In pictures: World's oldest living footballer

How old is too old to play? Ask Israel's Isaak Hayik and he'll tell you that age is but a mere number.

Isaak Hayik
Age no bar | It's hard to get a goal past Isaak Hayik (73), the Guinness World Record holder for the oldest living football player. Seen here playing for Israel's Ironi or Yehuda soccer club. (File photo) Photo: Reuters
Isaak Hayik
Set in stone | The Iraqi-born keeper, who is all set to celebrate his 74th birthday next week was officially recognised in an award ceremony attended by representatives from the Guinness World Record organisation. (File photo) Photo: Reuters
Isaak Hayik
Ground reality | It was no exhibition match for the sake of it, as Hayik's exquisite saves helped his side cruise to a 5-1 victory over Maccabi Ramat Gan. (File photo) Photo: Reuters
Isaak Hayik
Old dogs and new tricks | "I’m ready for another game,” said Mr. Hayik, who made some good saves in the team’s 5-1 victory over Maccabi Ramat Gan. Photo: Reuters
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Seeking glory | Hayik moved to Israel when he was four, saying that nothing gives him more joy and pride than playing in his nation's colours. “I’m ready for another game,” said the robust goalkeeper. Photo: Reuters
Robert Cornegy
A cut above the rest | Meanwhile, we have another record holder in our midst. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (L) awarded New York City Councilman Robert Cornegy Jr the Guinness World Record's for being the tallest male politician. He used the opportunity to deliver a powerful statement on body shaming. The former professional basketball player used the opportunity to address women and children. (File photo) Photo: AP