Picture : At 18, Roque Santa Cruz played already with FC Bayern. At 42, he is always active in his country Paraguay. Roque is one of the two players always active in the World's Top 10.

Best scorers after turning 40 in XXI century

For the first time, we publish the ranking of players who have scored the most top-level goals after turning 40 years in the XXI century.
Aleksandar Đurić (113 goals) leads it by a large margin. 
José Sand, who retired few months ago, surpassed Romario and lifted to 2nd place with 44 goals.
Two players from the top 10 are still playing at the top division level, Rodrigo Tabata (at 43) and Roque Santa Cruz (at 42).

1Aleksandar Đurić     113Singapore2010-201466191414
2José Sand 44Argentina  2020-202322139 
3Romário  40Brazil2006-2007355  
4Dejan Damjanović34Montenegro 2021-202321112 
5Cristian Gonzáles32Indonesia2016-20221814  
6Rodrigo Tabata 31Qatar2020-2353 
7Sebastián Abreu20Uruguay2016-202020   
8Roque Santa Cruz19Paraguay2021-1612 
9Carlos Saucedo19Bolivia2019-202119   
10Túlio Maravilha17Brazil2009-2013125  

DL – domestic leagues (only top national and regional divisions),
DC – relevant domestic cups,
ICC – international club competitions,

NT - National Team games