Suriname’s vice president holds the record for the oldest soccer player in the world.
When Suriname Vice President Ronnie Brunswijk, 60, played in a CONCACAF League match in Paramaribo, Suriname, he became the oldest player in history to compete in an international club soccer game.
In Inter Moengotapoe’s 6-0 loss to Olimpia on Tuesday at Frank Essed Stadion, Brunswijk started at center midfield, a position he holds.
He played 51 minutes while wearing No. 61. Damian Brunswijk, his son, started at forward.
After the game, the elder Brunswijk was seen on tape distributing money to rival players in the locker room. Late Tuesday, CONCACAF declared that it would investigate the incident.
CONCACAF League is a second-tier league organized by CONCACAF, one of FIFA’s six regional soccer governing bodies.
Inter Moengotapoe takes on Olimpia in the second leg of their Round of 16 clash in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. EDT.
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