- A 75-year-old soccer player scored on his professional soccer debut and is bidding to become the sport's oldest ever player.
- Ezzeldin Bahader netted a late penalty for third tier Egyptian side "October 6" in a draw against rival "Genius" on Saturday, according to Goal.
- He now needs to play one more game to be officially recognized as the oldest pro soccer play ever by Guinness World Records.
- "I became the oldest professional footballer scoring a goal in an official game," Bahader said afterwards, reports the BBC.
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A 75-year-old man scored on his professional soccer debut and is bidding to become the sport's oldest ever player.
Ezzeldin Bahader, who signed for Egyptian third tier team "October 6" in January, netted a penalty to rescue a point for his side in a 1-1 draw against "Genius" on Saturday, according to Goal.
He also played the full 90 minutes of the match despite carrying a knee injury.
Watch him score below:
The current record is held Israel's Isaak Hayik, who was just over 73-years-old when he played in goal for Israeli fourth-tier side Maccabi Ironi Or Yehuda last April.
"Bahader needs to play two full games to qualify as an entry in the Guinness World Records book," the BBC reports, and so is just one full match away from beating Hayik's record.
"I became the oldest professional footballer scoring a goal in an official game," Bahader, a grandfather of six, said afterwards, according to the BBC.
"This is something that was achieved in the last minute of the game that I thought I wouldn't achieve. I was injured and all what I hoped for was to continue for the full 90 minutes and play the next game."
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