The late bloomers

Premier League’s golden oldies

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Glenn Mur­ray

Pro­fes­sional ca­reer be­gan with Carlisle in 2004 but only reached Premier League 10 years later.

Les Fer­di­nand

Best season was 1995/6 when he was 30, scor­ing 25 goals for New­cas­tle.

Jamie Vardy

With 83 Premier League goals, it’s hard to be­lieve Vardy was still play­ing non­League foot­ball at the age of 25.

Ian Wright

He was 26 when he made it to the top flight with Palace and two years later he moved to Arse­nal, where he racked up 128 league goals.

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