THERE is just one player who featured on FIFA 96 and is still active on the newest edition.
Francesco Totti had been on every game since the inaugural game but the legend retired last year after 25 seasons at Roma.
Totti was an 86-rated goal machine in the original FIFA while now-veteran Gianluigi Buffon, who joined Paris Saint-Germain this summer, was not in the Parma team in the first game, released in the autumn of 1995.
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It means the only player to be on both FIFA 96 and FIFA 19 is Kazuyoshi Miura, who plays up front for Yokohama FC in the J2 League.
‘King’ appeared for Japan as an 80-rated forward in 1996 but was kept out of the starting XI by Tsuyoahi Kitazama and Masakiyo Maezono.
Astonishingly, Miura was 29 when the 96 edition was released and yet he is still going for the second-tier Japanese club at the tender age of 51.
The forward signed a new contract with Yokohama in January and is now in his 33rd season of his professional career.
It all began in Brazil in 1986 when he joined Santos and made his debut aged 19.
He has played for 14 clubs in total, joining his current side in 2005 as a 38-year-old.
And, unsurprisingly, the veteran is struggling for game time this season and starts most games on the bench.
This story originally appeared in The Sun.