Over the 21-year history of the Premier League, many players have come and gone, but others have been around for what seems like an eternity.
When a player reaches his mid-thirties, they are generally expected to wind their careers down and leave the rigours of top-flight football for a swansong in the lower leagues.
These five experience heads however, have escaped the clutches of Father Time and gone on to perform at the very highest level for years, passing on their knowledge to the generations of youngsters that look to succeed them.
Here we look at the best examples of age failing to slow down a top class player in the Premier League.
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