Ranked! The 30 best players in the world over 30

30 players over 30
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If you've just bought Football Manager, there's a chance that you've just transfer-listed every player at your club over 30. 

It's a cliche that players are over the hill by that point. Staring down the barrel of MLS football, being skinned by a player half their age and the general "he used to be fantastic" comments thrown around social media, it's easy to see these tricenarians as grandads of the game. 

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.