Tuesday November 17 2015
Chievo Europe's oldest, Serie A second

A study shows that Chievo have the oldest average squad in Europe, while Serie A is the second oldest league.

Swiss statistical institute CIES has collected data from across Europe’s top-flight leagues, which shows that the Gialloblu’s average age of 30.6 is the highest on the continent.

The Italian top flight is shown to have an average player age of 27.1, second only to Turkey’s average of 27.3.

Italy is only narrowly ahead of third-placed Russia (27) and then Cyprus and England (26.9), but the Flying Donkeys are quite some way ahead in club terms.

The Bentegodi outfit’s average age of 30.6 is almost a full two years older than a collection of four teams joint in second place with an average of 28.9.

Those sides are Turkey’s Akhisar Belediyespor, Spain’s Rayo Vallecano and two Cypriot teams, Apoel and AEK Larnaca.

Albano Bizzarri, the 38-year-old goalkeeper, is currently Chievo's oldest player but told Gazzetta dello Sport: "I feel good mentally and physically, as if I was still 20."

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