Experience is such an invaluable asset in a footballer - and the four that feature on this list have it in abundance.

Here are the best players aged 30 and over currently playing today.

4) Gianlugi Buffon

One of the greatest goalkeepers of all time. In fact, he was named the Goalkeeper of the Decade in 2010.

A FIFA World Cup winner with multiple Serie A titles - and a Juventus and Italy legend - Buffon has maintained his place as the number one 'keeper for not only Juventus but also for Italy for almost a decade now and he has just gotten better and better with age.

3) Francesco Totti

The AS Roma legend, one of the few one-club men in football, is one of Italia’s greatest ever players.

He has been one of Roma’s most important players for years and he often scores unbelievable goals. He has cemented himself as a legend and will never be forgotten.

2) Andrea Pirlo

2013 was Pirlo’s best season by far - the player of the tournament, for me, during Euro 2012 and possibly the main reason Juventus have been so dominate lately in Italy.

Pirlo is a midfield maestro, a puppet master on the field. Everything goes through mine and he is often the difference between Juventus winning and losing.

1) Ryan Giggs

Manchester United’s greatest player, in my view, since bursting onto the scene in 1992.

He has not only been one of the best United players but one of the best players in England.

Nowadays Giggs will often play a more deep-lying midfield role, but he often pulls the strings, much like Andrea Pirlo.

He is the only player to score in every single Premier League season since its inception.

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