Golden oldie: Francesco Totti becomes oldest scorer in Champions League history


It’s official: Francesco Totti is immortal.

In the 23rd minute of AS Roma’s UEFA Champions League match away to Manchester City on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, Totti, aged 38 years and three days, became the oldest scorer in Champions League history.

The Italian playmaker is currently in his 23rd season with Roma, after making his debut for his hometown club way back in 1993.

Totti’s record-breaking moment arrived after Nainggolan played him in and the veteran attacker caught Vincent Kompany and City’s entire defense out of position before lifting a lovely dink over the onrushing Joe Hart to make it 1-1 and etch his name into the history books.

A legend of Roma and the Italian national team, Totti continues to defy the odds and roll out top quality performances for Roma who currently sit atop the Serie A standings after five wins from five to start the season.

With finishes like this and rumors floating around of Totti heading to Major League Soccer one day, his record-breaking goal and silky performances makes it seems like the ageless Italian still has plenty left in the tank.