Sixty-six and kicking: One of Europe’s oldest footballers
By Abiodun Ogundairo
17 October 2020 | 12:47 pm
For more than half a century, Dragisa Kosnic has been scouring the football grounds, and despite being only few months shy of his 67th birthday, doesn't plan on hanging up his boots. Quite possibly the oldest active football player in Europe lives in the same ramshackle village house in Serbia's northeast in which he was born in 1954.
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