Former Rangers star makes shock return to football aged 41
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Nacho Novo makes shock return to football at 41

Former Rangers star Nacho Novo has made a shock return to football at the age of 41 – signing for Spartan South Midlands Football League side Biggleswade United.

Novo hung his boots up three years ago after a short spell with Northern Irish side Glentoran and suffered a heart attack during a legends tournament in Berlin a year later.

“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Nacho to the club simply because he is a class act who has proven himself at the very highest of levels and is someone that can bring so much to our club,” chairman Guillem Balague said.

Much has been made of his age but with age comes knowledge and experience and it is that plus the footballing vision and class that he has in abundance that is so vital for any club at our level.


“I am convinced that he is exactly the type of player we are looking for to inspire, lead, advise and help on the pitch, on the training ground and in the dressing room to help us make the young players at our club the very best they possibly can be.”

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Novo made 255 appearances for Rangers and scored 73 goals during six seasons at Ibrox between 2004 and 2010 before stints with Sporting Gijon, Legia Warsaw, Huesca, Greenock Morton, Carlisle United and Carolina Railhawks.

The striker could make his debut for Biggleswade in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary round at Woodbridge Town on Tuesday night.

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