14 players we can't believe are still playing in 2023: Podolski, Nani… The modern game is getting faster and football players seem to be getting younger all the time, but there is a place in the game where experienced minds can offer something. With continued advances in technology and diet, it has now become the norm for football players to play into their late thirties and in some moments even into their forties. We gathered 14 football players that we still can't believe they are strong in 2023. There are some very funny names in this one. Roque Santa Cruz The former Blackburn Rovers striker still knows where the back of the net is, despite being 41 years old. Playing for Paraguay since 2016, the player scored 75 goals in 178 matches. He made the controversial move from Club Olimpia to rivals Club Libertad in January. The movement eventually saw it lose thousands of followers on social media. Vagner Love The Brazilian forward will always have a place in the hearts of anyone who plays FIFA 13 Ultimate Team. In January of this year, he renewed his contract with Sport Recife for one more season. Last year, he scored three goals in 15 matches in the Brazilian second league. Now 38 years old, he probably has a few more years. Phil Jagielka After brief stints at Sheffield United and Derby County, Jagielka has found her new home in Stoke City. The 41-year-old marked his 600th league game with a goal against Huddersfield Town.  Diego Godin From one seasoned defender to the next, Godin currently plays for Velez Sarsfield in the Argentine Primera Division. The 37-year-old has also played for Uruguay in the World Cup, and this has been the last chance for many of his former stars. Alex Song Song made headlines last year when he explained why he left Arsenal to go to Barcelona in 2012. "I met Barca's sporting director and he told me I wouldn't be able to play a lot of games, but I didn't care - I knew I was going to be a millionaire now," Song wrote in an Instagram chat. Money can't be his only motivation as Song is still Djibouti champions Arta Solar 7, 35 years old. Nani The Portuguese winger was a bag of tricks during his time at Old Trafford and remains a cult hero today. Now 36 years old, he plays for Melbourne Victory in Australia. READ: Nani, Man Utd and the unfair portrayal of an 'annoying' talent Claudio Bravo Bravo's stint at Manchester City was a lot of fun. The former Barcelona goalkeeper was one of Pep Guardiola's first signings at City, replacing outgoing Joe Hart. The Chilean goalkeeper, now 39 years old, plays a substitute for Real Betis and a number two role against Rui Silva. Back to when 34-year-old Claudio bravo thought he was Ederson again Basel pic.twitter.com/zrCq90iHpX — ‏ْ June 16, 2019 Gael Clichy The French fullback won three Premier League titles during his spells at Arsenal and Man City and currently plays for Servette FC in the Swiss Super League at the age of 37. Daisy Cisse The 2011-12 season will live long in the memory of Newcastle fans as Cisse and Demba Ba become the modern equivalent of Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole for one season. The 37-year-old now plays in the French second division for Amiens, after stints in China and Turkey. We will never tire of watching that goal against Chelsea. brad jones The Australian goalkeeper has made only 27 appearances for Liverpool during his five-year tenure at the club, and in fact, he's been experiencing more first-team action than ever since he turned 30. He has made over 100 appearances for Al-Nassr in the Saudi Professional League and now plays for Perth Glory to his hometown of Australia. Lukas Podolski Podolski made his debut for Germany as a teenager and is currently playing at the age of 37. He spent several years with Andres Iniesta in Vissel Kobe and now plays for Gornik Zabrze in Poland. Fabio Quagliarella From Antonio Di Natale to Francesco Totti, Serie A seems to be where older forwards blossom. Quagliarella is still advancing at the age of 40, although his powers have finally faded as he awaits his first Serie A goal of the 2022-23 season. To be fair, most of their matches this season have come as a late super substitute for Sampdoria, who went to relegation. READ: 14 ​​great age-defying Serie A forwards: Quagliarella, Di Natale, Totti… Lisandro Lopes In Europe, Lopes will be fondly remembered for his spells in both Porto and Lyon. Except for a brief time at Atlanta United in MLS, he spent his later years playing mainly in Argentina. The Argentine striker will celebrate his 40th birthday next month and was considering retiring last year. He still managed to get sucked in and is now entering his second year with Sarmiento. Neil Kilkenny Leeds United fans must have fond memories of the Australian midfielder who helped Leeds rise to the Championship in 2010. The midfielder has spent most of his career in England oscillating between the Premier League and the Championship, but has spent a season with Birmingham in the Premier League. Now 37 years old, he plays for Melbourne Victory in Australia. READ NEXT: Ranking of every 22-23 Premier League club's roster by average age TRY A TEST: Can you name the 25 oldest goalscorers in Premier League history? Gotopnews.com