Dec 30, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT
Edgar Davids was some kind of force back in the day. The dreadlocked Dutch midfielder patrolled with a fairly rare blend of skill, vision and battering ram-style brute force.
Of course, his “day” was in the late 1990s and early part of the next decade. Which is quite a few days ago!
Davids’ best years were at Ajax (1991-96) and Juventus (1997-2004). Recognizable for his goggles (worn because he has glaucoma) Davids was one-man army in front of the back four for a terrific Dutch team, one that took Brazil to penalty kicks in a 1998 World Cup semifinal.
So what in the name of Sir Stanley Matthews – that dude played til he was 50 – is the guy doing still on the field? It’s true, though. Davids, now 40, is still hammering away professionally, now for Barnet in England’s Conference Premier league, the fifth tier of soccer in that country.
Well, he was playing for Barnet, where he was also manager.
Davids has been a red card waiting to happen for Barnet. He picked up yet another over the weekend, not much a surprise considering the way he operated all along. Either way, now he says he’s finally had enough.
- Preview: Atlético Madrid back on track before Champions League visit from goal-shy Milan 0
- Preview: Bayern Munich on guard ahead of Arsenal’s Champions League visit 0
- Third time’s the harm: Fan violence forces abandonment of Trabzonspor’s match with Fenerbahce 2
- If you had Pepe Reina in your “European star rumored for MLS” pool today, you win! 0
- US women lose second straight for first time since 2001 after ugly 5-3 defeat to Denmark 4
- Premier League Playback: Fifth place finish for Man United? Superstar Shaw, Arsenal’s big chance 0
- Revs Waive DelPiccolo; Roster Stands at 27
- Inter President Denies Holding Talks with Chicharito
- Nearly Perfect Start for Galaxy, Result Aside
- USWNT Lose to Denmark 5-3 in Algarve Cup
- Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando Named MLS Player of the Week
- Will Johnson Signs New Multi-Year Contract With Portland Timbers
- Martino and Moyes Trapped in Can't-Win Situations
- CCL Watch: Cruz Azul Suffer First Loss
- TV Ratings for MLS Season Opener Increase 283% in 1 Year
- Liga MX Radar: Michael Arroyo Scores a Quad