Kevin Phillips yesterday signed a one-year deal at Crystal Palace meaning he will be playing in the Premier League at the age of 40. And he is not a goalkeeeper.
"I am absolutely delighted," he said. "It's unbelievable for me, but I am really looking forward to it and hoping I can play a great part in the season ahead. Everyone I spoke to said to keep going as long as the fitness and hunger is there and that is certainly the case with me."
But which other golden oldies will be plying their trade in the top flight when the big kick-off comes around? Early Doors decided to piece together its favourite golden generation of Premier League players to look out for this season. Almost like a football version of Cocoon.
Point of interest: In for another season at Spurs, Brad Friedel once made 310 consecutive starts in the Premier League, spanning eight-years and three clubs starting back in 2004 until 2012.
Abdoulaye Faye (Defender, Hull City - age 35)
Point of interest: He is not a walking advert for the French tourist board. "I like the English better than the French, they are more pleasant and nicer people. I am having a great time. In France you are almost treated too strictly. Here you work hard, you do your job but are given a little bit more freedom to enjoy life."
Point of interest: Enters his thirteenth straight season in the Premier League. Has earned over 400 appearances in England's top flight - the most of any foreign outfield player.
Rio Ferdinand (Defender, Manchester United - age 34)
Point of interest: After five years without scoring, managed to net the winner in Sir Alex Ferguson's final home match as United manager in the 2-1 victory over Swansea last season.
Point of interest: It may surprise you to know that Ferreira is still a footballer. Having been one of Jose Mourinho's first signings when he took over at Stamford Bridge the first time, Ferreira will have seen out 10 years at the club should he finish this season as a Blue.
Giorgios Karagounis (Midfielder, Fulham - age 36)
Point of interest: Karagounis is Greece's most capped player. He has 125 caps and captained the side to victory in the 2004 European championship after scoring the opening goal of the tournament against hosts Portugal.
Point of interest: Captained Liverpool to a Champions League win in 2005. Has won every other major European trophy - except the Premier League. But at 14, Steven Gerrard had trials with bitter rivals Manchester United.
Frank Lampard (Midfielder, Chelsea - age 35)
Point of interest: Finished runner-up in the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards in 2005.
Ryan Giggs (Midfielder, Manchester United - aged 39)
Point of interest: The Welshman has only scored one hat-trick for Manchester United. It came in a pre-season friendly against Hangzhou Greentown in 2009 after he came on as a second-half substitute.
Craig Bellamy (Winger, Cardiff City - age 34)
Point of interest: Apparently attacked his then Liverpool team-mate John Arne Riise with a golf club during a team training session in Portugal. Was sold to West Ham United the following summer for a fee of £7.5 million.
Nicolas Anelka (Forward, West Bromwich Albion - age 34)
Point of interest: The former France forward is 13th on the Premier League's all-time list of scorers with 123.
Total years football experience: 391
Average age of team: 35.55
FOREIGN VIEW: Napoli have apparently agreed a fee of €37m (£32m) with Real Madrid for striker Gonzalo Higuain according to reports in Italy. Higuain has been heavily linked with Arsenal this summer but their interest has cooled as Real's valuation has increased. The Serie A club have money to spend after agreeing the sale of Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani to Paris St Germain for a reported fee of 64 million euros (£55m) and are looking to strengthen their squad for their domestic and Champions League campaigns. Take your time, Arsenal.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: On a similar theme... "You try not to think of the sagas — Cesc Fabregas, Robin van Persie and Samir Nasri. But it’s always in your mind you’ll lose another top player. This time, everyone is talking about who Arsenal are bringing in. That makes us feel stronger.” Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny apparently feels the clubs are growing stronger without any new faces. That is not ONE new face, not one. Erm...yes, goalie. If you say so.
COMING UP: It is Monday. It is a fun day. Which can only mean one thing: Jan Molby will be along with his latest thoughts on the world game. Catch Jan's latest blog from the back of 12 noon. The Ashes second Test, the Tour de France and the Open golf are consigned to the history books, but we have the women's Euro 2013 football to keep us company. Live updates of the quarter-finals between Spain and Norway then France and Denmark commence from 5pm (BST).