Palmeiras Stalwart Ze Roberto Wins Brazilian Serie A Title At The Grand Old Age Of 42

Chris Wright

28th, November 2016


Sunday night saw Palmeiras pick up the single point they needed to secure the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A title, with a 1-0 victory over Chapecoense handing the big cup to the team in green.

As well as reducing inbound Man City striker Gabriel Jesus to tears, the win saw veteran midfielder Ze Roberto pick up his 17th domestic trophy at the grand old age of 42.

Indeed, the former Bayern Munich man is now the oldest man to have ever won a Brazilian championship, edging out ex-Internacional goalkeeper Manga who was 39 when he won it in 1976.

It’s not like Ze Roberto has been a bit-part player for Palmeiras this season either, making 27 appearances and pitching in with a goal and two assists over the course of the campaign.

Well played that man. Now have a Horlicks and get yourself to bed.

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