Robbie Savage, the veteran Welsh international retired from the beautiful game in 2011 at the age of 37, already stretching the norms of the average retiring age of footballers. In the most peculiar turn of events, Savage has decided to make a comeback on the pitch, at a striking age of 45!
On 24th November, Robbie Savage announced to retire to professional football and joined Stockport Town FC, a semi professional football club that competes in the North West Counties Football League. Just a day after, the veteran made his appearance in a match versus FC Oswestry Town, where he came on as a substitute in the 80th minute as Stockport won 3-2.
A Manchester United youth academy product, and a crucial member of the squad that won the 1991-92 FA youth cup, Robbie was promoted to the senior team in 1993, but never made an appearance. In the next year, he joined Crewe Alexandra.
After several spells around various English sides like Leicester City, Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers, and a short loan spell at Brighton, Robbie decided to hang up his boots from Derby County in 2011, 8 years prior to his miraculous comeback.
The midfielder also has 39 caps for the Welsh national team, and won the EFL League Cup in 2000 with the Foxes.