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The 6 oldest players to ever play for Birmingham City – Did you know this?

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Birmingham City have had their fair share of players that have finished their careers with the Blues over the years, with the club now playing their football in the Championship. 

The Blues had previously played in the Premier League, both those days in the top-flight will feel like a distant memory to plenty of the club’s supporters,

We take a look at SIX of the oldest players to ever play for Birmingham City in their history.

Find out who they are, below….

Paul Robinson – 39-years-old

Paul Robinson tops the list for Birmingham City’s oldest ever player at the age of 39.

The experienced defender spent six years with the club, and made 175 appearances in total for the Blues before moving into a coaching role with the club.

Maik Taylor – 39-years-old 

Taylor is 18 days younger than Robinson, and comes in at second on the list as Birmingham City’s second-oldest player so far in their history.

The experienced goalkeeper was a regular in the Birmingham starting XI in his time with the club, whilst they played their football in the Premier League.

Stan Lynn – 38-years-old 

The right-back is Birmingham City’s third-oldest player at the age of 38, when he featured in a 3-3 draw with Leeds United back in 1965.

Lynn didn’t finish his career with Birmingham though, as he moved to Stourbridge in 1966 for the remaining two years of his playing career.

Kevin Phillips – 37-years-old 

It won’t come as a surprise to see Phillips making the top-six of Birmingham’s oldest ever players, with the experienced forward coming in at fourth on the list at the age of 37.

Phillips played in Birmingham’s 2-0 defeat in the Championship back in May 2011.

He went on to play for three more clubs before calling time on his playing career, and has since had coaching roles at clubs in the Championship.

Nico Vaesen – 36-years-old 

The Belgian goalkeeper is fifth on the list at the age of 36, when he featured in their 4-1 defeat to Manchester City back in December 2005.

Vaesen moved back to Belgium to finish his career, which was eventually with K.F.C. Verbroedering Geel.

Lee Carsley – 36-years-old 

The experienced midfielder completes the list at the age of 36, when he played his part in Birmingham’s 2-1 win over Burnley in May 2010.

Carsley made 53 appearances in total for the Blues, before moving to Coventry City the following season, where he called time on his playing career at the end of the 2010/11 campaign.


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