In the history of the Premier League, Chelsea Football Club has had a number of talented and prolific goal scorers.
While many of these players have made their mark at a young age, there have also been a few who have defied age and continued to find the back of the net well into their thirties and beyond.
In this article, we will take a look at Chelsea’s 10 oldest Premier League scorers and celebrate their contributions to the club.
10. Steve Clarke – 34 years 239 days
Steve Clarke, a former Scottish international, scored his last Premier League goal for Chelsea at the age of 34 years and 239 days.
Known for his versatility and tactical intelligence, Clarke was a key figure in Chelsea’s midfield during his time at the club.
9. Marcel Desailly – 34 years 246 days
Marcel Desailly, a World Cup-winning French defender, found the back of the net for Chelsea for the last time at the age of 34 years and 246 days.
Desailly was renowned for his strength, composure, and leadership qualities, making him a fan favorite during his spell at the club.
8. Gianluca Vialli – 34 years 311 days
Gianluca Vialli, an Italian striker and former Chelsea player-manager, scored his final Premier League goal for the club at the age of 34 years and 311 days.
Vialli played a crucial role in Chelsea’s success in the late 1990s, helping the team win several major trophies.
7. Frank Lampard – 35 years 289 days
Frank Lampard, a Chelsea legend and one of the greatest midfielders of his generation, continued to find the back of the net even in his mid-thirties.
Lampard scored his last Premier League goal for Chelsea at the age of 35 years and 289 days, cementing his status as one of the club’s all-time top scorers.
6. Glenn Hoddle – 36 years 150 days
Glenn Hoddle, a former England international and talented playmaker, scored his final Premier League goal for Chelsea at the age of 36 years and 150 days.
Hoddle’s technical ability and vision made him a joy to watch, and he played a pivotal role in Chelsea’s midfield during his time at the club.
5. John Terry – 36 years 159 days
John Terry, one of Chelsea’s greatest ever defenders and club captain for many years, also managed to contribute with goals throughout his career.
Terry scored his last Premier League goal for Chelsea at the age of 36 years and 159 days, showcasing his aerial prowess and ability to score from set-pieces.
4. Mal Donaghy – 36 years 167 days
Mal Donaghy, a former Northern Ireland international, scored his final Premier League goal for Chelsea at the age of 36 years and 167 days.
Donaghy was a versatile player who could play in defense or midfield, and his experience and leadership qualities were valuable assets for the team.
3. Gianfranco Zola – 36 years 290 days
Gianfranco Zola, an Italian maestro and one of Chelsea’s greatest ever players, continued to dazzle fans with his skills even as he entered his late thirties.
Zola scored his last Premier League goal for Chelsea at the age of 36 years and 290 days, leaving a lasting legacy as one of the most beloved players in the club’s history.
2. Didier Drogba – 37 years 49 days
Didier Drogba, a Chelsea icon and one of the most feared strikers of his generation, defied age and expectations by scoring goals well into his thirties.
Drogba scored his final Premier League goal for Chelsea at the age of 37 years and 49 days, showcasing his physicality, skill, and ability to perform on the big stage.
1. Thiago Silva – 39 years 51 days
Thiago Silva, a Brazilian center-back and Chelsea’s current defensive stalwart, is the oldest player to have scored in the Premier League for the club.
Silva scored his first and only Premier League goal for Chelsea at the age of 39 years and 51 days, demonstrating his class, experience, and ability to contribute at both ends of the pitch.
Chelsea Football Club has been blessed with some incredible goal scorers throughout its history, and the players on this list have showcased their ability to find the back of the net even in their later years.
From midfield maestros to defensive stalwarts, these players have left a lasting legacy at the club and will always be remembered for their contributions on the pitch.
This article was updated 1 month ago