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Dear Prof Scott

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football

Cricket and Football are Outdoor Games. In Cricket, normally a cricketer retires at the age of 40 years with few exceptions.

Cricket has three versions viz Test Cricket - 5 Day match, One Day International - 50 Overs match completed on the same day, T-20 match - 20 overs match completed on the same day.

Statistically are there football legends who have played football
over the age of 40 years ?.

If yes, can you give me the names of those football legends ?.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Since you asked about cricket, I believe that is mainly played in Europe.
Do you mean European football, which to us Americans is really soccer?

Here is a list of how long the top 100 players have played,
but I don't know the retirement age yet.

0 years to  5 years:  2
6 years to 10 years: 13
11 years to 15 years: 37
16 years to 20 years: 53
21 years to 25 years: 41
26 years to 30 years: 25
31 years to 35 years: 33
36 years to 40 years: 35

A list of them is found at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_League_100_Legends

For American football, a description of the history and other stuff is here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_football

I spent awhile trying to find a list of American players, and the best I got was this:
http://www.football-almanac.com/

Questioner's Rating
 Rating(1-10) Knowledgeability = 10 Clarity of Response = 10 Politeness = 10 Comment Dear Prof Scott Thank you. Thanks & Regards, Prashant S Akerkar

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