After turning into the oldest participant to document an help within the historical past of the Europa League in February, the winger of the Spanish first division Actual Betis Joaquin (41) broke one other document by turning into the oldest scorer on this competitors.
On Thursday, Actual Betis defeated Ludogorets 3-2, within the match of the 2nd spherical of Group C of the Europa League, and the second purpose for the Spanish staff was scored by Joaquin. At 41 years and 56 days, Joaquín is now formally the oldest participant to attain on this competitors.
– Earlier than the beginning of the competitors, I informed my teammates that it doesn’t matter what I do, I’ll turn into a document holder as a result of there aren’t too many gamers within the Europa League at my age – he stated with a smile to Uefa.
He held the earlier document Daniel Hestad who scored for Molde in November 2015 on the age of 40 years and 98 days. Jorge Molina scored for Getafe at 38 years and 324 days, and within the TOP 5 are David Catala from AEK Larnaca at 38 years and 224 days, and Walter Samuel, then from FC Basel on the age of 37 years and 333 days.
– I’m comfortable that I can nonetheless play at this degree, and scoring a purpose is at all times good, particularly in Europe – he added.
This isn’t the primary document that Joaquin achieved on this competitors. Again in February, he was declared the oldest participant to ever help a purpose within the Europa League – he was then 40 years and 211 days outdated.
Joaquin began his profession in Actual Betis, then performed for Valencia, Malaga and Fiorentina, and returned to Betis in 2015.
He performed for the Spanish nationwide staff from 2002 to 2007, making 51 appearances and scoring 4 objectives.