OLDEST AND YOUNGEST GOAL SCORERS

At the start of 2021, Glenn Murray scored twice on his full debut, aged 37 years old, but how does he rank in the list of scorers ages?

Well, he is second in the list (as far as I know), after Freddie Scott. Freddie was born on 6th October 1916 and, on September 11, 1954, became the oldest goalscorer for Forest at 37 years and 11 months. He went on to score seven more goals until, over 2 years later, he scored his final goal against Rotherham when he was just a month shy of his 40th birthday.

Note: Freddie Scott is the oldest scorer that we know of. Currently in the database of 8080 goals, I am missing birthdays for 86 of the scorers.


OLDEST SCORERS
Here are the top 20 oldest scorers, ordered by their age.
Game Date Opponent Player Date Born Age
Sep 15, 1956Rotherham UnitedFreddie ScottOct 06, 191639 years, 11 months, 9 days
Apr 07, 1956Port ValeFreddie ScottOct 06, 191639 years, 6 months, 1 day
Feb 28, 1955Newcastle UnitedFreddie ScottOct 06, 191638 years, 4 months, 22 days
Jan 29, 1955Hartlepool UnitedFreddie ScottOct 06, 191638 years, 3 months, 23 days
Jan 08, 1955Sheffield UnitedFreddie ScottOct 06, 191638 years, 3 months, 2 days
Jan 01, 1955Hull CityFreddie ScottOct 06, 191638 years, 2 months, 26 days
Oct 02, 1954Ipswich TownFreddie ScottOct 06, 191637 years, 11 months, 26 days
Sep 11, 1954BuryFreddie ScottOct 06, 191637 years, 11 months, 5 days
Feb 06, 2021Wycombe WanderersGlenn MurraySep 25, 198337 years, 4 months, 12 days
Feb 06, 2021Wycombe WanderersGlenn MurraySep 25, 198337 years, 4 months, 12 days
Apr 24, 1954Oldham AthleticHorace GagerJan 25, 191737 years, 2 months, 30 days
Apr 19, 1954Birmingham CityHorace GagerJan 25, 191737 years, 2 months, 25 days
Apr 16, 1954Birmingham CityHorace GagerJan 25, 191737 years, 2 months, 22 days
Apr 23, 1921Leeds UnitedJack ArmstrongFeb 04, 188437 years, 2 months, 19 days
Mar 27, 1954Doncaster RoversHorace GagerJan 25, 191737 years, 2 months, 2 days
Sep 05, 1953Rotherham UnitedFreddie ScottOct 06, 191636 years, 10 months, 30 days
Dec 12, 1953EvertonHorace GagerJan 25, 191736 years, 10 months, 17 days
Oct 10, 1953Notts CountyHorace GagerJan 25, 191736 years, 8 months, 15 days
Apr 13, 1929Preston North EndBob WallaceJan 20, 189336 years, 2 months, 24 days
Dec 13, 1952SouthamptonFreddie ScottOct 06, 191636 years, 2 months, 7 days


YOUNGEST SCORERS
Here are the top 20 youngest scorers, ordered by their age.
Game Date Opponent Player Date Born Age
Feb 17, 1962Cardiff CityDavid PleatJan 15, 194517 years, 1 month, 2 days
Aug 15, 1987Charlton AthleticLee GloverApr 24, 197017 years, 3 months, 22 days
May 15, 1979Leeds UnitedGary MillsNov 11, 196117 years, 6 months, 4 days
Jan 30, 1988Leyton OrientLee GloverApr 24, 197017 years, 9 months, 6 days
Feb 04, 2017Aston VillaBen BreretonApr 18, 199917 years, 9 months, 17 days
Apr 02, 1966Tottenham HotspurDave StainwrightJun 13, 194817 years, 9 months, 20 days
Oct 30, 2018Burton AlbionArvin AppiahJan 05, 200117 years, 9 months, 25 days
Feb 14, 2017FulhamBen BreretonApr 18, 199917 years, 9 months, 27 days
Sep 22, 1979Bristol CityGary MillsNov 11, 196117 years, 10 months, 11 days
Mar 07, 2017BrentfordBen BreretonApr 18, 199917 years, 10 months, 17 days
Sep 16, 1969Coventry CityGraham CollierSep 12, 195118 years, 4 days
May 04, 1988Norwich CityLee GloverApr 24, 197018 years, 10 days
Dec 13, 1986Newcastle UnitedPhil StarbuckNov 24, 196818 years, 19 days
May 13, 1988Luton TownLee GloverApr 24, 197018 years, 19 days
Jan 01, 1987LiverpoolPhil StarbuckNov 24, 196818 years, 1 month, 8 days
Jan 06, 1970Carlisle UnitedJames McCaffreyOct 12, 195118 years, 2 months, 25 days
May 04, 2003Rotherham UnitedCraig WestcarrJan 29, 198518 years, 3 months, 5 days
Apr 02, 1910EvertonJohn DerrickDec 08, 189118 years, 3 months, 25 days
Apr 02, 1910EvertonJohn DerrickDec 08, 189118 years, 3 months, 25 days
Nov 29, 2000Sheffield UnitedAndy ReidJul 29, 198218 years, 4 months, 0 days