"I'm 38 years old, but I don't feel like it," Francesco Totti told UEFA.com after the AS Roma captain became the oldest scorer in UEFA Champions League history.
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Forward Francesco Totti became the oldest goalscorer in UEFA Champions League history with his strike at Manchester City FC on Tuesday night.
The AS Roma captain, who celebrated his 38th birthday on Saturday, found the net in the 23rd minute at the City of Manchester Stadium, surpassing Ryan Giggs's record. The former Manchester United FC midfielder was aged 37 years 290 days when he scored at SL Benfica on matchday one in 2011/12.
"I am proud to have achieved [the oldest goalscorer record], without any doubt, but I hope to carry on and not stop here," Totti told UEFA.com. "I've said before I am 38 but I don't feel it.
UEFA Champions League oldest goalscorers
Francesco Totti – 38 years 3 days – Manchester City v AS Roma, 30/09/14
Ryan Giggs – 37 years 290 days – SL Benfica v Manchester United FC, 14/09/11
Filippo Inzaghi – 37 years 87 days – AS Milan v Real Madrid CF, 03/11/10
Javier Zanetti – 37 years 72 days – FC Internazionale Milano v Tottenham Hotspur FC, 20/10/10
Laurent Blanc – 36 years 339 days – Olympiacos FC v Manchester United FC, 23/10/02
Paolo Maldini – 36 years 334 days – Liverpool FC v AC Milan, 25/05/05