Ian Goodison to become oldest Outfield Player in English football

ian goodison, oldest football player

1998 Jamaican World Cup veteran Ian Goodison has signed a new one-year contract with English League One club Tranmere Rovers, making him the oldest outfield player confirmed to be in the Football League next season.

The veteran defender will move into his 10th year with Rovers having made the switch to Prenton Park in 2004.

The 40 year old Goodison has made 390 appearances during that time, placing him 11th on the club’s all-time list.

“I love Tranmere and am very happy to stay. From the day I came, all the fans and staff have made me very welcome,” Goodison told the club website


On securing Goodison’s signature, Manager Ronnie Moore added: “I’m really pleased Ian will be here for another year. He has been a fantastic footballer for this club over the past nine years.

“People might be surprised that I’ve offered him a contract at the age of 40 but Ian doesn’t play like a 40-year-old.

“He is not like any other player I’ve ever worked with – he’s a one off and his team-mates love him. He has an incredible amount of experience and has helped our young defenders this season with a lot of advice before and during matches.”

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