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Hisotic and surreal, this was the episode he starred in Ronnie Brunswijk and la Liga Concacaf. At 60 years of age, the Vice President of Suriname became the oldest footballer to play an international match at the club level.
This atypical event occurred in the first leg of the Round of 16 of the Concacaf League, where the Club Deportivo Olimpia beat Inter Moengotapoe 6-0 and Paramaribo.
With the number 61 on his back, the vice president from Suriname played as captain of Inter Moengotapoe, which he owns, along with Damian Brunswijk, one of his 50 children.
Initially, it was planned that Brunswick I would only play the first 15 minutes of the game. However, the politician did not comply with the agreement and ended up leaving the field of play at the minute 54. Product of this, his team fell 0-6.
The Concacaf League It is the second most important continental competition in the confederation that includes clubs from North America, Central America and the Caribbean, what would be the UEFA Europa League in Europe.
Beyond the scandalous win, when the match ended, the 60-year-old man handed out cash to his teammates. It is not the first time that he has given away tickets.
Who is Ronnie Brunswijk?
Ronnie Brunswijk was born March 7, 1961, six months before the creation of Concacaf. On his shirt, as reported by several communication, he wore the number 61 by the year of birth.
According to a report of The New York Times, issued in 2001, Brunswick he was a renowned bank robber. Also has arrest warrant by Interpol because he was involved in drug trafficking and guerrilla issues
It is likely that the politician will not participate in the return commitment against Olympia, scheduled for September 28, in view of the fact that it has red chip by Interpol. This situation prevents you from leaving Suriname.
Ronnie Brunswijk was an elite paratrooper, bank robber and guerrilla leader. Now he is not only vice president of a country, but also the Oldest footballer to play an international club game; not to mention that he is the father of at least 50 children.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.