Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Oldest female soccer player: world record set by Lorraine Peel (VIDEO)
Sydney, Australia--Sydney grandmother Lorraine Peel, 66, plays in the division 3 all ages ladies team for Liverpool Rangers Soccer Club in the Southern District Soccer Football Association, thus setting the new world record for being the Oldest female soccer player (oldest registered active female footballer) , according to the World Record Academy .
Photo: The 65-year-old mother of four, grandmother to 10 and great grandmother, plays in the division 3 all ages ladies team for Liverpool Rangers Soccer Club in the Southern District Soccer Football Association. Photo: Keri Megelus ( enlarge photo )
The Guinness World Records world record for the oldest active football (soccer) player is Robert Carmona (Uruguay) who plays for Club Pan de Azúcar with an age of 53 years and 182 days as of 30 October 2015.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the oldest player to captain a Champions League team; it is Paolo Maldini (Italy, b. 26 June 1968) when he led AC Milan out against Arsenal in London, UK, on 20 February 2008 aged 39 years 239 days.
The 65-year-old mother of four, grandmother to 10 and great grandmother, plays in the division 3 all ages ladies team for Liverpool Rangers Soccer Club in the Southern District Soccer Football Association.
Peel plays alongside granddaughters Shellie Bryant, 17, and Amy Shaw, 18.
Peel has been playing football for 27 years, starting at the grand old age of 38. Peel has played as an attacker, sweeper and recently goalkeeper.
"I hadn't played soccer before. I played other sports — I played netball for the state, I was a softballer, diver and a tenpin bowler,'' she said.
Peel has coached her grandchildren, been club president, vice president and treasurer.
The grandmother said she hopes her story will inspire women of all ages to pursue their dreams. 'I want girls to know there are no limits to what you can achieve,' she said.
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