Fans can't believe PES legend is still playing after he pops up in World Cup clash
How on earth is Jefferson Farfan still only 33 years old?
Football fans were sent on a trip down memory lane on Saturday afternoon, when Peru's line was led by a Pro Evolution Soccer legend for their World Cup group opener against Denmark.
The second game in Group C saw Jefferson Farfan start up front for Peru, resulting in supporters casting their minds back to 2005 and 2006, when the forward was a must have for players of the game's Master League.
Farfan, then at PSV Eindhoven, was a nightmare for Pro Evo's defenders with his pace and he was always guaranteed to either set up or score a goal after running at lumbering full-backs.
The world was Farfan's oyster back then and his dribbling ability made him very popular indeed.
The Peruvian forward has since gone on to attain cult hero status at Schalke before moves to Al Jazira and Lokomotiv Moscow, where he currently plays his football.
Farfan played 85 minutes of Peru's World Cup clash with Denmark this weekend and while he looked a threat at stages, he failed to affect the result as La Blanquirroja fell to a 1-0 defeat to the Danes.
Peru missed a penalty on the stroke of half-time as Christian Cueva blasted his spot-kick over the bar after a VAR review caused the referee to change his mind.
Let Farfan take the next penalty, that's what we say!
Jefferson Farfan still plays football? I remember him on PES back during primary school.
— YouTube: The SimpleTips (@1ncognito___) June 16, 2018
Jefferson Farfan used to rip it up with PSV in Pro Evo 6 #Phenomenal
— Mick Cunningham (@MickyC_1) June 16, 2018
Jefferson Farfan still playing fills me with joy. He’s only 33 too. Used to buy him on the master league in PES on the ps2. Could always score a shedload with him
— DAN DAN DAN DAN DAN DAN DAN (@dankthemanc) June 16, 2018
Jefferson farfan still plays football lmao. Only remains left from pes 2008
— AA (@A1ZH4RY) June 16, 2018
— Andrew Wilson (@Wilsbowski) June 16, 2018
— John King (@johnbungleking) June 16, 2018
— Robbie Graham (@BoulderHeed89) June 16, 2018
Jefferson Farfan PSG ledgend and pro evo icon if you no you #masterleague hold tite Miranda and ximenez but when you got some dough he was like a cheat on the game lol
— Ryan (@Lark_star) June 16, 2018
Shout out to all the pro evo heads watching Farfan today
— garethjb0505 (@garethjb0505) June 16, 2018
Jefferson Farfan was the best player in Pro Evolution Soccer 6. #PERDEN
— Jimmy Donnellan (@donemelons) June 16, 2018
Jefferson farfan used to be a speedster on pro evo
— 🍶 (@HephGlover) June 16, 2018