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60-Year-Old Vice President Of Suriname Decided To Play Football Match For Club He Owns

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60-Year-Old Vice President Of Suriname Decided To Play Football Match For Club He Owns

Most football fans want their owners to be quite involved with their club, to basically show that they don't just care about the money side of things.

Well, be careful what you wish for.

At the age of 60, the Vice President of Suriname, Ronnie Brunswijk, thought it would be a good idea to play a football match for the club he owns.

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Brunswijk is the owner of Inter Moengotapoe (based in Moengo) and on Tuesday (21 Sep) he featured in a CONCACAF League match against Honduras side, Olimpia.

The Vice President captained the side and incredibly, managed to stay on the pitch for 54 minutes, which suggests his fitness is pretty decent.

Despite completing 14 of his 17 attempted passes, the side suffered a 6-0 thrashing.

Credit: TDUN
Credit: TDUN
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John Arnold shared the footage on Twitter and users were amazed at what they just witnessed.

One user joked: "doesn't look a day over 57."

Another added: "What can't this man do?"

Where John responded: "Leave the borders of Suriname."

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A final user also revealed: "AND he's an amateur rapper."

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Credit: TDUN

If you think the idea of a footballer owner/vice president playing a game of footie was mad - well, hold on just a sec.

A New York Times profile described him as "an elite paratrooper, a soccer player, a wanted bank robber, a guerrilla leader, a gold baron and a father to at least 50 children during his lifetime."

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Before becoming the country's V.P, the 60-year-old had helped introduce the country to democracy and had been chased by president Chan Santokhi in the 80s, when Santokhi was a police officer before joining forces.

Brunswijk is also known for being a generous man, handing out money to the poor and he continued that reputation in the changing room after the game.

There's still a second leg to be played a week on Wednesday, but it's unlikely that the 60-year-old will play, perhaps he'll let son Damian be captain next time - with the striker also starting the first leg.

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Topics: Football, world

Anish Vij
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