Gábor Király's trackie bottoms were the star of the first half in Bordeaux 5 years ago

Gábor Király's trackie bottoms were the star of the first half in Bordeaux

Anyone who has ever seen Gábor Király play football will know two things about the Hungary goalkeeper.

The first is that he seemingly never ages.

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kiralyx3And the second is that he is the most high-profile goalkeeper to still wear tracksuit bottoms instead of shorts.

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Not just tracksuit bottoms, but personalised tracksuit bottoms.

Hungary began their Euro 2016 campaign against Austria in Bordeaux, and a quiet first half allowed the masses to concentrate on really important matters.

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Important questions were being asked

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But there's a reason he's still turning out for his country alongside players young enough to be his sons

The former *deep breath* Hertha Berlin, Crystal Palace, West Ham United, Aston Villa, Burnley, Bayer Leverkusen, 1860 Munich and Fulham player is back at boyhood club Haladas, and at 40 he's the oldest player to ever play a European Championships game.

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Coincidentally, his first ever Hungary cap came against Austria in 1998, and he has started every single game between the two nations to have been played in the last 20 years (admittedly that's just four games, but still).

Back in the late 90s, he saved a penalty from Toni Polster, who is a full 28 years older than Austria's current star player David Alaba. Hats off, Gábor.