’t care if a player is young or old, he has to be good, Gabor is good. He is outstanding.

“He radiates confidence and is a goalkeeper with incredible aura and charisma. He will help us be successful at the Euros.”