Top 10 Sporting Veterans
Phil Taylor claimed his 14th World Matchplay title at the age of 52 last weekend and got us here at FREEbets.org.uk thinking about the greatest veterans in sporting history. Here are 10 of the best that we can find in the annals of time.
The Power has dominated the world of darts for the last 20 years and despite now approaching his 53rd birthday he shows no signs of slowing down. He claimed his 16th world title at the start of the year and has followed this up by reclaiming his UK Open crown and winning the World Matchplay for a 14th time. There is no doubt Taylor is still the best player on the planet and he could continue to be for some time.
It is not uncommon for a player to win the Snooker World Championship in his 30s but it is a very rare site indeed for someone to lift the famous trophy at the Crucible in their 40s. However, Ray Reardon managed this five times in his career that saw him win six world title in total. The last came in 1978 when at 45 years old the man known a Dracula beat Perrie Mans in the final, no one that old has won it since.