26-12-2006 On Boxing Day 2006 Teddy Sheringham scored for West Ham against Portsmouth aged 40 years and 268 days to become the oldest goalscorer in the Premier League. West Ham lost the match 2-1 in front of a crowd of 34,913 at the Boleyn Ground. Defender Linvoy Primus scored both of Pompeys goals.
Sheringham made only four starts in his final season in top football. He rounded off his career at Colchester in 2008. Sheringham started at Millwall where he scored 93 times in 205 League matches. In July 1991 he moved to Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest for £2m. The following season he returned to London signing for Tottenham for £2m. He moved north to Manchester United aged 31 for £3,5m in 1997. Aged 33 he won his first trophy in United’s 1998-99 treble season. He scored the opener in United’s 2-0 win over Newcastle in the 1999 FA Cup Final. Four days later he came from the bench to grab an injury time equalizer in the Champions League Final victory over Bayern Munich. Sheringham moved back to Tottenham on a free transfer in 2001, before moving to Portsmouth and finally West Ham. He scored 276 league goals in 635 games in a career that lasted from 1984 to 2008.