Suriname vice-president makes professional debut at 60

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Suriname vice president Ronnie Brunswijk made history by becoming the oldest player, aged 60, to play in an international club competition.

Brunswijk started in Tuesday’s 6-0 home loss to Olimpia in the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACF) League.

Donning the No. 61 jersey, as a tribute to the year he was born, Brunswijk captained the team he owns, Inter Moengotapoe, against Honduran outfit Olimpia in the first leg of the round of 16 at the Franklin Essed Stadion in Paramaribo, Suriname.

The league is CONCACAF’s second tier club competition.

He played for 54 minutes and started in attack alongside his son, Damian Brunswijk, who played for 29 minutes before being replaced.

Honduran media criticised Inter’s decision to play Ronnie Grunswijk and considered it disrespectful.

A shirtless Ronnie Brunswijk was captured on video after the game handing out money to Olimpia players and staff in the visitors’ changing room.

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By FARPost Reporter