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Crystal Palace legend Gábor Király and his famous grey pants have just made Euros history
He’s 40 years of age and wearing Penneys joggers…what a hero.

HUNGARY’S VETERAN GOALKEEPER, Gábor Király, has become the oldest player to appear at a European Championship during his country’s clash with Austria this afternoon.

Soccer Euro 2016 Austria Hungary Petr David Josek The magic is in the pants. Petr David Josek

The 40-year-old eclipses German legend Lothar Matthaus after winning his 104th cap for Hungary in the Group F encounter in Bordeaux.

The former Crystal Palace, Burnley and Fulham ‘keeper is currently plying his trade in the Hungarian league with Haladás, the club he started his career at back in 1993.

Known as football’s ‘pyjama man’ for his preference to wear grey jogging bottoms over shorts during games, Király lines out at Euro 2016 at the ripe old age of 40 years, two months and 14 days.

And he certainly showed that age is but a number. Király pulled off a couple of fine saves to keep Austria at bay in the first half, before Hungary produced the tournament’s first real upset.

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