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Old 01-09-2019, 07:20 AM
AK84 AK84 is offline
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Professional athlete competing alongside someone born after they made debut

A professional athlete who played with or against someone who was born after the older one started playing at the highest level*.

It has happebed a few times.
Gianluigi Buffon has played against Kylian Mbappe; who was born in Dec 1998, over a year after Buffon made his debut.

Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik made his debut in Oct '99, and in April 2018 was in the team when Shaheen Afridi (born April 2000) made his debut.

Venus Williams made her Grand Slam debut in May 1997, while Naomi Osaka was born in Oct 1997.

Any others?

* Identifying this is problematic for some sports. For our purposes, highest level will exclude junior or reserve/second team appearances, while for soccer, a first team club appearance is sufficient, no need for international caps. Cricket, Test, ODI, not first class. Tennis, first appearance in a singles GS main draw.

American sports would be an actual appearance in NFL, MLB, NBA game etc.


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