The Peruvian footballer is now the oldest German Bundesliga player to score in a tournament, as he scored with Werder Bremen on the weekend.
With 40 years, four months, and 13 days of age, Peruvian footballer Claudio Pizarro became on the weekend the oldest player ever to score a goal in the German Bundesliga.
The fantastic goal came into the 96th minute, as Pizarro rescued a point against Hertha Berlin.
“We didn’t play how we planned to. Hertha made it very difficult for us,” he told the club’s website.
“We were also a bit naive with certain things. In the end, we’re happy to take a point home from Berlin though.”
“I haven’t scored a goal like it in my career. I did it with my experience (laughs),” he added.
“I’m proud that I’ve achieved the record. I always want to score and help the team.”
The Peruvian has scored 149 goals for Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga, but he also played a long time for Bayern Munich, where he scored 125 goals.
“Words fail me with Claudio. The guy is just ridiculous,” Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt added.
“I’m very pleased for him and he’s shown again that he’s a world-class player. I’m very glad to have him in my team.”
“It definitely wasn’t a great performance today. We didn’t play our game in the first half and we let them counter attack for their goal,” he explained.
“In the second half, we had too few chances for the amount of possession we had. I’m glad that we were able to take a point.”
“No words. I’m very glad for him. Claudio is a very important player for us,” teammate Sebastian Langkamp said.
“He comes into the game in situations like that and uses all of his experience.”
— SV Werder Bremen EN (@werderbremen_en) February 16, 2019