EX-ARSENAL and Everton hero Anders Limpar has proved he’s still got it at the age of 55… by scoring a goal from the HALFWAY LINE.
The Sweden international hung up his boots two decades ago after being plagued by injuries.
Winger Limpar made a cameo appearance for Swedish club Sollentuna United in 2008, but has since focused on business interests.
However he emerged from retirement to play for fifth-tier outfit Hede IK on Saturday.
And the 58-cap ace scored a stunning David Beckham-style goal in Hede’s 5-1 win over Stuguns BK.
Limpar insisted: “It’s not a comeback. I’ll only play one game with Hede this year. But there will be a few more next year.”
Hede boss Tomas Grubb revealed Limpar got his chance after buying a plot of land owned by the club.
The coach said: “There were some negotiations before the purchase was made, and the suggestion came up that Anders might play for us.
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“He was on for it straight away. He’ll probably be here a while and may buy a house, so he wants good relationships.
“He scored from the halfway line, or maybe just a yard into the opposing half. He had a feeling he’d score.
“You could tell he was one of the world’s best players at his peak – and he still can do it.
“On the day of the match he was almost the most nervous of our players.
“He said so himself. He took it seriously – if it’s a competition, it’s a competition.
“He’ll still be able to play in three years’ time if he is in the same shape as he is now.
“I don’t think there’ll be a problem. It looks like he’s taking care of his body.”
Arsenal signed Limpar from Italian club Cremonese in 1990.
He helped the Gunners win the First Division title in 1991 – and the FA Cup and League Cup two years later.
Everton paid £1.6million for the Swede in 1994, and he helped the Toffees win the 1995 FA Cup and Charity Shield.
Limpar had a brief spell with Birmingham in 1997 and went on to play for Colorado Rapids and three Swedish clubs before retiring aged 35.