Shenyang Dongjin chairman becomes the oldest scorer in China football league

Chinese League Two’s Shenyang Dongjin striker Zhuang Yi becomes the oldest scorer in China at 44 years and 327 days in the game against Yanbian Beigou on Sunday.

The former China international Zhuang, who is just six weeks short of his 45th birthday, is also the chairman of the Shenyang side.

Zhuang returned to the grasslands on May 12 when his side faced Baotou Nanjiao on May 12, after a hiatus from professional football of 18 years. On his return, he became the oldest professional player in China.

Zhuang retired aged 27 in 2000 when he was playing for Shenyang Haishin, the club that went on to become current Guangzhou R&F.

He had previously played for Liaoning in the mid-90s and also turned out for Beijing Guoan and was named young player of the year in 1994.

Zhuang will have to keep his track to beat the record for the oldest scorer in world football, which is currently held by Japanese Kazuyoshi Miura.

Miura, whose nickname is “Kazu”, has broken two world records in 2017 when he became the oldest player ever to appear in a professional match at the age of 50 years and seven days.