At the age of 75, Ezzeldin Mohamad Ali Bahadir set to become the world oldest professional footballer in the world after he signed with a third division club named 6th October.
The Egyptian Football Association on their official Facebook account confirmed that Ezzeldin is eligible to play despite his advanced age.
“He is preparing to enter the Guinness World Encyclopaedia of records as he begins his participation with his club,” said the association.
6th October football club is the name of the city in Giza, Egypt which commemorates the commencement of the 1973 Arab–Israeli War on 6 October 1973, the same date chosen as Egypt’s Armed Forces Day.
Ezzeldin will be able to beat Isaac Hayik, an Israeli footballer aged 73 years and 95 days who is currently the oldest active footballer in the world.
Egypt also boasts the current oldest player in World Cup history, goalkeeper Essam El Hadary who plays in the 2018 Russia edition at the age of 45.
He beat previous record set by goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon at the age of 43, who played for Colombia in World Cup 2014 in Brazil.