An Israeli footballer has entered the document books after turning into the world’s oldest participant to participate in an expert sport on the age of 73.
Isaak Hayik set the document by taking part in as a goalkeeper for Israeli workforce Ironi Or Yehuda on Friday afternoon.
Regardless of his superior years, Hayik mentioned he was “prepared for one more sport” after taking part in for the complete 90 minutes.
He acquired the Guinness World Data prize at a ceremony after the match, simply days forward of his 74th birthday.
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Ironi Or Yehuda play in Liga Wager South A, within the fourth tier of the Israeli league.
Though his workforce had been crushed 5-1 by Maccabi Ramat Gan, Iraqi-born Hayik is alleged to have made a sequence of spectacular saves through the sport.
“This isn’t solely a supply of pleasure for me but in addition to Israeli sports activities normally,” Hayik informed Reuters information company.
One in every of his sons, 36-year-old Moshe Hayik, described his father’s achievement as “unbelievable”.
He joked that he “used to get drained earlier than he did” after they performed collectively.
Uruguayan Robert Carmona was the earlier document holder who, on the age of 53, was a part of the beginning 11 for Pan de Azucar in 2015.
Japanese striker, Kazuyoshi Miura, is the oldest skilled footballer to attain a aggressive objective.
He beat Sir Stanley Matthews’ 52-year-long document in 2017 by netting the winner in Yokohama FC ‘s 1-Zero victory over Thespa Kusatsu in J-League 2.